|1 Corinthians 10:11 |
11 Now all these things happened to them as examples; and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world have come.2 [Note! the ends of the world "have come" is past tense. The end of the world is a personal experience that occurs when you have crucified your sinful nature on the inward cross of self-denial.]
2 What end of the world? As Jesus said to his disciples: I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mat 28:20. John writes: And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever. 1 John 2:17. This is the end of their spiritual journey, which is the end of the world, as they are translated into the Kingdom of Heaven, a parallel dimension. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he who endures to the end shall be saved. Mat 10:22. The end of their current life, at the beginning of their new life. And the end, which is to enter union with Christ, which is to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, occurs on the Day of the Lord; which is the return of the Lord into the hearts of his purified believers. Because when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone with this hope purifies himself, just as he is pure. 1 John 3:2-3. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Mat 5:8. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Cor 4:6. Christ is revealed in your heart; you see, and have knowledge of, the glory of God. The morning star rises in your hearts. 2 Pet 1:19. Jesus is resurrected in us to be our true Lord. 2 Cor 4:14, Col 2:11-12,3:1, Eph 2:6.