|1 Corinthians 10:1-11 |
1 Moreover, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant that all our forefathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
2 And were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And all ate the same spiritual food;
4 And all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of the spiritual Rock that followed them; and that Rock was Christ.
5 But God was not well pleased with many of them, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they lusted.
7 Neither should you be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play."
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and twenty three thousand fell in one day.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them tempted, and were destroyed by serpents.
10 Neither should you complain, as some of them complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer.1
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 is to enter union with Christ an to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The world passes away from our sight when the Kingdom is entered. From the Word of the Lord within: "The world ends as you step into another dimension. You can live in heaven and still walk the earth."