“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”
We have a great example this morning on the importance of Biblical translations.
Let me ask you, who do you think the “him” is? It is not very clear from reading these two verses and while you can go back and read the prior verses, it still leaves a little doubt. While this verse is from a King James Bible a great dis-service has been done. The “him” in verse 20 and 21 was changed from its proper “Him” denoting Christ (or God). You can verify this for yourself with the 1611 Authorized Version of the King James Bible which we have online for you. I will only use the 1611 Authorized Version as it brings the most clarity to our Father’s Word.
As we just documented this “him” is Christ and we know He is capable of far more than we could ever imagine. Do you realize, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him,” (1 Corinthians 2:9)?
Think about that for a moment. The rewards in Heaven are so great for those who love, follow and stand with God we cannot even imagine what they are.
The Glory of Christ will withstand the test of time we are being told. We know at His Return He will setup His Kingdom that will never end. Those who take part in the “first resurrection“, meaning those who are given an immortal soul at His Return will reign with Christ for the 1,000 year long Millennium, taking part in His Kingdom.
Everyone else, who is refereed to as “the dead in Christ” are spiritually dead until the White Throne Judgement which is at the end of the Millennium. Only at that point in time do they have the opportunity to have an immortal soul as those of the “first resurrection” have. Those who are not found worthy will be cast into the lake of fire which is the immediate death of the soul (Revelation 20).