I know it’s rather common in Christian circles to talk about an end to the rule of satan. And sin. But what about an end to the rule of Christ? After all, it is foretold in I COR 15:24-25 — That Christ will one day give up His kingdom. And will rule UNTIL He places all His enemies under His feet.
(NOTE: He will reign UNTIL — puts a limit on “He will reign forever and ever”..keep reading).
I have ask many times — what did Christ achieve on the cross? And many times I’m assured by so many Christians that the best Christ could achieve was to give man a POTENTIAL salvation, due to the myth that God will not violate man’s so-called “freewill”.
Yes, they say, God made salvation “possible” — but something else makes it actual. And what is that something else??? Why, it’s man’s freewill decision to get with the program, don’t cha know.
And again, I’m less than impressed.
In an earlier post, I asked WHAT EXACTLY DID CHRIST ACCOMPLISH WITH HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION?
PEACE WITH GOD?
But can’t we say that the greatest accomplishment of Christ’s work on the cross is to rid the universe of the need of RULE, AUTHORITY, AND POWER — including the rule, authority and power of Christ?
Listen, as long as RULE is needed, it means there is something or someone that needs to be RULED over? It means there is something not quite right in God’s creation. But IF God can save all, reconcile all, justify all, vivify all, and more… then RULE itself is not needed and Christ can give up the Kingdom to His God and Father. And Christ can nullify all sovereignty, all power and all authority.
The abolition of the rule of Christ is the final step toward God becoming all in all.
I COR 15:20-28 are 8 little verses that contain the largest message of all the scripture…. with the last 3 words the largest words of all: that God will not become all in some… and not become some in all… and not all in all who are left… but indeed… THAT GOD MAY BECOME ALL IN ALL.
THE END OF THE RULE OF CHRIST (I COR 15:20-28)
24 thereafter the consummation, whenever He may be GIVING UP THE KINGDOM to His God and Father, whenever He should be NULLIFYING all SOVEREIGNTY and all AUTHORITY and POWER.
25 For He must be reigning UNTIL He should be placing all His enemies under His feet.
DEATH, THE WAGES OF SIN ABOLISHED
26 The last enemy is being abolished: death.
27 For He subjects all under His feet. Now whenever He may be saying that all is subject, it is evident that it is outside of Him Who subjects all to Him.
GOD BECOMES ALL – – IN ALL.
28 Now, whenever all may be subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also shall be subjected to Him Who subjects all to Him, that God may be All in all.)
Now that’s quite an accomplishment.