From Galatians 6.9 for in due time we shall reap if we do not faint”. The phrase due time is better rendered “own time” or “personal time” indicating that this is not a collective reaping like a 2nd coming . And of Israel of old who “knew not their time of visitation”. But we do. This is our appointed time if you have ears to hear.
This word from the Greek “due” is translated “own” several times like here in 1 Corinthians 15. 23 of the resurrection and being made alive, quickened.. That it will happen “to each one in his own (due) order”. This is not a collective event that we all have to wait for as the 2nd coming seekers teach, but each one in their own order. And same chapter verse 38 speaking of a resurrected that “every seed their own body. Their own order.
So these concepts, better yet spiritual truths are manifest in their own time, due time, private time, each one in their own order. By the one who “stands at the door (of your heart) and knocks”. Who need not to reappear again in a carnal construct to do so.
We need to quit looking at the various stages of our faith as a collective event fulfilled all at once at a second coming and allow yourself to advance step by step now. “If you are able to receive it” From Philippians 3.16 ” to the degree that you have attained, so walk ye in it. So we do.
With this in mind let us look at Galatians 3.23+ indicating that the law and the prophets were our tutors to bring us to Christ, but after faith, after the invisible comes we are no longer under the physical, visible, the law and the prophets, the tutors and toys. These are fulfilled in Christ.
This is the “when that which is perfect has come, that which is in part is done away with” in 2 Corinthians 13.10. Not a 2nd coming.. But perfect in understanding.
This is the “sown corruptible, physical, raised in-corruptible, Â invisible. in the spirit of the mind. 2 Corinthians 15.42+ Not a 2nd coming of a collective bodily resurrection, but each one in their own order, in their own time, due time, personal time.
This is like Jacobs ladder where he saw the angels of God ascending and descending. Where he called that place “Bethel” meaning “house of God” Â the “gate of heaven”. Where God promised to give him that land. And who was that Ladder with Beth-el and the land having the gate to heaven and the angels of God ascending and descending? Why it was none other then Jesus Christ, He fulfilled that too.”Can you believe this? Â Then “hereafter you shall see the heavens open up and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man. (John 1.51)
All things are “In Christ” and in Him is the house of God, be it called Bethel, or Shiloh, or Jerusalem, and He is the gate to heaven. This is why He could say “the Kingdom of God is at hand, right here. He is it, it is in Him. In Him all the promises of God are yes and amen to the glory of God the Father.
This is another reason why another physical Jerusalem on earth, or another coming of the man called Jesus to rule on planet earth is an unnecessary redundancy. For thinking this I destroy what the Lord accomplished in the Spirit and make myself a transgressor and a denier.
Jerusalem was already sown incorruptible, destroyed in the visible for you to acknowledge the invisible “Kingdom of God at hand” the incorruptible Jerusalem that comes from God.
You cannot see Him or His Kingdom with physical eyes that can only see this creation anyway.
It is He alone who has immortality dwelling in unapproachable light whom no man has seen or can see. Â (1 Tim 6.16)
Do you now see? can you now believe?Â Is this your own time, due time, private time, own order?
The Kingdom of God is at hand.