Post by stormyknight on Jul 11, 2019 6:02:31 GMT -6
Since I could not find a pertinent thread, I thought I'd start this one. Not ground breaking or Earth shaking, but something that hit me and I thought I would share. I don't care where this thread goes, but it is aimed at the mechanics of being in the Spirit.
Something you said in another thread, mike, hit me, so I thought I would delve into it a bit. I invite all to share their thoughts on it.
Why should we assume those currently blind to truth will simply realize the spiritual transformation of those around, dead rising, Jesus in the clouds, Angels, Trumpets, etc. All of it is in the spirit. Being changed and with the Lord forever does not specially mean we just vanish. We are changed.
I think you are right, Mike. The general population of non-believers will not realize the transformation..at first. Probably most not at all. There was some studying going all awhile back in Isaiah pertaining to the Church being born. If I'm not mistaken, the picture painted was of Israel, the mother, in labor, but giving birth to wind.
"we were pregnant, we writhed, but we have given birth to wind. We have accomplished no deliverance in the earth, and the inhabitants of the world have not fallen." Isa. 26:18
Jesus, when talking to Nicodemus, compared those who are born of the Spirit as being like the wind in John 3:8. You can hear it, but you can't see it.
"Suddenly a sound like a mighty rushing wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw tongues like flames of a fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.…" Acts 2:2-4
I know this is nothing profound, but I've always wondered what it will be like being in the Spirit. We know that by God's will, the messengers of God were able to manifest themselves so that they could be seen, Luke 1:26-38, Luke 1:11, Gen. 32:1, and so the same would apply to us after we are changed and more so even.
"Are not the angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" Heb. 1:14
I perceive that on the day we are changed to imperishable, there will be a mighty wind blowing to those non-believers, but that's it. They won't see lights ascending to the sky. Whether they hear the trumpet or not, I don't know. But it will be puzzling to most for sure.