Paul, writing after Christ had ascended and the Holy Spirit had been given at Pentecost, made it clear in the scriptures below that he was still looking and waiting for something. Jesus’ work was incomparable, immense and powerful, but more-so in the sense of preparation and potential rather than immediate fulfillment, like an acorn compared with a towering, mature oak tree. We need to be patient and careful, waiting for divine illumination to relate to spiritual things, because Truth is only accessed by revelation, and if the foundation is faulty, so is everything built on it.
- For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. (Gal 5:5 KJV)
- So that ye come behindinno gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ… (1Cor 1:7 KJV)
- For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look (wait) for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:…
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