2 Corinthians Chapter 5 Discussion

  • Rick - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Hi Jerimiah God has made a lot of things available to man but you still have to believe to receive. When

    Jesus Christ was ministering when he went into His Home town of nazareth of galilee Mathew 13:53-58 he

    could not due many mighty works because of their unbelief! All thing of God are given upon man first

    believing to receive i.e. confess Romans 10:9+10 and believe in thine Heart action mouth then inner most part

    and then God can work.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Hi Jerimiah. Yes, Jesus was sacrificed to pay the price of our sin that we couldn't pay - and that payment was God's requirement as His pure Lamb was killed as our substitute, so we wouldn't have to take the awful penalty of God's Judgement against us. So the Sacrifice was for all mankind - but not all mankind want that Sacrifice. Jesus' Coming & Death was God's Gift to us so we can have our sins forgiven & enjoy eternal life with Him - but not all want to receive that Gift. In fact, not only do they refuse Him, but also shame & mock Him with their talk & way of living, just as those Romans & Jews did at Jesus' crucifixion.

    So, the way is indeed narrow - the narrow path to eternity that only a few can traverse on, as God's children looking to the day when they will be with their God & Father & Jesus Christ. But the other way is wide, for there are so many more that have refused the Gift, & so blinded by their own lusts & passions, that they don't even recognize that hell is at the end of it ( Matthew 7:13,14; Luke 13:23,24). Every man, woman & child has the Blood of Christ available for them - it's now up to them what they do with that great expression of God's Love - God doesn't force that Gift upon them. That is why John 3:16 is so precious: "For God so loved the world (all people), that He gave His only begotten Son (as His Sacrifice for them), that whosoever believeth in Him (they must come - they must place their trust in Jesus), should not perish, but have everlasting life (life forever in God's Presence & not a life forever in hell's torment).
  • OPEN THE DOOR OF YOUR HEART - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Wesley's Notes for Revelation 3:20

    I stand at the door, and knock - Even at this instant; while he is speaking this word. If any man open - Willingly receive me. I will sup with him - Refreshing him with my graces and gifts, and delighting myself in what I have given. And he with me - In life everlasting.

    People's Bible Notes for Revelation 3:20

    Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. The language implies that Christ is near. If they will open the door by repentance he is ready to enter and bless. If any man shall hear my voice, and open the door. Hear and obey. Then the Lord will enter, and they shall partake together of the richness of the feast.

    Comment: Jesus isn't going to knock on the door and when you open to Him, he's going to start listing all the unconfessed sins.

    He's been knocking all along. Most of us know that dark closet in our soul where we hide the sins.

    We have to open the door, and let the Lord begin His work. He's gentle and direct. We are healed. The closet is emptied and we are Free; healed.
  • Jerimiah on 2 Corinthians 5
    If Jesus was given as the sacrifice for all men's sin (which I believe he was), then why does he say that few will find Salvation? Didn't his sacrifice cover all sin for all men?
  • Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    Luke 13:23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

    Matthew 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

    Luke 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

    (I love what Jesus says, it's so easy to understand) There is only one hope (Jesus) he said be ready.
  • Cassidy - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Hello Mishael . I just wanted to say that I enjoy your posts very much . Your heart shines through your words and we all know that our hearts are what the Lord sees .
  • Amen - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    The other Jesus comes and takes away His believers at the rapture .

    Then the real Jesus comes to Jerusalem on the last day , God only knows that day . There will be signs said Jesus in Mathew 24 and Luke 21 .
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} 2nd Coming to Jerusalem - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Precious friend, Paul, please advise 'Which' verse(s) in 2 Corinthians 5 you are referring to?
  • Mishael - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Jesus's feet will not touch earth when the "Caught Up into The Clouds occurs. (also called the Rapture)

    When he returns to earth, his feet will touch down on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. There will be an earthquake.

    Word search: Mount of Olives
  • Paul A. Tipton Jr. on 2 Corinthians 5
    When will Jesus come to Jerusalem?
  • Carleton - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Thank you Brother Chris for every scripture encouragement to press on together in His way. Let our brotherly love continue.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Amen brother Carleton. Isaiah 53:6b: "and the LORD hath laid on him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all". And by faith in the crucified One, our "iniquities" are presented to the Father in His Son, Who mercifully forgives us & fully justifies us ('just if I'd' never sinned). The wonder of His Salvation - that all the praise must only go to Him. Romans 3:24; Romans 5:1.
  • Carleton - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Hello, A few meditations by thinking in part on 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 .

    Man lacks Righteousness and yet seems to know that it is a quality that is desired. A quality that if found would be purchased if possible. Man seems to also know that Righteousness is peace and peace is rest. Man wants this rest. Man's works are works that cannot be satisfied no matter how much man tries to be good. This unrestful state is a burden, a weight that cannot be justified. This absence of justification for this burden is sin. God in His mercy knew this condition of man would be unbearable and gave us His son as a treasure that would be paid for by God himself.

    Because all things are of God, God reconciled us to himself by his son Jesus Christ. To lift the burden from man by not imputing the trespasses of man on man but on His son Jesus Christ. He made Jesus to be sin for us, who had no sin nor burden of works before the space of time of the Cross at Calvary. This mercy offering by God of His son was granted by God's Righteousness and Holiness in the Work of the son who knew no sin except our sin and our works at Calvary that we (might) be made the righteousness of God in him. God justified all sin in His son by the death of sin in the Righteousness and Holiness of God. Man looking up to Christ by faith leaves that burden of unrighteous works which is sin upon Jesus and is healed in the Righteousness of God and gains peace which is rest from his own works. The born again believer is made the righteousness of God and is Holy in Him. The born again believer as a new creature in Christ Jesus knew once the sin in Christ, but now forgiveness. Because of God's righteousness the child of God, now also knows no man after the flesh but knows the ministry of reconciliation by the word, in their new life in the flesh as a living testimony.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:21

    He made him a sin offering, who knew no sin - A commendation peculiar to Christ. For us - Who knew no righteousness, who were inwardly and outwardly nothing but sin; who must have been consumed by the divine justice, had not this atonement been made for our sins. That we might be made the righteousness of God through him - Might through him be invested with that righteousness, first imputed to us, then implanted in us, which is in every sense the righteousness of God.

    People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 5:21

    Hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin. As a sinless substitute he suffered for our sins, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. That our sins might thus be atoned for, the law satisfied, and we be forgiven and accounted righteous. Since we die with Christ, in him we pay the penalty, and are justified.
  • Robert berry on 2 Corinthians 5
    Please explain 2 Corinthians 5:21. Thanks
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5:14
    Brother John. In the normal reading of that Scripture, Paul is stating that since Jesus' death was on behalf of all mankind, then that act of Love is proof that all mankind were spiritually dead in sin and in need of redemption - not one of us has escaped sin's shackles & bondage. Do you have further thoughts on this?
  • Rev john Maxwell on 2 Corinthians 5:14
    what does it mean if christ died for all then all are dead
  • Fred Scanlan - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    This then would be the final judgment of the world! Those from the holocaust, many holocausts, since!

    Those have been judged to be murders are already in Hell. The last judgment of the world. the last time, the end of time as we know it, will be the consummation of all the prophecy! Them the judgment! No more sin, death, only everlasting life!

    Today, many hate the Jew. The contempt for God as God, in the Christ has brought this same hate upon those who trust and believe His words. (The Christian). We who bare these things are witnessing the sorrows spoken of in scripture . "These are the beginning of sorrows".

    Not withstanding, besides these things , the Jewish nation still denies the Christ! Be not deceived, If you love the Christ you will know the sign of the times. Watch, be sober ,be vigilant, Satan continues his prey for those who stray!

    Pilate said it well when he said what is truth!

    Confusion, derision, division, are everywhere you look! These are indeed the beginning of sorrows!
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Hi Raquel.

    I would second what Mishael has given.

    Hebrews 9:27 answers your question directly.

    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

  • Raquel Herrera Auckland - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Mr. Bowman,

    Thank you for your reply. These added scriptures absolutely help answer my question.

    God Bless you!

    Raquel Herrera-Auckland
  • Raquel Herrera Auckland - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Thank you very much for replying. This is exactly the answer I was looking for!

    God Bless you!
  • Grief For Unsaved Friends and Family - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Hebrews chapter 9

    27 And as it is appointed unto men ONCE TO DIE but after this the judgment:

    28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

    This is speaking of the Christian dead. (Wherever their bodies ceased to be alive. For the Christian, Christ follower; their flesh/bone remains on the earth, awaiting the moment of the Rapture.

    Their spirits have already returned to God in heaven.

    The non-Christian dead, remain where they died. Their bodies had been flesh and soul. Because they did not receive Jesus as their Lord; their spirits were not alive to God. They await the Great White Throne Judgment of the wicked dead.

    In the story of Lazarus the beggar, a rich man awaiting the judgment begged for water because of the flames, but Lazarus could not cross the gulf of distance.

    The rich man (died wicked dead) begged again, that Lazarus would go witness Christ to his family members, yet alive. But Lazarus could not cross the gulf. People in hell...pray; they feel, they thirst; they can see.

    They would tell you to rescue their still unsaved loved ones.

    We can all witness now to our alive, but unsaved family members or close friends. It's up to us. We may be their only contact to hear that there is hope and rest in Jesus. Eternal life in heaven.

    I grieved for my unsaved friends and relatives. We all do. Regret is hard to swallow.

    Instead of becoming bitter at God and Jesus, remember the manner of death Jesus had to die, so we could be born again. I wept when I watched "the Passion of Christ" movie. I covered my eyes too.

    We need to think on this exchange between Lazarus and the rich man; and not stay silent any longer. TIME is shorter.

    LUKE 16: 19-31

    May God hold your heart in his Hand and give you peace. In Jesus Name. Mishael
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Raquel, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    The ones who die in unbelief will at some point in time be resurrected back in their bodies of flesh and will be JUDGED IN CHRIST and will BE IN CHRIST.

    Isaiah 1:26 I will restore thy judges (ones in first resurrection)as at the first, and thy counsellors (ones in first resurrection) as at the beginning: afterwards (second resurrection; after they or judged IN CHRIST) thou shalt be called, the city of RIGHTEOUSNESS, the FAITHFUL city.

    Isaiah 26:9 .....for when thy JUDGEMENTS are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world WILL LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS.

    Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God WILL CAUSE RIGHTEOUSNESS and PRAISE to spring forth before ALL the nations.

    Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise (ones in the first resurrection) shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they (ones in first resurrection) shall turn many (ones in second resurrection) to RIGHTEOUSNESS as the stars for ever and ever.
  • Earl Bowman - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Raquel. May CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

    1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the SAVIOUR OF ALL MEN, specially those that BELIEVE.

    1 Timothy 4:11 These things COMMAND AND TEACH.

    1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have (not maybe) ALL MEN TO BE SAVED, and come to the knowledge of TRUTH (CHRIST)

    1 John 4 :14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father (THE WORD) SENT the SON TO BE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD.

    Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me VOID, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I SENT IT.

    Revelations 15:4 ...for ALL NATIONS shall come and worship before thee...

    Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth SHALL WORSHIP HIM, whose names ARE NOT WRITTEN in the book of life of the lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

    Jesus was SENT by his FATHER to be the saviour of the world; HE WILL NOT FAIL!
  • Raquel Herrera Auckland on 2 Corinthians 5
    When nonbelievers die, are they given one more chance to believe in God? If so what scripture is that found?
  • William legon - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5:18
    That he everything you see they his handy work.
  • Sammie Carter on 2 Corinthians 5:18
    What is meant by the phrase: "all things are of God".
  • Rebecca Meth on 2 Corinthians 5:9
    Breath of life, keeping believing. The holy spirit is in you. Amen.
  • Vanessa nixon - in Reply on 2 Corinthians 5
    Ms. Donna

    We must remember that GoD's timing is not our time. Keep the faith and keep trusting in God as you wait on him to do it.

    God bless you.
  • Obbie Beal on 2 Corinthians 5
    April 2020 and all mankind is scratching their head and bottom concerning this and that, nevertheless the will of JEHOVAH /GOD, see the 7-SEALS in the book of REVELATION, shall come to pass. Verse 1 above is our assurance, 1 For we KNOW that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we HAVE a building of GOD, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Also see John 3:16.

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