“However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of THIS AGE, nor of the rulers of THIS AGE, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of THIS AGE knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” – 1 Cor 2;6-8
THIS AGE refers to the age before 70ad. It was the Jewish age under the Old Covenant. It was during ‘THIS AGE’ the judgements would come. “The tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it was at the end of “THIS AGE.” -Matt 13:40. This judgement occurred during Christ’s Parousia ending in 70ad.
His disciples came to Jesus privately on the Mount of Olives and asked Him what would be the sign of His coming and of the END OF THE AGE? – Matt 24:3. THIS AGE was the Jewish age, which would end at the second coming of Christ. It would end at the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, which did occur in 70ad. Jesus assured His disciples that their generation would not pass away until all these things took place. – Matt 24:34
Christ would come during His Parousia in 66-70 ad, consummating the salvation of His saints, at the end of THIS AGE. He would deliver His saints from that wicked Jewish age in which they were being extremely persecuted.
“Grace to you and peace from God that the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from THIS PRESENT EVIL AGE, according to the will of our God and Father.”- Gal 1:3-4
AGE TO COME
“Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, It will be forgiven of him; but whoever speaks against the HOLY SPIRIT, it will NOT BE FORGIVEN HIM, either in this age or in the AGE TO COME.” – Matt 12:32
The AGE TO COME refers to the New Covanent gospel, kingdom after 70ad. The kingdom is a spiritual kingdom that consist of all born-again Christians, who are redeemed by Christ and have fully consummated salvation.
The AGE TO COME, also includes those elect and non-elect people physically living after 70ad in this human life who are not yet believers in Christ. The elect will spiritually enter the New Covenant spiritual kingdom on an individual basis upon being born-again spiritually.
The AGE TO COME is not referring to heaven, since there are still those outside the spiritual kingdom in this life who commit to unforgiven sin against the HOLY SPIRIT. It is called the Messianic age or kingdom age in which humans are now living physically after 70ad.
All born-again believers receive eternal life in Christ in the AGE TO COME after 70ad. They each receive the HOLY SPIRIT and are individual priests of God in the New Covenant gospel, spiritual kingdom. – Luke 18:29-30. Our mission is to grow in Christ; love one another; spread the gospel; and make new disciples.
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All my born-again love fellow priest in Christ, Diana 🙂 XO ❤