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1 Peter 1:10-11
10 Of [peri] which [hos] salvation [soteria] the
prophets [prophetes] have enquired [ekzeteo] and [kai] searched
diligently [exereunao], who [ho] prophesied [propheteuo] of [peri] the grace [charis] that
should come unto [eis] you [humas]:
11 Searching [ereunao] what [eis][tis], or [e] what manner [poios] of time
[kairos] the Spirit [pneuma] of Christ [Christos] which [ho] was in [en] them [autos] did signify [deloo], when
it testified beforehand [promarturomai] the
sufferings [pathema] of [eis] Christ [Christos], and [kai] the glory [doxa] that
should follow [meta][tauta].KJV-Interlinear
10 As to this salvation, the
prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful search
and inquiry, 11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within
them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to
mentioned at the beginning of verse ten, and the glories to follow, mentioned
at the end of verse eleven, refer to the entire scope of Gods plan.
The prophets, refers
to all of the Old Testament people who were involved in the writing, study,
review, and dissemination of the scriptures whether written or spoken orally,
as handed down from generation to generation, from the time of Adam to the time
All of these folks,
and all of the folks who were intensely interested in God and the stories of
the gospel as they knew it, studied intensely, questioned intensely, examined intensely,
the time, the place, the who, what, when, where, and how s of Gods plan.
means to search as a prospector searches intensely through soil and sand, for the
tiniest grains of gold.
From history we know
of those who searched intensely for gold.Many were thought to be fools as they dedicated their lives in the
search for gold.
But here the
intenseness of that search is in view.The prophets searched and examined the scriptures for clues as to the
dates and times and the who s of history, with regard to the Savior, His coming
and His sacrifice.
And more than this,
they searched to know and understand the glories that would follow the Saviors
sacrifice, namely the glories of the Savior (death, burial, resurrection,
ascension, session) as well as the promises for those who would be saved and
bound for heaven (our eternal blessings).
This teaches us that
from the time of Adam, and throughout the many thousands of years of the Old
Testament times, people knew of and understood the plan of God.They may not have known the dates, or the who s
in history, just as we do not know the date of the Rapture, nor the who s of
the anti-christ, which will not be revealed until the Tribulation begins, but
we do know that there is a plan and that it will occur sometime in the near
Whether it is a day
away, a year away, or a century away, makes no difference, because our priority
is to grow up in our individual spiritual life.God will take care of the details of the overall human history timeline.
The spirit of Christ
in them, means just that.Those folks in
the Old Testament days, were saved by their faith in a promised Messiah, a
promised Savior.They may not have known
His name, although in the Hebrew, the word for Jesus is the same as the word
Joshua, and the word for Messiah, is the same word as Christ.
Jesus Christ being from
the Greek, and Joshua Messiah being Hebrew words.Both of these sets of words mean The anointed
one from God, is God.
The subject of the
entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is Jesus Christ, Himself, the
doctrines of God, the plan of God, the spiritual realm from God.And, the entire Bible, from beginning to end,
is consistent throughout with regard to Christ, doctrine, His plan, and our
individual spiritual lives.
The only differences
between them and us, is that we look back historically to the Cross, which has
occurred, and they looked forward to the promise of the Sacrifice.In every other case, the function of their
daily spiritual lives and our daily spiritual lives are the same, in how we
They held offerings
and sacrifices, which were teaching aids for learning doctrine as doctrine was
taught during the sacrifice process, just as we hold our daily offerings and
sacrifices (so to speak) by means of our daily Bible study.
The details of our
respective lives may be different but the subject matter is exactly the same. Salvation by faith, fellowship by confession,
spiritual growth by the application of doctrine, spiritual power by faith.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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