Michael Colunga (28 Dec 2011)
"A Study in Biblical Mapping:  Philemon and Isaiah 57"

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
Here is an interesting study about the preparation of the Christian prior to his homegoing.
We are prepared to go to the wedding supper when we have put on HaShem's righteousness.
 

A Study in Biblical Mapping:

Philemon and Isaiah 57

 

Key passage in Philemon:

Onesimus hasn't been of much use to you in the past, but now he is very useful to both of us.

I am sending him back to you, and with him comes my own heart.

I wanted to keep him here with me while I am in these chains for preaching the Good News, and he would have helped me on your behalf.

But I didn't want to do anything without your consent. I wanted you to help because you were willing, not because you were forced.

It seems you lost Onesimus for a little while so that you could have him back forever.”  Philemon 11-15

Onesimus is a Latinized form of the Greek name Ονησιμος (Onesimos), which meant "beneficial, profitable".

 

Concept:  We are here for a little while, soon to be with God forever.

 

Old Testament tie-in:

“1The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

 2For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

 3Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?

 4He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

 5He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

 6This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

 7Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

 8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

 9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

 10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.”

Psalm 24

 

Jesus says:

“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.”  Revelation 22:12

 

Isaiah tie-in:

        “The righteous perish, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
        He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness….”

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue [which] rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness [is] from Me," Says the LORD.”

Isaiah 54:{1-2, 17}

 

Baruch HaShem Adonai Roi,

Mike C.