Put on Christ

[1Co 15:53-54 ] For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

“Put on”:

en-dü’-ō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From ἐν (G1722) and δύνω (G1416) (in the sense of sinking into a garment):

to go into, enter

go under, be plunged into, sink in

used in the NT of the setting of the sun


This is from Paul’s expounding of the resurrection. It describes the resurrection as the corruptible and mortal “sinking into, plunged into, absorbed into (as the sun sets)”. Death, corruption and immortality literally swallowed up in victory.

It is interesting that “put on” is actually from a phrase that means “sink into”. I “sink into” a garment when I am entirely and completely settled into it.

[[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
[There is] no speech nor language, [where] their voice is not heard.
Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
Which [is] as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, [and] rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
His going forth [is] from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple.
The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the LORD [is] clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD [are] true [and] righteous altogether.
More to be desired [are they] than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them is thy servant warned: [and] in keeping of them [there is] great reward.
Who can understand [his] errors? cleanse thou me from secret [faults].
Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous [sins]; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

The psalm describes Christ entering into you as the sun setting. It describes the “circuit” of this.

The sun enters into the heart through the preaching described in the beginning of the psalm. The next “circuit”, the next sun rise takes place…the day dawns and the Day Star arises in the heart. The law of life in Christ Jesus is perfect. It converts the soul…something the law of carnal commandments can not.

In describing the resurrection as it was written into the visible creation (in 1 Corinthians), and the diverse and manifold nature of the work of resurrection, we see that it is not a binary thing. Not an elevator whereby one dies in one place and “goes” to another. Like the tabernacle itself, there are heavenly as well as terrestrial. And even further, these each differ among their own kind in glory. There is an outer court…the unmeasured…and the hope of it is the true saying, “all who call upon the name of the lord shall be saved”. It is often called the “common” salvation.There is the holy place…unable to relinquish it’s hold on type and shadow, clergy and laity, interpretors, governors and tutors, and therefore not aware of the higher, “most holy” place. Assemblies are a curious conglomerate of man made bread, man made lamp stand, fueled with man pressed olive oil (signifying mediators in the form of clergy, interpreting for the people the things the Holy Ghost speaks). And the highest place, not manifest in the lamp stand and it’s operation. That entered into, and held by the faith of the Son of God, where you sit under your own vine and fig tree…the doctrine of Christ…both the Father and the Son bringing you into their fellowship.

[2Jo 1:9 KJV] Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

[1Jo 1:3 KJV] That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

So also is the resurrection. Each arises to and attains to his/her place that he/she was contented in or persuaded of.

([Rev 22:12 KJV] And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every man according as his work shall be).

John on Patmos, in the revealing of the Christ to him, also as we, was troubled by the casual and flippant handling of the “common” salvation. Just as we today might wrestle with whore mongers, adulterers, homosexuals and etc., professing and calling upon the name of Jesus. Or churches rife with abominable doctrines. The name of the Lord is their only hope in the places that they are. I would not take it from them. In being given a reed of a rod, John was told where to measure…and where not to measure. If Jesus says that all who call upon His name shall be saved, who am I to question it? I have had friends who were addicts, homosexuals, adulterers…you name it, who also are church goers and say they believe Jesus. If this troubles me, I am instructed not to measure it. The Lord has seen to it that each will have his/her appropriate reward. He will handle it. So also with Catholicism, Protestantism, and every sub divided faction and sect of “christianity” (so called). The saying still holds, “All who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”. I must not let it bother me. The Lord, as it is written, in every place, “knoweth them that are his”.

There are places we are not to measure. Am I saying “let them do evil so good may come”? God forbid. I say, preach Christ, walk in Him, walk in the revelation of Him in yourself, and have charity toward all men. The resurrection is not binary. Everything will receive of the Lord, what it has attained to. Let us by faith, so walk. Reckon yourself dead to sin and alive to Christ. Speak boldly. Do not be troubled in measuring what we have no place measuring. The psalm, the law and prophets, and the Lord testify that the operation of the Lord will take the measure of every man. There is no wisdom in them who compare themselves among themselves. There is wisdom in comparing one’s self to Christ.

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