The Plan of Redemption through Christ
So the clear plan of redemption was these 6 stages
The Old Testament Messianic prophecy and expectation,
The inauguration of the Kingdom of God by Christ in his first
coming ending in the resurrection (the planting of the seed of
The Manifesto of Christ.
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to
preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me
to proclaim release to the captives and
recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
Preaching of the Kingdom of God to all creation starting with the
Church as its seed
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel
to the whole creation. He that believeth and is baptized shall be
saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned. And these signs
shall accompany them that believe: in my name shall they cast out
demons; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up
serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt
them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Philippians 3:20 "For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also
eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform
our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body...."
4. Rapture of the Church which seperated a group of redeemed
culminating in the union of Church with Christ.
5. The visible coming of Christ with the redeemed and the start of
millenium on earth.
6. The White Throne and further seperation of the righteous and the
Now comes a period for which we are not given any prophetic
understanding. But the final product is clearly defined though the
full process is not.
The eventual redemption of whole cosmos and the creation of the New
Heaven and the New Earth.
But Christ has in fact been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of
all who have fallen asleep. Death came through one man and in the same
way the resurrection of the dead has come through one man. Just as
all men die
in Adam, so all
men will be brought to life in Christ; but
all of them in their
proper order. Christ as the first-fruits and then, after the
coming of Christ, those who belong to him. After that will come the
end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, having done
away with every sovereignty, authority and power. For he must be king
until he has put all his enemies under feet and the last of the
enemies to be destroyed is death, for everything is to be put under
his feet. Though when it is said that everything is subjected, this
clearly cannot include the One who subjected everything to him. And
when everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will be
subject in his turn to the One who subjected all things to him. so
that God may be all
His purpose...that he would bring
under Christ, as head,
everything in the heavens and
He is the image of the unseen God and he is the first-born of
all creation, for in
him were created all
things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything
invisible, Thrones, Dominations, Sovereignties, Powers-all things were
created through him and for him.... God wanted all perfection to be
found in him and all things
to be reconciled through him and for him,
everything in heaven,
and everything on earth,
when he made peace by his death on the cross.
Revelation 21:1 "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first
heaven and the first earth had PASSED AWAY. Also there was no more
Revelation 21:3-5 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying,
"Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with
them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be with them
and be their God.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no
more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain,
for the former things have passed away."
Then He who sat on
the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new."
4. Then comes the end
15:24-28 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the
Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For
he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The
last enemy to be destroyed is death. For God has put all things in
subjection under his feet." But when it says, "All things are put in
subjection under him," it is plain that he is excepted who put all
things under him.
When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also
be subjected to him who put all things under him, that God may be
everything to every one.