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"Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1

What kind of promises was Paul referring too?

To start the ball rolling. 

An eternal new building, a new body, for our soul; 2 Corinthians 5:1

Any others? Or, anybody want to expound on that verse, or thought?

 

 

 

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"For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." 2 Corinthians 5:1

WOW! :4_6_100: The moment the body of a saint is dissolved (dead is the common vernacular), we, the saints, have a new house, a new body, ETERNAL in the HEAVENS!!!

What a promise! A promise from God.

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How about II Corinthians 6:17-18:

"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." 

A promise that not only will he receive us and be a Father to us, but also a promise that we can be separate, we can touch not the unclean thing, we do have victory over the power of sin.

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It is a concern that we,  as readers concerning God's promises, many times read "about" His promises, but fail to go back and actually read what the promises consist of. I have found it so beneficial to go to the actual promises mentioned in any given Scripture and study those promises in direct relation to the Scripture they are mentioned in. In times past I have been guilty of reading over the word "promises" and moving quickly on without actually looking at those promises. We miss a wonderful blessing once the promises mentioned are brought out into the light of day; they just bring the Scripture being studied alive.

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I always enjoy reading Titus 1:2 and thinking of what it says and the implications of the promise of eternal life; "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began."

Before the world began, God gave all those who love Him (do not those who trust in Him love Him?), eternal life.

God cannot lie. God has promised that those who love Him will live forever in heaven and in in His presence.

 

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Some "scholars" have suggested that the work for "habitation" always refers to a *body* -- and that in Jude 6 refers to fallen angels shedding their "bodies".  Although they are the same Greek word; context is king. These are two separate books written by two different authors inspired by God the Holy Spirit. The word oiketerion means "little house".  It is used at 2nd Corinthians 5:2 for our "next body" (whether resurrection or interim).  It does not have that meaning at Jude 1:6; there it refers to the proper place of angels, but indeed the context is talking about the fallen angels violating their ground rules (cf. Isa. 14:12-15; Matt. 25:41; Lk. 10:18; Rev. 12:4). Angels cannot "shed" anything; but the fallen angels did act in unauthorized ways.

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