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Colossians 3:3

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 3 For you will have died, and your life will be hidden with Christ in God.2 [You cannot have died in the flesh and have the hidden life of Christ instead, unless you are: pure and perfect and holy; free from all sin, having overcome sin, the devil, and the world; under control of Christ in every spoken word and every deed; with the mind of Christ having replace your fleshly mind. If you have died to the flesh, (been crucified), there is no need for further verses 4-9 in this chapter telling you to: a) stop lying to one another [verse 9]; b) mortify the the deeds of the body that are of the earthly life: fornication, impurity, inordinate affections, evil lusts of the flesh, and covetousness, which is idolatry [verse 5]; and c) put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, and filthy communication out of your mouth [verse 8]. This conflict occurred because of the verbs prophetic Aorist tense, which is explained in Chapter 1, verse 1.

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2 This verse is universally translated as: For you have died, (past tense), because the verse is in the Aorist prophetic tense, (explained in Colossians 1:1), a very optimistic verb used to describe a certain future event as having already occurred, which events are typically translated in other languages to a simple past tense. This verse is changed to read: For you will have died, and your life will be hidden with Christ in God, because:

You cannot have died in the flesh and have the hidden life of Christ instead, unless you are: pure and perfect and holy; free from all sin, having overcome sin, the devil, and the world; under control of Christ in every spoken word and every deed; with the mind of Christ having replace your fleshly mind. If you have died to the flesh, (been crucified), there is no need for further verses 4-9 in this chapter telling you to: a) stop lying to one another [verse 9]; b) mortify the the deeds of the body that are of the earthly life: fornication, impurity, inordinate affections, evil lusts of the flesh, and covetousness, which is idolatry [verse 5]; and c) put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, and filthy communication out of your mouth [verse 8]. Gentle reader, all these would have already happened before you have died with your life hidden with Christ in God.

When you die and Christ is resurrected in you, few to none will be able to see him in you. The Jews didn't recognize Christ, and they insisted that the Romans crucify him; then the Jews cut the apostle James' head off; and the Jews stoned Stephen. Ninety per cent of the people of England didn't recognize Christ in George Fox or in the thousands of other early Quakers that lived in the kingdom and were one with God and Christ who guided their every word and deed. Christ is not recognized except by his fruits; you will know them by their fruits. And the fruit of the spirit is: love, joy, peace (quietness and confident trust forever), patience (including longsuffering, steadfastness, and perseverance), kindness (including morality and integrity), goodness, faith, gentleness (including meekness and humility), and self-control (mastery of sensual appetites, passions, and desires). Gal 5:22-23.

3 When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Col 3:4

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