Syntactically, this is an ingressive aorist tense. Logistical support will not be needed after the rapture. We will devote an entire lesson to the concept of virtue love down the road. Pray about everything. They recovered and kept growing spiritually despite setbacks. 20 I don’t expect that dishonor and shame will plague me in any way, but I do hope that I will continue to be able to speak freely and courageously about Jesus, and that now and forever the Anointed One will be glorified and placed above all else through this body of mine—whether I live or die. He who began a good work in you - Philippians 1:6 - YouTube If and when you do fail, do you have the tendency to beat yourself about the head and shoulders, kicking yourself in the rear end for that failure? If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. And my death, when that comes, will mean great gain for me. Being convinced of this: that He who began a pe’ulah hatovah (good work 2:13) in you, will bring that mitzvoh to completion [TEHILLIM 138:8] by Yom Hashem, the Yom Adoneinu, Moshiach Yehoshua [1… So, it isn’t translated as “it” or a “thing” as it could be, but emphatically as “itself” or as the NASB translators do, “very thing.”  We’ll use the term “itself” and place it correctly in the sentence structure later. Philippians 1:6 There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears. “He who began.”  It refers to God the Father who is the subject of this clause. Philippians 1:6-8 The Message (MSG) A Love That Will Grow. It is still true today. The issue of this middle voice is this; God the Father as the agent of this action  provides what believers need indirectly. 2 Grace and peace be with you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus the Anointed. God has most graciously designed the spiritual life in such a way that you can recover from setbacks of carnality. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society Philippians 1:3-6 The Voice (VOICE) 3 Whenever you cross my mind, I thank my God for you and for the gift of knowing you. Philippians 1:6 The Voice (VOICE) 6 I am confident that the Creator, who has begun such a great work among you, will not stop in mid-design but will keep perfecting you until the day Jesus the Anointed, our Liberating King, returns to redeem the world. He did this for the Philippian believers and He does it for all believers who are pressing toward the high ground of occupation with Christ. We do not earn it from our good works. Yet, despite those setbacks of carnality or short stints of reversionism; certain people will continue to advance in the spiritual life. 6 I am confident that the Creator, who has begun such a great work among you, will not stop in mid-design but will keep perfecting you until the day Jesus the Anointed, our Liberating King, returns to redeem the world. Was Jesus Frustrated with “You” or “You”? But did Christ continue to work among the Philippian church until he returns? Not so! The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society And on the day of the Anointed One, the day of His judgment, let them stand pure and blameless, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that ripens through Jesus the Anointed. being oriented to His grace, we must understand that we haven’t earned or deserved those blessings of maturity anymore than we do the blessings of logistical grace. It began at salvation and continues to the time of writing. If you are still alive, God has a plan for your life. “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” —Philippians 1:6 Source link God provides everything necessary logistically to grow. They wish me the best because they know I’m here in prison in defense of the gospel. 22 So, if it’s His will that I go on serving here, my work will be fruitful for the message. But it is difficult to get “through you” out of en hymin. The Voice (VOICE), Philippians 1:6 in all English translations, The Voice Bible, New Testament, eBook: Step Into the Story of Scripture, The Gospel According to Jesus: A Faith that Restores All Things, The Voice, The Voice of Hebrews, Paperback: The Mystery of Melkizedek, The Voice Bible, Personal Size, Paperback: Step Into the Story of Scripture. And I also know there are others who are preaching the Anointed from true goodness, motivated by love. To regain His filling, apply 1 John 1:9, by naming your sins to God the Father. The noun, in its grammatical form means, “to begin.”  It is articular, hence the preceding definite article, HO ὁ. 30 You have seen me suffer for Him. In this verse, Paul expresses his confidence in the future greatness of this Philippian congregation, despite setbacks they may have. During these times of testing, God will allow you to face intense testing which will require that you apply every bit of doctrine you know. All this I pray, with a view to God’s ultimate praise and glory. The Philippians started to share in Paul’s material support, and God will continue to work through them.