Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
*though we have known Christ after the flesh” – according to His earthly ministry to Israel, when He walked this earth, when He came to offer Israel their Kingdom.
“yet now HENCEFORTH know we Him no more” – henceforth = from this time on know we Him no more…….. that is, Christ according to His earthly ministry, according to the flesh. Why?
(a) Because Christ’s earthly ministry/according to the flesh was to Israel only. Proof : Matthew 15:24, Matthew 10:5. Look it up.
(b) Israel and her prophetic programme have been set-aside until a future (unknown) date. Proof : Romans 11.
So if we do not follow or know Christ according to His earthly ministry in Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. What are we to do?
Romans 16:25 – we preach Christ (the ascended Christ) according to the revelation of the mystery. Romans to Philemon.