Persuing The High Calling Phillipian 3:13
Paul after realizing that his perfection in the old law could not make him nor any one perfect since the law was given to man by God to keep man from polluting the Holy commandments the ordinance of God , and being administered by man mainly Moses and to the various spiritual leaders after his time.
The Old Testament law was given to a specific group of people, the Jews of which Paul was. a Jews a Pharisees one of the highest religious sect. The Pharisees believed in destiny, or God's sovereignty. They held that all of history was divinely controlled and ultimately governed by or for a divine purpose (as opposed to the Sadducees who held to a more hard-libertarianism). The Pharisees also believed in Angels , Spirit, The Messiah and the Resurrection and an after life
Paul and the Pharisees just did not know how all of that would be accomplished. but they believed.After murdering and imprisonment of many Christian Paul at the time was Saul met Jesus on the road to Damascus and all that was changed . now he was given revelation knowledge into those future spiritual events.
Paul experience with the Lord, changed his life from being a religious pious man , to a reformed spiritual Teacher that turn religion up side down and around.Paul was elected By God to lead the gentile nation to Christ and salvation. Paul now realize tat the prophecies of the Old testament was true and is now manifested before his eyes Paul live the rest of his life to make it be known that the Messiah have come.
The expectation of a new revelation is not to make you less careful Paul said, in walking according to whatever degree of Divine knowledge and perfection you have already attained. God this Knowledge he said will makes further revelations to those who wake up to the revelations they already have , encouraging them that if they believed in God , then they should embrace this glorified movement that have been given through the Messiah , and strive for perfection in righteousness of God . deciding to leave the former things behind striving to reach perfection in the knowledge of Christ Jesus, calling for all to walk in truth to attain the crown of righteousness, that is to come striving for the upward calling into glory .For this Paul said every thing that I had before , I gave it up for that which I am now made aware of in Christ Jesus I am willing to be persecuted and go through many trials ,if I have to because in the end he believe he will receive his reward .