2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
What is the word of truth?
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Why does one need to rightly divide the gospel of your salvation? Because there is more than one Good News/Gospel/Word of Truth in the Bible, namely :
But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
The most important division in the Bible isn’t between the Old Testament and the New Testament – it’s between the Prophetic program and the mystery program.
The 12 preached the Kingdom Gospel according to the Prophetic program which is currently in abeyance. The Apostle Paul preached the mystery program which is currently in effect today. We are living in a time where Israel’s Prophetic program isn’t in effect, along with her signs and wonders, which includes her Kingdom Gospel which is a performance based gospel, unlike the Apostle Paul’s gospel whereby righteousness comes purely through faith without the law :
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.