The Apostle Paul’s command is plain and simple : 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?
Ephesians 1:13 ~ 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 DO WE NEED TO RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH WHICH IS THE GOSPEL OF OUR SALVATION?
Galatians 2:7-9 ~ 7 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.
As plain and simple as the abovementioned scriptures are – it’s basically what mainline, institutionalized Christianity cannot/does not understand and/or ignores, hence the reason they’re all over Israel’s Psalms, Torah (Old Testament), which contains Israel’s Levitical Law,not to mention her New Testament which will come into effect at a future alloted time when God once again deals with Israel. The Apostle Paul’s epistles – all 13 of them DO NOT BELONG TO ISRAEL’S NEW TESTAMENT (Hebrews to Revelation).
If you cannot discern between Israel and the Church (the Body of Christ), or if you cannot discern between prophecy and mystery in your Bible, you’re going to blend the Gospels of the Circumcision and the Uncircumcision and you will NEVER understand your Bible, not to mention more importantly, God’s plan and purpose for today.
What God promised Israel He cannot give away to Gentiles during this current dispensation. There are two programmes in the Bible – one for the church, the body of Christ of whom Paul is the Apostle and another which is currently in abeyance – Israel’s prophetic programme. (Remember 12 + 1 = 13, and there aren’t 13 thrones in the New Jerusalem – there are 12 – one for each of Israel’s twelve apostles).
2 Timothy 2:7-9 ~ Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to MY gospel. ~ The Apostle Paul.
Why didn’t he say, “Consider what me and the twelve say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to THE gospel that we preach”? Where is the Apostle Paul’s MY GOSPEL? 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. You need to believe/trust/have faith in Christ FINISHED work on Calvary’s cross in order for your never-dying soul to be saved from eternal hell.
The ascended Christ revealed a mystery to the Apostle Paul – a mystery that was HID IN GOD BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, which means it was not revealed to the 12 Apostles, nor was it revealed in Israel’s Torah……….
Ephesians 1:4 ~ “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:”
Ephesians 3:9 ~ And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: