The importance of Right Division

ONLY in Paul’s epistles ~

  • Do we find the gospel which saves men’s eternal souls today ~ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
  • Do we find the Dispensation of the Grace of God. ~ (Ephesians 3:1-6).
  • Do we find the body of Christ, the One New Man. ~ (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 2:15).
  • Is it first revealed by the ascended Lord Jesus Christ to Paul, the real reason and purpose of the shedding of His blood, that is, direct salvation (reconciliation) of the world without Israel as a go-between ~ (Romans 11:5; Acts 9; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19).
  • Does it state men are saved by faith alone in His death for their sins and His resurrection from the dead whereby they are justified in the eyes of God. ~ (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:24).

There is nothing more important in this world, than for people to come to the knowledge of the grace of God which saves, that is, salvation for all men which the Lord Jesus Christ wrought on Calvary’s Cross, so one only has to believe to receive it.

“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” ~ 1 Timothy 2:4

© Audrey Henry – 30 August 2018

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Let there be light

Instead of cursing the darkness of this world all day long… turn on the light:

“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” ~ Acts 26:18

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:6

© Audrey Henry – 22 August 2018.

 

Dispensational

“For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?” ~ Romans 11:15

The casting away of Israel.

Whereas God dealt only with Gentiles in times past via the nation of Israel, in this present dispensation, he deals directly with individuals, on a worldwide basis.

It is through Christ’s provision for mankind’s sins, his burial and resurrection, (which is the word of reconciliation  in this present dispensation of grace), that all men can now approach him directly, without having to go via Israel as they did in times past to be saved.

God provided all men with the knowledge on how to be saved.  It’s in the Book, rightly divided – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 – how God is reconciling the world unto himself today.

Thus, Israel’s casting away almost 2000 years ago still has relevance today as it means God is still reconciling (present tense) the world to himself through the ministry of reconciliation, by the word of reconciliation, and not through Israel as a mediator.

God provided.  The world needs to take ownership of that provision, which is the good news which saves men’s souls:

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

© Audrey Henry – 13 August 2018.

 

God has provided

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” ~ Romans 5:8

When Christ died for our sins, the Dispensation of the Grace of God was still hid in God, it had not yet been revealed to Paul who was still Saul, a Rabbi and a Pharisee to boot ~ Acts 23:6.

The Dispensation of the Grace of God was still unheard of, unknown and still future when Christ died for our sins.

While we were children of wrath, following the course of this world, and god of this world, sinners separated from God, He had, unbeknown to us, already made provision for our sins in order for us to become reconciled to Him.

God provided the forgiveness for our sins almost 2000 years ago, and all one needs to do is access it through faith in his finished work on Calvary’s Cross and His resurrection from the dead ~ 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” ~ The Apostle Paul, 2 Corinthians 5:18-19.

(“To wit” is used to indicate that you are about to state or describe something more precisely).

© Audrey Henry – 11 August 2018.

 

 

Some day, all will believe

For most, it will be too late though…

They do not know it, but some day they (Atheists, Muslims, Hindus, New Agers, to name but a few) will bow before him, and confess he is Lord.

Philippians 2:10-11
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

© Audrey Henry – 7 August 2018