THE MEANING OF WORDS, FIGURES OF SPEECH, TENSES, WHOLE SENTENCES, ENTIRE CHAPTERS & PUNCTUATION PUT SCRIPTURE INTO ITS RIGHTFUL CONTEXT AND MAKE IT EASY TO UNDERSTAND

Do you take note of what the Bible says when reading it, such as tenses (past, present and future), the actual meaning of words, punctuation, figures of speech such as similes, metaphors, et cetera? Particularly the words BUT NOW, NOW, YOU ARE or HENCEFORTH, words the Apostle Paul uses so many times which obviously pertain to the present tense.

Romans 16:

25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

Paul could easily have said, “To him that is of the power to stablish you according to THE gospel…..” but he didn’t.  He clearly stated, “NOW to him that is of the power to stablish you according to MY gospel…..”

What else did he mention in relation to his gospel (“my gospel”) which concerns the present tense (“now”)?

The preaching of Jesus Christ according to His earthly ministry?

or

The preaching of Jesus Christ according to institutionalized, mainline denominationalism?

or

The preaching of Jesus Christ according to the Kingdom Gospel?

NO.

He clearly said:

“….. and the preaching of Jesus Christ ACCORDING TO THE REVELATION OF THE MYSTERY

26 BUT NOW is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

Paul could have said, “Is made manifest”, or he could’ve stated, “Was made manifest by the 12 Apostles”, or even, “Was made manifest in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John”, but he didn’t.  He clearly said “BUT NOW is made manifest”.

What is NOW made manifest?  The revelation of the mystery revealed to the Apostle Paul by the ascended Christ.

And how else is it made manifest?  By the scriptures of the prophets.  What was made manifest by the scriptures of the prophets in Israel’s Old Covenant?  HOW that Christ died for our sins ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES – He suffered on Calvary cross, He died in our stead, He was a propitiation for our sins.  And that He was buried ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES – for 3 days and 3 nights.  His burial confirms that He died and it also confirms that He rose again from the dead on the 3rd day.  If he wasn’t buried, He didn’t die, therefore He couldn’t resurrect from the dead.  Common sense.

If there was no confirmation in the Old Covenant by the prophets how that Christ died for sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, it goes without saying that there would be no proof of Christ having died for our sins, being buried and rising again from the dead on the third day, and in turn no-one would be able to prove there is an ascended Christ who revealed a mystery to the Apostle Paul.

The mystery revealed to Paul by the ascended Christ is based on Christ’s death for our sins, His burial and His resurrection on the third day for our justification.    It’s all about Him and what He did, His plan of salvation which was given directly to the Gentiles as opposed to Gentiles having prostelyze or having to go through Israel in order to be saved, because there is no Israel today one can prostelyze through in order to be saved.

Because He rose from the dead, we are justified.  Why?  Because He lives, we as believers will live eternally with Him in glory.  And why will we live in glory with Him for eternity?  Because we are justified.  Why are we justified?  Because we believe in His finished work on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection, which means we believe what HE DID for us.  When we believe the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) a change in our judicial standing and spiritual status takes place.

Romans 3:21-25:

21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Yet contrary to this scripture, mainline, institutionalized denominationalists still proclaim to keep the law in order to gain righteousness, and in so doing seek to be justified in the eyes of God by their own good works instead of by faith alone in Christ’s finished work on the cross and His resurrection alone.

And not only that, but we gain God’s righteousness by the faith of Jesus Christ (Pauline doctrine) today, meaning that salvation is only to be found in Pauline doctrine, particularly 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).  Pauline doctrine is a faith, namely the faith of Jesus Christ in this current dispensation which we are to believe.

22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

The spiritual status of mankind in his unsaved state – sinners who have come short of the glory of God.

24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Justified freely by His grace.   Freely means freely.  It doesn’t mean one has to do anything/something in order to gain justification in the eyes of God.  All it takes if faith/trust/belief in Christ’s finished work on Calvary Cross for one’s sins, as well as His resurrection for one’s salvation.

So what was the Apostle Paul referring to before verse 21?

He was asking what advantage the Jew had in times past, and what did circumcision profit anyone in times past?  His answer was that the Oracles of God were committed to the Jews in times past – Genesis was written by Moses, they were given the Law, they were set apart from the Gentile nations, salvation was of the Jews (John 4:22).

Yet, even if Jews do not believe,today it will not make the faith of God of none effect today because Gentiles no longer have to prostelyze in order to be saved.

Jews no longer have a spiritual advantage over Gentiles.  All people have been declared guilty before God.

No-one is justified by the law today, instead the law is there to give us the knowledge of sin – where we have and do go wrong.

I have noted two areas in Paul’s epistles where he states to NOW and BUT NOW.  It’s up to you to study further….

 

 

 

I never knew this. Interesting.

The 10 stages of genocide are:

1.Classification – Ethnicity, race, religion, nationality.

2.Symbolisation – Examples :  The yellow stars for Jews under Nazi rule.

3.Discrimination – The use of political power or the law to deny rights to the persecuted people in question as per point 1.

4.Dehumanization – Downgrading and treating the persecuted to 2nd class citizens, likening them to insects, animals or diseases.  The Nazis referred to the Jews as pigs and made lamp shades and other items from their skin – that’s what one would do with animal skin.

5.Organization – State, milititias, terrorists, police are trained to murder people of ethnicity, race, religion and nationality in this instance.  ISIS is a good example, the Nazi army another, we can also see who organised and carried out the genocide in Rwanda.

6. Polarization – The preaching and broadcasting of propaganda.  Hitler incited the Germans against the Jews by stating that they were the reason German’s economy at that time was in a state of collapse and dissaray.  Moderates are intimidated to remain silent  about what is happening – now ain’t that the truth.   They also indoctrinate people with fear.

7. Preparation – The solution, or “final solution” is planned, how to “dispose of the problem” – they build concentration camps, gas chambers, buy guillotines, arms, ammunition, etc.

8. Persecution – Victims are identified and separated, death lists are drawn up, they are forced to wear symbols or clothing to identify them, they are segregated, jailed or starved to death.

9. Extermination – Legalised mass killing (by the state or terrorist group) is implemented.

10. Denial – During WWII there were rumours of the Nazi gas chambers, ovens and concentration camps, but the Nazis denied it.  Today there are those who still deny the holocaust.

With the state the world is in today, would you risk suffering persecution and a life of hell on this earth only to suffer again for eternity because you aren’t saved?

God’s wrath is real.  Hell is real.  Romans 1:18, Colossians 3:6, Revelation 21:8, 2 Thessalonians 1:9

The solution to obtain eternal life, reconciled to Almighty God : 1 Corinthians 15:1- 4

 

 

NO, JOHN 3:16 ISN’T THE GOSPEL THAT SAVES MEN’S SOULS TODAY

The Lord Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry was to Israel.

He came to offer THEM their long promised kingdom.

It had absolutely nothing to do with the Gentiles…..

 

unless they were prostelytes to the Jewish faith.

Confirmation : John 4:22

When John 3:16 mentions “the world”, it is in the context of the world under Israel as a favoured nation, a nation who is the chose of God, a nation who has an elevated spiritual status, a nation who is the light unto the world.

Therefore, the question one has to ask oneself today is :  Is Israel (as a nation) the light unto the world whereby everyone has to go through in order to obtain salvation?

The answer is no.

Since Israel rejected her Messiah and crucified Him, and stoned the Stephen to death, murdered the prophets God sent to her, she is no longer favoured, she no longer has an elevated spiritual status, she is no longer the light unto the world.

She is lo-ammi, and this is confirmed by the prophet Hosea and corroborated by the Apostle Paul in Acts 28.

We therefore are not saved by John 3:16 which is doctrine to Israel under her prophetic programme.

We are saved by the Apostle Paul’s gospel, the Apostle to the Gentiles to whom a mystery was revealed, a mystery that was hid in God before the foundation of the world.  Ephesians 1:4, Colossians 3:3.  We are not under Israel’s prophetic programme today, we are currently living in the dispensation of the Grace of God.   Ephesians 3:2, Ephesians 1:10.

As Gentiles, this was our spiritual status under Israel’s law/prophetic progamme :

Ephesians 2:12 :

That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

Aliens

Strangers

No hope

Without God

Yet, today’s heathen church goers think they’re Israel’s replacement, the “new Jews”, a “chosen nation” – but which nation (singular) is the chosen nation?

The USA?

The UK?

Japan?

Sweden?

Norway?

No, it was Israel in times past, and so she too will be in times to come after God has dealt with her and refined her in the fire like gold during the tribulation (time of Jacob’s trouble).

God remains the same – only the way He deals with people differs – and that is what people do not understand.

DISPENSATION  is a biblical word.  Study it in light of 2 Timothy 2:15, Ephesians 1:13 ands Galatians 2:7-9 – from an Authorised King James Bible.

 

 

The 12 Apostles never got to….

…. preach the Kingdom gospel to every creature or to the ends of the earth because Israel was in rank unbelief/apostasy.

Romans 11:7 “What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.”

Romans 11:8 “(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.”

Acts 28:26 “Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:

27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”

And this is still the spiritual status of the majority of Jews today, unfortunately.

The Great Commision was put on hold, and is still on hold today.

Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

God is no longer dealing with nations, He is dealing with individuals today.  People are saved on an individual basis irrespective of their race, social status, gender or nationality.

Matthew 28:20 “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Nations aren’t taught to observe the Law today or Jesus’ commandments according to the New Covenant today, although institutionalised Christianity has the mistaken belief that this is their calling, so there are thousands, if not millions of false converts out there today, all of whom believe they have replaced Israel, are the new Jews, are justified by their works, believe and practise so-called signs and wonders in that, if one doesn’t “speak in tongues” one clearly isn’t saved.

  Tongues, you know, those real languages they spoke in Acts 2, the mother tongues of those present, and not the gobbly-gook they call tongues today.  They also claim to be Prophets, Apostles and a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation (singular) – which nation would that be in particular?  America?  the UK?  Greece?  Italy?  Which holy nation (singular) has God singled out today to be His royal priesthood?  No rush, take your time.  A chosen generation?  How many generations have there been in the past 2000 years?  So which one was chosen?  A royal priesthood?  The Roman Catholics?  Roman  Catholic lites?  Pentecostals?  Would that include Jimmy Swaggart?  Rodney Howard-Browne?  The Mormons?  The Jehovah’s witnesses who profess to be the 144 000 of Revelation, but have surpassed the 144 000 mark and still counting?  Oh sorry, they can’t count because there is surely more than a 144 000 of them.  Maybe it’s a baker’s dozen of 144 000.  Who knows, who can tell.

You know those tongues they profess to speak, yet when they become so-called missionaries to foreign countries, they suddenly require interpreters.  How fancy is that?  Best of all is that they have Prophets who are the only one’s who can discern their gobbly-gook, “Thus saith the Lord…. if you turn from your sin and turn to me I will heal your land”, why, I could have read that in the Bible, why send a “Prophet” to tell me that today, and in another “language”   although he knows I can’t understand it, he still speaks to me in an unknown language.  Yep, God chooses to speak to you in a language you do not understand – why do you think that is?

And they cannot even see their own absurdity.  The Bible has been translated into almost every language under the sun, but the so-called Prophets still have the need to speak gobbly-gook to us when they “prophesy”.     It’s like “speaking” sign language to someone who isn’t deaf – makes a heck a lot of sense to me ???

And the majority don’t pick up on this stuff?  

When God spoke through a donkey (an ass), what language did the donkey speak?  Congolese?

Since God wanted Balaam to understand what He had to say, it’s my bet that ass spoke in a language Balaam understood, otherwise one of the other farm animals would have had to step in and act as an interpreter.  (only kidding).

“God wants to tell you something, but He won’t say it in English”.  Call in the cavalry, i.e., the Apostles, the Prophets and the Priesthood to interpret – things are going to get rather seriass around here, dude, especially because you can’t read it in English in your Bible, because the Bible can only be understood and discerned by a select few.

Sound familiar?

 

 

 

 

 

2 Thessalonians 2:7 continued

In 2 Thessalonians 2 what is the Apostle Paul talking about?

Is it anything that concerns the body of Christ?

  1.  “…. then shall that Wicked be revealed……”  which is the Antichrist.  Does the Antichrist have anything to do with the body of Christ in this current dispensation?
  2. “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan” – the Antichrist.
  3. “…… only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way”.  When “he” is taken out of the way, what will happen?  The tribulation will begin.  Will the body of Christ exist in the Tribulation?

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

2 Corinthians 5:16

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.

 

 

 

Interesting facts about Abram/Abraham

Abram was a descendant of Shem (one of Noah’s three sons).  Genesis 10:11-27.  Lot was also one of Shem’s descendants, he was Abram’s nephew.

Shem- Semite – Semitic

Genesis 14:13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew;

Some people will tell you that Abraham came from the Hebrew tribe, but this isn’t true – the word Hebrew means that he came from or was descended from the “other side”, i.e., the other side of the Euphrates river.  He was the first person ever to be referred to as a Hebrew.

Genesis 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

Genesis 9

22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

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25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

 

One can see how the curse of Canaan is played out between the Canaanites (Palestine) and the Semites (Abraham and his descendants).

The curse has nothing to do with racial prophecy and servants in relation to it.  It has everything to do with the chosen people of Israel (the descendents of Shem via Abraham), and the heathen people of Palestine (the Canaanites).

Genesis 9 is an interesting chapter.

Canaan was also the servant of the descendants of Japheth (one of Noah’s sons) who dwelled in the tents of Shem :

27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.