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….

 

 

 

Whoever you are, no matter what you’ve done, irrespective of your ethnicity, race or disposition in this world….

God’s will for you life is to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth – 1 Timothy 2:4.

No matter if you have murdered someone, had an abortion, robbed a bank, taken drugs, or as still taking drugs – Christ died for all your sins, He was buried, and rose again on the 3rd day for your justification.

If you believe that, you are saved for eternity, reconciled to God.  You are no longer a sinner.  Your spirit is saved, i.e., your innerman.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 is the gospel that saves your eternal soul.

Romans 4:25 – tells you He rose from the dead for your justification.

No-one is or can be too bad to be saved – it’s the reason why Christ died, to save you from the consequences of those sins which is an eternity in hell.

Salvation is simple.  There is nothing you can do to save your soul.    The only thing that saves you is faith in Christ’s full payment for your sins. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

You are justified by faith alone – Romans 3:28.   Justified means you are declared holy in the eyes of God.   If God sees you as justified by faith why do you then need to do good works in order to save yourself?

God made salvation easy, religion complicates it and changes it.

 

Elements of Salvation

Element : an essential or characteristic part of something abstract.

Abstract : existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.

Our salvation at this moment on this earth (while we are still in our physical bodies) doesn’t exist FOR ALL TO SEE – in other words, you cannot discern a saved person from an unsaved person by just looking at him/her, it (salvation) doesn’t change our physical bodies/characteristics purely for the reason that our spirits (innermen) are saved and we are hid in Christ.

What is salvation made up of?

Justification – you are declared holy in the eyes of God.

Sanctification – you are set-apart from this world.

Redemption – your sin debt has been cleared, thanks to (your faith in) Christ’s payment for your sins.

Reconciliation – you are no longer His enemy.

For confirmation of the elements of justification – read the book of Romans, it tells you what the end-results are of your faith are in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection.

Salvation is 100% faith in Christ’s payment for our sins.  Since we had the status of totally depraved men and women in our UNSAVED state, we are unable to do anything in order to please a holy, righteous God.    So there is nothing one can do to save or assist in saving themselves.

It doesn’t take an entire curriculum of beating a dead horse to death? to grasp the fact that after one is saved, one needs to grow and advance the saved innerman, which can only be done by rightly dividing the word of truth and not tying oneself to one’s flesh or this world.

If you are still glued to the issues of this world, like politics, social causes, climate change, celebrating pagan festivals (under the ruse of having liberty in Christ), etc as opposed to getting people saved and saints edified – you still have a pacifier in your mouth and are crawling along and being fed spiritual excrement by so-called “sound” preachers and teachers who get most of their “sound” teachings from denominationalism.

The anally retentive teaching of “behave or else” – it’s like someone holding a shotgun to your head, scoring your behaviour every 5 seconds – “ooo0oh guess who just missed out on a reward……”.  Seriously?  We are all only human – we goof up, we have bad days, people annoy us.  We try the best we can.  Paul called it a race, not an immediate arrival of elitists who sit on the sidelines (who think they’re perfect) and therefore can judge others for simply, “not getting it”, who have a tendency to proof-text,  hold their noses up in the air, coddle their (rotten) flesh, can’t read (simple) English, are the self-elected purveyors of English punctuation (“I’m the leader, therefore I say what that colon means….”).

Elitist.  And it shows.   Remind you of denominationalists?  Yep.  “Oh, I am so blessed, I’m not like you, you’re riff-raff, I’ve taken the special curriculum and I’ll be sitting with a golden crown on my head one day, bossing you riff-raff around because you didn’t study the special curriculum which was a 100 hours of pure drivel.  I always know how to behave, and what to say, so I don’t heed what anyone else says because I’ve arrived after 1 year and seven days – I’ve completed the race.  I’m sooo special.  I am…. a joint-heir with Christ.  How do I know that?  because of what…………… Christ did?  No, because of what I did – I am such a gooood person.  Me, myself and I.  I’ve elected myself as a joint-heir with Christ.  I am suffering………. to get into that bikini.”

Dude, hell would rather freeze over before I walk in public half-naked with men leering at me.  That is so………… cheap?

So dude, tell me, why are you still breathing then?  Surely if you’ve completed the race and have “arrived” you wouldn’t be breathing in your human body AND still be on this planet – after all, you’re perfect.   Oh, I forget, your master’s degree in perfection (which is the next level in perfection) is now to look fabulous in a bikini.  LOL.   (*Meow*).

Mutton dressed as lamb.  Clinging onto your fading flesh like most hollywood “stars” do.  Pathetic.  “I’m all botoxed up…. my lips are so thick, I lisp, now ain’t that cute”.

There is nothing more annoying and nothing that makes one face palm the heck out of oneself than an elitist self-righteous, half-baked, proof-texting ignoramus who is blind and deaf too.  “I’ve arrived, so what anyone else has to say, doesn’t matter, because on the high level I’m currently on, I have a higher calling….”   And they don’t have a cooking clue that all members of the body of Christ have a higher calling than those in the flesh who inhabit this earth whose calling is “vote for so-and-so” and “save the planet”.  “Voting for so-and-so will make this world a better place”.   Then after 2, 3 years there’s still no change and they’re all still squealing like stuffed pigs because so-and-so lied to them after making certain pre-election promises.   Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Hey, did you ever consider that the reason why politics shouldn’t be your forte?  Because they are all members of the illuminati, blah, blah, blah?  No, because as a member of the body of Christ you aren’t a citizen of this world.   You do not get caught up with the affairs of this (satanic, evil world).

So tell me again why I don’t take you seriously?

 

 

 

Applicable in this dispensation?

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Some say the book of Proverbs is neutral ground, but I tend to disagree – it was written by King Solomon (son of King David) who was a law keeping Jew.  It speaks of good works in order to please God, whereas in this current dispensation the only way we can please God is by believing the gospel of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

I find in most, if not all instances those Mid-Acts Dispensationalists who tend to quote the book of Proverbs a lot, tend to do it to back up their works/performance based beliefs.  They might say that they believe in OSAS, but they wholly contradict themselves.  Split or divide justification?  Nope.  Justification is justification – either you’re declared holy/righteous in the eyes of God or you’re not.  You cannot be declared half holy or righteous – that would make you half saved which is totally ridiculous.

The problem with the wisdom King Solomon had was that with his greatness he tended to believe in………… himself…….. as some Mid-Acts Dispensationalists do.

Solomon’s demise started when he married the daughter of the Pharaoh, an expedient POLITICAL move, but a spiritually, it was a disaster.  Ecclesiastes 7:16 16 Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself ?

Those who read the book of Proverbs to prove their own righteousness, about how good THEY are (without being in Christ) should read the book of Ecclesiastes in tandem to it.

The book of Proverbs presents Solomon’s halcycon days,  while the book of Ecclesiastes represents his downfall because he became too wise for his own good.

In context : The book of Proverbs is FOR our learning, as is the Old Covenant and the New Testament.

If you cannot understand the status between being saved and unsaved, you would do well to examine yourself to see whether you are in fact in the faith…

Terrible theology, lack of discernment, building a doctrine out of the status of UNSAVED people and applying it to members of the body of Christ……

Question :  Will you be present at the Judgment Seat of Christ one day?

Personally, I doubt it.

A saved person (to my mind) cannot get such easy doctrine blatantly wrong on a continuous basis, nor can a saved person comprehend scripture like a denominationalist.  It can only mean one thing – that they aren’t saved.

People who fight and try and destroy the Gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 because they cannot comprehend the context of that particular chapter in its entirety, just blow my mind.

First I thought it was mere ignorance – stupidity – a lack of understanding, but after all this time I’ve come to the conclusion that these people are posers – they sound like Mid-Acts Pauline Right Division Dispensationalists, and they try to behave the part – but their doctrine gives them away.  Their total lack of faith/unbelief is a dead give-away too.

Who are the people who ALWAYS, but always try and show you up for being rotten, a bad person, who question your behaviour and line of thinking even though you are SAVED?

Denominationalists.  People who are unsaved.  The joint-heir/sonship edificationists fall in this bracket.   Trust satan to go around and try and steal your joy, your liberty in Christ and try to make you incomplete once again, insecure……  and put you back into a performance/work based programme once again.

That particular theology is inspired by the devil for sure.  It is wicked.

It angers me, but at the same time I know that what these people sow in the flesh (their heresies), they will reap in the flesh.

How can one refer to a saved person as UNHOLY when they are justified in the eyes of God?  Justified – which means they have been declared holy?  One can only insinuate and believe this if you yourself do not know what SALVATION is.

Self-righteous and insufferable, ignorant and totally clueless.

Absolutely terrible.  All I can do is shake my head.

LEST WE FORGET

2 Corinthians 11:3 ~ “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”

THERE IS SIMPLICITY IN CHRIST.

Not the complications of proof-texting (ripping scripture out of context)

Not a performance, works-based faith where you have to “do” in order to be saved.

The faith of Christ is simple, uncomplicated, it is where God’s righteousness is received/obtained today by pure faith alone (in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection on the 3rd day).  Not by our own righteousness.

Neither are we clothed in our own righteousness, but God’s righteousness, after we have believed.  We are RECONCILED, SANCTIFIED, JUSTIFIED – SAVED.

God, in this current dispensation of grace is busy RECONCILING the world unto Himself by way of the word of RECONCILIATION, the word of truth for this dispensation, the gospel of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, i.e., those who have FAITH  alone  in His death for our sins, His burial and His resurrection on the third day are reconciled to God, i.e., they are saved because their faith justifies them in the eyes of God.

WHAT THE REPENTERS OF SIN DON’T UNDERSTAND

That Christ took all of their sin on Calvary’s cross so when they believe the gospel He credits His righteousness to them and they are no longer sinners.  In other words the benefits/good news of His finished work on Calvary’s cross + His resurrection are applied to those who believe.

SO

If he died for your sins – why do you feel the need to repent of them?

Don’t you believe He did it all?