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….

 

 

 

THE ONLY WAY ONE CAN TRULY AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE AND THEREFORE UNDERSTAND WHAT GOD’S WILL IS FOR TODAY – 1 Timothy 2:4

People can grow up in Godless homes.

People can grow up in religious homes.

People can grow up under the worst circumstances.

But the redemptive factor more than likely comes about when one reads the Bible yourself – slowly and with thought and an open mind.

Only when one reads the Bible yourself and stops believing only that which is preached from mainline denominational pulpits and/or pulpits in general, not to mention watching/listening to those awful videos and/or audios that most upload, not to mention reading articles on the web, will one get an understanding that, yes, there are contradictions in the Bible.

The Bible should make you think, it should stir your conscience, it should make you question what people say, especially with respect to salvation.

Doesn’t it bother you that Paul is the “13th Apostle”?

Doesn’t it bother you  when you have to correct the Bible to make it say what you believe ?

Doesn’t it bother you as an English speaking person, or a person who understands English, that you have to Greek the Bible in order to “understand” it?

Doesn’t it bother you that in the Book of Revelation it states there are only 12 seats for 12 Apostles in the New Jerusalem, so excluding the Apostle Paul?

Doesn’t it bother you when the Apostle Paul states in Romans 4 that we are justified in the eyes of God purely by faith alone, and the Apostle James says exactly the opposite : faith without works is dead, and that one is also justified by one’s works too?

When the Apostle Paul states in 2 Timothy 2:15 that what is required is to rightly divide the WORD OF TRUTH, and Ephesians 1:13 tells us what the WORD OF TRUTH is, and Galatians 2:7-9 states that the Apostle Paul was given the Gospel of the uncircumcision, whereas the 12 were given the Gospel of the circumcision – doesn’t it make you wonder?

Doesn’t it bother you holding onto perverted Bible versions such as the NIV, Amplified, NKJV, etc, “Bibles” which dumb down the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, “Bibles” which dumb down Right Division.   It should bother you as 2 Timothy 2:15, Ephesians 1:13 and Galatians 2:7-9 aren’t the same in these Bibles as in a King James Bible.

Doesn’t it bother you or make you think that the Apostle Paul preached God’s pure grace, whereas Peter and the 11 preached the law?   The Apostle Paul says we’re not under the law.  (Read Paul’s epistles and find confirmation yourself).

Doesn’t it bother you, or are you even aware of the Judgment Seat of Christ which is exclusively for saved people?

What do you make of 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 when believing one can lose one’s salvation? Saved, even so by fire.

Doesn’t it bother you when you believe that good works and changing one’s bad habits/lifestyle is the first step to becoming saved, but disregarding that it was Christ who died for your sins (all of them), that He was buried (proving his death and resurrection), and that He rose from the dead on the third day – just to have you repent of the very same sins He died for?

The fact that He rose from the dead proves you are justified – seen as righteous and holy in the eyes of God – yet you’re still repenting of those sins?  Why are you doing His work for Him, when He has already done it all?

Romans 4:25 – either you believe it, or you don’t.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 – either you believe it, or you don’t.  I don’t see any “BUTS”.

Paul didn’t preach a “but” gospel, he preached a “but now” gospel – but now, which means it is currently in effect, which means you have to believe it today in order to be saved.

Do a study of Pauline scripture and take note of the times the Apostle Paul says “but now”.

But now doesn’t mean the Old Covenant God made exclusively with Israel and prostelytes to her religion (Judaism).  That is times past.

But now doesn’t mean Israel’s New Covenant which God made exclusively with Israel and is currently on hold and begin to be instituted in the tribulation and implemented post tribulation.

Have you ever thought, and perhaps you should try – that is, reading the Old Covenant, then skipping over Paul’s 13 epistles and continue reading from Hebrews again, continuing onto the Book of Revelation.

Ever wondered why the Apostle Paul calls the gospel he preaches, “my gospel”, and not “our gospel”, as in, the gospel that he and the 12 preached?  My is singular.

One day it will be you who will have to answer for yourself either at the Judgment Seat of Christ (as a saved person), or alternately, at the White Throne Judgment (as an unsaved person).  You won’t be able to point a finger at, or blame your preacher/teacher/church/mentor/friends/family/missionary for duping you or influencing you.

The motive of most who call themselves men/women of the cloth – preachers/teachers is to dupe you out of your money by preaching Israel’s levitical tithe.  If they didn’t, they’d be poor, homeless and not be preaching in the first instance – they would have paying jobs.

It’s blasphemy stating God has blessed you when in actual fact your much improved financial status is purely due to the fact that you are duping/conning people with the Bible. But isn’t this just what mainline, denominational christianity is all about? (including those who like to call themselves “out of churchers”), otherwise known as Bible blenders, those who don’t know where they are in the Bible, those who think they’re Jews or the “new Jews”, those who think current day Israel is a blessed and chosen nation, when in fact said nation cannot exist without Christ as their King (Messiah), nor can same nation exist without being the light unto the world whereby people have to go through for their salvation.

It was the Apostle Paul who said there is neither Greek (Gentile), nor Jew today.  So why do most out there who like to call themselves christians, ignore this?  Ignorance?  Unbelief?  “I don’t care what you say, the Jews are special, God is still looking over them”.

With strong, highly trained armed forces, state of the art weapons and unbelievers, Christ deniers and religionists (Judaism) pulling the triggers, setting off the rockets and hand grenades –  – – at the command of Christ denying, unbelieving, Atheistic leaders,  you’re kidding, right?  That’s your theory, not Biblical fact.  In the end your opinions and theories do not matter.

Go on, call me anti-semitic, you know you want to.  😉   Because that’s the best you can do to thwart Biblical fact/truth and show your total unbelief and ignorance.

Want to see the total contradiction and hypocrisy in someone who wants to know why people celebrate the day of atonement, yet they themselves celebrate every pagan/heathen festival on the calendar?

I found that to be totally hilarious.

If that was difficult for you to grasp – no, I do not celebrate any festival or so-called holy day out there – it’s totally pointless.  I’m not into impressing anyone. What I do every day is know, and am thankful that Christ died for my sins (all of them), was buried  and rose again on the third day for my salvation, which includes my justification, sanctification and reconciliation.

Complete in Christ, which means I cannot do anything to make myself more complete.  Complete concerning my salvation.

Makes one wonder how someone who works for their salvation will ever be complete in Christ?  One day 90% complete, everything goes down the drain, 1% complete, and so on and so forth.  Ridiculous theology to say the least.

I glory in Him for He is the one who saved me.

 

 

Bible Timelines

The Bible consists of progressive revelation.

There are three timelines in the Bible:

  1.  Times past (Genesis to John).
  2. But now (Romans to Philemon).  Where we are today, and what we should believe.  Salvation is on an individual basis because God is no longer dealing with nations.   Look how many times the Apostle Paul says, “But now…”
  3. Times to come (Hebrews to Revelation) when God deals with Israel a a nation once again.  God is again dealing with nations.
  4. The book of Acts transitions between timelines 1 and 2 mentioned above.

TIMES TO COME : THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL

Acts 1:6-8 – When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

The part which is in bold, underlined and in italics hasn’t happened yet – it will happen during the tribulation.

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Acts 3:20-21 – and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.

Luke 21:24 – And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

The Jews are currently dispersed throughout the nations, and the current state of Israel as she stands is a shadow of her former glory where her borders stretched from Egypt right up to the Euphrates River and incorporated what is now known as Jordan and Saudi Arabia, not to mention other lands.  Apart from that, current day Israel is filled with Christ deniers, apostate Christianity, not to mention Atheists.

We are currently living in the times of the Gentiles where Jerusalem is currently being trodden down of the Gentiles – Roman Catholics, Muslims, mainline denominationalists such as the Church of England, Russian Orthodox churches, you name them, they are all there, not to mention the United Nations, there are probably American military bases there as well, not to mention British military bases, NATO, etc.

The Apostle Paul wrote concerning Israel’s current blindness :

For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob. – Romans 11:25-26

The reason why the Apostle Paul says that blindness IN PART has happened to Israel is because they can still be saved by his gospel today – and there are those who do believe the Apostle Paul’s gospel today who are Jews and are members of the Body of Christ – saved and sealed unto the day of redemption (the catching away of the saints, otherwise known as the rapture).

Did God cast away Israel permanently, and did He replace them with Gentiles who are now the new Jews?

Romans 11:1 – I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

This is what happened and will happen in times to come :

Romans 11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?

Israel crucified her Messiah, she rejected His offer of the Kingdom :

Acts 2:2 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

It clearly says “Ye men of Israel”, it doesn’t say “Ye men of America”, or “Ye men of Britain”, or “Ye men of India” or “Ye men of ________” (insert applicable country).  Nor does it say “Ye men of the world”, or “Ye men everywhere”.  It’s referring to Israel, not Gentile nations who were pagans and not part of Israel’s covenant, unless they prostelysed :

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:

Peter reiterates :

6 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

This isn’t our gospel today, plain and simple, the Bible makes it very clear who Peter is speaking to and what he is referring to, yet most of mainline Christianity take it to be written specifically to them.

Our gospel today is 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, otherwise known as the Apostle Paul’s “my gospel” which is different to Israel’s kingdom gospel.

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,

Today we preach Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery revealed to the Apostle Paul by the risen Christ, we do not preach Jesus according to the Kingdom Gospel, i.e., Jesus earthly ministry where He preached the offering of the Kingdom to Israel.