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All verses quoted will come from the Authorized King James Bible. We will continue to make every effort to aid all who are searching for the truth of Jesus Christ our Savior.

You may find the Greek Dictionary helpful in your studies, see left hand column.

 

Wildfires burn in Canada a land without God, and cities in America that mock the Lord suffer from the smoke of the fires. “And I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes.” It’s coming!

 

Creator, Prophet, and Heir: all fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 1:1-2, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds.” 

The revealing of Scriptures was not to any one prophet but received in portions by many.

  1. To Noah was revealed the world to which the Messiah should belong.
  2. To Abraham, the nation to which Messiah would come.
  3. To Jacob, the tribe from which Messiah would descend.
  4. To David and Isaiah, the family.
  5. To Micah, the town of Messiah’s birth, Bethlehem.
  6. To Daniel, the exact time of Messiah’s coming.
  7. To Malachi, the announcement of God’s messenger of the covenant and Christ’s Second Advent.
  8. Through Jonah, Christ’s burial and resurrection.
  9. Through Isaiah and Hosea, Christ’s resurrection.

A part given to each Prophet, so when Christ came, that which was done in part was done away with.

Darkly in the N.T. is used as a metaphor, meaning an obscure declaration.

1 Corinthians 13:12, Paul writes, “Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”

Darkly is used enigmatically, meaning a thing hard to understand, as in a riddle, puzzle, or obscure.

Numbers 12:8, “With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches.”

Proverbs 1:5-6, “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.”

Ancient writers called an obscure prophecy “A specular (a mirror) which is not clear.”

The oracles of God revealed by internal suggestions, audible voices, the Urim and thrumming, dreams, and visions.

In one way, God was seen by Moses, in another way by Elias, and in another by Micah. Isaiah, Daniel, and Ezekiel each beheld a different form.

The number of Prophets given revelation demonstrated that each had prophesied only in part. With the coming of Christ our King, High Priest, and Prophet, the Father’s will was revealed fully, not in various hues of different colors, but by the whole spectrum of pure Light given in Christ.

God made known His will, in the manifestation of His love to the world, by giving us revelations for the salvation of humanity, first in part to the Prophets, then completed in Christ Jesus.

Between Malachi and John the Baptist, no Prophet spoke to the Jews for four hundred years. The Father’s intention was, in this dark period, the coming of the Son of God would be the object of the Jews’ expectations.

The Father spoke first through his prophets, then through Jesus Christ, he being the last and the highest manifestation of the Father’s called Prophets.

  1. Matthew 21:34, “When the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants (the Prophets) to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.”
  2. Matthew 21:37, “But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, they will reverence my son.”

The Prophets sent in small measures, but Christ came in the fullness of the Spirit of God; he dwells in him bodily.

  1. John 1:16, “And of His (Jesus) fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.”
  2. John 3:34, “For He who God (the Father) hath sent speaks the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him (Jesus).”
  3. Colossians 2:9, “For in Him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”

Our Lord answers the objection of the Jews, drawing from their own Prophets, for He is the end of all prophecy.

  1. Revelation 19:10, “I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
  2. John 1:17, Jesus is the end of the law of Moses, “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.”
  3. John 5:46, “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me (Jesus,) for he wrote of me.”

“In these last days spoken unto us,” meaning the whole time. Time was divided into two stages; this age and the age to come. The world to come is the new dispensation brought in by Jesus, beginning in grace here and now and after, completed in glory.

It’s called “To come,” or “about to be,” as at the time of being subjected to Christ by Divine decree. It was then a thing of the future and is yet so concerning its completion.

Regarding subjecting all things to Christ in fulfillment of Psalms 8 (please read), the realization is still “to come.”

Paul wrote when the priesthood and O.T. rituals were still in force until Jerusalem’s destruction. The ancient Jews knew how to view the statements of Paul. We, like them, still pray, “Thy kingdom come,” for its manifestation is yet future. So, the days of Messiah were the transition period, the “last days,” in contrast to “In times past.”

“Spoken unto us by His Son.”

John 14:10, “Believe thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works.”

Jesus’ majesty is set forth by the very title of Son, and by the predictions,

  1. “Whom He hath appointed,”
  2. “By whom He hath made the worlds,”
  3. “Who sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”

Jesus, the heir to the throne, follows His Son-ship and precedes’ His making the worlds.’

Proverbs 8:22, “The LORD possessed me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old.”

Proverbs 8:23, “I was set up (anointed) from everlasting from the beginning, or ever the earth was.”

We see both the Father and Son together before the works of old, “The LORD (the Father) possessed me — before His works of old,” Jesus created all things, thus making Him Lord and God of all things, all to the glory of the Father who sent Him.

Ephesians 3:11, “According to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

As the “only begotten of the Father,” Jesus is the heir of the universe,

Hebrews 1:6, “Again, when He bringeth in the first begotten unto the world, he saith, and let all the angels of God worship Him.”

So, the Son of God, was the instrument by which the Father put His will into effect,

Hebrews 11:3, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

“The word of God,” answers to “by whom,”

John 1:3, “All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made.”

Christ Jesus was appointed in the Father’s eternal counsel to be the Creator of the material and spiritual worlds. His office, Creator, is his title, and the universe, his kingdom.

Jesus is “Heir of all things,” by right of creation. The promise given to Abraham that he should be heir of the world; this promise will have its fulfillment in Christ Jesus.

Romans 4:13, “For the promise, that He should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.”

Galatians 3:16, “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, and to seeds, as of many, but as of one, and to thy seed, which is Christ.”

Galatians 4:7, “Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”

In Genesis 1:3, God said, “Let there be Light, and their was light.”

That Light was the (Shekinah) glory of the Son, coming to a barren world, a world without life, and God said, “Let there be,” and life came into existence, for in Jesus is life. Therefore, Jesus is the “Heir of all things” by the right of creation.

“He made the worlds.” The inferior and superior worlds,

Colossians 1:16, “For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him.”

Translated all things and persons belonging to them, the universe, including all space and periods, and all material and spiritual existences. The Greek tells us the Father appointed His Son as heir of all things before the creation and made the worlds by Him.

For Jesus is “The brightness of His (the Father’s) glory.” As a flood of Light, our Lord shines with great splendor, brightness, and Divine glory. To look upon Him in all His glory would bring to us death. He is the brightness of the Father’s glory, for He upholds and sits at the Father’s right hand. From glory, He came; to glory, He ascended.

John 17:5, Jesus said, “Now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”

The Father’s will has been revealed in the words and works of His Last Prophet, ‘His only Begotten Son,’ Jesus Christ. Jesus told the Jews precisely what the Father had given to him. His words and His works published in the volume of the Bible.

Phillip LaSpino www.seekfirstwisdom.com

 

Chosen of God or Broken vessels?

Some teach that the only grounds for the distinction of being loved (chosen) or being unloved (a broken vessel) lay in the unconditional choice of God. The following verses are quoted to support this teaching.

Romans 9:11, “Not of works, but of Him (God) that calleth.”

Hebrews 6:3, “And this will I do, If God permit.”

Romans 9:13, “As it is written, Jacob God loved, and Esau God hated.”

The question is, do some have God’s sanction to become Christians’ and others rejected? If this were true, what would they be guilty of if God had willed, or commanded it? Would not their sins have to be laid upon God?

To be “CHOSEN” of God, what exactly does this mean? Is God speaking of individuals or whole nations of people? Or is it both? Let’s look at two words, chosen and hated.

The word chosen in the Greek is, “Gomer.”

The word is used as a past particle, it expressing a completed action, meaning to choose out, to select. In the N.T., it’s used as a middle term of a syllogism, meaning, when two extremes are separately compared, as in hated and chosen, and by means of which they are then brought together in their conclusion. To choose out for one’s self, as generally to choose, to select.

John 6:70, Jesus said, “Have not I chosen you twelve.”

John 15:16, Jesus is speaking to His disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you.”

Acts 1:2, “He (Jesus) through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom He had chosen.”

Septuagint, 1 Samuel 10:24, “See you him (Saul) whom the LORD has chosen,”

John 15:19, Jesus said to His disciples, “Because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.”

With an infinitive mode expressing the action of the verb without limitation implied,

James 2:5, “Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?”

Acts 15:7, Peter said, “Ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.”

With verse 9, “And put no difference between us (Jews) and them (Gentiles.)”

The purpose according to free choice, also the free spontaneous purpose of God, uninfluenced by external motives.

Jacob I loved, Esau I hated.

Isaac and his descendants may have been preferred because he was the first child of Sarah, Abraham’s first wife, the child of promise. As for Ishmael, he was the child of Hagar, Sariah handmaid.

This was not the case of Rebecca, Isaac’s only wife. From her womb came twins, Esau the first born and Jacob after.

Romans 9:11-13, “For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth; It was said unto her (Rebecca,) The elder (Esau) shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”

How the Greek word Hated, is used in this verse.

To hate; the Greek is, miseu. It’s a transitive verb, expressing an action that passes from the agent to the object. To be hated, causing or deserving hatred specifically in antitheses with it, meaning (contrast or direct opposite) as in not to love. To love less, to slight. Common form, accommodation, or the application of a passage to something not originally intended by it, on the ground of resemblance or analogy, of persons.

Following is how the word “hated” is used throughout the Scriptures.

Luke 16:13, Matthew   6:24, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other: or else he will hold (be loyal) to the one, and despise the other.”

Luke 14:26, “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” with,

Revelation 2:4, Jesus said, “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.”

John 12:25, “He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.”

Septuagint, “hated,” Genesis 29:31, “And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated (unloved,) He (God) opened her womb.”

Deuteronomy 21:15-16, “If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated (loved less,) and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated: Then it shall be, when he makes his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn.”

Malachi 1:3, “And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.”

Concerning God’s love for Jacob and His hating Esau, the words, loved and hated refer NOT to God’s emotions, but to His choice of one over the other for a covenant relationship.

These words love and hate by themselves do NOT indicate the eternal destinations of Jacob and Esau or their descendants. These verbs refer to God’s acts in history toward both men and the two nations that descended from these twin brothers.

The verbs, “I have loved” and “I have hated” are in the perfect tense and therefore express not only God’s past relationship with Israel (descendants of Jacob) and Edom, (descendants of Esau) but also His historical present and future dealings with them.

The descendants of Esau worshiped false gods. Today, for the most part, they are Muslims who worship the false god, Allah. Both Jacob and Esau have been the receivers of God’s judgments. But the LORD repeatedly through time has promised to restore Israel because of His covenant promises.

Deuteronomy 4:29, God’s promise to Israel and her descendants, “If from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find Him.”

But to Esau and his descendants, God condemned them to complete destruction, never to be restored. Saul fought against the Edomites, David conquered them, Solomon made their gulf cities seaports. The day will come when the Lord Jesus shall finish this work,

Romans 12:19, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

In the following we read of the vengeance of the Lord against His enemies.

Isaiah 63:1-2-3-4, this is still in the future, “Who is this that cometh for Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah (a city in Edom?) This that is glorious in His apparel, travelling in the greatness of His strength? I that speak in righteousness mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat (winepress?)

I have trodden the winepress alone; and the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.”

The wicked land of Edom stands in contrast to the Holy land, as do the wicked people of this world stand in contrast to the saints.

Obadiah 8-14, “Shall I (God) not in that day, — even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? — every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.”

The land of Edom or Idumaean lies to the south of the Dead Sea and Sodom and Gomorrah lay within the borders of this wicked land. Every attempt to restore this land has failed.

The Promised Land (Israel) was given to the descendants of Jacob. It has been written into God’s unconditional promise to Abraham.

To be a descendant of Abraham by blood is not enough;

The ingredients for salvation are, God’s mercy, to believe by faith, repent and be baptism in the Holy Spirit. Only in these things will any and all be accepted of God.

Romans 4:3, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.”

God blessings and curses!

Nothing is a surprise to God; He knows all things from the beginning to the end.

The question, “Was God unjust in His choice of Isaac over Ishmael, and Jacob over Esau? Is God responsible for the sins of the Edomites? Is God responsible for the sins of mankind, those not drawn by the Father?

Paul states in Romans 9:14, “God forbid,” meaning, Not at all. The Greek negative particle (me genoito) with a question, “Is God unjust,” implies a negative response, or “Not at all.”

This issue does not concern justice, but Sovereign decisions. God is under no obligation to issue justice to anyone. His mercy does not depend on mans’ desires, or his good works.

Jesus came to a fallen world, a world without hope, a world without God. Man, regardless of race or color, rich or poor, young or old is born into sin, sin that must be judged of God.

So, the question is, “How can anyone escape?” Are we in the same boat with Esau and his descendants, unloved?

All who believe by faith in Jesus Christ, be they Jew or Gentile, receive Him as He is offered in the Gospel account. In this we have through Christ’s shed blood a right to a son-ship unto the Father. We are than the sons and daughters of righteousness.

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

“Whosoever,” As including the idea of oneness, a totality, all, the whole. In this sense, the singular is put with a noun having the article; and the Plural also stands with the article where a definite number is implied or without the article where the number is indefinite.

Only by and through Jesus’ sacrifice are the heavenly blessing purchased. This is the promise of the Father to His Son and to those who bow a knee to the name of Jesus Christ shall they be saved. This promise is to all the sons and daughters of Adam who bow a knee to Jesus Christ and acknowledge that He has come in the flesh.

What an astonishing thought. Sinners can become heirs of the promises. The choice belongs to each and every individual.

Walk in the light and receive the promises made to Abraham Isaac and Jacob; walk in darkness and receive the curses pronounced upon Esau and his decedents. How do you choose?

Phil LaSpino

 

Many offer strong objections concerning any distinction between the Gospel of the Kingdom preached by John the Baptist, Jesus, and his disciples, from that of Paul’s Gospel, the gospel of grace. 

Did Jesus and the apostles teach one gospel and Paul another? Needful question!

If I were to say there are two gospels, one for the Jews, the other for the Church, would this be bad theology? Or is there a greater truth in the statement? Well, let’s take a closer look. 

Let’s begin with Jesus’ earthly ministry and the twelve. What must first be understood is Jesus came to the Jews first, not the Gentiles. 

Matthew 10:5-6, Jesus commanded the twelve, “Go not into the way (places) of the Gentiles, and into any (walled) city of the Samaritans enter you not. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 

Why would He command them to stay in Israel to teach His gospel to the Jews only? From the moment Jesus came out of the water of baptism, the Jews leaders rejected him. Why? Because he claimed he was the “Son of God.” So he sends the twelve to Jerusalem, and he heads to Galilee, the land of the Gentiles. There he teaches in the synagogues.  

His disciples were to follow in his footsteps and continue spreading the good news; the message was, “Jesus is the expected Messiah, the Son of God.”  

Jesus said in Matthew 15:24, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 

Isaiah 9:6, “A Son is given.” 

Jesus was connecting his presence with His Father’s purpose. Jesus was born under the law to redeem those who were also under the law.

Galatians 4:4-5 tells us, “When the fullness of the time came, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them (the Jews) that were under the law.” 

Jesus was narrowing the apostle’s focus to the most receptive ones. It would be easy for them to converse with their fellow citizens, those still under the Law of Moses, because they expected the Messiah to come. 

Therefore, the disciples’ ministry would be the same as the Lord’s. They were to go only to the “Lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 

John 21:16, Jesus goes to be with his disciples after his death and resurrection. He turns to Peter and asks him three times, “Love you me more than these (speaking of the disciples)?” 

Peter replies, “Yes Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus replies, “Feed my sheep.” So even though the Jews had put him to death, He still told Peter to “Feed my sheep.” 

Jesus’ earthly ministry began on October 27 A.D. and ended at the cross on April 31 A.D., 3 ½ years later. The place, Israel. At that time, the Temple stood; the priests offered animal sacrifices, and the Pharisees and Sadducees had replaced the Levites. 

Nebuchadnezzar removed the Ark of the Covenant, mercy seat, and eternal fire in B.C. 598 from the Temple, see 2 Chronicles 36:7. Another issue; the people were without the Levitical priests. 

From the days of Malachi, about 444 B.C., God had exposed and condemned the unfaithful priests of Israel. He rebuked them and cursed them.

God said to the priests, 

Malachi 2:1, “I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to your heart.” 

God’s covenant had been with the Levites, not with priests appointed by men. Therefore, any sacrifices made by these self-appointed priests, from Malachi to the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D., were worthless, as Malachi wrote,

Malachi 2:3, they were “dung” unto the Lord. 

During the ministry of Christ, the Jews were under Roman rule; and governed by Pontius Pilate, the fifth prefect of the Roman province of Judaea. Pilate served from 26 A.D. to 36 A.D. He served under Emperor Tiberius and is best known for the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. 

Until Paul began his ministry, some seven years after the cross, about 37 A.D., except for a few Gentiles, they had been on the outside looking in. All Jews who had received the Lord were still participating in Temple worship, sacrifices, and holding to specific rules of the law, as in tithing, circumcision, not eating what was said to be unclean, and other issues.   

When the Lord came to the Jews, he first called out the twelve. Then, he began confirming his new covenant with the people when he stepped out of the wilderness with the devil. But he promised to replace the Old covenant law with a new covenant of grace.   

Jeremiah 31:31, “Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah.” Verse 33, “This shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; — I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts, and will be their God, and they shall be my people —– Verse 34, “For they shall all know me —- for I will forgive their iniquity and I will remember their sin no more.”  

For 3½ Years, Jesus confirmed this new covenant with the Jews; all they had to do was believe He was the Son of God, the expected Messiah. And by many signs and wonders, healing and miracles, He had set out to prove to the people of Israel and their religious leaders that the Father sent him; and was indeed the Son of the Living God. 

During Jesus’ earthly ministry, the following people acknowledged Jesus as the Son. 

In speaking of the Lord, John 1:34, John the Baptist said, “This is the Son of God.” 

Peter confessed that Jesus was the “Son of the living God.” 

The Samaritan woman at the well confessed that Jesus was the “Son of God.” 

After Jesus’ death, the Roman centurion acknowledged He was “The Son of God.”  

After the cross, on the day of Pentecost, 3000 believed. 

Also, the Jewish Eunuch said to Philip, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” 

Jesus’ claim to the Jews, I am the promised Messiah. But, after all, he had accomplished, healing, miracles, signs, and even the raising of the dead, He was still rejected. 

John 1:11, “He (Jesus) came unto his own (the Jews), and his own received him not.” 

The response of the people of Israel after 3 ½ years of signs and miracles was, 

“Luke 19:14, the “citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, we will not have this man to reign over us.” 

Mark 15:13, “And they (the people) cried out again, Crucify him.” 

Please read carefully: The following occurred before the cross. Jesus is speaking to the 12 apostles:

Luke 18:31-34, “Then he (Jesus) took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, “Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished (meaning fulfilled).” 

“For he (Jesus) shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spit on. And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. And they (the 12) understood none of these things: and this saying was HID from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.” 

The apostles had no understanding of the coming death, burial, and resurrection until he was raised from the grave. So also, the twelve did not know Paul’s gospel of grace. It would be 21 years after the cross that Peter had his vision of the sheet. Until then, none of the apostles understood that the Gentiles had also received the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  

With this in mind, it’s obvious the apostles could not teach Paul’s gospel of grace: “by faith are we saved, and not by the works of the law.” Peter wrote some 30 years after the cross and shortly before his death, 

2 Peter 3:15-16, “Even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you; as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned (untaught) and unstable twist as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” 

Peter calls Paul my brother, a fellow-Christian, a fellow-apostle. Many have, and continue to deny, Paul’s apostleship, yet Peter owns up to him. He calls him beloved and mentions Paul as one who had an uncommon measure of wisdom given to him. 

The Lord converted Paul in 34 A.D., three years after the cross. In Galatians 1:11 you can read his story. He acknowledges my gospel is “not after men” but came from the Lord himself. After Paul’s experience on the road to Damascus, he never went to Jerusalem, where the apostles were but went into Arabia and Damascus until 40 or 41 A.D.      

Paul now arrives on the scene with his gospel. He writes, 

Romans 11:13, “For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles.” 

1 Timothy 2:7, “I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity (truth).” 

1 Timothy 2:8, “Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel.” 

So, what was Paul’s gospel? It was a gospel of the grace of God, and by faith alone, we are saved. I believe the following verse summarizes Paul’s gospel. 

1 Corinthians 15:1-2-3-4, Paul writes, “I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you” — “By which also you are saved if you keep in memory what I preached to you.” —– “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 on the third day.”

That was/is Paul’s gospel; we can call it the gospel of grace, which is the gospel for us today.

Phil LaSpino www.seekfirstwisdom.com

 

Final Countdown, Chapter 3: “How Does God Keep Time?” Posted Jan. 21, 2019.  

Final Countdown, Chapter 4: “This Generation, Daniel 9:27” Posted Jan. 23, 2019.  

Final Countdown, Chapter 5: “Confirming The Covenant of Daniel 9:27.”  Posted Jan. 25th 2019.  

Final Countdown, Chapter 6: “The Decree of 457 B.C.; The Jews Return.” Posted Jan. 26th 2019.

Final Countdown, Chapter 7: “Nebuchadnezzar; His Image of a man.” Posted Jan. 26th 2019. 

Final Countdown, Chapter 8: Bad Boys of Greece and Rome. Posted Jan. 26th 2019.

Final Countdown, Chapter 9: When Was Jesus Crucified? Posted Jan. 26th 2019.

Final Countdown, Chapter 10: 2300 Days of Dan.8:14. Posted Jan. 26th 2019.

Final Countdown, Chapter 11: 6000 Years.  Posted Jan. 6th, 2019

Final Countdown, Chapter 12, 1290 and 1335 Days of Daniel 12. Posted Jan. 26th, 2019.

Final Countdown, Chapter 13, Belshazzar: Posted Jan. 26th, 2019.

Final Countdown, Chapter 14, Hosea 6:2. Posted Jan.26th  2019.

Final Countdown, Chapter 15, The Missing 30 Years. Posted Jan. 26th, 2019.  

Final Countdown, Chapter 16, The Last Temple Sacrifice. Jan. 26th, 2019.

Final Countdown, Chapter 17, God’s Two Witnesses: Posted April 6, 2018.

Final Countdown, Ch. 18: I Thessalonians 4:17-19

Final Countdown, Ch. 19: Is The Word “Rapture” Biblical?

Final Countdown, Ch. 20: Drugs: A Sign of God’s Final Countdown

Final Countdown, Ch. 21: More End Time Signs

Final Countdown, Ch. 22: Who Are The Arabs of Today?

Final Countdown, Ch. 23: A Temple Without God

 

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Web-sites that I would recommend.

www.lesfeldick.org

Les Feldick Ministry
Route 1, Box. 760
Kinta, OK 74552

Christian forums

www.biblediscovertv.com
www.ligonier.org
www.backtothebible.org
www.gty.org

 

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