I Corinthians 9462
II Corinthians 6046
I Thessalonians 1837
II Thessalonians 1022
I Timothy 2244
II Timothy 1666
Total for all Paul’s writings:
Total of all words in the Bible:
Paul’s writings as a percent of the total:
That means, then, that more than 94% of the Bible has a kingdom focus:
Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
So, you want to follow Jesus according to the flesh?
The works required under the Gospel of the Kingdom were these:
The Baptism of Repentance, which was repenting/confessing/baptism
(Matt. 3:1-11, Mark 1:4-5, Luke 3:3, Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16).
Selling all that you had
(Matt. 6:19-34, Matt. 8:20, Matt. 10:8-10, Matt. 13:44-46, Matt. 19:16-24, Mark 6:7-9,
Mark 10:17-23, Luke 3:8-11, Luke 9:1-4,
Luke 12:15-34, Acts 2:44-45, Acts 3:1-6, Acts 4:32-37, Acts 5:1-11).
Forgiving others of their sins against you
(Matt. 6:12-15, Matt. 18:21-35, Mark 11:25-26, Luke 6:37, Luke 11:4).
Maintain good works
(Matt. 5:20, Matt. 5:48, Matt. 16:27, Matt. 19:16-19, John 5:29).
This included very seemingly "little" sins, such as not calling someone a fool
Doing works meet for repentance
(Matt. 3:7-10, Luke 3:8-11).
Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you,
pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
You must do this to be a child of God
Bring forth fruit to abide in God's love or be cast into the fire
(Matt. 7:15-20, John 15:1-10).
Do the will of God keeping His words
Endure to the end of the Tribulation until Christ comes without denying the Lord
(Matt. 10:22, Matt. 10:32-33, Matt. 24:13-14,
Luke 12:8-9, Mark 13:13, Rev. 2:7, Rev. 2:11, Rev. 2:17,
Rev. 2:26, Rev. 3:5, Rev. 3:12, Rev. 3:21, Rev. 21:7,
Heb. 3:6-14, Heb. 4:1, Heb. 4:11, Heb. 6:4-8, Heb. 8:8-13,
Heb. 10:16-17, Heb. 10:38 Heb. 11:31).
Do not take the Mark of the Beast
(Rev. 13:15-18, Rev. 14:9-11).
Do not try and save your physical life by denying Christ in the midst of persecution,
you will lose your soul if you do
(Matt. 10:38-39, 16:25-26, Mark 8:35-36, Luke 9:24-25, Luke 17:33).
Do not blaspheme the Holy Ghost
(Matt. 12:31-32, Mark 3:28-29, Luke 12:10, 1 John 5:16).
Watch for Christ's Second Coming to the earth and be a faithful servant
(Matt. 24:42-51, Mark 13:32-37, Luke 21:34-36).
Do not hate your brethren
(1 John 3:14-15).
Take care of the Jews and believers in the Tribulation
YOU DO BETTER TO TRUST HIS DEATH,BURIAL and RESURRECTION
and GET SAVED BY GRACE through FAITH
THE FREE GIFT OF GOD!!
Romans 3:23 Romans 6:23 Romans 4:25 I Corinthians 15:1-4 Ephesians 2:8,9
FOLLOW PAUL TO FOLLOW CHRIST !
2 Thessalonians 3:7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us:
for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
1 Corinthians 4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me,
and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
1 Thessalonians 1:6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord,
having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
NOBODY WOULD BE ABLE TO FOLLOW JESUS !
We know that THE LORD JESUS CHRIST is in heaven at the right hand of the FATHER
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Please VERIFY the Scriptures I gave you.
Do not trust me but TRUST HIS PURE WORDS
JESUS THE WORD OF GOD
7 times in the King James Holy Bible 1611-1769
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.
1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard,
which we have seen with our eyes,
which we have looked upon,
and our hands have handled,
of the Word of life;
1 John 5:7
For there are three that bear record in heaven,
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:
and these three are one.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:
and his name is called The Word of God.
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Genesis 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Genesis 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
“Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
Since Genesis 3:1 we see the enemies of God attacking the truthfulness and veracity of the words of God.
Also people that say they are believers have the audacity to MODIFY by ADDING and SUBTRACTING to the PURE WORDS OF GOD !
(Psalm 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Psalm 12:7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
Psalm 12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.)
GOD IS FAITHFUL.
GOD IS THE TRUTH.
Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
HIS WORDS are defined THE WORD OF TRUTH 5 times in the PRESERVED KJB:
Psalms 119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
2 Corinthians 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Notwithstanding there are over 2,000 versions of the Bible in existence today. How many are there? And why do they exist?
The Bible has been around since the 4th century B.C. There are currently about 2,000 versions of it in existence today. Some of these versions include the King James Version, New International Version (NIV), New American Standard Version (NASB) and New Revised Standard Version (NRSV).
These versions differ because they contain different translations, or interpretations, of the original text. They also vary in their style and structure. For example, some versions are written in verse form, while others are written in prose. The same story may be told differently depending on which version is being read.
I personally find totally ABSURD that people DO NOT BELIEVE that GOD has been able to PRESERVE HIS PURE WORDS in a book!
What kind of GOD do they believe in, if they even believe in GOD?
IF GOD has not been able TO PRESERVE HIS PURE WORDS, then He wouldn’t be THE TRUE LIVING GOD!
I firmly REJECT any version and I consider the King James Holy Bible 1611-1769 to be THE TRUE PURE PRESERVED WORDS OF GOD!
I worship the TRUE LIVING GOD, not the confused and confusing idol of the denominations of men!
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BUTGODBUTNOW.COM - INTRODUCTION
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Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
2 Chronicles 18:15 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?
Psalms 15:2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
Psalms 60:4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
Psalms 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.
Psalms 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
Psalms 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Isaiah 26:2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
Jeremiah 5:1 Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
Jeremiah 5:3 O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
Jeremiah 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 9:5 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
Daniel 7:16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
Daniel 7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
Daniel 8:12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
Daniel 11:2 And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.
Micah 7:20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
Zechariah 8:16 ¶ These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:
Zechariah 8:19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.
Mark 5:33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
Mark 12:32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
John 5:33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
John 8:45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
John 8:46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
John 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Romans 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Romans 2:20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
Romans 3:7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
Romans 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
1 Corinthians 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
2 Corinthians 11:10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.
2 Corinthians 12:6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.
2 Corinthians 13:8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
Galatians 2:5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?
Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
Galatians 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Ephesians 4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
2 Thessalonians 2:10 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 Thessalonians 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
1 Timothy 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
2 Timothy 2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
2 Timothy 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
2 Timothy 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
2 Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Titus 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
James 5:19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1 John 2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
1 John 3:19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
2 John 1:1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
3 John 1:1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
3 John 1:3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.
3 John 1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.
3 John 1:12 Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record; and ye know that our record is true.
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Rejoice in the Lord alway:
and again I say,
1 Thessalonians 5:16
GOD'S GRACE IN THE DISPENSATION OF GRACE.
We are in the dispensation of God’s
1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is
given me to you-ward:
Let’s review how Paul describes how God operates
We are saved by grace
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We walk by grace
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you:
for ye are not under the
law, but under grace.
We stand in grace
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we
stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Grace is needed to teach us to live
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation
hath appeared to all
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should
live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the
great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
God is “able to make all grace abound
(2 Cor 9:8).
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye,
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good
God’s grace is sufficient in weakness,
pain, and suffering
(2 Cor 12:9).
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength
is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
The grace of our Lord was exceeding
abundant to save
(1 Tim 1:14).
14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and
love which is in Christ Jesus.
Our speech should be alway with
6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye
may know how ye ought to answer every man.
We have the riches of God’s grace
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
sins, according to the riches of his grace;
We who are saved receive an
“abundance of grace”
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they
which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness
shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Grace abounds “much more” over sin
and the law (Rom 5:20).
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But
where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
God’s grace reigns today (Rom 5:21).
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign
through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
GOD'S WILL FOR YOU LIFE NOW
1. Salvation is God’s will for you and other people.
(1 Tim 2:4)
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the
2. Coming to a knowledge of the truth of the Bible
rightly divided. (1 Tim 2:4)
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the
3. Giving thanks to God. (1 Thess 5:18)
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning
THE MYSTERY REVEALED
7 DISTINCT THINGS THAT WERE REVEALED TO THE APOSTLE PAUL
The Mystery Revealed
7 distinct things that were revealed to the Apostle Paul
Purpose: Defining from the King James Bible the separate
aspects of the mystery message revealed to the Apostle Paul
1. Blindness - Israel is set aside
a. They are fallen - Romans 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid:
but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
b. Their program, promises, and prophecy are not in effect
i. They are fallen but not cast away - Rom 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.
Rom 11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew.
Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,
Rom 11:3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars;
and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
Rom 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him?
I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
Rom 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
ii. Blindness has happened - Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery,
lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel,
until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Rom 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer,
and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
Rom 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
Rom 11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election,
they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
2. New creature – the body of Christ –(Mystery of Christ)
a. Christ in you - Col 1:25-36
b. You in Christ – 1 Corinthians 12:13
c. Joint members of one body - Ephesians 3:1-6
d. Flesh of his flesh – union - Ephesians 5:32
e. All things become new - 2 Cor 5:17
3. Eternal purpose – (mystery of the Father)
a. Mystery of his will - Ephesians 1:9-10
b. 1 Tim 2:4-6 – God’s will is that…
c. 2 Tim 1:9 – saved us and called us according to…
d. Ephesians 1:11 – we have an inheritance according to …
4. New Agency - Body Of Christ –
(mystery of godliness)
a. We are given the manifold wisdom of God - Ephesians 3:7-10 –
b. We are set in heavenly places - Ephesians 2:6-7
c. Blessings in heavenly places - Ephesians 1:3
d. We are ambassadors - 2 Cor 5:19-20
5. Grace - Jesus died for our sins, salvation by grace – 2 Cor 5:21
a. Jesus according to the revelation of the mystery - Romans 16:25
b. BUT NOW… righteousness without the law - Romans 3:21-22
c. Preaching of the cross - 1 Cor 1:17-18, 23
d. We are made nigh by grace through faith - Ephesians 2:13. Ephesians 2: 8-9
e. The unsearchable riches – Ephesians 3:8
6. Satan’s Lie - Mystery of Iniquity.
a. Satan’s plan of opposition
b. He has blinded the minds - 2 Cor 4:3-4
c. He has transformed his presence – 2 Cor 11:14
d. Wily ways – Ephesians 6:10-12
e. He operates in the doctrinal realm – 1 Tim 4:1
f. It is already at work - 2 Thess 2:7
7.The Blessed Hope – Titus 2:13
a. Twinkling of an eye – 1 Cor 15:50-53
b. Sealed until the day of redemption -
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
c. Waiting the redemption of our bodies - Romans 8:22-23
d. Being caught up - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
We are COMMANDED to follow PAUL, not Peter.
Instead the greatest majority of denominations if not all of them,
believe and teach that the Church started in Acts 2
( at Pentecost)
and consequently follow Peter, John and James.
But again, I need to stress the fact that we are
COMMANDED to follow Paul to follow Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ sent Paul (Acts 9:15).
Acts 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me,
to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
God commanded it (1 Tim 1:1; 1 Tim 1:16).
1 Timothy 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour,
and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
1 Timothy 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth
all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
God made him your apostle (Rom 11:13).
Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles,
I magnify mine office:
God gave him the gospel of the uncircumcision
Galatians 2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me,
as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;
Galatians 2:8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision,
the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
If you are saved, it is by his gospel of Christ
(Rom 16:25; 1 Cor 15:1-4).
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,
Romans 16:26 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:
Peter gave Paul exclusive rights of ministry to the uncircumcised (Gal 2:9).
Galatians 2:9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
Peter deferred to Paul in matters of what the Lord was doing now
(2 Pet 3:15).
2 Peter 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
Paul instructs it (1 Cor 11:1; Phil 3:17).
1 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
A failure to follow Paul’s pattern…
… diminishes the preaching of the cross for salvation.
… exchanges the power of resurrection for will power.
… robs your spiritual riches in Christ Jesus.
… perpetuates ignorance of God’s will for today.
… weakens the body of Christ by putting the church under the law, identified with Israel, in conditional standing with God.
No wonder Paul spent so much time in his epistles declaring his special apostleship.
“Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.”
1 Corinthians 4:16
Paul, the PREACHER, and APOSTLE and TEACHER
of THE GENTILES.
2 Timothy 1:11
Whereunto I am appointed
and an apostle,
and a teacher of the Gentiles.
1 Timothy 2:7
Whereunto I am ordained
and an apostle,
(I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;)
of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
PAUL ,not Peter, is SET in
the DEFENCE and CONFIRMATION
of THE GOSPEL
Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all,
because I have you in my heart;
inasmuch as both in my bonds,
and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel,
ye all are partakers of my grace.
But the other of love,
knowing that I am set
for the defence of the gospel.
Therefore being justified by faith,
we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Romans 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
Romans 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Romans 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Romans 5:13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
Romans 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
Romans 5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
Romans 5:16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
Romans 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
Romans 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 Corinthians 5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
2 Corinthians 5:3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
2 Corinthians 5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
2 Corinthians 5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
2 Corinthians 5:12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
2 Corinthians 5:13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.
2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
2 Corinthians 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
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.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
2 Corinthians 5:19 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.
2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.