Rightly dividing the Word of truth
This is part 22 in a series of 53 articles about RIGHTLY DIVIDING GOD’S WORD OF TRUTH. All scripture quoted will be from the King James Bible.
Except for the eight dispensations I wrote about, all the other articles were about God’s earthly program for the Jewish nation of Israel and any Gentiles who have been saved by following God’s instructions for them at the time they were living, and without any written law. However, once Moses was given the written law, then if the Gentiles wanted to be saved, they had to become a proselytize and become a Jew or they could also receive God’s blessing, through blessing Israel as it was promised in Genesis 12:3.
If you remember from some of my earlier articles, I showed from scripture that both the Gentile nations, and the Jewish nation, have been set aside by God, but why? Romans 3:9-10: 9What then? are we (the Jews) better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin; 10As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. In verse 9 above the Apostle Paul is referring to the Jews when he says are we better than they because the Jew’s have rejected God’s revelation and Christ as their Messiah.
Remember what Romans 11:25 said in the last half of the verse: that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in, then in Romans 11:32 God says: 32For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
God has set Israel aside temporarily for the sake of the Gentiles, but He has not forgotten Israel because of His promise to the fathers and His unconditional covenants. Israel and the Gentiles are both set aside as it say’s in Romans 11:32 so God can have mercy upon all. Now, the question is, how will God have mercy on all because they are all in unbelief?
Remember, Jews were separated from Gentiles by their God given covenants, circumcision, and laws. They were two distinct group of people. But now, it is going to be different. There is going to be a dispensational change. God will have mercy on all in one new body.
Now, God’s starts His new heavenly program!
Whereas in time past there were two peoples, JEWS AND GENTILES, there is now only one man. The one man is a new man, being neither Jew nor Gentile. Galatians 6:15: 15For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. Ephesians 2:15-16: 15Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby. Both Jew and Gentile are now reconciled to God equally in one body by the cross.
Most people have
never heard of this one new man. Even the men in our pulpits today don’t know
anything about it because our theological seminaries don’t teach about it.
To be continued