Rightly dividing the Word of truth
This is part 23 in a series of 53 articles about RIGHTLY DIVIDING GOD’S WORD OF TRUTH. All scripture quoted will be from the King James Bible.
In part 23, we continue with God’s new heavenly program, the one new man.
As I said in part 22, our theological seminaries do not teach anything about the one new man because they believe the apostle Paul appointed himself to the rank of an apostle, and his messages are different from the other gospels. They do not realize that God changed the way He was dealing with man when He called Paul to be the apostle of the Gentiles.
When God called Paul, He changed from the dispensation of the law under prophecy, or the earthly program, to the new heavenly program called the mystery, or the dispensation of grace.
Please understand, we do not put Paul ahead of Christ, but we refer to Paul’s writings frequently, because today, all of Paul’s epistles are for our obedience, and doctrine. If you took Paul’s Epistles out of the Bible, there would be no salvation available to anyone living today. Yes, this is serious business with God, and all true Christian believers. There is no salvation available to anyone today under prophecy, the law, or the earthly program.
Rightly dividing prophecy from mystery will eventually make the gospel, doctrine, pattern, walk, identity, and ministry of the church abundantly clear for you, and we will only find that information in Paul’s writings.
Remember, things were changing from the earthly program to the heavenly program, and God was going to use Paul to bring these changes about.
Now, in Acts 26:1,12-18 we read: 1Then Agrippa said unto Paul, thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself: 12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests, 13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. 14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. 16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; 17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
God told Paul He was
going to use him for a special purpose. He would send Paul to the Gentiles to
open their eyes from darkness to light, the new heavenly program, the
dispensation of grace, the one new man.
To be continued