God has two groups of people, you are either a Jew or a Gentile. One can only be a Jew by birth. God did not put them here at the same time, when he did He kept them apart He told them not to mix with the Egyptians. He gave them their laws to go by. After dealing with them because of disobedient he turn to the Gentiles…therefor Law and grace cant’t mix. God gave us the bible in three parts, past, present, and future. This is why apostle Paul said study to show your self approve rightly DIVIDING The word of truth. first was God dealing with His chosen people, Jesus came to fulfill the law, and prophets. They rejected Him therefore He went to the cross so that He can save the whole world. Now He doing some thing totally different, Paul called it a mystery ( secret) that God kept until now, and revealed it to him for the Gentiles.
We the believers are after the cross, the Jews are before the cross.
When Jesus was on earth He told His disciples not to go in the way of the Gentiles nor the Samaritans, but rather go to the whole house of Israel. Jesus had no message for the Gentiles. There is about two exception the thief on the cross, and the Gentile woman. where he told her that He can’t give the children meat unto the dogs. She said to Him that the dogs eat the crumbs from the table…because of her faith he healed her daughter.
The book of Acts is a book of transformation.
God is now leaving off the Jews, and turning to the Gentiles. The first chapters of Acts is God dealing with the Jews, this is why Jesus left His disciples with the power that He had, He worked miracles to let the Jews know who he was The Jews require a sign. that if they had believe his disciples He would have come back, and set up His kingdom. Stephan was letting them know who Jesus was. and telling them about their action their history, and what they did, they killed their Messiah. But before this Luke told about Stephan been full of the Holy Spirit, quite a few time this was repeated…when the scripture repeats it self it is to pay attention it has to be for a reason.
Jesus said to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time. And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out. Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son:
Stephen was telling them that they killed the prophets, they killed Jesus their Messiah, they could not stand it any longer, remember I said Stephen was
filled with the Holy Spirit…after all of this the Holy Spirit was the only onleft, they rejected the prophets, and Jesus, now they are rejecting the Holy Spirit who is in dwelling Stephen. What did they do they stoned him.
Now who was there consenting to his death? Saul now, God is leaving the Jews, and going to the Gentiles, through the apostle Paul…him being a good Jew he went to the temple preaching Jesus was the son of God. This was there believe of faith.Through him we get our doctrine…the gospel of Grace. God sent him to the Gentile, just as He sent Moses to the Jews. He must have a leader for his people, . We are in the present, the age of grace. Our doctrine comes from Romans through Philemon, also Hebrews have a lot to offer.
One may wonder why I don’t give out scriptures, I’m talking to believers who want to grow, and love to study the word. This is the way the Holy Spirit advise me, If I give you the scripture I am not helping you, you may go and read it then put your bible away. but if I tell you it is in your bible you will look it up meaning search by doing this you may see something that you may not have known was in the bible. His message for the Gentile is to believe that Jesus died was buried and rose from the dead this is the gospel…by which we are save.
I will give you this scripture for salvation 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Paul said by THIS gospel you are save Romans 10:9- is also telling you haw to be save, most don’t know what is the gospel, some said the gospel of Jesus Christ, there is no such gospel, Jesus preach the gospel of the kingdom. Remember the believers are in the body of Christ Jesus…meaning Christ will have to come down to earth for those seven years to go through the tribulation with us, therefor the wedding that is to take place in heaven with the saints, while the world is going through the tribulation, I guest the Lord will have to put that on hold. “Not scripture”. The 480 years of Daniel that was prophecy, when Jesus came they all was fulfilled except for 7 years. Remember the Jews are God’s covenant people where was the Gentiles when God was dealing with them? God is not a mix up God He deal with one nation at a time. He said I will call them ‘my people who are not my people. Who was not His people? The Gentiles. God always had them in mind, remember Heaven, and earth.
This is what was revealed to the apostle Paul the word of God. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come except there come a falling( a carrying away ) FIRST, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition ( Utter distraction ) Most are saying this means that people are going to go back to there old ways, not so as a believer we are seal with the Holy Spirit of Promise this is our earnest down payment for our new body that is waiting us, we have a double security we are sealed with Christ in God…even God will not put us out. Now this is for the born ones, meaning born from above.
The tribulation will not come until the body of Christ is Complete then He will take us out of here, we will meet Him in the air. when a person come to the Lord you are place into His body which limb you are who knows as long as you are in HIS BODY YOU MAY BE THE HAND OR EVEN THE LITTLE TOE, we all have a position in Him He is the HEAD , when that body is complete then He will come and get us. we will make Him complete, we are His compliment. It is like a baby in the mother’s womb when it is completely form then it is delivery time. We are His workman ship, we will be with Him for ever.
These books was written to the Jews, Hebrews, James,1,2, Peter, 1,2,3, John Jude, revelation. Who believe that Jesus was the Son of God. we can learn from these as Paul said they was written for our learning, there are no doctrine here for the body of Christ.
When the believers are gone then Revelation will open up. There will be three, and one half years of peace, because the Antichrist is coming as a peaceful man. He will deceive the whole world that he is bringing them peace… after he get them to give up their weapons Especially Israel for they are waiting for their Messiah who will bring them Peace, then he will take control of the world. Christ is the prince of peace there will be no peace until He come, and set up his Kingdom.
We don’t have to be baptize, we don’t have to join a church house (we are the church the body of Christ ) we don’t have to pay tithes this was under the law for the Jews. Christ said it was finish. this is all works…we are save through faith just believe what Christ has done for us, salvation is free. Trough faith plus nothing.
We are ruling with Christ. we are His heavenly people the Jews are His earthly people. God have deeded them most of the middle East this will be their home land when He set up his Kingdom. Can it get more clear than this? We have to be obedient to Him other wise you will get left out. Eternity is long, time is short!
Evangelist J Burton.