Be ye edified

Foundation – Romans – Gospel of God’s Grace Salvation – what the building sets upon – you don’t live here but it is foundational

Living Quarters – Ephesians explains the Mystery – the BOC in Heavenly Places – you live here, your dwelling space

Roof / Attic – 1Thessalonians – the Rapture – in a Mystery – Grace Prophecy – you don’t live here but you look toward

Romans 16:25 FOUNDATION – THE MYSTERY – Romans 16:26 SCRIPTURES of the PROPHETS

Romans / SALVATION – MY GOSPEL – JUSTIFICATION by FAITH

1Corinthians and 2Corinthians / CORRECT and REBUKE – they were full of sins

Galatians / REPROOF – they moved away from the FOUNDATION – they were guilty of doctrinal sins

Philippians / CONDUCT – they lived carelessly doctrinally

Colossians / ROOTED – STABLISHED – FULLNESS

1Thessalonians / The BLESSED HOPE – SERVE – WAIT

2Thessalonians – The CATCHING AWAY – COMFORT

1&2Timothy and Titus / THE CHURCH – ORGANIZED FELLOWSHIP

1Timothy 2:4 / MINISTRY – the WILL of GOD that all men be SAVED

The Doctrinal House is held up by the four pillars of Romans Foundation

Problematic

Covenant Theology – System of Bible hermeneutical that makes the present day church to be the recipients of all the promises in the Bible by spiritualizing the Bible. God did not mean what He said and and what He did say he never meant. The only way you can know what the Bible means is to have a trained pastor spiritualization of those verses. You have to look to a man to understand the Bible. They make the BOC to be Israel somewhere where it did not begin. Acts Chapter 2

Pentecostal / Charismatic – Convinced that where the sign gifts began the BOC began. They make today’s believer Israel. Acts Chapter 2

Dispensationalism – Not understanding the Mystery of Israel’s blindness and the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. Scofield and others lay out dispensations but they do not begin the Church with Paul. Acts Chapter 2

All other isms and schisims –

The BOC is only formed through and under the ministry of RECONCILIATION.

2Corinthians 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;

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.
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.
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.

Romans 11:15 For if the casting away of them (ISRAEL) be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

The ministry of RECONCILIATION is that God took the sins of the whole world and imputed them to His Son, not imputing sins to us, but imputing to us His RICHTEOUSNESS – AFTER Israel’s progressive STUMBLINGING, FALL, DIMISHING, BLINDNESS, and CASTING AWAY.

The casting away of Israel made it possible for the reconciliation of the whole world.

This is part of our foundation.

There can be no reconciliation of the whole world until the casting away of Israel.

When was Israel cast away?

When is it evident in Scripture that God turned from that Church, turned from His nation, turned from those apostates, and begin to do something new through a DISPENSATIONAL CHANGE, and by the DISPINSATIONAL CHANGE those things concerning Israel were altered and impacted?

He did it when STEPHEN was STONED.

Subsequent to that Paul was Saved by God’s Grace (Galatians 1) with a PURPOSE to reveal in Paul – Jesus Christ according to a NEW REVELATION, called the MYSTERY.

There are many that are Dispensationalists that misplace where the Body of Christ began. Scofield did that, and most do.

This is the Dispensation of God’s Grace completely separated from the times past for Israel and the ages to come for Israel.

Things differ between this Grace Dispensation and times past and ages to come for Israel.

We cannot understand the things that differ without Paul.

And this is why we must cooperate with 1Timothy 2:15 and rightly divide the Word of Truth. It does not say rightly divide Dispensations. The Dispensation is uniquely Pauline in GRACE.

(Note from De: I like this, such a good illustration). The Greek word for rightly divide is related to a word you are familiar with – Orthodontist. An Orthodontist straightens teeth. To rightly divide is to straighten God’s Word as God wants His Word straight.

The Dispensation of God’s Grace is the MORE EXCELLENT GLORY.

It’s important to distinguish the things that differ. What Moses received was GOOD but what Paul got is MORE EXCELLENT.

If you don’t make the distinction between ISRAEL and the FULLNESS of the GENTILES (the Saving of the Gentiles without Israel, creating the Church the BOC) you wrongly divide – the NEW CREATION is PART of the MYSTERY.

The reason Believers do not see the things that EXCEL and are NOT THE SAME is because when they read Paul they don’t know what he’s talking about.

Ephesians 3:

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:
3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

The verse says that Paul wrote down this thing called MYSTERY. So, when you read what Paul wrote you need to keep in the front of your understanding and your reasoning – that as you read Paul you are reading the MYSTERY.

That’s simple, religious flesh has made it hard.

When you read what Paul wrote, Romans through Philemon, it’s MYSTERY.

A mystery is something that is kept secret so that others don’t know.

So, when Paul comes along and says I don’t want you brethren to be ignorant of this Mystery concerning Israel – nobody before Paul knew what he was going to say.

Nobody knew it!

A partial blindness has happened to Israel until the FULLNESS of the Gentiles be come in.

Nobody knew that!

That’s a Mystery!

He even uses the word Mystery right in the middle of the MYSTERY verse, and yet people don’t see the difference, because when they read Paul they do not understand that he writes this thing called the MYSTERY. That vocabulary is removed from their spiritual thinking.

Acts 3:17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.
18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

What are these days?

In the context these are the prophetic last days.

How could that which is created through the MYSTERY be found in PROPHETIC LAST DAYS?

It couldn’t!

So, in the beginning, when the BOC began, that is a MYSTERY.

The CHURCH is part of the MYSTERY.

The DISPENSATION of GRACE is a MYSTERY.

The partial blindness of Israel is a Mystery.

All of this, NOBODY knew about!

So, don’t go looking in other parts of your Bible to understand.

When people go to Acts 2 and 3 to say that is when the Church began they miss that those days were the PROPHETIC LAST DAYS and so the mostly Gentile Church could not have begun there.

But Paul writes: I write about the MYSTERY.

Revelation 1:3 ¶ Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

The words of what?

PROPHECY.

The time is what?

The PROPHETIC LAST DAYS.

So now we can know something.

If Paul is speaking to me, presenting to me verses that I can trust, that I can love – then Paul is telling me something that is not in Acts nor in the Revelation. Because, the designation of those two things is PROPHECY and Paul ALWAYS talks about MYSTERY. Whether it be FOUNDATIONAL, or CORRECTION, or the FULL KNOWLEDGE of it – everything that he teaches is concerning the MYSTERY. Therefore, distinguishing the things that differ I can read Acts, and read Revelation and read Isaiah and the book of Genesis. And as long as Paul is teaching me how to read that, I’m going to be very careful to maintain the integrity and veracity of what they are about. Because they (Acts, Revelation, Isaiah, Genesis) are about PROPHECY – and I am about MYSTERY.

But most Believers are never taught how to read their Bible.

Understand something – if I keep in my understanding that Paul wrote Mystery and now as I find Prophecy then I know that the two are different because there has been a Dispensational change.

Romans 11:25 is a Dispensational change that affected God’s program with Israel. It altered, it modified that, it put it on the shelf in a partial blindness. And you know why the word is partial there? Because it’s not a total, complete, absolute, forever blindness. They are just partially blind while God is working out what He working out in the Gentiles – until the FULLNESS of the Gentiles be come in.

God did not have to have in His BOOK a verse that tells the reader how to study it UNTIL there was this DISPENSATIONAL CHANGE occurring between ISRAEL and the MYSTERY.

If you take Paul and his thirteen books and take them out of the BIBLE you have no need to apply 2Timothy 2:15 to the Word of Truth because there is nothing to divide. But put Paul back in and as you read it every thing is a Mystery. And this issue of Israel and the Mystery that is here in this second essential doctrine – people just don’t know. They are not taught this. And you can tell when you see their doctrine and see what they are looking for, look what they are believing, look what they are hoping for – you look at how God is moving in their life and they have been convinced that they are spiritual Israelites, and they are looking for those things that Israel was promised.

Now, if you exclude Paul from your thinking as you read you will not know the DISPENSATIONAL CHANGE with Israel and how it affected and impacted God’s program with them. The essential nature of this essential doctrine if you do not understand the Mystery of Israel’s blindness – your misreckoning caters to the policy of evil against mankind but especially against the BOC. And the Church which is the BOC thinks it is Israel.

Listen, we have a need to be an honest people. God’s people should be honest, but when you have a pastor, preacher, teacher, priest, a church, a whole movement, a whole denomination running over to anything that isn’t a MYSTERY and teaching it for obedience for God’s people today, that whole pastor, preacher, teacher, priest, church, a movement, a denomination is dishonest. They’re lying, because they are saying well lets go obey the ten commandments, lets obey early Acts.

When you learn that Paul teaches the MYSTERY the lights should come on and you should start seeing the differences. With right division you will not allow the Bible to be changed or be some allegory or some spiritual truth – it’s LITERAL!

Look at Acts Chapter 2 at these literal people that are working under the Great Commission and performing signs, miracles, and wonders.

Acts 2:

43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

This is the same group of people.

Acts 4:

32 ¶ And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
There is not one single Acts 2 starting Dispensationalist people, Acts 2 starting Church people today that obey that. There is not one! They are absolutely liars! Now they probably have good intent but God’s people need to be HONEST.

That is why Paul says in 2Corinthians Chapter 4 that he renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, nor was he handling the Word of God deceitfully.
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.

See, if you don’t rightly divide and understand the things that are MORE EXCELLENT, and understand that what Paul wrote is MYSTERY and everything else is PROPHECY – when we get to these specific Doctrines you will not understand God’s Word of Truth as you are intended to.

You’re never going to understand that MORE EXCELLENT DOCTRINE by going to Matthew.

You will not understand the blindness of Israel by going to Matthew.

In Romans 11:25 Paul puts two things together.

Blindness in part has happened to Israel – until the FULLNESS of the Gentiles be come in.

That’s a Mystery.

You are never going to understand it in any other part of your Bible than staying with Paul. Not going to a commentary, but stay with Paul.

There was more to this teaching, and I hope that you will take the time to listen to this series and all the series on the site – you will be increased.

From the series, Six Essential Doctrines http://www.bereanworkman.com/mp3/essential/index.html

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