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PROPHECY AND MYSTERY IN A NUT-SHELL

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  (2 places)

A. These 2 places make up the Kingdom of God

     1. The Kingdom of Heaven (Israel)

         a. ( The thousand year reign of Christ for Israel) and then

         b. (new Jerusalem coming down to Earth) Israel's eternal home in Cannan

Revelation 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues,
    and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

Revelation 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city,
    the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

Revelation 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone,
    clear as crystal;

Revelation 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon,
    which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

Revelation 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

B. The Kingdom of Christ (The Church the Body of Christ goes to Heaven)

    1. The Kingdom of Christ is in Heaven (Christ is seated at the Fathers right hand.)

1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming
    of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel,
    and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,
    to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Millennium (The 1,000 year reign of Christ on Earth) This is referred to as the Day of Refreshing.

At the time of the millennium Israel's sins will be blotted out.

Acts 3:19 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.

Ezekiel 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all:
    and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.

Time Past.....................But Now.................Ages to Come

Time Past (Prophecy) and (Prophecy Fulfilled)

Everything in Old Testament including Christ's Earthly Ministry,(Genesis through John) is prophecy and prophecy fulfilled.

Isaiah 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

Luke 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Luke 4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were
    in the synagogue were fastened on him.

Luke 4:21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Did you notice in Luke 4:19 that Jesus quit reading, he did not finish Isaiah 61:2

The reason Jesus quit reading is because; "the day of vengeance of our God to comfort all that mourn" was still future when
    Israel would have to suffer and endure to the end of the Great Tribulation.
    This is why Jesus said: "This day is the scripture fulfilled in your ears."

The disciples thought that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead to sit on David's Throne.

Just before Jesus ascended into Heaven the disciples asked him a question.

Acts 1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore
    again the kingdom to Israel?

You can see that the disciples understood at that time (Time Past) the prophecy for Israel.
    They could not and did not know of the mystery gospel of Christ that was to be given to Apostle Paul.
    If the disciples would have know about the coming salvation of Paul and his ministry to Gentiles, they would have never
    asked Jesus if he was going to restore the kingdom to Israel at that time.

But Now (This Age of Grace we live in now.) Romans through Philemon) (The Church the Body of Christ)

Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you,
    to fulfill thw word of truth.

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:

Ephesians 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy
    apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Gentiles should be fellowheirs (with Christ) not fellow heirs with Israel.

Of the same Body (The Church the Body of Christ) not the same body with Israel.

Israel is a nation, a royal priesthood. The Body of Christ is a living organism of which we are Ambassadors.

Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

Ephesians 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

The Mystery

Romans 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.

Romans 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:

Paul our Apostle for the Body of Christ is saying: Israel is set aside until the fullness of the Gentiles is come in.

Paul was a devout Jew, he knew prophecy, but he certainly did not know that he was going to be saved

on the road to Damascus and that he was going to be the Apostle to the Body of Christ.

Paul received many revelations and visions from Christ.

2 Corinthians 12:1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given
    to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

Galatians 1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

Galatians 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Here is Paul's Gospel of Salvation for us today:

1 Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have
    received, and wherein ye stand;

1 Corinthians 15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for
    our sins according to the scriptures;

1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Ephesians 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Apostle Paul NEVER once ever told us to repent and be baptized for the remission of sins.  Israelís sins are in Remission.
    We in the Body of Christ are Forgiven.

Look in Romans through Philemon for scripture that is written TO and FOR the Church the Body of Christ.

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
    for instruction in righteousness:

ALL scripture is FOR us to learn BUT NOT ALL is written TO us.

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.

The TRUTH FOR Israel is TRUTH.....The TRUTH FOR the Church the Body of Christ is TRUTH
    but they are NOT the same TRUTH for both.

God was preparing to set Israel aside.

Christ sent Paul:

Acts 28:26 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand;
    and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:

Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed;
    lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart,
    and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

This is prophecy in the book of Hosea: God's plan for Israel because of disobedience.

Hosea 1:4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of
    Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.

Hosea 1:5 And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel, in the valley of Jezreel.

Hosea 1:6 And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah:
    for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.

Hosea 1:7 But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God,
    and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.

Hosea 1:8 Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.

Hosea 1:9 Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.

Israel is Loammi today (Cast away) they will remain so until the fullness of the Gentiles are come in, then the Rapture for
    the Church the Body of Christ, after that the restoration of Israel, the Great Tribulation and the Kingdom
    Restored to Israel where and when their sins will be blotted out.

Here is the Gospel for Israel's Salvation:

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for
    the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Mark 6:12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.

Acts 3:19 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.

Acts 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

Acts 3:21 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.

Jesus Christ's entire Earthly ministry was to Israel ONLY.

Apostle Paul did NOT receive the revelation of the MYSTERY of the Body of Christ until Christ was ascended into Heaven.

Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits,
    to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Matthew 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter,
    and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Matthew 10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus,
    and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

Matthew 10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles,
    and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Matthew 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Ages to Come (Prophecy yet to be fulfilled) Hebrews through Revelations

Ezekiel 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all:
    and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.

Israel is at this time divided into 2 nations; Judah and Jacob, Jacob is Israel.

Here are some promises made to Israel in Times Past that are totally fulfilled when Israel is restored, in Ages to Come.
    (Hebrews through Revelation.)

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee:
    and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a
    peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

Exodus 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.
    These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

Numbers 25:12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:

Numbers 25:13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood;
    because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.

Here is the fulfilling of scriptures after the Church the Body of Christ has been caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

James is encouraging the Jews while they are enduring the Great Tribulation where they will die as martyrs for their
    testimony so their sins can be blotted out when Christ returns to Earth for the Millennium.

Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord;
    I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God,
    and they shall be to me a people:

Hebrews is written to Hebrews, the entire book of Hebrews is written to strengthen the faith of Israel during
    their time of Jacobs trouble.  Jacob's trouble is the Great Tribulation.  The Church, the Body of Christ,
    is NOT involved in Jacob's Trouble we will be in Heaven at that time.

1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people;
    that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

1 Peter 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not
    obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers,
    they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Israel will once again be the light to the Gentiles, as they were when God told Abraham I will bless
    them that bless you and curse them that curse you.

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee:
    and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Gentiles could only receive from God by blessing Israel.  It will again be that way in Ages to Come.
    (Hebrews through Revelation.)

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.


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