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THINGS CHANGED

Original text by: Norman Cady

nojokd @ charter .net

Edited by: Grace Believers

    Part 1. Introduction

    Part 2. Scriptural Explanation of Changes

            A. Gospel of Christ

            B. Gospel of Grace

    Part 3. Descriptions of the two Kingdoms

    Part 4. Paul Gives Warning of Seduction


Part 1.

In this lesson it is important that I show you that Paul received revelations from Christ that made Paul's preaching
different; not only from what Peter and the disciples taught but also changes in the gospels that Paul preached.

The churches of Romans, Corinthians, Thessalonians and Galatians were all still in the covenants of promise.
They were synagogue churches, meaning that they were Jewish Synagogues. Paul taught the gospel of Christ in
these churches. Paul was preaching to both Jew and Greek.
Note: ALL Greeks are Gentiles but NOT ALL Gentiles are Greek.

1 Corinthians 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
The Gospel of Christ was giving by revelation to Paul that: Christ was raised from the dead for our justification.

Peter and the disciples thought that Christ was raised from the dead to restore the kingdom to Israel
and that Jesus would at that time sit on the Throne of David.
Peter and the disciples preached a kingdom of Israel message.

Jesus and the disciples preached sins REMITTED.  Paul preached sins FORGIVEN.

Sins Remitted and sins Forgiven are not the same thing.

Notice in Galatians 4:28 (below) Paul says, "WE" are the children of promise.  Paul is speaking to the Jews
that believed the gospel of Christ.

Now notice in Ephesians 2:12 Paul says "YE"; Paul could NOT include himself there in that verse, because he
was in the covenants of promise. After Israel was cast away the Ephesians church was NOT in the covenants
of promise so Paul says "YE".

It is my hope and prayer that you come to a new understanding of this time we are in, of Grace through Faith.
We should be preaching and teaching what Paul and his apostles taught; that is, the instructions that Paul gave
us for the Church the body of Christ.  Paul said if anyone is teaching anything other than what they received of him:
Let them be accursed. What Paul taught can only be found in Romans through Philemon.


Part 2:A  The Gospel of Christ

Galatians 4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

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

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel,
    and strangers from the covenants of promise
, having no hope, and without God in the world:

"That at that time ye;" What time?? Acts 28:26-28

After Israel was no longer God's people, things changed at Acts 28:28. When Paul was writing the
Ephesians Epistle he was in prison at Rome.

Christ instructs 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.

When Israel was cast away Gentiles could no longer bless Israel and be in the covenants of promise.
Ephesians no longer had a chance to receive anything from God.

They were without hope and without God in the World.

Israel "stumbled" at the cross of Christ.

Israel "fell" because the insisted on the Law instead of Christ.

Israel was "cast away" although 7,000 (the remnant) were not cast away because
they did not worship Baal.

Romans 9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law.
    For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

Galatians 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law;
    ye are fallen from grace.

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

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

Romans 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men,
    who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

Israel was God's chosen people, all nations of the earth could be blessed by God by blessing Israel.

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.

The churches of Romans, Corinthians, Thessalonians and Galatians were still in the covenants
of promise, because Israel had not yet been cast away; people could still bless Israel but the people
in those churches that believed and came to salvation through Paul's gospel of Christ, were no longer
in the covenants of promise, they were then in the body of Christ.
They were in, what Paul called "My Gospel" which is the Gospel of Christ.


Part 2:B  The Gospel of Grace

Starting shortly after the beginning of Ephesians; Israel was cast away and Apostle Paul began preaching
the Gospel of the Grace of God.

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.

For by God's Grace are you saved through faith, NOT your faith in Jesus Christ but through the faith
that Christ had; believing that the Father had raised Him from the dead for our justification.

God's Grace and Christ's Faith were gifts of God.

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

"Now revealed unto his apostles and prophets."  This is NOT speaking of apostles and prophets of
times past; such as Peter and the disciples and prophets of the Old Testament.
What is revealed is to the apostles and prophets such as Paul, Barnabas, Timothy, etc; Those that
were ministering the gospel of grace, with Paul, after the casting away of Israel.

Israel will be restored.  But at this time, in the Age of Grace, Israel has become as Gentiles.
The Jewish people can come to salvation and receive forgiveness of sin just as anyone in the World can.

Israel has become as Gentiles NOT Gentiles as being Israel or "Spiritual Israel".  Israel and the Church
the body of Christ are in two different Kingdoms.  Israel has an Earthly inheritance of New Jerusalem
coming down out of Heaven Israel's eternal home is the Kingdom of Heaven;
We in the body of Christ have a Heavenly inheritance in Christ's Kingdom.

Contrary to what many preachers teach;  The Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of Christ
are not the same place.


Part 3.  Israel's Kingdom (Earth)

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven,
    prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

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 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory
    of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Kingdom of Christ (Heaven)

1 Corinthians 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy,
    we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption,
    and this mortal must put on immortality.

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.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with
    all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places
    in Christ Jesus:

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto
    his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


Part 4.  Paul Gives Warning of Seduction

1 Timothy 4:1
the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith,
    giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable,
    and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

2 Timothy 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do:
    and the God of peace shall be with you.

Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you
    than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Paul was given to us by Jesus Christ to be the apostle and for the Church the body of Christ.
We can find our instructions and pattern for living in this dispensation of time;
The Age of Grace in Romans through Philemon.

The rest of the Bible is Prophecy fulfilled (Gen.- John) and Prophecy future (Hebrew- Rev.) for Israel,
after the Church is Raptured.

All scripture (total Bible) is FOR us but NOT all is TO us.

FOR us to learn....But not TO us to apply today.

Remember there were even differences in what Paul taught in Romans, Corinthians, Thessalonians
and Galatians and what he taught in the rest of his Epistles.

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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