How Many Times Should God Say It? It is evident in the bible that God went to
every possible end to make it known that he put a difference between the nation
of Israel and all the other people of the earth in TIME PAST. It is also plain
that God went to every extent possible to make us know that today he is
not dealing with Israel, and that Israel is fallen, cast away and "Loammi," or
"not God's people," as the prophet Hosea said in Hosea 1:9.
But blindness, in part, has happened to Israel for a
reason and for a season. It was so that God could offer salvation to unworthy,
rebellious, sinful people like you and I. Not on the basis in which he dealt
with Israel in time past, but on the basis of his love, mercy and
In order to make the message of grace known to the
world, God called a sinful, hate-filled rebel of a man named Saul of Tarsus, and
revealed things to him for us today that were never before known. It is called
the "preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the
It is amazing how
little attention religion pays to the fact that just as God put a difference
between Israel and all other nations in time past, he has also put a difference
between the preaching of the gospel of the Kingdom by the 12 Apostles, and the
preaching of the grace salvatlion message by Paul.
Over and over, the bible repeatedly says that Paul's
message was a secret, and kept secret since the world began, that it was
hidden, that it was not made known, and that nobody knew it before
The message the Lord revealed to Paul beginning on
the road to Damascus in Acts chapter nine, and by the abundance of visions and
revelations from the Lord that Paul received sits in stark contrast to the
conditional, tribulation, endure to the end message of the gospel of the
Kingdom, as preached in Matthew, Mark,Luke and John and by Peter in the book of
Today's salvation message was so hidden and unknown,
that not only did the Devil not know it, but nobody on the planet knew it or had
ever heard of it, or even thought of it. The very fact that people who had once
cursed rather than blessed the seed of Abraham could now be saved apart from,
and even in spite of the fact that Israel was concluded in unbelief.
So, sometimes you just have to wonder how many times
God has to say it. Religion seems to stumble blindly along with their look good,
feel good things as if they do not have a clue.
How about you? Have you really searched these things
out and studied them? God doesn't do things or say things without a reason, and
time and again in ordinary, easy to understand words, God has told us of his
love, mercy and grace, and how he wants all men to receive it...free, without
cost or obligation, but as a gift, by grace.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the
gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Take the time to ponder over these next few verses.
There is something very important written in them:
(Gal 1:11 KJV) But I certify you, brethren,
that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
(Gal 1:12 KJV) For I neither received it of
man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Paul's Gospel was KEPT SECRET:
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
Gospel was HIDDEN:
Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden
wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Paul's Gospel for today was NOT MADE
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;
Gospel for today was HID IN GOD:
3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from
the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus
Gospel for today was A MYSTERY:
Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is
made manifest to his saints:
Paul's Gospel for
today was UNSEARCHABLE:
3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that
I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Yes, the Apostle Paul has both a unique
ministry from all the other Apostles....and most certainly a unique
message...different from that of the others. It was not until Jesus Christ
appeared to Paul and gave him this special and unique ministry and message that
we were ever told to "rightly divide the word of truth." BUT NOW it is an
absolute necessity in order to avoid the religious trap of compromise and
confusion which is the lot of most of religion today.
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