Let me back up here a little and talk a little more about rightly dividing the Word of Truth. We are going to say two things that will go against your theology. We also would not say this if we could not prove it with scripture.
What did Jesus come to do?
First: Jesus came to save the World, but he came to minister to His chosen people. We will prove this.
Paul said it here in the letter to the Romans
8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: KJV
Let us go to Matthew.
22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
Now in the next verse who does Jesus say He is sent to?
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.
Whose Bread? The Jews
And how does she answer? She says truth Lord, She being a Gentile knows this is the truth.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Now by her faith her daughter was healed, but look at what Jesus said there.
Now we Gentiles are also saved by grace through faith, but this also tells us who the bread belongs to (the lost children of Israel).
Now, the second comment that we will say that will probably go against your theology is:
2nd. About the the four gospels, Matthew , Mark, Luke and John. It was all written for you (Gentiles), but it is not all written to you.
Now remember there were two Apostolic Offices created, Peter to the circumcised, and Paul to the heathens ( referring to Gentiles). Even though a Jew gets saved, he is still obligated to keep the law, not for salvation, but because that is a part of a Jew’s Identity. So sometimes when Jesus was speaking to Jews, He would refer to a situation, and say it to a believing Jew that still keeps the Law for sake of Identity. Now when a teaching, and we do not rightly divide the word, not understanding who Jesus was talking to, we will teach or preach something that was meant for believing Jew who keeps the Law, to a Gentile, and error is inevitable, again this is dangerous.
Now this is where this subject gets heated with most people. Remember We said “It was all written for you, It just wasn’t all written to you”.
Hang in there, if you will keep reading, your going to see what G-d has shown me.
Once you see this, it will change you and grow you as a teacher, this is meat people, so your going have to read closely.
Now for a Gentile believer that keeps the Law of Moses that was not written to them or for them, now THIS IS DANGEROUS. We will prove by scripture every word of this statement.
What is the job or the purpose of the Holy Spirit? To reveal that Jesus was the Christ, that we needed a savior (Jesus). Right?
Now what happens if we (Gentiles) start keeping the Law? We are saying that Jesus was not enough, that he died in vain. If we attach the Law to something that was freely given, then we are in error.
That would be blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Now we will get back to this after I prove the Mission Of Our Messiah.
Now let me go a little further, even if we were good enough to keep it straight in our head, which I promise we can not, and kept the Law out of it’s beauty, and remember Paul said the Law was beautiful. What do you think would happen to young Christians around us, who looked up to us? We would have them all messed up and in danger.
That is why Paul preached to the Gentiles not to keep the law, even though, Paul, being a Jew and was saved, and kept the Law. Now back to the gospels, Jesus was ministering to the Jews, and again it was all written for us, but it was not ALL written to us. Do not read into this, much of the gospels are good for Jews and Gentiles, but some of it was not. And that is how preachers and teachers get into error. We are under the teaching of Paul. Now we are not saying that Paul is greater than Jesus, we are saying that the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost taught Paul and inspired him to write the letters in the new testament to teach us how be free in Christ and to be a good witness for Jesus, which will eventually help lead many people to Jesus and retain them. Remember in Acts chapter 15 proves that Paul was the apostle to Gentiles.
Let us Go to Isaiah ( Mission of the Messiah, A Mark of the New Dispensation )
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
61:1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
To bring Freedom right?
The truth is an Instrument of deliverance,
Let’s go to John
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
He said the Word will set us free
In 2 Peter we were given all things to live G-dly
2 Peter 1:3-4
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Was this talking about the Physical or the Spiritual? Even Paul’s confession says that he does what he know that he shouldn’t. Peter says in Acts chapter 15 that they or their fathers could not keep the Law. This what Jesus earned and freely gave to us.
We are Sanctified by Truth
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
You must be obedient to John 7: 24
24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Now the New Law of Life Sets us Free
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
We will let you chew on this for a little while and we will continue in the next lesson: