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RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE NEW TESTAMENT

In these last days, when the ears of so many in the churches are turning to fables, and so many are giving heed to doctrines of devils, it is more needful than ever for the church of Jesus Christ to draw nigh unto her head and be washed with water by the word. These are times when men have grown complacent and lazy, and are,"...at ease in Zion..."; the time of   the angel of the church of the Laodiceans, when the so-called Christians are saying, "...we are rich, and increased with goods...", and know not that they are "...wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked." (Revelation 3:14-22) So, it is the mission and calling of this man of God to bring the word of the Lord Jesus, rightly divided, to the people of God in these last days.

It is my prayer that you, the reader, will prayerfully consider the things you are about to read herein, and search the scriptures to see that the things I write to you are indeed the word of God rightly divided. 

Rightly dividing the word of God (2 Timothy 2:15) simply means to use it as it was intended, as opposed to taking words and phrases out of context to form a doctrine (teaching) that is not taught in the scripture.

In these last days, most professing Christians believe what they believe based on the opinions of their denomination, or commentaries of scholars; but have never actually 
searched the word for themselves. Therefore it has become dangerously easy for men to stand in the pulpits of today and use a verse or two from the Bible totally out of context and teach doctrines that are totally foreign to the word of God, deceiving the multitudes; because the people in the churches just don't know their Bibles. That is the purpose for my calling from the Lord in these last days, and for the material you are reading. So be prayerful, and be ready to hear the word of God, and reject the traditions you have probably been taught from your youth (as was I, until I began to read the scriptures for myself!), and let the vain traditions of men be replaced by the pure word of God, in Jesus' name.

Amen.

Rightly dividing the New Testament is so very important because that is thedispensation (time period) in which we are now living. So, What is the New Testament? It the fulfillment of the Old Testament. In the Old Testament it was written by the hand  Jeremiah the prophet,

"Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant(testament) with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah...I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God,

and they shall be my people."

(Jer. 31:31-33).

 
     This New Covenant (or Testament) was a blood covenant---the one that God had planned all along, and was the reason for the blood sacrifices of the Old Covenant, which could never take away sins (Hebrews 10:11), but were a shadow of things to come (Colossians 2:17). 


"But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive

the adoption of sons"

(Galatians 4:4,5),

 

     so that by the power of HIS BLOOD we could be set free from the power of sin, and the condemnation thereof, and be clean by obeying the gospel of the New Testament.
 
So, the New Testament of our Bible is the historical account of:
 


 how Jesus came in the flesh and accomplished what he had promised in the Old Testament,

and also of

the first few decades of the New Testament church, as well as the teachings of the apostles and elders concerning the doctrine of Christ, as they were commanded by him to,

..."teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,

teaching them to observe

all things whatsoever I have commanded you..."

(Matthew 28:19, 20).

 

     The Bible is really pretty easy to understand, if one will only take the time to study it, and be willing to obey it. 
 
     So let's look at the New Testament... 

The New Testament has 27 letters, which are commonly called books. They are arranged in a particular order (chronologically) for good reason.

The first four books are:

Matthew 
Mark 
Luke 
John
 

     These books tell us the historical account of the things we need to know which happened from the time of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, until the time of hisascension into heaven, including his life, teachings, miracles, persecutions, crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection, and his appearing to his disciples for 40 days afterward.
 
     It is important to note at this point that the New Covenant (or Testament) that Jesus came to bring had not yet been established here. It was spoken of here, and the way was made here, but here in the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
 

...there is NO church,

there are NO Christians,

and there is NO New Testament gospel being preached.

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