THE GOSPEL OF OUR SALVATION
‘THE WORD OF GOD’
For I am not ashamed of the GOSPEL OF CHRIST: for IT IS THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION TO EVERY ONE THAT BELIEVETH; to THE JEW FIRST, and ALSO TO THE GREEK.
Gospel: Strong’s #2098 means GOOD MESSAGE
Gospel: Strong’s #2097 means GOOD NEWS
IN WHOM YE ALSO TRUSTED, AFTER THAT YE HEARD THE WORD OF TRUTH, THE GOSPEL OF YOUR SALVATION: in whom ALSO AFTER THAT YE BELIEVED, YE WERE SEALED WITH THAT HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE, WHICH IS THE EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE UNTIL THE REDEMPTION OF THE PURCHASED POSSESSION, unto the praise of his glory.
And GRIEVE NOT THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, whereby YE ARE SEALED UNTO THE DAY OF REDEMPTION.
For AS THE BODY IS ONE, and HATH MANY MEMBERS, AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF THAT ONE BODY, BEING MANY, ARE ONE BODY: SO ALSO IS CHRIST. FOR BY ONE SPIRIT ARE WE ALL BAPTIZED INTO ONE BODY (BODY OF CHRIST), whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all MADE TO DRINK INTO ONE SPIRIT. For the body is not one member, but many.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14
There is ONE BODY, and ONE SPIRIT, even as ye are called in ONE HOPE OF YOUR CALLING; ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM, ONE GOD AND FATHER OF ALL, WHO IS ABOVE ALL, and THROUGH ALL, and IN YOU ALL. But unto every one of us is given grace (DIVINE FAVOR) according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and GAVE GIFTS UNTO MEN.
KNOW YE NOT, THAT SO MANY OF US AS WERE BAPTIZED INTO JESUS CHRIST WERE BAPTIZED INTO HIS DEATH? THEREFORE WE ARE BURIED WITH HIM BY BAPTISM INTO DEATH: that LIKE AS CHRIST WAS RAISED UP FROM THE DEAD BY THE GLORY OF THE FATHER, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For IF WE HAVE BEEN PLANTED TOGETHER IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS DEATH, WE SHALL BE ALSO IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS RESURRECTION:
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But AFTER THAT THE KINDNESS AND LOVE OF GOD OUR SAVIOUR TOWARD MAN APPEARED, NOT BY WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH WE HAVE DONE, BUT ACCORDING TO HIS MERCY HE SAVED US, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That BEING JUSTIFIED BY HIS GRACE (DIVINE FAVOR), WE SHOULD BE MADE HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE.
By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once THE LONGSUFFERING OF GOD WAITED IN THE DAYS OF NOAH, WHILE THE ARK WAS A PREPARING, WHEREIN FEW, THAT IS, EIGHT SOULS WERE SAVED BY WATER. THE LIKE FIGURE WHEREUNTO EVEN BAPTISM DOTH ALSO NOW SAVE US (NOT THE PUTTING AWAY OF THE FILTH OF THE FLESH, BUT THE ANSWER OF A GOOD CONSCIENCE TOWARD GOD), by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
I Peter 3:19-21
PROFESSING THEMSELVES TO BE WISE, THEY BECAME FOOLS, Who CHANGED THE TRUTH OF GOD INTO A LIE, and WORSHIPPED AND SERVED THE CREATURE MORE THAN THE CREATOR, who is blessed for ever. Amen. And even as THEY DID NOT LIKE TO RETAIN GOD IN THEIR KNOWLEDGE, GOD GAVE THEM OVER TO A REPROBATE (UNAPPROVED, WORTHLESS, REJECTED) MIND, to do those things which are not convenient;
Romans 1:22, 25, 28
But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, THEY THAT BE WHOLE need not a physician, but THEY THAT ARE SICK. But GO YE AND LEARN WHAT THAT MEANETH, I WILL HAVE MERCY, and NOT SACRIFICE: for I AM NOT COME TO CALL THE RIGHTEOUS (those in Christ Jesus), but sinners to repentance.
For I WILL BE MERCIFUL TO THEIR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, and THEIR SINS and THEIR INIQUITIES WILL I REMEMBER NO MORE. In that HE (JESUS) SAITH, A NEW COVENANT, HE HATH MADE THE FIRST OLD. NOW THAT WHICH DECAYETH AND WAXETH OLD is READY TO VANISH AWAY.
For OTHER FOUNDATION CAN NO MAN LAY THAN THAT IS LAID, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST. Now if any man BUILD UPON THIS FOUNDATION GOLD, SILVER, PRECIOUS STONES, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be REVEALED BY FIRE; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, HE SHALL RECEIVE A REWARD. IF ANY MAN'S WORK SHALL BE BURNED, HE SHALL SUFFER LOSS: but HE HIMSELF SHALL BE SAVED; yet so as by fire.
I Corinthians 3:9-15
THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW, OR THE PROPHETS: I AM NOT COME TO DESTROY, BUT TO FULFILL.
Even him, WHOSE COMING IS AFTER THE WORKING OF SATAN with ALL POWER and SIGNS and LYING WONDERS, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED. And for THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE: THAT THEY ALL MIGHT BE DAMNED WHO BELIEVED NOT THE TRUTH, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
II Thessalonians 2:9-12
HE THAT BELIEVETH ON THE SON OF GOD HATH THE WITNESS IN HIMSELF: HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT GOD HATH MADE HIM A LIAR; because he BELIEVETH NOT THE RECORD THAT GOD GAVE OF HIS SON. And this is the record, that GOD HATH GIVEN TO US ETERNAL LIFE, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and HE THAT HATH NOT THE SON OF GOD HATH NOT LIFE.
I John 5:10-12
BLESSED BE THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, who HATH BLESSED US WITH ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST: According as HE HATH CHOSEN US IN HIM BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, that WE SHOULD BE HOLY AND WITHOUT BLAME BEFORE HIM IN LOVE: Having PREDESTINATED US UNTO THE ADOPTION OF CHILDREN BY JESUS CHRIST TO HIMSELF (the Father), ACCORDING TO THE GOOD PLEASURE OF HIS WILL, To the praise of the glory of his grace (DIVINE FAVOR), wherein HE HATH MADE US ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED. IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, ACCORDING TO THE RICHES OF HIS GRACE (DIVINE FAVOR); Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That IN THE DISPENSATION OF THE FULNESS OF TIMES HE MIGHT GATHER TOGETHER IN ONE ALL THINGS IN CHRIST, BOTH WHICH ARE IN HEAVEN, AND WHICH ARE ON EARTH; EVEN IN HIM: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Ephesians 1:3-12, 15, 22
Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, THE FATHER OF GLORY, MAY GIVE UNTO YOU THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM and REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM: The EYES OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING BEING ENLIGHTENED; that ye may know WHAT IS THE HOPE OF HIS CALLING, and what THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF HIS INHERITANCE IN THE SAINTS, And WHAT IS THE EXCEEDING GREATNESS OF HIS POWER TO US-WARD WHO BELIEVE, according to the working of HIS MIGHTY POWER, Which he WROUGHT IN CHRIST, WHEN HE RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, and SET HIM AT HIS OWN RIGHT HAND IN THE HEAVENLY places, Far ABOVE ALL PRINCIPALITY, and POWER, and MIGHT, and DOMINION, and EVERY NAME THAT IS NAMED, NOT ONLY IN THIS WORLD, but ALSO IN THAT WHICH IS TO COME: And HATH PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET, and GAVE HIM TO BE THE HEAD OVER ALL THINGS TO THE CHURCH,
GOD IS FAITHFUL, BY WHOM YE WERE CALLED UNTO THE FELLOWSHIP (STRONG’S #2842 ALSO PARTNERSHIP) OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
I Corinthians 1:9
TAKE HEED THEREFORE HOW YE HEAR: for WHOSOEVER HATH, TO HIM SHALL BE GIVEN; and WHOSOEVER HATH NOT, FROM HIM SHALL BE TAKEN EVEN THAT WHICH HE SEEMETH TO HAVE.
Being BORN AGAIN, NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED, BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE, BY THE WORD OF GOD, which liveth and abideth for ever.
I Peter 1:23
YE ASK, AND RECEIVE NOT, BECAUSE YE ASK (OR PRAY) AMISS, THAT YE MAY CONSUME IT UPON YOUR LUSTS.
And you, BEING DEAD IN YOUR SINS and the UNCIRCUMCISION OF YOUR FLESH, HATH HE QUICKENED TOGETHER WITH HIM (Jesus Christ), having forgiven you all trespasses; BLOTTING OUT THE HANDWRITING OF ORDINANCES (dogma – Gk) THAT WAS AGAINST US, WHICH WAS CONTRARY TO US, and TOOK IT OUT OF THE WAY, NAILING IT TO HIS CROSS;
And, HAVING MADE PEACE THROUGH THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS, BY HIM TO RECONCILE ALL THINGS UNTO HIMSELF; by him, I say, WHETHER THEY BE THINGS IN EARTH, or THINGS IN HEAVEN. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now HATH HE RECONCILED IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH THROUGH DEATH, TO PRESENT YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNREPROVEABLE IN HIS SIGHT: IF YE CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED, and BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, WHICH IS THE CHURCH: Whereof I am made a minister, ACCORDING TO THE DISPENSATION OF GOD WHICH IS GIVEN TO ME FOR YOU, TO FULFIL THE WORD OF GOD; EVEN THE MYSTERY WHICH HATH BEEN HID FROM AGES AND FROM GENERATIONS, BUT NOW IS MADE MANIFEST TO HIS SAINTS: To whom GOD WOULD MAKE KNOWN WHAT IS THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF THIS MYSTERY AMONG THE GENTILES; WHICH IS CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY:
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 (the church, Jews & Gentiles into One Body), WHICH WAS KEPT SECRET SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN,
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: But now in Christ Jesus YE (GENTILES) WHO SOMETIMES WERE FAR OFF ARE MADE NIGH BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; HAVING ABOLISHED IN HIS FLESH THE ENMITY (ILL WILL OR MUTUAL HATRED), EVEN THE LAW OF COMMANDMENTS CONTAINED IN ORDINANCES; for TO MAKE IN HIMSELF OF TWAIN ONE NEW MAN, so making peace; AND THAT HE MIGHT RECONCILE BOTH (JEW & GENTILE) UNTO GOD IN ONE BODY BY THE CROSS, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off (Gentiles), and to them that were nigh (Jews).
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself;
John 16:7 & 13
The Gospel is not God
to do something.
It is God telling you
He has done something
is not you giving
something to God.
is God giving something
But the ANOINTING WHICH YE HAVE RECEIVED OF HIM ABIDETH IN YOU, and YE NEED NOT THAT ANY MAN TEACH YOU: but as THE SAME ANOINTING TEACHETH YOU OF ALL THINGS, and IS TRUTH, and IS NO LIE, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
I John 2:27
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST, make full proof of thy ministry.
II Timothy 4:5
Now then WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, BE YE RECONCILED TO GOD. For he HATH MADE HIM TO BE SIN FOR US, WHO KNEW NO SIN; THAT WE MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM.
II Corinthians 5:20-21
BRANCH = MESSANGER
I AM THE VINE (Jesus Christ), YE (Born Again Converted Believer) ARE THE BRANCHES: HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME, and I IN HIM, THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT: for WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING.
IF ANY MAN SPEAK, LET HIM SPEAK as THE ORACLES OF GOD; IF ANY MAN MINISTER, let him DO IT AS OF THE ABILITY WHICH GOD GIVETH: that GOD IN ALL THINGS MAY BE GLORIFIED THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
I Peter 4:11
MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION
And ALL THINGS ARE OF GOD, WHO HATH RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF BY JESUS CHRIST, and HATH GIVEN TO US THE MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION;
II Corinthians 5:18
I give unto you power…
ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY
Nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Notwithstanding in this rejoice not,
That the spirits are subject unto you;
BECAUSE YOUR NAMES
ARE WRITTEN IN HEAVEN.
I (PAUL) HAVE PLANTED, APOLLOS WATERED; BUT GOD GAVE THE INCREASE. So then NEITHER IS HE THAT PLANTETH ANY THING, NEITHER HE THAT WATERETH; BUT GOD THAT GIVETH THE INCREASE. Now HE THAT PLANTETH and HE THAT WATERETH ARE ONE: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
I Corinthians 3:6-8
And SOME (SEED) FELL AMONG THORNS; and THE THORNS SPRUNG UP, and CHOKED THEM:
HE ALSO THAT RECEIVED SEED AMONG THE THORNS IS HE THAT HEARETH THE WORD; and THE CARE OF THIS WORLD, and THE DECEITFULNESS OF RICHES, CHOKE THE WORD, and HE BECOMETH UNFRUITFUL.
IF WE CONFESS (STRONG’S #3670: CONFESS = ASSENT = AGREE) OUR SINS, HE IS FAITHFUL and JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS, and TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
I John 1:9
But YE ARE COME UNTO MOUNT SION, and UNTO THE CITY OF THE LIVING GOD, THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM (your new place of citizenship), and TO AN INNUMERABLE COMPANY OF ANGELS, TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY and CHURCH OF THE FIRSTBORN, WHICH ARE WRITTEN IN HEAVEN (thank God your name is written in heaven – Luke 10:20), and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of JUST MEN MADE PERFECT, And TO JESUS THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT, and TO THE BLOOD OF SPRINKLING, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
THE GIFTS and CALLING OF GOD are WITHOUT REPENTANCE.
And IF BY GRACE (DIVINE FAVOR), then is it NO MORE OF WORKS: OTHERWISE GRACE (DIVINE FAVOR) IS NO MORE GRACE (DIVINE FAVOR). But IF IT BE OF WORKS, THEN IS IT NO MORE GRACE (DIVINE FAVOR): OTHERWISE WORK IS NO MORE WORK.
But this I say, HE WHICH SOWETH SPARINGLY SHALL REAP ALSO SPARINGLY; and HE WHICH SOWETH BOUNTIFULLY SHALL REAP ALSO BOUNTIFULLY. EVERY MAN ACCORDING AS HE PURPOSETH IN HIS HEART, so LET HIM GIVE; NOT grudgingly, or OF NECESSITY: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And GOD IS ABLE TO MAKE ALL GRACE (DIVINE FAVOR) ABOUND TOWARD YOU; that ye, always HAVING ALL SUFFICIENCY IN ALL THINGS, may abound to every good work:
II Corinthians 9:6-8
Then said Jesus to those JEWS WHICH BELIEVED on him,IF YE CONTINUE IN MY WORD, then ARE YE MY DISCIPLES (STUDENTS) indeed; And YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, and THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.
HAST THOU FAITH? HAVE IT TO THYSELF BEFORE GOD. HAPPY IS HE THAT CONDEMNETH NOT HIMSELF IN THAT THING WHICH HE ALLOWETH. And HE THAT DOUBTETH IS DAMNED IF HE EAT, BECAUSE HE EATETH NOT OF FAITH: for WHATSOEVER IS NOT OF FAITH IS SIN.
‘THE WORD OF GOD’
Word heard and understood as it was meant to be understood
THE LOVE OF MONEY
If any man teach otherwise, and CONSENT not TO WHOLESOME WORDS, even THE WORDS OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; HE IS PROUD, KNOWING NOTHING, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and DESTITUTE OF THE TRUTH, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: FROM SUCH WITHDRAW THYSELF. But GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT IS GREAT GAIN. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And HAVING FOOD AND RAIMENT LET US BE THEREWITH CONTENT. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For THE LOVE OF MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL: which while some coveted after, they have ERRED FROM THE FAITH, and PIERCED THEMSELVES THROUGH WITH MANY SORROWS. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS, GODLINESS, FAITH, LOVE, PATIENCE, MEEKNESS. FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH, LAY HOLD ON ETERNAL LIFE . . .
I Timothy 6:3-12
You can pursue the love of money
& have little or no money at all & know it not
For THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS HATH MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH. For WHAT THE LAW COULD NOT DO, IN THAT IT WAS WEAK THROUGH THE FLESH, GOD SENDING HIS OWN SON IN THE LIKENESS OF SINFUL FLESH, and for sin, CONDEMNED SIN IN THE FLESH: THAT THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE LAW MIGHT BE FULFILLED IN US, who WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT.
GOSPEL OF GOD
Romans 15:16 - II Corinthians 11:7
I Thessalonians 2:2 - I Timothy 1:11
II Timothy 1:8