In the Family of God we have three «Fathers»!
Our Father in Heaven… God
I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
The father of our Faith… Abraham
The father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham.
In the New Testament, Circumcision is spiritual, not in the flesh! God circumcises, or cuts out our heart of stone, and the spirit of err, then gives us a new heart and a new spirit, His Spirit!
The father of the Gentiles… Paul
I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be you followers of me.
1 Corinthians 4:14-16
The Lord speaking to Ananias, said of Paul, «He is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel.» Acts 9:15
Christ chose Paul to bear His Name to the Gentiles. Paul went from city to city preaching «The Gospel!» When he came to a new city, he always started at the Jewish Synagogues. While preaching in Antioch the Jews became jealous because of the crowds «The Gospel» attracted! Then they became angry and rejected Paul, just as they had rejected Christ.
Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, «It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing you put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.» Acts 13:46
We NEVER hear anything about Paul on TV, or in Man-made Churches. The very fact It Is Written makes it Truth! So we began to study Paul more carefully and realized we have been missing a Great Blessing! Jesus sent Paul to us so we could receive more from Them, The Father and The Son…
- Paul claims his words are the Words and Commandments of Jesus Christ, «If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.» 1st Corinthians 14:37
- Paul forgives in the Person of Christ, «To whom you forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ.» 2nd Corinthians 2:10
- As our father, Paul gives us away as a bride, «For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.» 2nd Corinthians 11:2
- Out of all the Apostles only Paul said, «For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.» Colossians 2:5
After reading, studying, praying, and accepting these Scriptures, we have come to realize the great love and forgiveness of Christ for us Gentiles!
Christ’s careful choosing of Paul makes perfect sense in many ways as pertaining to forgiveness and redemption. Paul claimed to be «The Greatest of Sinners.» Yet the forgiveness he received, and the newness of purpose he demonstrated after his Baptism, bear witness to God’s Power of Salvation through The Gospel of Christ.
Paul was an Ambassador for Christ and carried on the «Ministry of Reconciliation (I pray you in Christ’s stead, be reconciled to God).» He did it as a Labor of Love, all the days of his life!
When Paul was «Ready to be offered upon the sacrifice and service of our faith» (He offered and gave his life for bringing The Gospel to the Gentiles – Us), he told us to be full of joy and rejoice!
Paul was by birth what Jesus accomplished on the cross, «Making out of two (Jew and Gentile), one new man.» He was a «Free-born Roman Citizen» and a «Hebrew of Hebrews»! «Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee.» His Roman Heritage saved his life when the Jews wanted to kill him – He appealed to Caesar and was honored because of his birthright.
Paul loved both Nations, and this love made him a perfect choice to understand and preach «The Gospel». This «Good News» saved his life and gave him a new life to tell the world about!
Paul suffered shipwreck and spent a night and day in the sea, multiple beatings, imprisonment, ridicule, persecution, and finally Death. He lost everything, and said ALL his loss was dung compared to knowing Christ! If he had not suffered these things personally and written about them for us, we would never know how to overcome the things we suffer…
Paul wrote most of the «New Testament», and now we understand that Christ gave it to him for us. Christ sent him as a gift of Love to us, and we rejoice in knowing and receiving him as Jesus said, «Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receives whomsoever I send receives me; and he that receives me receives him that sent me.» We hope you receive Paul as well and join us in our rejoicing!
In 1st Corinthians 9:2 Paul states, «If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are you in the Lord.» This statement should go right to your heart and spirit, for these are not just Paul’s Words …Butt, Christ’s!
Man’s Religion has cheated us out of these great truths. Let them enrich your understanding and receive Paul. In doing so you receive The Son and The Father!
We are in Christ’s Kingdom by God’s Translating us to that place and position (Seated with Christ in the Heavenlies). We can only know this by the Words Christ gave Paul for us! Seeing we are not taught these truths by man’s so-called Churches is all the more reason we should Study God’s Word for ourselves…
Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed
We are in Christ through Paul’s teaching, NOT by going to a building! We are ALL to be taught by God continually, NOT once a week by any man or especially any woman. Paul plainly stated, «I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.» Yet many so-called «Churches» now have Women in positions of authority over men!
The blatant disregard of, and disobedience to the Word’s of God and Christ are rampant…Yet many wonder why the world is in such a state of poverty, hunger, sickness, and evil. The answer is plain to see, disobedience and disregard for the Word of God!
Jesus plainly stated, «He who hears my words and does them not is a fool!» It is your choice, you can be wise, or a fool!