PTB 41: So Great a Salvation and so Large a Subject!

PTB 41:  So Great a Salvation and so Large a Subject

INTRODUCTION.

1.  Since as of this Sunday with PTB number 41 and including this message, there remains only 8 weeks or two months until the completion of Preaching thru the Bible in one year.

2.  Today marks the publication by the SunGrist Golden Edition Pubs of THE ONE 1 Book Bible Commentary, so do not fear of no more posts as some form of the ONE commentary will be utilized for another year, say by subjects like the starting with Salvation, Faith, Believe and so on through the major and personal for salvation doctrines of the Bible.  Quite really, a how to do of Salvation.

I.  The word “salvation” itself is significantly large in the Bible.

1.  In the very first book of the Bible, Genesis and in Genesis 49, not only do we have help on when the “last days” is to be, and for Israel, but Jacob (Israel) near the end of his life is telling his 12 sons about their future and the future of their nation to be.

Genesis 49

  “And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which

shall befall you in the last days.

 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.”

NOTE:  Would that DTS faculty and students had read more the Bible Itself than the notes of Scofield and of the books of their founders, they would not have become confused about the last days.

As the chapter goes on, the reader can tell that the Father of Israel is struggling with truth, it being sort of bitter in his mouth to be so honest, but Jacob is under the inspiration of the Spirit of God to foretell the real future, and at one moment in the 18 verse of chapter 49 Israel must cry out on what is one of the primary subjects of the Bible, Salvation.

 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD. (49:18)

2.  In Exodus 14:13,14 as Israel recently freed by the power of God to go to their Promised Land by God, so of the fulness of the meaning of salvation starts to emerge as physical and spiritual, as on earth and in heaven.

“And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever.  The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

3.  Of course, Salvation is very big in the book of Psalms.

IN Psalms 89, one of the many tributes that God in speaking for Himself gives honor to His own Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the firstborn.

And I will beat down his foes before his face and plague them that hate him.

 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.”  (Psalm 89:23-29)

Often readers of the Bible in failing to catch onto to the power and thoughts of Almighty God, the One of Whom Pastor James said at the circumcision conference in Jerusalem, that “know unto Him are all His works from the beginning”.  Time has little meaning to God the Father because one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day; so that often as in the verses above as He is telling us the future, He goes all the way to eternity and just before in matters of Salvation.  For it is only as we fully learn in the NT at the Second Coming of Christ that the enemies of God and the Lord Jesus Christ will finally be humbled and made to bow down to His footstool.  Which serves to remind us that full salvation in the fulness of the total Bible is past, present, and future.  It starts with initial faith and repentance as God Himself creates the new birth within us, and continues with continuing faith which many like to call sanctification, or the process of each year becoming more Christ-like; then is finalized at the Second Coming when “we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is”.

3.  Isaiah overwhelms us with words of Salvation.

Isaiah in a short chapter of 6 verses breaks out in praise for the Holy One of Israel and the Salvation the LORD God has provided.

Isaiah 12

  And in that day, thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.

 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

NOTE:  And here we start to learn of the WELLS OF SALVATION, clarified with the life and teachings of Jesus Christ of the first century as He promised the Samaritan woman living water, and taught to fall that with faith out of that life would come springs of living water.

II.  Of course, and naturally in the progressive nature of revelation, the book of Ephesians gives the pinnacle of Salvation and makes it clear that Christ is for Individuals.  As you read Ephesians 1:10-14 below, you can not help but notice the number of words for you, that is in 1611 King James English “YE”.

Ephesians 1

 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.

 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.

NOTE:  This is the only dispensation, and in the fulness of time, with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, that time in which in the first century the Father decided to start getting everything in heaven and in earth TOGETHER under the Lord Jesus Christ.  While Scofield likes to confuse in order to promote zealots with 8 or more dispensations, this is a gross case again of making forbidden additions to the Bible.

III.  our Outline of the Bible on the Salvation of God should provide the foundation for “So Great a Salvation”

ASPI-10:  The Salvation of God {called  the One Baptism in Ephesians}.

I.        God  chose  the time!

Isaiah 40-52

1. First,  there  was John the Baptist saying in effect  THIS  IS THE TIME: Isaiah  40:3-5, Matthew 3:3, Mark  1:2,3,  John  1:23,  and Luke  3:4-6.

2. It was inevitable since  these  things  were  already recorded in the Word  of God that they would happen: Isaiah  40:8 and Luke  21:32,33: (1) Most  to happen during Christ’s generation; and (2) The rest on the final  One Day of the LORD as the old earth  and old heavens pass away.

3. The Mind  of the LORD became the incarnated Mind  of Christ: Isaiah  40:13  and I Corinthians 2:16.

II. God  Himself took the initiative by sending His own Son to planet earth.

1. This is My Beloved  Son, God said of Jesus of Nazareth:  Isaiah 42:1-4, Matthew  3:17, Mark 1:11, Matthew  17:5, Mark 9:7, and Matthew 12:18-21.

2. God is faithful, but He will listen to the cries of men for salvation  in a time acceptable to Him: Isaiah 45:14 and I Corinthians 14:25.

3. It is inevitable  that every knee will voluntary  now and involuntarily at the end of time bow and worship to the praise of God: Isaiah 45:23 and Romans  14:11.

III. Men will come from the four corners of the earth to worship God.

{Isaiah is the book and time; God starts making  it clear that His own people will start coming from the Gentiles  more than the Jews.}

1. Men will come from north, south, east, and west: Isaiah 49:7-12 and Matthew  8:11.

2. Heaven and earth will pass away, not Gods Word: Isaiah 51:6 and Luke 21:32,33.

3. Gentiles  will come in large numbers  in spite of the fact that Gods name has been blasphemed among them because of the Jews: Isaiah 52:5 and Romans  2:24.

4. Paul preached  widely the Gospel of Christ where Christ was not already named in order that those who did not previously see and

4. Paul preached widely the Gospel of Christ where Christ was not already named in order that those who did not previously see and hear might both see and hear: Isaiah 52:15 and Romans 15:21.

IV.  Who Has Believed the Reports from God? {Another way the Bible asks the question how many and who has believed the Prophets and Apostles, the book of the Bible as the Word of God and respect them!}

Isaiah 53

1. To whom has the salvation, or arm of God, been revealed: Isaiah 53:1, John 12:38, and Romans 10:16.

2. Who and how many believed the miracles of healing as Jesus took on Himself the infirmities: Isaiah 53:4,7 and Matthew 8:17.

3. Who and how many believed when John the Baptist made the report, “Behold, the Lamb of God…” (Isaiah 53:4,7 and John 1:29,36)

4. The great report of Jesus from the cross as He is made a criminal and curse for mankind, and according to the predictions of the Old Testament: Isaiah 53:12 and Luke 22:37.

ASPI-11:  The New King of the New Israel.

I. Jews and Gentiles as fellow citizens in the new kingdom.  {yes, back to the kingdom again!}

Isaiah 54-66

1. The unmarried have more children than the married, the Gentiles have more children of God than the Jews: Isaiah 54:1 and Galatians 4:27.

2. None comes to the Father except as drawn by the Father, and all those who are taught by the Father: Isaiah 54:13 and John 6:45.

3. God gave in the Temple to the Jews a House of Prayer, but they had turned it into a den of thieves by the time of Jesus: Isaiah 56:7 and Matthew 21:13 and Luke 19:46.

4. All the nation of Israel that is really the Israel of the children of God will be saved: Isaiah 59:20,21 and Romans 11:26.

I.       Characteristics of the New King of Israel.

1. The message to Zion is that your new King comes meekly, riding on a donkey: Isaiah 61:11 and Matthew 21:5.

2. Jesus told them in Nazareth of how the Spirit of God was upon him: Isaiah 61:1,2 and Luke 4:17,18.

(1). God anointed Him to preach the gospel to the poor. {A King especially for the poor people.}

(2). God sent Him to start the release of captives, and to make provisions that the blind might be able to see.

(3). To provide freedom for the downtrodden.

(4). To make a Proclamation as to when is the Acceptable Year of the Lord (the last days) that leads to the One Day of the LORD and Lord.

3. Happiness in this new kingdom will come only to those who first mourn because of their inability to do it for themselves: Isaiah 61:1,2 and Matthew 5:4.

III. The Method of Citizenship Only That From God, on Gods terms as dictated in the Old Testament and made evident in the New Testament.

1. The New Citizenship found of those who sought it not or who searched not for it (grace): Isaiah 65:1 and Romans 10:20,21.

2. Jerusalem is the city of the Great King: Isaiah 66:1 and Matthew 5:35.

Micah

3. The Christ, the Prophet Messiah, born in Bethlehem, Micah 5:2, Matthew 2:5,6, and John 7:42, to be: (1) A ruler of the people; and (2) A shepherd of the people.

4. The sowers of the Old Testament and the reapers of the New Testament will rejoice together in this New Kingdom: Micah 6:15 and John 4:37.

IV. The Good News of the Gospel of the Kingdom preached by messengers.

Nahum

1. How welcome across the way on the mountain is the first sight of those who come with the Gospel: Nahum 1:15 and Romans 10:15.

Jeremiah 1-30

2. Yet most do not believe the report, foolish people without the ability to see or hear: Jeremiah 5:21 and Mark 8:18.

3. God established a House of Prayer, but the nation of Israel turned it into a den of thieves: Jeremiah 7:11 and Matthew 21:13, and Mark 11:17.

4. Trust in God: (1) Whoever boasts, let him boast only in God: Jeremiah 9:24 and I Corinthians 1:31; and (2) Trust only in God:  Jeremiah 17:5,7 and II Corinthians 11:9.

ASPI-12: The Living God Wants Others to Live.

I.  God’s desire after His originally chosen nation of Israel has continuously broken His covenant, forsaken Him, and served other gods. Jeremiah 31-52

1. Rachel weeps for her children: Jeremiah 31:15 and Matthew 2:17,18.

2. Gods desire to walk among and dwell in His own people: Jeremiah 31:1 and II Corinthians 6:18.

II. The just, justified, or righteous must live by faith in God.

Habakkuk

1. Righteousness by faith; Habakkuk 2:4, Galatians 3:11, and Romans 1:17.

Daniel

2. Kingdom of God starts out small then grows larger: Daniel 4:9 and Mark 4:32.

III. The sanctified and glorified must live by faith in God.

1. THE BEGINNING OF GLORIFICATION IS WHEN SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN GREAT POWER AND GLORY: DANIEL 7:13, MATTHEW 24:20, AND MARK 13:26.

2. The end of the ordinances of the law and the temple worship came during the Abomination of Desolation of Daniel, 58 A.D.: Daniel 9:27;1:31, and Mark 13:14, and Matthew 24:15.

3. Before the Second Coming there will be a time of tribulation in which even the heavens and earth are affected: Daniel 12:1-3 and Mark 13:19.

4. SHOOK ONLY THE EARTH BEFORE, THE LAST TIME WILL SHAKE EARTH AND THE heavens: Haggai 2:6 and Hebrews 12:26.

IV.     Final Messages to Disciples and to All.

Ezekiel

1. To Disciples: do you not see, hear, and remember: Ezekiel 12:2 and Mark 8:

2. To Jewish religious leaders: in vain they do worship: Ezekiel 33:31 and Matthew 15:7.

Zechariah

3. To Zion: your King is Coming: Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:4, and John 12:14.

4. To Crucifiers: they gaped on Him whom they pierced: Zechariah 12:10 and John 19:37.

5. To Disciples: will strike down the Shepherd and the sheep will be scattered: Zechariah 13:7 and Mark 14:27.

Malachi

6. Jacob I loved, and Esau I hated: Malachi 1:2 and Romans 9:13.

7. The Voice of One Crying in the wilderness “NOW”: Malachi 2:10 and Matthew 11:10 and Mark 1:2.

IV.  This is a good time and good place to begin the announcement, since we are almost complete on the 48 preaching sessions of thru the Bible in one year. Of the publication of ONE ! BOOK BIBLE COMMENTARY.  It has been in work for years, but recently was sped up not only because of the approaching end of this series, but the announcement by Amazon and DTS of a BIBLE KNOWLEDGE (oh, what a lie) two volume set of commentaries.

Dedication:  To all those that are hurting in the world.  God the Father can and will, very willingly, help  you, all you have to do is ask!  It must be in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, because that is the only way of access to God the Father.  Say not, “You can do what you have to do” no matter what the circumstances, because this takes the focus off God our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins, and God the Holy Spirit Who came to earth to convict and convince the world of sin, or righteousness, and of judgment.  To say “you can do what you have to do” puts the focus on self, which is the real problem anyway.

If Bible conservation is a plus 10 and liberal is a 1, there is an underground minus to 1, a -10 if you would that is far worse that liberal; for short it will be called in answer to the Conservative Resurgence of Rogers and the Scofield Mites, the following:  Deceived Believers of Rapture, Millennium, and Dispensationalism.  THESE DO NOT EXIST and will not happen, they are figments of the imagination, seducing spirits and doctrines of devils of Darby and Scofield and deceiving millions with the Scofield Reference Bible of 1909.  What a sorry two years, 1909 and 1910, for the President leaders of the SBC, to find in respectively the SRB and the publication by a couple of billionaires of the Fundamentalists papers.  Just for a minute, suppose as suggested here that they are all wet, that a millennium kingdom will not ever exist, only the forever kingdom taught by Jesus and in the Bible.  that there are no dispensations in the Bible except the single one of Ephesians and in the fulness of the time as God brought together everything in heaven and earth in Christ, and through the body of Christ the Church of Jews and Gentiles.  (The fact that you can not see it yet is irrelevant because when God teaches of anything as about to happen, it is as good as done,)  What are these deceived believers of rapture, millennium, and dispensationalism going to do?  It will not and can not happen as it is really not in the Bible, so where will they go.  Well, that is a void question as such events will not happen!

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Introduction to the One Commentary in One Book.          5

Christ properly Learned is the Major Theme of One commentary, the must goal of Your Life!      29

LEARN CHRIST FROM THE APOSTLES AND PROPHETS, The OT according to the NT (Published originally as volume 1 of the LCC)   37

(Volume 2):  Christ for Individuals, the NT books from the Apostle John of Revelation, the Gospel of John, and 3 epistles of John.     319

The Bok of Hebrews, originally volume 4      361

Jeremiah and Prophesy (volume 6 of the LEARN CHRIST COMMENTARIES)  310

(Originally Volume 3):  BELIEVE  AND  BE  BAPTIZED, the 14 New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul and of course the Holy Spirit.     1079

A Complete Index, Combined and Original Tables of Contents       293

(volume 5):  The Message of the Writing Prophets, 19 plus Writing Prophets of the Old Testament.       493

The Literal Forever Kingdom (orinally volume 7 of LCC)            647

One Commentary on Ephesians (volume 8) 897

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3.  Since Seminary students after six years or more of study of Theology and Bible find the Bible is a closed book because (1) a lack of will to do the will of God, and (2) failures of spiritual discernment, in Prophets and Apostles you are encouraged to find the open Bible of Authorized Semi-Public Interpretation (ASPI) of II Peter 1:21,22.

4.  All the Bible is important; however since what is most important in the Old Testament to be known is quoted in the New Testament (NT) with over 800 quotes, then in the NT the meaning of those quotes is explained and implemented.  Surely you would agree that understanding on those 800 self-interpretative quotes can set you on the proper path to high fidelity interpretation of the Bible as God the Holy Spirit originally determined.  This ASPI goes beyond the ordinarily advised hermeneutics of the best like Bernard Ramm.  God the Holy Spirit over a period of 4,000 years carefully selected Prophets and Apostles to get the total message of the Bible right, and to make the very internal structure of the Bible with the OT quotes in the NT, with explanations, constrain to one universal interpretation; and woe be to Scofield and Scofield mites when they distort that meaning with their invasion of the Bible, in homes, churches, and Bible notes of a theology of “seducing spirits and doctrines of devils”.

5.  Counter to the recent trend to ignore the OT, SunGrist in Prophets and Apostles, recognizes the approach of Jesus of neither jot nor tittle will be neglected in the totality of the Bible.

6.  In the approximately 400 pages, you are reading and studying the Bible Itself and not about the Bible, a remedy for the bad habits of superficial theology filled with the wisdom of men. Yet the scholarly work of men like Sampey, Hester, and B.H. Carroll are honored.

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8.  Old and New Testament is about the Lord Jesus Christ, consistently teaches on the Gospel with a focus on How to Properly Learn Christ.

9.  Prophets and Apostles recognizes that the Bible is more a guidebook for living than a doctoral dissertation, with internal requirements to be understood as no more book, personal requirements for the individual in touch with the Holy Spirit.

10.  The Reader and/or student can visualize in 12 Tables the internal structure of the Bible from Genesis to Malachi, and provides an easy topical outline of the Bible in 12 major subjects, starting in Genesis with The Living God of the Living and ending in Malachi and Prophets with The Living God wants Others to Live.

11.  President Mohler says, “Preachers today do not know what to do with the Old Testament; that is sad, from the get-go in ONE there is preaching and teaching from the OT according to the NT, the 19 Writing Prophets of the OT become very relevant as you can preach them each Sunday or teach them on Wednesday night, with a comparison of the nation of Israel to the United States in “National Dens of Thieves, Jeremiah and Prophesy” you of course get Jeremiah, Amos, Joel, and other prophets, the Literal Forever Kingdom is started on the Prophet Isaiah, going all the way through the Bible on King Jesus and the Kingdom.  You have to only take one look at the Master Tables of OT quotes in the NT, to see they run all the way from Genesis to Malachi.

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