The Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven – Part 5


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The Keys To The Kingdom of Heaven – Part 5

The “Is, Was And Will Be” Nature of Christ and His Words

Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Rev 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

Introduction

This particular ‘key to the kingdom of heaven’ has had such a huge impact on my own entry into the kingdom of God that I took it for the name of my website, iswasandwillbe.com.

Including the phrases “Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last”, and acknowledging that these phrases include the present, we find that this is, was and will be characteristic of Christ and His Words are mentioned in the book of Revelation 14 times

Rev 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which [1] is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

Rev 1:8 I am [2] Alpha and Omega, [3] the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, [4] which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Rev 2:8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith [5] the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

Rev 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, [6] which was, and is, and is to come.

Rev 1:11 Saying, I am [7] Alpha and Omega, [8] the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

Rev 11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, [9] which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Rev 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. [10] I am Alpha and Omega, [11]the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Rev 22:13 [12] I am Alpha and Omega, [13] the beginning and the end, [14] the first and the last.

Why is this statement repeated so many times?

I can recall when I once thought that this ‘is, was and will be’ statement was simply a redundant Biblical statement, repeated over and over in the book of Revelation. That was before I realized that the holy spirit has a reason for repeating anything. That was before I realized that anything that is repeated is being purposely emphasized, and there is nothing emphasized more in the book of “the revelation of Jesus Christ” than this is, was and will be character of the words of this book.

This is why this statement is repeated 14 times in the 22 chapters of this book:

Mat 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

In these verses of Matthew 24 we are given one of the most important keys to the kingdom of heaven, which kingdom is within all, in whom the Word of God lives. What does it mean to have the Christ, who is the Word of God living His life within us? This is what that means:

1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols [False doctrines: Eze 14:1-9]? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

“God is spirit… and the spirit of God dwells in you”. So what does that mean? Here is what that means:

Joh 6:63 It is the spirit [of God] that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, are are life. (ASV)

It is the spirit of God that gives life, and the words of Christ are that spirit of God, which gives life. Therefore when we are told “the spirit of God dwells in you”, what we are being told is that the words Christ has spoken are within us. Having the words Christ has spoken within us is the same as having the life of the kingdom of God within us.

And what are we told about those words? Here it is again:

Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, along with all the apostles of Christ, are “asleep in Christ” (1Co 15:18) awaiting the resurrection from the dead. But the words of Christ were within them as well as those who heard the apostles speak His words:

Joh 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
Joh 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Joh 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

The words of Christ did not die with the apostles because they passed on His words to us “through their word” in their writings.

2Pe 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
2Pe 1:15 Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

It was the apostles themselves who canonized the scriptures. The council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. simply acknowledged what the apostles has already accomplished.

There are those who teach that one need not be able to read to know Christ, and that could possibly be true. I know for certain that you do not have to be an A student to be part of the body of Christ or I would not be here. The extent of one’s education is not a big issue in scripture, but if you cannot read, then you had better know someone who can read to you because we are specifically told by our Lord Himself:

Mar 12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

Mat 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

Luk 6:3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;

For those who teach that scripture is “just ink on paper”, Christ sure seems to think otherwise, and He asks the question “Have ye not read?”

The apostle Paul gives us this stern warning:

1Co 4:6 Now these things, brothers, I applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us ye might learn not to think above that which is written, so that ye may not be puffed up, one over the one against the other. (ACV)

The book of Revelation opens with these vitally important words of life:

Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

Another oft repeated phrase in the words of Christ is this statement – “the time is at hand”. As Christ told us, His words “shall not pass away”. That being true “the time is [always] at hand [to] keep those things which are written therein”. And that is the key to the kingdom of heaven within us which has been “taken away” by those who should be opening the doors of the kingdom of heaven to us.

Mat 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Rev 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

The book of “the revelation of Jesus Christ” opens with the statement: “the time is at hand” (Rev 1:3), and it ends with the same words: “the time is at hand” (Rev 22:10). Fourteen times in this book we are told that Jesus, and therefore His words, are ‘the beginning and the end… are, were, and will be’. “Who readeth [is told to] keep the things which are written therein, for the time is at hand” to do so.

It is only with this ‘is, was, and will be’ key to the kingdom of heaven within us that we are able to understand such words and to rightly divide and apply those words of our Lord. Only with this knowledge of the mind of Christ and the mind of His Father, are we able to understand how “the summer in near… even at the door… [and how] this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled” in the lives of all who have been given eyes that see and ears that hear in every generation of those who read and keep these words.

Christ made this key to understanding His words so clear when speaking of how “the abomination of desolation” takes place in the lives of “whosoever reads” His Words:

Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

In this same chapter we read of the end of this age. It was the disciples question about “the end of the age” which provoked every thing Christ says in this 24th chapter of Matthew:

Mat 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world [Greek: aion, age]?

The very first words out of the mouth of our Lord in answer to this question about the sign of His coming and the end of the age was this:

Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Was that a ‘will be’ prophecy only. There are many people who teach that this words have only an end time application, but nothing could be farther from the Truth of the ‘is, was, and will be’ Words of God. That generation did not pass till those words were fulfilled, just a Christ had prophecied:

Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

This is what happened while the apostles were yet alive in these vessels of clay :

2Ti 1:15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

The apostasy of the church was a completed accomplishment of the adversary well before the death of the apostles. It had been advancing for quite some time before this second epistle to Timothy. Paul mentions the names of those who were opposing him in his first epistle to Timothy:

1Ti 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
1Ti 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

The prophecy that “many shall come in My name, saying [Christ is the Christ] and shall deceive many” ‘is, was, and will continue to be’ fulfilled in every generation since Christ uttered that prophecy. The apostles themselves had that prophecy fulfilled in their own lives, having been called out of the religion of the law of Moses which claimed the Messiah as theirs, even as they rejected Him. The doctrine of Christ was new. It had never before been heard of, except as it was alluded to in the Old Testament:

Deu 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

Nevertheless until this very day, the old covenant is still preferred by many to the doctrines of Christ, even as they come in His name saying He is Christ:

Luk 5:36 And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.
Luk 5:37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
Luk 5:38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.
Luk 5:39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old [covenant] is better.

The very next is, was and will be words of our Lord in answer to the sign of the end of this age are:

Mat 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mat 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

“All these things are the beginning of sorrows”, is true today, it was true yesterday, and it will be true tomorrow. These words too, are, were and will be true in every generation since Christ, and they will continue to be true until His return to rule the kingdoms of this world with a rod of iron. At that time they will still apply because God’s elect are commissioned to rule with a rod of iron over the rebellious nations of mankind. Even in the “aionian judgment [of] the lake of fire” Christ’s is, was, and will be words “shall never pass away”.

But because they do have an application in every generation, many have been led by the adversary to believe that there is no end to the aions, and they teach that since “the kingdom of God is within you”, it therefore has already come, and all things will always continue as they are. This school of thought would have you to believe that, as a brother once said on one of our studies, “Anyone who is expecting a physical resurrection, followed by a physical thousand-year kingdom will be sadly disappointed”.

But that is a lying false doctrine of which we have all been specifically warned against in these words from the pen of the apostle Peter:

2Pe 3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
2Pe 3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
2Pe 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2Pe 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
2Pe 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
2Pe 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
2Pe 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

There is our warning. It is “by the same [is, was and will be] word” which informs us of the undeniable universal flood that we are also warned of another judgment, this one “reserved unto fire”. Yes, these words of Matthew 24 have been applicable in every generation since Christ, and yes, many men have made many false prophecies concerning the end of this age, but never make the mistake of saying “Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” There is a consummation of this particular age of grace, there is a literal first resurrection of God’s elect into spiritual bodies, which, like Christ’s own spiritual body, will be capable of appearing in a body of flesh and bones. That first resurrection will be followed by a thousand year reign of this earth by Christ and His Christ. During that period Satan will be placed under house arrest and will not be permitted to entice mankind to withstand their elect rulers in any united way and he is given to do at this time. That thousand year reign will be followed by the release of Satan from his prison to go forth and entice all men of all time to foolishly attempt to cast off the power of Christ and His Christ. That “little season” of rebellion will be followed by the destruction of all the nations in the four quarters of the earth (Rev 20). We are fools indeed to be unaware that “judgment is now on the house of God” (1Pe 4:17), and that the end of mankind’s rule upon this earth “is near, even at the door”. We are not living at the time of the beginning of the New Testament church. Rather we are living at the time of the end of that era in which those “blessed and holy… few” who will rule with Christ during the thousand year reign are being called.

Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

The next is, was and will be words of Christ in answer to the sign of the end of this age was:

Mat 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Mat 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Persecution is, was and will be the expected experience of anyone who teaches that those who follow Christ must love their enemies. Yet it has always been false Christs who have led the charge into many of the wars that have taken place since Christ. Those same false Christs have often murdered those who have refused to become involved in the affairs of this age, as we are instructed.

2Ti 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2Ti 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

Christians have sponsored crusades against the Muslims, another harlot daughter of the great harlot. Both religions claim to honor Christ even as they both dishonor Him by disobeying his commandment to “love thine enemies”. Both are, were and will be the very fulfillment of Christ’s always truthful words:

Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Those who obey Christ’s words commanding us to love our enemies, will be hated of those who believe in the defense of family and country. But those who follow Christ’s example of refusing to keep the holy days of His time will be “hated of all men”:

Joh 5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
Joh 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Joh 5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

It was not immediate, but in time the apostles followed in their Lord’s steps and refused to follow the tradition of men:

Gal 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Gal 4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
Gal 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

John 5:16-18 reveals to us what was “the tradition of… Christ” as opposed to “the tradition of men”. Job and Peter admonish us to follow Christ instead of men:

Job 23:11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

1Pe 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

It is, it was, and it always will be those of a man’s own house who will turn on him when he follows in the steps of Christ:

Mat 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

“He that endures to the end [of the age] shall be saved”. Those are the very next is, was and will be words of our Lord which will never pass away.

Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

If these words were not words which transcend the generations since Christ, if these words are not words which are meant to be understood as having a immediate, present application, as well as a past, and a future application, then Christ and all of His apostles were fraudulent liars because they had all died long before the Americas and many other countries had even been discovered. But Christ is not a fraudulent liar, and neither are any of His apostles or any of the writers of the New Testament. Christ has made it clear that His words “shall never pass away”, and what that means is that the words of Christ are relevant in every generation of mankind.

How was the gospel preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations so the end could come in Christ’s day? Remember Christ said:

Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

“All these things” certainly includes the things concerning the gospel being preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations so “then shall the end come”. If we take “the world” to mean the entire planet, then we are missing what the scriptures mean by that statement. Of course the phrase includes that meaning, just as “the kingdom of heaven” and “the kingdom of God” include “the kingdoms of this world when we are told:

Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

What this verse tells us is that the spiritual kingdom of our Lord and His Christ will rule the physical kingdoms of this world. But both phrases “the world” and the phrase “the kingdom of heaven” have a spiritual meaning which must be understood if we are to understand how these words were understood by Christ when He said “This generation will not pass, till all these things be fulfiled.

But there is another meaning to the phrase “the world” which is just as inward and spiritual as “the kingdom of God is within you”. Here are the verses which demonstrate this inward spiritual application of both these phrases:

Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

Rev 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat [Greek: thonos, throne] of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

The kingdom of the beast is this world and all that is in it:

1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

We are told plainly that the “ends of the world are come upon [us]” (1Co 10:11). “All nations… in all the world” who must hear the gospel of the kingdom before the end can came are those nations and principalities and the thrones, within us. They are one and all, “all that is in the world”, included in the three categories of 1) the lust of the flesh, 2) the lust of the eyes, and 3) the pride of life. That gives us a much clearer meaning of what our Lord meant when he told us:

Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

The very next verse makes it clear that this is how Christ meant for these words to be taken at this time. Notice the connecting phrase “When ye therefore” with which verse 15 begins:

Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

We have earlier demonstrated that “the abomination of desolation” is the throne of the beast within us all by Adamic birth. Christ is telling us here in verse 15, “Let him… who reads… understand” how are we to understand the meaning of “the abomination of desolation” as well as this phrase “the end”, both in their is, was and will be sense? These verses will help us to better understand those two phrases as well as many other verses of scripture:

1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

“The ends of the ages” means the outcome or the product of the ages. The outcome and product of the ages is our salvation. Very few in this age are given to know the salvation that is in Christ. But of those who are given to know Him in this age it is said that “the ends of the ages have come” upon them.

Likewise “the abomination that makes desolate” must also come upon each and every person “in [their] own order”, and we must all come to recognize that abomination within us before the ends of the ages will come upon us. Failing to recognize that abominable condition is which we live is what restrains :

2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [“the day of the Lord” – vs 2] shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin [the abomination of desolatieon, Mat 24:15] be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God [“which temple ye are”, 1Co 3:16], shewing himself that he is God.
2Th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth [“the day of the Lord” – vs 2] that he [“the man of sin”] might be revealed in his time.
2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [Greek: restrains the day of the Lord] will let [restrain the day of the Lord], until he be taken out of the way.
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

“Let him that reads understand” that it is the beast within us all who demands that we give him what he wants when he wants it. It is that beast within us all which is sitting in the temple of God demanding our worship and our total dedication to the things of this world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.

When we read:

Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

Luk 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Luk 21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

We should now see the ‘is’, the ‘was’ and the ‘will be’ properties of those words which will never pass away. It is the understanding of these words of Christ which reveal both Christ and His Father to us, and it is that understanding of how their mind works that makes up all the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

Here is what this series of studies is all about:

Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

Rev 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

Rev 15:5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

What opens the door of heaven? What opens the temple of God in heaven, and the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven?

Mat 16:19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven. And whatever you bind on earth shall occur, having been bound in Heaven. And whatever you may loose on the earth shall be, having been loosed in Heaven. (LITV)

Christ has given us those “keys to the kingdom of heave” if indeed He and His words live in and dominate our lives. It is His Words within us which is “a door… opened in heaven”, and it is His voice, His words, which says to us “come up here and I will show you things which must be hereafter”. We are specifically instructed to be diligent in the knowledge of His words:

2Ti 2:15 Study [Greek: be diligent] to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Truly “the words I have spoken unto you, they are spirit and they are life” (Joh 6:63). It is through knowledge of the is, was and will be character of the words of God and His Son that we are given life eternal:

Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true [is, was, and will be] God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

[Part six can be found here.]

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