I Timothy 1:1ff
May 11, 1969
Publication Date: 05-11-1969
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Col 1:25-27; Eph 3:2, 3, 5, 6, 9-11
1Ti 1:2-6, 10, 11
1Ti 1:18, 19; 3:8, 9, 16
1Ti 3:16; Rom 8:30; Tit 3:4-7; Eph 6:12; Act 1:8; Col 1:13; Eph 1:20; 2Th 2:1
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: God, mystery, Timothy, ministry, believing, Satan, teach, minister, Paul, faith, justified, manifested, administration, birth, mind, Ephesus, Christ
I'd like for you to take your Bibles tonight, please and go to Colossians. A number of weeks ago, I said that some Sunday evening after this truth would crystallize itself in my mind, I would teach it and tonight's that night. These Sunday evenings and the periods of time that we spend in research here in teaching are sometimes fabulous. It looks to me now that summer school that summer will be the most tremendous thing we've ever shared with people will be tremendous because of the amount of the word not because it's going to agree with what you think. It's the word that's driven, and not whether people think so or with an adult thing. So it's the word. I've had to make some decisions the past couple of weeks that have influenced the ministry of the lake considerably. And in many instances, of course, some of the people believe that I'm entirely wrong in the decisions I made. They have indicated the same by their withdrawal, or their lack of their support for the ministry. I've been in this field for a long time. For about 25 or 26 years, I've tried my best to work the word and to teach it with the greatest accuracy and knowledge I have. I made my mistakes, I've been wrong. But as long as I live in by God's grace, and by God's mercy, when I think something is right, from God's word, I'm going to stand on it, if nobody believes me, because I've paid a price for this ministry beyond anything that any of you have paid here in the auditorium for the comfort of sitting under it. And I've come to the age in life, that I'm just not going to be blown about with every wind of doctrine, or by law, any individual may think or say or do. And I know it's relatively easy for people at times to criticize my ministry, and to take a crack at some of the things that I do. I've constantly tried to hold this word up, Rob, believe God's word sets like a diamond. I have made some decisions that have affected personnel with the way ministry I'm going to be making more when I do not do this in any other light, but that which I feel is for the best outreach or the way ministry. God never put me into the ministry. To the extent that I have to have 20,000 people agreeing with what I teach. I don't even have to have one person to agree with you. As long as I am sure that what I'm teaching is the highest light that God has given me. And if it's right in God's word, whether anybody agrees or not, is not important. But it's a loving some roads. And I walk one of the most lonesome roads in the world today. But wouldn't be for some of you people that are here in the auditorium and few others that are around the country. We have stood with me in this ministry, in spite of what people said, in spite a lot people thought, and in spite of luck people did. It's very difficult for me. I heard Peter say tonight that we had had storm warnings yesterday and people were the the the society builds fear within us. And it's very difficult for me to understand why we want to constantly build fear in our lives. When we have the Word of God to build the positive side. It can only be a trick of the devil. It can only be Satan. I was thinking when he was saying that, regarding telephone calls I've had by the barrelful as I call them, when I get two or three critical phone calls a day, I call it by the barrel. So because even one is hard on me, because we're not wrestling against flesh and blood, and I know it's Satan after our people trying to defeat our people, trying to injure them, trying to hurt them. And when any of my people are hurt to whom I've taught God's word, and especially those who stand with me in the ministry, then I'm deeply hurt also, because costly in the sight of the Lord is a death of any of the saints, although hoodlums don't count at all as far as Gods concerned. And so when when people call like this, and some doctor has said to them, Well, this is the end of the road for you. And they believe that doctor and they're full of fear. And I read scriptures like in Matthew and I'm looking this up a little while ago. He healed all manner of sickness and all manner of diseases. I hit stripes were healed. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we asked her.
Why can we not instead of getting full of fear and anxiety and frustration the moment the doctor says something, why can we not come to the place that we can just serenely accept God's word as at least being equal with a doctor's word? What our society, our times, our people, and this means for the best of us who have had the abundance of God's Word, the human tendency is at the whole society crams it down your throat. When a doctor says you have had it, then as far as you're concerned, you get full of fear you
You never know what you're going to do in a situation to you're in it. And we all know what the word teaches that nobody ever rises up to believe big enough to live forever. But I hate the devil Enos that Satan takes to constantly build fear within people. And I'd like to see some of our people just lay hold on the word big enough, that when Satan throws that fear, we've got people to stand with us, who will help us to overcome the fear in which we're engrossed by giving to us the word. And sometimes that word is a little sharper than a two edged sword. Because it cuts us at the very place. We know within ourselves that we're wrong, but we hate to admit it. Because they see it, they are the admitting of it is an indication, we think that we've dropped below par But the dislike of admitting it is further dropping below. Because once we have seen that it is Satan afflicting us, rather than the true God, our admission, now that starts us back up on the road toward believing the greatest thing that God ever gave was the church to the body to which you and I belong. And by the way, all of you who bought your copy of the great mystery, if you tell me about it, or tell me gene will give you a new one, when it's published, we had neglected to publish 14 pages of it. So I never knew I never read that stuff until it's over with and I was teaching it on broadcast here a week or two or three or four ago. And while I was reading it for the broadcast, I always read four or five lines ahead, I speak one line and I'm reading four or five that lines further down. And that stuff didn't make sense to me at places now I wonder where it all went. And we began working it and there's nobody here at our headquarters from the top echelon down, who knows what could possibly have happened all those pages of the manuscript, we just don't know. And when you read the mystery, unless you really know what I've taught you in the foundational class, even you won't miss it, which is a good indication you're not well taught. But if you miss it, but the great truth, for instance, that Satan would not have crucified the Lord Jesus Christ, had he known the mystery as an in there. And that, oh, some of these tremendous things that I know, well, we're republishing it, we've taken them all off, you couldn't buy one from me jeans, you couldn't steal one, just put them all away, we burned a whole lot. And we're coming out with a new book on the great mystery. So were those 14 pages are just a part of the great mystery movies where they went. But I rewrote it, we rewrote it, and we've been working on it. And this is the kind of thing that must get to people. It causes the church or the body is the greatest thing God has ever done. And that mystery is so fantastic, so fabulous, that you could teach people week after week and month after month on it, and somehow or other we still cannot fully comprehend the greatness of it. In Colossians, chapter one. In verse 25. It says were up I am made a minister, according to the administration of God. This is an administration of God. This is the administration of grace. This is the administration of the churches the body not the bride, which is given to me, Paul says it was given to me, for you, to fulfill or to fill up to fully fulfill the Word of God. Even the mystery, which has been hidden from ages, and from generations poorer, but now is made manifest to His saints to who God would make new. What is the riches of the glory of this mystery, the riches of the glory of this mystery, the mystery which is Christ where in you, Christ in you, God would make known what is the riches of the glory, the glorious richness of this Christ in you, which is the hope of glory.
In the book of Ephesians, in chapter three Ephesians chapter three verse two, if you have heard of the administration of the grace of God,
in Colossians, it's called the administration of God here. It's called the administration of the grace of God, which is given to me, Paul says, For you, how that by revelation he made known unto the mystery, made known to me the mystery, very spot, which in other ages, Portal was not made known unto the sons of myth, or six, that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs and of the same body. And in verse nine, and to make all men see what is the administration of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God, who created all things, the words by Jesus Christ are not in any Eastern text that from the beginning of the world has been hid in God, who created all things. It doesn't say that this mystery is hidden the scriptures, it's hitting home. If it had been hidden the scriptures, that'd be one thing, this great mystery was not hidden the scriptures, it was hidden in God, To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers, in heavenly places might be known by the church, the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose, which He, God purpose in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Now, this was the record, this was the revelation. This was what was given to the apostle Paul, to declare, now we go to Timothy, First Timothy, and you imagine the apostle Paul, training a man and sending him forth to teach something less than the revelation that God had given to the teachers?
I wouldn't, I wouldn't teach you less than what I know regarding the word, while the Apostle Paul certainly wouldn't teach Timothy less than what he knew. And it was Timothy, whom He sent forth to teach. Therefore, you should expect to find in the ministry of Timothy, the mystery and the greatness of it. Now, the book of Timothy is one of the records in God's words regarding how a man of God is to carry forth the ministry of the Body of Christ among the local groups. In other words, if you are ministering in a local area, and you are overseeing a local group, Timothy is addressed to you. This is how the Minister is to walk. This is how the Minister is to carry out the ministry of the Word. Now in the first chapter of first, Timothy, he says in verse two, onto Timothy, my own son in the faith, it was the Apostle Paul who led Timothy to the Lord. And this is why he was his son in the faith. He led him into salvation in the knowledge of the word, Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father in Jesus Christ our Lord. As I be sought the to abide still at Ephesus, it was Paul who asked him to stay at Ephesus, when Paul left Ephesus, they did not have a church meeting and decided to call a minister because they like the color of his hair, or the way he brushed his teeth with Ipin or something else. It was the Apostle Paul who by revelation said, Timothy, I want you to stay in Ephesus the Dow Midas chard, some terrific here, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other what? What was happening already in Ephesus We're no longer of one mind. And people were beginning to loggerheads. They didn't like the decisions Paul had made. And so one group was saying something, and another group in the body of the church was saying something else. And Paul said, Timothy, I want you to go down there and emphasis. And you see that they do not teach us any other doctrine. Any other way of right believing there's only one way to rattly beneath. All other ways are wrong cutting the word. And Paul sent Timothy, into emphasis to stay at Ephesus that he might charge some word charges, you ever get a hold of 110 that's charged. That's stored. That's the idea that he might give them a chart that he might say, look, fellas, that's not right, believing. That's not the way you rightly divide the word that you might charge some that they teach no other way of right believing. Now, first of all, these are give heed to fables, and endless genealogies, which minister questions rather than godly edifying, which is in faith, so do now this fourth verse is really a fabulous verse. He says, Teach charge son that they teach no other way. No other doctrine. No other way of right believing, well, then what is the way? Well, what were they doing in there wrong believing they were giving heed to fables, and to endless? What? genealogies? The word fables. You won't find this in a dictionary and volunteers are anything else. So just quit looking. But I think volunteer had a pretty good light on this thing. But he didn't do a good job in his analytical concordance. And Young's is way off left field. The word fables simply means just talk. Just talk. These are give heed to just talk. What were they talking? Oh, I know what they were talking 1%? Well, I think this is what it means. Somebody else has, I think this is what it means. And other ones said, Well, I don't agree with those two people.
I think so. And so. And Paul said to Timothy, you go back here in Ephesus, and tell him to quit thinking and believe. That's right. That's what he That's what the word fables means. And they use a tear in the context. ever give he either give heed to those who just talk. And you know, talk is cheap. Anybody can talk. And that's exactly what they were doing. Somebody said they had diarrhea of the mouth. So these are give heed to fables. And what? endless genealogies. The word genealogy, of course, you know what that means? tracing a family tree or tracing the pedigree. But that isn't its usage here. The usage of endless genealogies is where the older people in the body, the family, let's say, Here's Johnny jump up and his family. And Mr. And Mrs. Johnny jump up and their seven kids. They've been in the fellowship a little bit longer, at least one week, you know, so they learned a lot more. And another older family that together. Paul said that, Timothy, you go back in there, and you teach them that there is only one way to rightly divide the Word and do not give any heed to just talk when a man says I think so and so you kinda shut up thinking so and so and to say what George says. Furthermore, he says, when somebody tells you that they are the old standby, they've been there a long time and they know the answers. You said tell them they're wrong. Because all that ever happened When a man says I think or I've been at this a long time as a family. Is that it Minister's questions. It just raises more Questions, more questions and doesn't give an answer. That's what brute force says. That's what works for me. That does exactly what it says there because it does not give godly edifying. godly edifying. The word edifying is the word autonomia. Meeting godly administration. You see, Paul had received the administration, and he had told Timothy go back into Ephesus, and teach, tell him that there's no other way of right believing that the administration of God, that's what he's saying. But instead of following on the administration of God, one fella said, Well, I think so. And so somebody else thinks so well, our family thinks so and so let's family. No, no, no, no, no. Rather, godly administration. Rather, the administration of God, if they'd have translated a thought would have been very accurately given, which is in sight, which is in which is in believing the administration of God is in our believing that's where it becomes a reality. Now, the end of the commandment is charity, the love of God in the renewed mind, out of a pure heart, and have a good conscience, the word good conscience is a sound mind. How in the world can you have a sound mind if you're wrong on dividing of the administration of grace? Right. So you're screwing any upper story, we're all mentally we're off on the wrong dividing of it. And he says, the end is the end being, that you have a love of God in the renewed mind, out of a pure heart, a pure heart, not one that says, I think so and so are my family things so and so, but one built on sound doctrine, right, believing with a sound mind, because it the administration of God, and faith on Faith and Faith, unseen means without any false pretenses. Now, the from which he says, some have flipped, right, toward, you know, toward flipped on it. But what they flipped out of the administration of gods, they didn't have a sound mind.
They didn't have a pure heart. They didn't have faith, without any false pretense. And this was in the early days of the church. Before the Apostle Paul died, the greatness of the revelation of the administration of the grace of God of the mystery, the body was completely gone. Well look at birth 11. Well, maybe we ought to read 10 So we get to verse 11. We're whoremonger is for them to defile themselves with mankind, the whole boys, for men stealers for liars, for perjured persons, if there be any other thing that is contrary to right, believing to sound believing. It's Paul said to Timothy, you stand up against why? Verse 11, according to the glorious gospel of the flesh of God, which was committed to my trust, according to the glory of God, or of the birth of God.
Well, really, there's your two genitive being here. Literally, it should be translated, according to the gospel of the glory of God. According to the Gospel, of the glory of the blessing of God, he put the word place in his image, according to the Gospel, of the glory of the glass of God, to genitive, and which emphasizes the word God And the word God's gospel. You know, it's called the administration of the grace of God. It's called the administration of God's. Here it's called the gospel of the glory of God. That's what it is, which was committed to my watts. Trust, it was committed to Paul's trust. God doesn't commit anything to a man's trust unless you can trust him with it. He committed it to the apostle Paul, because he could trust him with it. This is why this is still the same gospel, what I want you to see that all through Timothy, Paul is saying to this minister, that administration of God, the administration of grace, the church has the body is the central thing that must be taught. That's the greatness of the revelation. Here in First Timothy 111. In verse 19, verse 18, he says, This charge I commit unto thee, This charge I give you, Peter, I find you up on Peter. I mean, Timothy, son, Timothy, according to the walk, prophecies which went before on the that sow by them by those prophecies that went over you, Timothy, when we laid our hands on you, and you were set apart for the ministry of the word, by those prophecies that were you had hands laid on the prophecies were given by those prophecies, you were a good fight, but was right. prophecies that went over him like, I, the Lord died, God will be with thee wherever they'll go with him and they don't get discouraged Gods when you buy that word of God, warfare. We believe what we heard in this auditorium tonight, are the operations and manifestations of the Spirit. We will be of one mind this week. And if we don't believe it, we will not be of sound doctrine. When the revelation was given, as he was ministering along, certainly at times Timothy must have wandered in his mind, what am I going to do? The Word of God to Timothy was by Paul. Let's remember those prophecies and by what went over you, by that you were a good warfare they will be down in the mouth. Holding faith, verse 90, Holding faith, and a good conscience. A sound mind your back to that sound as a mind is only available when we rightly divide the mystery. When we understand the greatness of that administration of God, then we've got a sound mind otherwise we're flipping all the time. A good sound mind which some having put away, having put away concerning faith, I've made shipwrecks. They were believing and teaching something else than the administration of God and therefore, teaching and believing something out, they were making a shipwreck.
Now in chapter three talking further to the word talking further to the church, talking about the elders, the deacons, and so forth.
It says in verse eight chapter three, likewise, the deacon are to be great. Not double tongue, not double tongue. The article you gave me Mrs. cup I read before I came in all double tongue. The Minister says one thing with his mouth and believe something else a bunch of baloney. I've lived through this stuff so long. These ministers can get so fast. They say one thing with their mouth but their life is something else. And when you pin them down, they tell you they believe in the Bible, but they turn right around did I ever concept did they not only double tongue they triple tongue and quadruple Tom they're geniuses. Try and they sit in the top of your echelons of your denomination just like that. Bilotti have brought me I have Peter and every wanted to believe it because I told him was baloney. And he took my word for it. He never read. I at I got diplomas. But thank you for bringing it. I guess it's bloated. But you know, I've read so many things through the years that I can pick up anything to read, and I can spot the counterfeit just like them. And it's just all triple talk. Look, if you believe God's word, you carry it out, wouldn't you? If the administration of the of the glory of God or the glorious, administer gospel of the administration of God, and this is the only way of rightly dividing the word it's sound doctrine. It's sound mind. And anybody that talks the album The double talk, he's wrong. Class, you've got to make up your mind is God's word right? Or is it wrong? The moment you flip on it one little bit you no longer write your own. You either stand for it or you don't. It's either all God's Word or not. And why don't we get off and try to rise? That's why he said these deacons are not to be given too much wine doesn't say they can't have any says just much. Good Deacon. I like that theology. Not great. Oh, Mad people get mad. They get mad whether you drink wine or whether you don't? Sure, if you drink it, they're mad. And if you don't drink it, some else man. You know, some you don't work the word because of what somebody else thinks or they want to get mad or don't get mad. You stand approved before God if you do what? And almendares what people think, are a lot these days. And if you're gonna wait for people to pat you on the back and say, well, I thank God you rightly divide. No worries, you gonna die before you ever get the body pack? Because Satan will never let it happen. That's why he's after the ministry of the word. If you're half off with the word he's not after that ministry. Why should he be he's already got it. But if you're half off, you're off. not greedy of filthy loker. Holding now that is verse nine. Holding the mystery of the faith there it's called the mystery of the faith. Which is Christ where you That's the mystery of the faith, Christ did you remember Jesus before He ascended, he said, the work that I do, he saw us do also and greater works than I've done, he shall do when I go to my Father which is in heaven. And Satan known the greatness of this mystery, he never would have crucified the Lord of Glory. Here's the third time in this booklet, Timothy, that he's talking about the mystery, the great mystery which is the secret, hidden God from before the foundation of the world, holding the mystery of faith in a pure conscience. sound mind is the text. Again, the mystery is what makes for sound that the Hmong.
And then comes to one great verse that I've really been wanting to get to next verse 16.
All my eyes were blinded through the years on this thing too. I don't understand except that I know the word return taking blinds arise. But once you sincerely want to know God's word, oh, Satan will not cannot stop you if you really mean business. Or Christ in you is greater than Satan. And when you really want to know that we're still opening. There is a terrible error in verse 16. That kept me from the truth for years and years. And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness. Now, the next word, God, that's the air. God was manifested were in the place. God was what? Justified what? Oh, no, no, no, no, not calm. does God need any justification? Boy, I should have seen that years ago. You know, 20 years ago, I saw it 15 But I should have seen it. When I first began working the words, but my eyes were blind like they were on hundreds of other verses of scripture. Because Satan did such a marvelous job in bringing me up to blind mind through the channels, that most of you went through with all your blindness to God was not justified in the Spirit. You see, there's a contradiction. Well, we'll get to it. And without controversy without controversy should be translated, according to you say, by the agreement of all
if you're without controversy, you are what? Agreeing. And this then fits with the other words, where it says, we are up to be a one plus mine got it now and by the agreement of all or and with one mind. Rate is the mystery of godliness. Rate is the mystery of the true faith would be a good translation. great is the mystery regarding Christianity Christ in you. Right is the mystery regarding believing would be good usage of all of this translation here. So word godliness is the Greek word spelled E U S. EP EIAF color how to pronounce it. I just know how it works.
E us EB e IA is appellate church history called Eusebius. Name D. The word godliness that's used here means true, genuine, perfect. It's just the opposite of this Greek word. Where the word is in opposition is the word religion. Never use the word religion because religion is always in opposition to this word that I've given you here for godliness. Because religion is always in an outward form. That's why he said great is the mystery of godliness, that true faith, that true Christianity, that true believing religion is the opposite. It's only an outward form. That's what the word godliness means. The truth of is that true faith. Right is the mystery of the true faith of godliness. Here, this great mystery is called the mystery of true faith, through believing through Christianity. Now there are six things in verse 16, that give all the truth regarding the mystery in a summary. And this is the last time in the Bible that it's given, or that it used. And this is the first time that the whole thing is summarized as far as I know the word. The word God is the word which is the Greek word hope. And it's a new term which makes it agree with the word mystery which is also neuter in verse 16.
It was the scribes the copy of the word who finally added some the th and so forth and got it to say sales instead of hope, which is which they added and in one of the old manuscripts, which I have seen under microfilm, you can see on the inside of the letter O, which has a new blank G over search or not, there was an H O, but it's around like that you break through. They've got on the inside of the letter with a different colored ink that works The letter th letters see one of the old manuscripts because the scribes, but look at it, the greatest the mystery of the true faith, which the true faith, which was what? manifested in the flesh. manifested means brought to light, brought to light manifested in the place. When, in the new birth, on the day of Pentecost, that's when it was manifested in the flesh. Look, a man is a man of body and soul, right? How's it going to be manifested in place, I've got to be was born again of God's Spirit and that occurred first, on the day of love. That's why he says, great is this mystery of the true faith with the true faith, which was manifested in the flesh first, on the day of Pentecost, in the new birth, number two, justified in spirit, in the spirit, justified spiritually. Not only was it manifested in the flesh, the new birth, but when a man is born again of God's Spirit, that man is justified spiritually. He will never come into condemnation. He has passed from death into life, he is already justified. Boy, that was the great mystery the great secret that was revealed. You know, in Romans eight Romans eight, verse 30, moreover, whom he did predestinate them he also called and whom He called them, he also was justified and whom He justified them he also was, well hallelujah, and were justified and were justified rah already was glorified. You know, in Titus, Timothy, Titus. Look at chapter three is a tremendous thing to agree. Here with what I've just taught you, Titus three, Timothy, Titus three, verse four. But after that, the kindness of the love of God our Savior appeared, toward man appeared. Love of God, our Savior toward man appears, not by works of righteousness which we have done. But according to his mercy, He saved us by the washing out the new birth, that's the text regeneration is by the washing of the new birth and even the new creation of a new Maha keum renewing of the Holy Ghost should be translated. A watching of the new birth even the new creation of a new Mahajan verse six, which he said on us abundantly through Jesus Christ, our Savior, that verse seven, being justified by his lot, grace, we should be made errs according to the hope of eternal life, being justified by his grace. That's why I'm Timothy 316, which was manifested in the place justified, spiritually justified in the spirit.
Number three. Scene of angels. Once it's manifested in the place, we are justified, but it is seen of angels, our ministry our ministry is to fight against the devil in his power. And any season six it says very plainly what we're battling. He season six verse 12, where we wrestle not against flesh and blood. While we do not wrestle against flesh and blood we've got to be wrestling against angels what kind of angels the devil ah, birds, that's the one that's why says powers, rulers, principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world against spiritual wickedness from on where? God try. That's where like First Corinthians First Timothy 316, which was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, the domain job. It was manifested to the devil spirit world, that we are what the Word says we are. Number four, preached unto the Gentiles, preached unto the Gentiles. The word preached is the word cut through song. Does it mean preached? It means witness to. And that's all preaching is anyway. Acts one. Remember that? Verse eight, before Jesus Christ the Senate, he told him to go back to Jerusalem. He said, if you'll wait there, you're going to receive something. And verse eight, ye shall Lombardo, manifest this power. After that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and you shall be what? witnesses unto me, was in Judea, Jerusalem on the other most larger witnesses. In First Timothy 316, it says, witness unto the Gentiles or Gentiles, his nation, just witness to the nation. Believe on in the world, believes on all the people who hear that word, and who accept that word. It's believed on in the world. And when it's believed on, they received the new birth. This is the mystery. Remember how I teach you in the foundational class, you're received, the word of God with how with meekness, and because it's a faithful word, you do a lot with it all the past and because it's the word of life, you do want with it. That's exactly what you have in 360. It was manifested in the place, they received it with meekness. It was preached among the nations it was witnessed to among the nations, they held it pass. And it was believed on in the world to come because they held the part. That's why point number six and 16 Regarding the great mystery is received up into a lot, though. The truth are all there in that 16 verses a new birth, all the way through witnessing, holding it, holding it forth, and the receiving up into glory, which is already true of the believer, while we're down here, in Colossians, chapter one Colossians one. Verse 13, who has past tense, delivered us past tense, from the power of darkness, and half past tense, translated our given US citizenship in the kingdom of God, by the work of His dear Son is the text. He's already translated us. That's why we're already received up into a lot. Glory as far as the belief is concerned as far as what God wrought in Christ in you, even though you're still down here. And Ephesians, chapter one, it says, you're already seated in the heaven. Ephesians chapter one. Verse 20, which Iran in Christ when He raised Him from the dead, and set him out his own right hand in a lot, heavenly places, where Christ is seated, we are seated with Him for His Christ in us the hope of blu ray. That's why Second Thessalonians. Talking about received up in the Glo right, second, Thessalonians chapter two. In verse one, Now we beseech you brother and by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that gathering together unto him is the return of Christ, for the body, not the bride for the body. When the dead in Christ shall rise, and we which are alive and remain at that moment shall be changed. And so shall we ever be with the Lord. That's why Second Timothy 316, as the whole truth regarding the mystery, regarding refers to regarding the mystery, all wrapped up in that one verse, from the time of the new birth, to the gathering together unto him, entitlements. That's why, at the center of the Ministry of Timothy, just the great mystery, which makes for sound doctrine, which makes for right believing, which makes for a pure heart and men and women to have one mind and stand together in one month. And to me, it's a tremendous thing. That God puts all of these breakthroughs. That's them before his people, and before the ministers that ministered that great revelation. And there are only a few of them that ever ministered besides bow. And one of those was his own son in the flesh, in the spirit in by the face and that was given. That's why Second Timothy is such a tremendous fruit, and Maya, thank God for if you think about it, work the word and see it for yourself, shall we pray Our Father in our God. Again, Tonight we've endeavored to make this word live abundantly. And I thank You, Father, for the greatness of that word, and the power of your Holy Spirit in it. And I thank you that this administration of the grace of God the mystery, the body of Christ, which was hidden God from before the foundation of the world was made known to was made known to the Apostle Paul can still be made known today. by those of us who know it anywhere, have the courage and the boldness to teach. And Father, I pray that we may teach it and rightly divided so that once again people may have a sound mind that they may understand its greatness and its power. And Father, I'm truly grateful and thankful to You for this word, and it's inevitable greatness through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.