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The dispensational boundary which occured in Acts 28:28-31 is when the Apostle Paul declares to the Jewish leadership that the final opportunity for their acceptance of Jesus as Christ is over. From that point on the message for the plan of salvation is now authorized to be sent from the Gentiles, apart from Israel. Prior to this point in scripture, salvation was always either through or with the Jew.
The lesson on March 17, 2019 was part 7 of the "Genesis" study. In today's lesson, Wayne looked at the unique words used only in Genesis which is "and God said" and we looked at a concordance of this in Hebrew. We learned that in the days of re-creation we see how God brackets the days by saying "and the evening and the morning were the xx day". Right after this statement, the next verse starts with "And God said..." which indicates God's re-creative work starting at the beginning of the next day. When you apply this grammatical logic, it clearly shows that in Genesis 1:1-2 were his Ex-Nihilo creation acts - something out of nothing - and then renewal process starts with "And God said. Wayne then moved on to repeat what we have learned about death before Adam sinned which necessitates the need for the tree of life. The tree of life was so powerful it would have made the sinner Adam live forever and that is why God put a Cherubim with a flaming sword to keep the sinners out of the garden and the tree of life. We then learned of a consistent principle found in scripture where God says "You may eat of all …. But “prohibition”. See Deuteronomy 14. Having looked at Genesis again with the clarity that the Hebrew provides us really has opened up the scriptures to provide more clarity that happens to match what science claims about the Earth's origins. Not that we are trying to substantiate creation from science since we only need the scriptures to believe that God tells us but it is nice that it matches what science says. In fact, Wayne provided us a URL to Gospel Coalition article entitled "William Lane Craig: Five Arguments for God" This article lays out a modern argument for the belief in God that is used to win debate after debate with Atheists. The scripture reading was from Genesis 1:29-31 KJV
Practical lessons and Right Division is focusing on the walk we should take when being worthy of the calling Right Division makes clear to us in this post Acts 28 age. In the previous study we looked at the post Acts timeframe and learned how the Apostle PAul revealed the Mystery of Ephesians 3:9. Afterwards, when you read Ephesians 4:1 KJV, PAul is saying "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,".
Acts 28 is clearly a huge event and one which is marked out in scripture as a culminating end to the book of Acts. There is no doubt in my mind that Acts 28 is hugely significant in the progress of doctrine and the spritual history of the nation of Israel and the gentiles (nations).
The question that I would like to address, though, is "When did God declare Israel to be de facto "Lo-ammi"? And when was "the mystery" of Col. 1:26 revealed in relation to Acts 28? Are these events contemporaneous?