When you become saved, you receive the new nature which comes from the Holy Spirt as a deposit of your future redemption (Ephesians 1:13-14 KJV 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.) The Holy Spirit gives you a new nature that is now in oppostion to your old nature, called the flesh which was your Body and Soul. This warfare
The lesson on February 7, 2016 was part 9 of "The Apocalypse" study. The theme of this lesson was "parallels" and we learned of the parallel events that occur in Revelation with that prophesied in Zechariah and in Matthew. Chapter 6 of Revelation covers the first six Seals which involves judgments and martyrs. We cover the prophecy in Zechariah involving the nations used to punish Israel but going too far and receiving punishment for it. In the end, we looked at the structural correspondence of Revelation from chapter 6 thru chapter 19. The scripture reading was in Zechariah 1:7-11 KJV
This study is presented by Dr. Wayne Stewart and it is intended to help the Christian understand the basics of the principles of rightly dividing the word of truth which is mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." This is a fundamental skill if you as a Christian are going to handle the word of God accurately. All scripture is written for our learning providing us doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness. It is very important to understand what is written to you as opposed to someone else so you may understand why some things promised in the Bible do not seem to work today. This study will help you determine how to understand what is promised to you so you may have peace in your Christian walk.
There are two schools of thought in regard to the special revelation that God gave Paul regarding the Gentiles (Colossians 1:25-27.) There is a group of good, dedicated Christians who adhere to the Acts 13 position and there is another group of good, dedicated Christians who cling to the Acts 28 position. Having been in both groups at different times and having great respect for the leaders in both of these positions, I will list what I believe are the scriptural reasons I have selected one position over the other.