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Timothy Study – Part 16. The lesson on July 8, 2007 continues with the study in Timothy. Most of 1 Timothy is a pastoral letter because it deals with “how to” but in chapter 6 we’ve come to a dispensational part of the book. In 1 Timothy 6:13-21 we find two Amens. The first Amen comes after the charge Paul gives Timothy in verses 13-16. The second Amen comes in verses 17-21. When dealing with domestic issues, we always handle them through what God has given to us dispensationally, because the fruit comes from the root. In verse 14 of chapter 6, Timothy is charged “That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:” That word appearing is “Epiphany” is different from “Parousia” The Parousia and The Epiphany which is an important distinction to make because “Epiphany” pertains to our calling which dictates our walk. “Parousia” belongs it Israel and the calling in Abraham. In Ephesians 1:17 Paul prays “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:” We learn from this that wisdom and the knowledge of Christ is there, we just need available to receive it. God gives us an opportunity to acknowledge this wisdom by revelation of what God has in store for us. In Ephesians 1:18 we see more about this wisdom “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,” The first thing listed is hope. Most of Christendom today has as their hope the rapture, the tribulation, and the millennial period. That is not our hope of the church of the one body. Our hope is defined in the fellowship of the Mystery in this dispensation of grace. Paul talks about this in Ephesians 3:1-9. Hope is based on our calling and our calling is based on our inheritance. This all relates to the three spheres of blessings. In Deuteronomy 10:14 we see the three spheres mentioned “Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.” The three spheres belong to three different groups. The calling in the Mystery has its inheritance in the heavenlies.



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From the Study: Timothy Study