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What Did Jesus Say?


One of the common things we right dividers hear from those who reject God’s ordained method of Bible study is, “Well, I follow Jesus, not Paul.”

In other words, those who AREN’T rightly dividing the word of truth hold the RED LETTERS of their Bible in higher esteem than the rest of the scriptures.

But, wait a minute, don’t those same people accuse us of cherry picking the scriptures and cutting up the Bible? Yes, they do! All the time.

They condemn us for saying that PAUL’S EPISTLES alone are to and about the Church the Body of Christ (which is the truth of God), yet they SAY they obey the RED LETTERS because those are the words of Jesus. As if the black letters aren’t the words of Jesus (and as if they really are obeying the red letters).

The black letters of the Bible ARE ALSO the words of Jesus Christ!

The WHOLE KJV Bible are the words spoken by Jesus Christ!

And, thank GOD we have verses that teaches us that!

Here’s one. Jesus Christ said …

John 12:48 (KJV): “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.”

In that verse, Jesus said, “the word that I have spoken.”

He said “the word.”

And, “the word” is the scriptures; the Bible.

Who IS Jesus?

Jesus Christ is GOD THE CREATOR!

John 1:1-3 KJV โ€” “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. ๐Ÿ‘‰All things were made by him๐Ÿ‘ˆ; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

Ephesians 3:9 KJV โ€” “And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who ๐Ÿ‘‰created all things by Jesus Christ๐Ÿ‘ˆ:”

Colossians 1:15-17 KJV โ€” “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For ๐Ÿ‘‰by him were all things created๐Ÿ‘ˆ, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

So, since Jesus IS God, and the Bible is the word of God which contains the spoken words of God, then ALL OF THE BIBLE is the words of Jesus.

Denominational people reject God’s commandment to follow apostle Paul, because they aren’t understanding that the words that Paul penned ARE THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST.

What Paul wrote in Romans through Philemon KJV, are the very words of the Lord Jesus Christ which he gave to Paul to write down!

Acts 22:12-15 KJV โ€” “And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there, Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him. And he said, ๐Ÿ‘‰The God of our fathers hath chosen thee,๐Ÿ‘ˆ that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. For๐Ÿ‘‰ thou shalt be his witness unto all men๐Ÿ‘ˆ of what thou hast seen and heard.”

Galatians 1:11-12 KJV โ€” “But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. ๐Ÿ‘‰For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.๐Ÿ‘ˆ”

Ephesians 3:1-3 KJV โ€” “For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: ๐Ÿ‘‰How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; ๐Ÿ‘ˆ(as I wrote afore in few words,”

1 Timothy 6:2-4 KJV โ€” “And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,”

2 Peter 3:15-16 KJV โ€” “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother ๐Ÿ‘‰Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;๐Ÿ‘ˆ As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.”

Folks, those passages directly above are STRONG in regard to Paul’s authority today, but they are also STRONG evidence to the DOCTRINE OF INSPIRATION.

The words of Christ to us TODAY, are found in PAUL’S EPISTLES. Paul’s epistles ARE NOT from Paul’s own interpretation of the things Christ revealed to him. Rather, we have the very spoken WORDS of the Lord Jesus Christ given to Paul to WRITE DOWN to give to us!

Those who AREN’T rightly dividing and who oppose following Paul, think we are suppose to follow Paul THE MAN, the personality, Paul’s flesh. But, that’s not it at all. They’re missing the whole point.

It’s not about us following Paul the person, it’s about us following Paul’s GOSPEL and Paul’s DOCTRINE!

Another reason denominational people oppose following Paul as our ONLY God-appointed apostle is because they fail to recognize that God changed his program and formed a NEW CREATURE, also called THE BODY OF CHRIST and the ONE NEW MAN, which began with PAUL in Acts 9.

1 Timothy 1:16 KJV โ€” “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, ๐Ÿ‘‰that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe๐Ÿ‘ˆ on him to life everlasting.”

Ephesians 3:1-10 KJV โ€” “For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: ๐Ÿ‘‰How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery;๐Ÿ‘ˆ (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: ๐Ÿ‘‰Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.๐Ÿ‘ˆ Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And ๐Ÿ‘‰to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, ๐Ÿ‘ˆwhich from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,”

2 Corinthians 5:16-17 KJV โ€” “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. ๐Ÿ‘‰Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: ๐Ÿ‘ˆold things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Ephesians 2:15 KJV โ€” “Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; ๐Ÿ‘‰for to make in himself of twain one new man,๐Ÿ‘ˆ so making peace;”

Denominational people hold on to the LIE that the Church the Body of Christ BEGAN at Pentecost in Acts 2. And, THAT lie is what BLINDS them from God’s MYSTERY truth given to Paul. And, their blindness and ignorance of Paul’s message being DISTINCT is what BINDS THEM to the law.

Without knowledge of RIGHTLY DIVIDING the word of truth, a person is literally CUT OFF from the full knowledge and understanding of God, whether they be saved or unsaved.

Understanding, and viewing, PAUL’S EPISTLES as a new, different, and separate message from Jesus’s EARTHLY ministry, is what has the POWER TO OPEN THEIR EYES, regarding UNDERSTANDING the scriptures.

Acts 26:17-18 KJV โ€” “Delivering thee from the people, and from the ๐Ÿ‘‰Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.๐Ÿ‘ˆ”

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 KJV โ€” “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,๐Ÿ‘‰ lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them๐Ÿ‘ˆ.”

2 Timothy 2:7 KJV โ€” “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.”

2 Timothy 2:15-16 KJV โ€” “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.”

Paul writes …

1 Corinthians 4:16 (KJV): “Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.”

1 Corinthians 14:37 (KJV): “… the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.”

Following Paul means OBEYING THE SCRIPTURES THAT PAUL PENNED because they ARE the words of our Lord Jesus Christ TO us, the members of the Church the Body of Christ!

Paul WASN’T an egomaniac, as some slanderously report.

Rather, Paul was a CHOSEN VESSEL unto the Lord.

Jesus made Paul the apostle to the Gentiles.

Christ made Paul a minister to the Church the Body of Christ.

Jesus made Paul a minister, according to the dispensation of God which was given to Paul for us, to fulfil the word of God.

Paul was Christ’s special messenger who revealed the MYSTERY of Christ!

Acts 9:15 KJV โ€” “But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:”

Eph 3:1-10 (see above)

Colossians 1:23-26 KJV โ€” “If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:”

Romans 11:13 KJV โ€” “For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:”

Romans 15:16 KJV โ€” “That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.”

So, when someone says, “I follow Jesus, not Paul,” ask them this:

What Paul wrote wasn’t the words of Jesus Christ?

If they say, “No,” then show them Ac 22:12-15; Ga 1:11-12; Eph 3:1-3; 1Ti 6:2-4; 2Pe 3:15-16 KJV.

If they say, “Yes, but …” then show them Jo 12:48; Jo 13:20; Ac 26:17-18; 1Co 1:17 KJV.

In those verses Jesus said that whomever receives WHO HE SENDS receives Jesus himself. And, Jesus said HE SENT PAUL. And, Paul also says Jesus SENT him.


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