Paul's Gentile Action

   

 

What does Paul talk about in Ephesians?

 

It is written in AD 62, during Paul’s 1st. imprisonment in Rome.

It is after Acts 28:25–28, which ended the Acts Dispensation, and the Jews were rendered “L0-Ammi”, (not My People) for an as yet unknown period, (Hos.1&2).

All that happened there we are told in sixteen verses (Acts 28: 16-31).  “After three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together (verse 19).  Still the Jew first.  Paul says “Because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain” (verse 20).  The hope of Israel—the only hope, and the last hope at that time!  “And when they agreed not” (verse 25).  Paul uttered these very solemn words, “Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, saying, Go unto this people and say, Hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see and not perceive: for the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should be converted and I should heal them.  Be it known, therefore, unto you, that the Salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles and that they will hear it”.

That is the end.  So far as the Jew is concerned the olive tree is cut down.  For more than 2,000 years God has had no dealings with the Jew as a Nation.  They have been scattered all over the world, as He said they would be (Deut. 32:26).

Due to the rejection by the Jews of the Gospel of Jesus, the effort of Paul, and the Apostles moves to primarily the Gentiles (Isa.6:9–10).

Paul’s last 7 letters contain the rules of behaviour etc. for the Gentiles (the Body of Christ), as differentiated from the Jews.

These are: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Titus, Philemon, 1&2 Timothy.


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