Preaching the Gospel !

newheart78

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Must first have the Spirit of God ! cont

One of the reasons why a man must have the Spirit of God already before he can believe the Gospel Message of the Cross, its because without it [The Spirit] man cannot understand the Gospel, its absolute foolishness to him, Paul's point in 1 Cor 2:14298

14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

The word know here is the greek word ginōskō and means:


to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel

a) to become known

2) to know, understand, perceive, have knowledge of

a) to understand

The word is translated understand 8 times in the NT, here is an example:

Jn 8:43

43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

Now Jesus states later why they do not understand when they hear His Word in vs 47

Jn 8:47

He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

The Natural man cannot, does not have the capacity spiritually to hear and understand the Things of God, the Gospel.

And Jesus is very clear as who it is that hears the Gospel and bears fruit upon hearing, here Matt 13:23

23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Now, its quite obvious this he, could not have been a mere natural man because if he was, how could he not be like other natural men as described here 1 Cor 2:14

14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know or understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

The answer is, this man in Matt 13:23 was already born of God, born of the Spirit, who had already received the Spirit in New Birth !

Thats why its said of him, that he received the seed of the word in Good Ground !

Amen Brother to parts 1 and 2 !

Because the Gospel belongs to the category of the Things of the Spirit of God, the natural man being in a spiritually dead state, is prevented from receiving them because they must be Spiritually discerned. Therefore, there is no simple way to present the Gospel to the natural man.
For one must first be be of God to Hear God's Words John 8:47.
 

brightfame52

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Hearing the Gospel of Salvation !

Eph 1:13

13 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,

Whenever hearing or heard ,or hear are mentioned positively in regards to Salvation and Gospel matters, it always denotes the ability to hear has been given or the [spiritual] ears have been opened.

For the Hearing as in Rom 10:17

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

This is not a mere physical hearing with a physical ear, but a spiritual hearing given by spiritual life !

So when Paul writes in Eph 1:13299

13 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,

Paul means that they had been given the ability to hear the Word of Truth, by the Spirit of Truth. One must be of the Truth to hear it Jn 18:37

Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

In this consideration see Jn 10:16

16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

Because they shall be of the Truth !

Those who have been given the ability to hear the Truth when it comes, such hearing consequently issues into believing the Truth, because the Spirit of God has given life to both hear and believe the Truth 2 Thess 2:13

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

Yes the ability to hear spiritually is an aspect of the Sanctification of the Spirit, which results in belief of the Truth, since the Truth is sanctified, the vessel receiving it must also be sanctified [experimentally] !

Jesus speaking at one time made this statement Jn 8:47

47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

This statement is very similar to His statement shown earlier Jn 18:37

37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

And He means simply this, that it takes being already of God to hear [spiritually] words of Truth [as the Gospel is] which He did speak !

Again, when Jesus said that He had other Sheep [outside of the jewish fold] that SHALL hear His Voice Jn 10:16, He knew this because they shall be already prepared to by first being of God by New Birth when the time and opportunity arrived for them to hear the Truth sent to them as Per Rom 10:14-17

14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Paul also knew that Gentiles will be sent this Gospel and will hear it Acts 28:28

Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

This is but a confirmation of what Jesus said here Jn 10:16

16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

Because they will have been given the ability to hear by the New Birth !
 

newheart78

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Hearing the Gospel of Salvation !

Eph 1:13

13 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,

Whenever hearing or heard ,or hear are mentioned positively in regards to Salvation and Gospel matters, it always denotes the ability to hear has been given or the [spiritual] ears have been opened.

For the Hearing as in Rom 10:17

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

This is not a mere physical hearing with a physical ear, but a spiritual hearing given by spiritual life !

So when Paul writes in Eph 1:13299

13 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,

Paul means that they had been given the ability to hear the Word of Truth, by the Spirit of Truth. One must be of the Truth to hear it Jn 18:37

Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

In this consideration see Jn 10:16

16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

Because they shall be of the Truth !

Those who have been given the ability to hear the Truth when it comes, such hearing consequently issues into believing the Truth, because the Spirit of God has given life to both hear and believe the Truth 2 Thess 2:13

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

Yes the ability to hear spiritually is an aspect of the Sanctification of the Spirit, which results in belief of the Truth, since the Truth is sanctified, the vessel receiving it must also be sanctified [experimentally] !

Jesus speaking at one time made this statement Jn 8:47

47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

This statement is very similar to His statement shown earlier Jn 18:37

37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

And He means simply this, that it takes being already of God to hear [spiritually] words of Truth [as the Gospel is] which He did speak !

Again, when Jesus said that He had other Sheep [outside of the jewish fold] that SHALL hear His Voice Jn 10:16, He knew this because they shall be already prepared to by first being of God by New Birth when the time and opportunity arrived for them to hear the Truth sent to them as Per Rom 10:14-17

14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Paul also knew that Gentiles will be sent this Gospel and will hear it Acts 28:28

Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

This is but a confirmation of what Jesus said here Jn 10:16

16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

Because they will have been given the ability to hear by the New Birth !
Amen exactly, Ps 20:12 !
 

brightfame52

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The primary reason for the Gospel being sent out !

The primary reason for the Gospel being sent out by God to all the World, was that God's Elect or Sheep or His Church, all the same, who were born again of the resurrection of Christ and incorruptible seed 1 Pet 1:3,23 that their salvation should be made known to them and to bring them to the obedience of the Faith Rom 16:25-26

25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

That also they should come to a Knowledge of their Justification by Faith Gal 3:8

8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

For when Paul says that the Gospel is the Power of God unto Salvation [meaning Conversion] to everyone that is believing, he is not merely referring to the Preached Gospel only, but when that Preached Gospel is spiritually applied to the New Heart given in Regeneration or New Birth, hence that is why Paul said to the believing Thessalonians 1 Thess 1:5

5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

But it [ The Gospel ] came by the powerful application work of the Spirit, hence giving them inward conviction [Faith] of it's Truthfulness as it pertained to them individually !

That word assurance is the greek word plērophoria and means:


full assurance, most certain confidence

to make one certain, to persuade, convince one

2) to be persuaded, persuaded, fully convinced or assured

And that is what Faith primarily is, for its the word pistis and means:


conviction of the truth of anything , persuade

a) to persuade, i.e. to induce one by words to believe300

So Paul could have very well said 1 Thess 1:5

5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much faith or persuasion; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

All whom were Newly Born by the Spirit the Gospel preached unto them would cause them to be persuaded and believe ! And so to them, its the Power of God unto Salvation !
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
So faith comes before hearing and hearing the word of God

instead of faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God

and if you confess Jesus is Lord and believe God raised Him from the dead you will be saved

Those passages are lies since you claim one is saved prior to faith and confession .

That is completely backwards from the easy understanding of those scriptures.
The Gospel is hidden to them which are lost, resulting in them believing not 2 Cor 4:3-4

3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
 

brightfame52

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More like the other way around my “ friend “. Friends do not treat friends that way .
I dont attempt to explain verses and passages of scripture to people who already reject and contend with the scriptures I have already given my explanation to. So you can forget about me explaining verses you run and go find.
 

brightfame52

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When Jesus sent out His disciples abroad with the Gospel, the main purpose was to teach the Gospel Truths to those that by and through His Resurrection, the Spirit hath given New Life unto ! Remember Jesus said for them to Teach Matt 28:19-20

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The first word teach in Vs 19 is the greek word matheteuo and means:


to be a disciple of one

a) to follow his precepts and instructions

2) to make a disciple

a) to teach, instruct

This therefore presupposes they would be in a spiritual condition to receive the instruction or to be made a disciple or follower !

The second word teaching in Vs 20 is the greek word didaskō which means to:


to teach

a) to hold discourse with others in order to instruct them, deliver didactic discourses

b) to be a teacher

c) to discharge the office of a teacher, conduct one's self as a teacher

2) to teach one

a) to impart instruction

b) instill doctrine into one

c) the thing taught or enjoined

d) to explain or expound a thing

f) to teach one something

Both of these took place on the Day of Pentecost, Peter instructed those here Acts 2:37-38

37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Peter was giving instruction here to those who had been made spiritually alive by the Spirit !

Then they indoctrinated them Acts 2:41-42

41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

So Jesus was merely telling them here in Matt 28:19-20 what He had told Peter earlier and that was to feed His Sheep and Lambs Jn 21:16-17

16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Jesus had already promised they [His Sheep] shall hear His Voice through them Jn 10:16


16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

That is they will be spiritually ready to receive the Preaching and teaching and instruction of the sent Gospel Messengers !

When Christ sent Peter to the Gentile Cornelius with the Gospel, it was to feed His Sheep and to disciple him as commanded in Matt 28:19-20 Those whom Christ had cleansed with His Blood and quickened by His Spirit. Acts 10:15

And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

That word cleansed is the same word used in Heb 9:14 301

14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge or cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

So that's who Jesus sent the Gospel to in regards to matters of Salvation, all those made alive by His resurrection 1 Pet 1:3 and in a spiritual capacity to receive Gospel instruction and doctrine !
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
The goal of Gospel Preaching when it pertains to Salvation, it was and is only limited to the Church, Body, that Christ gave Himself for Eph 5:23-26

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,


And this also is spelled out in Eph 4:10-13

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

You see that ? The Evangelist was given for the Body of Christ to edify it, when Phillip the Evangelist was sent to the Ethiopian Eunuch he was doing evangelism to teach one who belonged to the Church Christ died for. Acts 21:8


And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.

Acts 8:26-29

26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

The Eunuch had been spiritually prepared to receive the instruction and Truth from Phillip !

The Gospel Ministry was limited [when it came to Salvation] for the conversion, edification and building up of the Body of Christ !

It was for the converting of the Body Col 1:24-25

24 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:

25 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;

And Vs 25 here tells us that is why Paul by the Effectual Power of God and His Grace was made a Minister, to make known the Gospel Ministry to the Saints Vs 26

Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

Anyone Christ died for is #1 of His Body and #2 are saints, simply because His Death or Offering or giving of Himself for them doeth once and for all Sanctify them Heb 10:10

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

That makes them saints:

or set apart as holy303
 

newheart78

Well-known member
When Jesus sent out His disciples abroad with the Gospel, the main purpose was to teach the Gospel Truths to those that by and through His Resurrection, the Spirit hath given New Life unto ! Remember Jesus said for them to Teach Matt 28:19-20

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The first word teach in Vs 19 is the greek word matheteuo and means:


to be a disciple of one

a) to follow his precepts and instructions

2) to make a disciple

a) to teach, instruct

This therefore presupposes they would be in a spiritual condition to receive the instruction or to be made a disciple or follower !

The second word teaching in Vs 20 is the greek word didaskō which means to:


to teach

a) to hold discourse with others in order to instruct them, deliver didactic discourses

b) to be a teacher

c) to discharge the office of a teacher, conduct one's self as a teacher

2) to teach one

a) to impart instruction

b) instill doctrine into one

c) the thing taught or enjoined

d) to explain or expound a thing

f) to teach one something

Both of these took place on the Day of Pentecost, Peter instructed those here Acts 2:37-38

37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Peter was giving instruction here to those who had been made spiritually alive by the Spirit !

Then they indoctrinated them Acts 2:41-42

41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

So Jesus was merely telling them here in Matt 28:19-20 what He had told Peter earlier and that was to feed His Sheep and Lambs Jn 21:16-17

16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Jesus had already promised they [His Sheep] shall hear His Voice through them Jn 10:16


16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

That is they will be spiritually ready to receive the Preaching and teaching and instruction of the sent Gospel Messengers !

When Christ sent Peter to the Gentile Cornelius with the Gospel, it was to feed His Sheep and to disciple him as commanded in Matt 28:19-20 Those whom Christ had cleansed with His Blood and quickened by His Spirit. Acts 10:15

And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

That word cleansed is the same word used in Heb 9:14 301

14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge or cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

So that's who Jesus sent the Gospel to in regards to matters of Salvation, all those made alive by His resurrection 1 Pet 1:3 and in a spiritual capacity to receive Gospel instruction and doctrine !
Amen Brother, it's all those exclusively whom Christ Made Alive by His Resurrection,
Cleansed with His Blood, and Quickened by His Spirit Acts 10:15 in New Birth !
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
Preaching the gospel, so What is the gospel ?

I do not see a definition. Can you define the gospel ?

I read your details and there was no definition. Can you tell me how to get saved by telling me what is the gospel ?

How can I get saved without knowing what the gospel means ?
Read this thread my friend, its full of the Gospel.
 

SovereignGrace

Well-known member
Preaching the gospel, so What is the gospel ?

I do not see a definition. Can you define the gospel ?

I read your details and there was no definition. Can you tell me how to get saved by telling me what is the gospel ?

How can I get saved without knowing what the gospel means ?
Have you read his posts ? What points do you want to debate ? Lay them out and let’s discuss them !
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
No it’s not since you cannot tell me what the gospel is “ friend “.


It’s like me asking you who Jesus is and you respond by telling me Jesus is Jesus read 500,000 posts where the word Jesus in mentioned without explaining who He is.

That is your method which is useless for any person wanting an answer from you.
You not interested in my views on the Gospel sir, for I have a entire thread loaded with my views on the Gospel.
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
I’m interested in what you think the gospel is and means. Anyone can quote scripture including the devil.
Then read my thread, I give a multitude of vies of how I see the Gospel. Other than that my friend, you wasting your time and mine. I dont believe you are sincerely interested in my view of the Gospel.
 

newheart78

Well-known member
The goal of Gospel Preaching when it pertains to Salvation, it was and is only limited to the Church, Body, that Christ gave Himself for Eph 5:23-26

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,


And this also is spelled out in Eph 4:10-13

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

You see that ? The Evangelist was given for the Body of Christ to edify it, when Phillip the Evangelist was sent to the Ethiopian Eunuch he was doing evangelism to teach one who belonged to the Church Christ died for. Acts 21:8


And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.

Acts 8:26-29

26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

The Eunuch had been spiritually prepared to receive the instruction and Truth from Phillip !

The Gospel Ministry was limited [when it came to Salvation] for the conversion, edification and building up of the Body of Christ !

It was for the converting of the Body Col 1:24-25

24 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:

25 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;

And Vs 25 here tells us that is why Paul by the Effectual Power of God and His Grace was made a Minister, to make known the Gospel Ministry to the Saints Vs 26

Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

Anyone Christ died for is #1 of His Body and #2 are saints, simply because His Death or Offering or giving of Himself for them doeth once and for all Sanctify them Heb 10:10

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

That makes them saints:

or set apart as holy303
Amen absolutely !!
 
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