MANY  DO  NOT  REALIZE  THAT  SALVATION  HAS  ALWAYS  BEEN  THE  SAME  WAY  FROM  THE  VERY  BEGINNING.  SALVATION  FOR  THOSE  BEFORE  THE  CROSS  OF  CHRIST  WAS  ACQUIRED,  EXACTLY  AS  THOSE  SINCE  THE  CROSS  OF  CHRIST.


IT  HAS  ALWAYS  BEEN  THE  TRUE  GOSPEL—— THE  GOOD  NEWS.


THOSE  BEFORE  THE  DEATH  OF  GOD  ON  A  CROSS,  LOOKED  TOWARDS  THAT  DEATH;  THOSE  AFTER  THE  DEATH  OF  GOD  ON  A  CROSS,  LOOK  BACK  TO  THAT  DEATH——BOTH  IN  FAITH!


WE  ARE  GIVEN  SOME  GLIMPSES  OF  WHAT  THEY  KNEW  BACK  IN  ANCIENT  TIMES.  


EXAMPLE


JUDE 14-15, “AND  ENOCH,  THE  SEVENTH  FROM  ADAM,  PROPHESIED OF THESE [EVIL SINFUL ONES,  UNREPENTANT],  SAYING,  BEHOLD  THE  LORD  COMES  WITH   TEN  THOUSAND  OF  HIS  SAINTS [HOLY  ONE]  TO  EXECUTE  JUDGMENT  ON  ALL,  AND  TO  CONVINCE  ALL  THAT  ARE  UNGODLY  AMONG  THEM  OF  THEIR  UNGODLY  DEEDS,  WHICH  THEY  HAVE  UNGODLY  COMMITTED;  AND  OF  ALL  THEIR  HARD  SPEECHES  WHICH  UNGODLY  SINNERS  HAVE  SPOKEN  AGAINST  HIM.”


THIS  IS  CLEARLY  PROPHECY  OF  THE  SECOND  GLORIOUS  COMING  OF  THE  MESSIAH,  AT  THE  END  OF  THE  AGE  OF  MAN— THE  LORD  COMING  TO  BRING  IN  THE  KINGDOM  OF  GOD  ON  EARTH.  ENOCH  KNEW  ABOUT  IT  ALL.


THERE  WAS  NO  DOUBT  MUCH  REVEALED  TO  THE  SERVANTS  OF  GOD  FROM  THE  TIME  OF  ADAM.


THE  BASIC  SALVATION  PLAN  OF  GOD,  AND  THE  COMING  OF  THE  KINGDOM  OF  GOD,  WAS  KNOWN  FROM  THE  TIME  OF  ADAM  AND  EVE,  BY  THE  SERVANTS  OF  GOD.


THE  GOOD  NEWS  OF  SALVATION  THROUGH  THE  MESSIAH  CHRIST  WAS  KNOWN  BY  ABRAHAM.


THIS  WE  ARE  TOLD  BY  THE  APOSTLE  PAUL; ALL  WORDS  IN  [ ]  ARE  MINE.


GALATIANS


Gal. 3:1. O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 2. This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law [OLD COVENANT], or by the hearing of faith [SAVING  FAITH]? 3. Are ye so foolish having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? 6. Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. [SAVING  FAITH] 7. Know ye therefore that they which are of faith [SAVING FAITH], the same are the children of Abraham. 8. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel [GOOD NEWS] unto Abraham, saying. In thee shall all nations be blessed [THE  MESSIAH  SAVIOR  WOULD  COME  FROM  ABRAHAM]. 9. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 10. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. [THOSE  TRYING  TO  FIND  SALVATION  BY  DOING  THE  OLD  COVENANT  ARE  CURSED,  BECAUSE  NO  ONE  HAS  EVER  KEPT  THE  OLD  COVENANT  WITHOUT  SINNING;  RELIGIOUS  JEWS  TODAY  BELIEVE  THEY  WILL  GET  TO  HEAVEN  BY  DOING  THE  OLD  COVENANT;  JUST  NOT  SO,  FOR  SALVATION  WAS  NEVER  GIVEN  BY  PERFORMING  THE  OLD  COVENANT]  11. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith [SALVATION  WAS  ALWAYS  THROUGH  SAVING  FAITH  VIA  CHRIST  JESUS]. 12. And the law is not of faith: but, the man that doeth them shall live in them [YOU  WOULD  HAVE  TO  DO  THE  OLD  COVENANT  PERFECTLY,  WITHOUT  EVER  SINNING,  TO  BE  SAVED  BY  THE  OLD  COVENANT;  ONLY  CHRIST  AS  A  HUMAN  HAS  NEVER  SINNED]. 13. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law; being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 15. Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it he but a man's covenant, yet if it he confirmed, no man disannulled, or addeth thereto. 16. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not. And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 17. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ [SALVATION  ONLY  EVER  THROUGH  CHRIST], the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after [THE  OLD  COVENANT  GIVEN  CENTURIES  AFTER  THE  PROMISE  TO  ABRAHAM  THAT  FROM  HIM  WOULD  COME  THE  SAVIOR  MESSIAH] cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. 18. For if the inheritance be of the law [KEEPING  THE  OLD  COVENANT], it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19. Wherefore then serveth the law [the old covenant]? It was added [to magnify sin] because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. 20. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. 21. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. 22. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. 23. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [custodian to bring us to the real schoolmaster] to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. [THE  LAW,  THE  OLD  COVENANT,  CERTAINLY  SHOWED  US  ALL  ABOUT  SIN,  AND  THAT  WE,  ALL  HUMANS  ARE  SINNERS] 25. But after that faith is come, [THE  NEW  COVENANT] we are no longer under a schoolmaster [custodian]. 26. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. [WE  ARE  NOT  UNDER  THE  OLD  COVENANT  TODAY;  WE  ARE  UNDER  A  NEW  COVENANT] 27. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.


[THE  GOSPEL,  GOOD  NEWS  WAS  ALWAYS  KNOW  BY  GOD’S  PEOPLE;  TO  BE  FORGIVEN,  CLEANSED  OF  SIN,  WAS  GOING  TO  BE  THROUGH  THE  ONE  SEED  OF  ABRAHAM - THE  MESSIAH  GOD,  THE  IMMANUEL (GOD  WITH  US),  GOD  IN  THE  FLESH;  WHO  WOULD  COME  AND  NOT  SIN,  TAKE  THE  SINS  OF  ALL  MANKIND  ON  HIMSELF  IN  HIS  DEATH  OF  SHEDDING  HIS  BLOOD  ON  THE  CROSS  OF  CALVARY.  THROUGH  FAITH  IN  THAT  PROMISE  WE  ARE  MADE  RIGHTEOUS - JUSTIFIED  TO  THE  FATHER.  WE  EXERCISE  FAITH  AND  WE  HAVE  FAITH  IN  US  TO  LIVE  THE  VICTORIOUS  CHRISTIAN  LIFE - GAL. 2:20]