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.
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.
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]