1 Paul, a servant (voluntary, full devoted, sense of subjection) of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle (ambassador, messenger), separated (appointed) unto the gospel of God,
Paul or Paulos is the Greek name equal to Shaul or Saul the Hebrew name. There is not an official change to his name at conversion as many denominations teach. They use this misunderstanding to purposefully lead people in a dispensational framework.
This letter is written nearly 60 years after the resurrection and the ONLY “Bible” the people had was The Torah, or Genesis to Malachi. The people Paul is writing to are 1.Israelite descendants of the Northern tribes [Ephraim], 2. Roman and Greek citizens that are already converting to the belief in YHWH via Yeshua, 3. The Goyim [all nations, pagan] that are inhabitants of the Roman Empire who seeking to understand belief in Yeshua.
Because of the Greek conquest of Alexander the primary language of the area is Greek and the common language of commerce is Greek. In Rome itself Latin is predominate yet they were commonly bilingual.
2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the Holy Scriptures,)
2 Samuel 7:12-13 “And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom forever.”
Psalm 89:3-4 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Thy seed will I establish forever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.”
Jeremiah 23:5 “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.”
3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
2 Corinthians 1:9 “But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:”
5 By whom we have *a. received grace and b.apostleship, c.for obedience to the faith d.among all nations, e. for his name:
- a. received grace – this is His enormous love excusing us from our prior transgressions through the life, death and resurrection of Yahshua .
- b. apostleship – an ambassador of the Gospel or the beauty of His grace. [The statement above]
- c. for obedience to the faith – this is our life lived according to the Torah
- d. among all nations – to example to the rest of the world what a set apart life looks like…
- e. for his name: – exposing who the people of YHWH are verse those that do not have faith in the Creator, Almighty, Elohim, so they too can seek him out.
6 Among whom are ye (those previously outside the faith) also the called (those of the faith) of Jesus Christ: