1 Timothy 1:11-13

11 According to the glorious (praiseworthy) gospel* of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

* G2098 εὐαγγέλιον euaggelion (ev-an-ğe’-liy-on) n. the good news: of the kingdom, of God, of the grace of God, of Jesus Anointed, of His Son, of the Anointed One, of the uncircumcision (Gentile), of the circumcision (Hebrew), of your salvation.

This is the complete plan of YHVH to the people of the earth. Paul will go on to explain this in Romans 11.

Romans 11:13-27 “For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.”

12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry**;

** G1248 διακονία diakonia (d̮iy-a-ko-niy’-a) n. official service of the Christian teacher.

13 Who was before a blasphemer (irreverent against God), and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

As a member of the Pharisees, Paul did not believe that Yeshua was the promised Messiah originally. The preconceived notions of the men that comprised the priesthood was that the Messiah would be one to deliver the people from the Roman army. What was foremost to YHVH was the deliverance of the people from their sinful nature. 2000+ years later we still have a hard time figuring out we need saved from ourselves (our wills, natures) and not from the circumstances that we find inconvenient in our surroundings.

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