From 70 AD to what is to come
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The first Roman Emperor was Augustus who reigned until 14. A.D.
The second Roman Emperor was Tiberius, the son-in-law of Augustus.
Tiberius reigned from 14 A.D. to 37 A.D.
THE YEAR IS 36 the Jewish man Saul, was known throughout the religious world, as a Pharisee of Pharisees.
He had studied under Gamaliel, one of the most brilliant professors of Judaism.
Saul was about twenty four years of age. He was a religious fanatic, dedicated to Judaism, the temple and the Law of Moses
After hearing Stephen preach that Jesus was the Jewish Messiah.
The religious leaders ordered his execution.
The witnesses laid their coats at the feet of Saul, before stoning Stephen to death.
IN THE YEAR OF 37 Caligula, became the third Roman Emperor.
In the same year with a letter from the High Priest, Saul and his gang set off to arrest believers.
As they travelled Saul was blinded by a light from heaven.
“I am Jesus Christ the one whom you persecute.”
Saul now blind, was led by hand into the city.
Jesus had told a believer, to pray for Saul’s sight.
Saul was healed with the prayer and he changed his name from Saul to Paul.
The people were amazed, as Saul the Pharisee of Pharisee’s, preached that Jesus Christ is the Jewish Messiah.
IN THE YEAR OF 38 the unbelieving Jews plotted to murder Paul, so the believers helped him escape.
When Paul arrived in Jerusalem, the believers rejected him, until they heard his testimony.
Paul preached the risen Messiah, until some more unbelieving Jews, planned to kill him.
So Paul left Jerusalem and went north to his home town.
IN THE YEAR 41 Caligula was murdered and Claudius became the fourth Roman Emperor.
A believer named Barny-the-Encourager found Paul and together they taught in Antioch. The believers were mockingly called C-h-r-i-s-t-i-a-n-s.
IN THE YEAR 45 Paul went on his FIRST missionary journey, starting from his home church in Antioch.
Paul and Barny sailed to Cyprus, to tell the people about the risen Christ.
In one of the towns, the Governor wanted to hear the Gospel, but a local witch kept interfering, Paul said;
“You son of the devil, you shall be blinded for a season.” And it happened exactly as Paul said and the governor believed.
Sometime later, Paul and Barny sailed to Galatia.
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The 3 Elements of the Era:JEWS -The "Jewish Diaspora" (the scattering of the Jews)CHURCH -The "Church Dispensation" (world evangelism to the Gentile nations) NATIONS -The "Times of the Gentiles" (the trampling of Jerusalem)
Time-That-Was of the Early Church (30-70 AD) Although the early church started with all Jews, based in Jerusalem & headed by James (correct translation is Jacob, there is no Hebrew name that translates as James; the mistake first came out in the King James Version), there were initial first steps of understanding that the Gentiles were to be included. Peter, in Joppa, had a rooftop vision that caused him to go up the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to convert the first Gentile, Cornelius (Acts 10).
EARLY CHURCH GROTTO ON MT. ZION
Where the “Grafted-In” Sign Was Excavated
BONE-BOXES OF EARLY CHRISTIANS ON MT. OLIVE
(Photo above taken of the bone boxes accidentally uncovered by “bulldozer archeology” during the remodeling of the Dominus Flevit Church on Mt. Olive. They are of 1st Century Christians, likely Jewish-Christians:
 The inscriptions on the boxes are Christian.
 One had the name of Simon Bar Jonah, which was Peter’s name; it has been removed to the Church of Flagellation in the Via Dolorosa, and archeologists have been denied a viewing.
 The practice of removing bones from a family tomb to a bone box so that the tomb could be reused was only for about 100 years, so these would date to the time of the early church of the first Century.
The teardrop-shaped modern-day church was built half-way down Mt. Olive to “mark” the traditional spot of where Jesus had stopped to lament and predict the destruction of the 2nd Temple, which happened about 40 years afterwards, fulfilling the LORD’s prophecy. Just as Jews are buried on Mt. Olive in anticipation of the coming of the Messiah, so did these Christians of the all-Jewish first church - today called “Messianic Jews” - choose this place for burial because they remembered that day with Him, verifying this site as where His lament actually took place? The church erected a building over the site to protect it.)
Time-That-Was of Paul’s Journeys (46-64 AD)
(“The world turned upside down”) (taking the Gospel to the Gentiles - the beginning of world evangelism)
Moses sent the Word - the Old Testament (which was the New Testament Concealed) into Israel;
Paul took the Word - the New Testament (which was the Old Testament Revealed) out of Israel.
Below are the modern-day names of the areas Paul evangelized: