Summary: What is a MYSTERY? A MYSTERY is like a rose bud that when it begins to sprout, the REAL BEAUTY of the ROSE is exposed. The same manner, when the MYSTERY of God’s PLAN is REVEALED, it becomes so WONDERFUL and MAGNIFICENT that catches our SOUL. You will SEE
“Now to Him that is of POWER to ESTABLISH you according to MY GOSPEL, and THE PREACHING of Jesus Christ, according to the REVELATION OF THE MYSTERY, which was
KEPT SECRET SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN.” (Romans 16:25)
A REVELATION of God’s Word makes the PURPOSE and PLAN of God CRYSTAL CLEAR. “The LIGHT shineth in DARKNESS; And the DARKNESS COMPREHENDED it NOT.” (John 1:5). Once you WALK in the LIGHT, the REVELATION, you can easily OVERCOME DARKNESS. A REVELATION of God’s Word HELPS and gives us POWER to COUNTER the ATTACKS or DECEPTION of the devil.
If you are still DOWN, DEFEATED BUSTED, DISGUSTED and WASTED, it’s because you’re so FAR from the LIGHT. Many are still living in POVERTY, SLAVERY, SICKNESS and DISEASES, it’s because they don’t BELIEVE in the LIGHT and REVELATION of God’s Word. Did you know that POVERTY is spiritual? Yes! SLAVERY is spiritual, SICKNESS, DISEASE is spiritual too! They need to be RESISTED by the Word of God, so they will FLEE from you.
Before we forget, the Apostle Paul mentioned, “MY GOSPEL”. What is that Gospel of the Apostle Paul means? It must be INSPIRED by Word of God and CONFIRMED by the PREACHING of Jesus Christ, Himself! Then what Gospel did Jesus Preached? What did Jesus mean when He said, “WEEPING and GNASHING of TEETH”? What about, “TORMENT or UNQUENCHEABLE FIRE?” The Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, made this CLEAR, and it was REVEALED in the following chapters. Did Paul ever mention HELL? Hell, in the Letters of the Apostle Paul, was ONCE mentioned in the New Living Translation (Romans 8:38, NLT). It was USED in a POSITIVE way. NOT CONDEMNATION!
“I am CONVINCED that NOTHING CAN SEPARATE us from His LOVE. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our FEARS for TODAY, our WORRIES about TOMORROW, and EVEN the POWERS of HELL CAN’T KEEP God’s LOVE AWAY.”
God have already POURED OUT His LOVE to us through the DEATH of Jesus Christ on the CROSS. This LOVE that LAVISHED upon us makes the POWERS of HELL of NO EFFECT. Did the EARLY CHRISTIANS preached other “gospel” than the GOSPEL that the Apostle Paul preached? Look!
“I marvel that ye are so soon REMOVED from Him that called you into the GRACE of Christ unto ANOTHER “gospel”… there be some that TROUBLE you, & would PERVERT the GOSPEL of Christ. But though we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any OTHER “gospel” unto you than that w/c we have preached unto you, let him be ACCURSED. As we said before, so say I now again, IF ANY MAN PREACH ANOTHER “gospel”… let him be ACCURSED… But I certify you, brethren that the GOSPEL w/c was preached of me is not after man. For I NEITHER RECEIVED it of MAN, NEITHER was I TAUGHT it, but BY the REVELATION of Jesus Christ. (Galatians 1:6-9, 11-12).
The Gospel of Christ never TROUBLES nor SCARES nor THREATENS people! Never CONDEMN sinners, think of what you are before. God LOVED us when we WERE STILL sinners. It was from Satan where INIQUITY was found (Ezekiel 28:15). The Gospel gives PEACE and ASSURANCE! The Gospel of the KINGDOM of God is from Jesus Christ, Himself! Jesus came not to CONDEMN the world but to SAVE it (John 3:17)! God is not MAD to YOU!
The Gospel of the KINGDOM of God was never UNDERSTOOD, it was a MYSTERY! The Gospel MESSAGE of Jesus Christ was PERVERTED by MAN-MADE DOCTRINES or FORMULAS, by THEORIES, IDEAS and OPINIONS of man, and it was preached for centuries! But now, it was REVEALED by the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, unto us through the Word of God and by the GUIDANCE and INSPIRATION of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was PROMISED by the Lord Jesus Christ to TEACH us ALL THINGS, even the MYSTERY that was KEPT SECRET SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN.
What is a MYSTERY? A MYSTERY is like a rose bud that when it begins to sprout, the REAL BEAUTY of the ROSE is exposed. The same manner, when the MYSTERY of God’s PLAN is REVEALED, it becomes so WONDERFUL and MAGNIFICENT that catches our SOUL. You will SEE and UNDERSTAND something you had NEVER KNOWN. You will HEAR something you had NEVER HEARD about the MYSTERY of the KINGDOM of God! You are on the RIGHT TRACK!
The Hidden TREASURE of the Gospel was found, at last! This TREASURE (read Matthew 13:44) was KEPT SECRET SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN. The Prophet Isaiah stated,
“Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the BEGINNING? Have ye NOT UNDERSTOOD from the FOUNDATIONS of the earth? (Isaiah 40:21). For since the BEGINNING of the world men have not HEARD, nor PERCEIVED by the ear, neither hath the eye SEEN, O God, beside thee, what He hath PREPARED [Kingdom of God] for him that WAITETH for Him [2nd Coming of Christ]. (Isaiah 64:4,).