Sorry, for not posting lately. I’ve been doing an intense Bible Study on the Book of Revelation and that has taken up most of my time. (This is partly from that study.) And I’ve gone out of town for vacation and to see my son with whom we enjoyed a wonderful Passover Seder.
MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM
11 He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
1 COR 4:1
Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
The prophets are familiar with Adonai’s mysteries. These revelations are set out for all to read in His Scripture, for those with inquiring minds! We, with the Holy Spirit guiding us, may learn new things from the Scriptures every time we read it!
Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
A MULTITUDE OF MYSTERIES
There is a multitude of mysteries in the Scriptures! Let’s go through these revelations.
The MYSTERY of GODLINESS
1 TIM 3:16
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
It is a mystery that God became flesh as Yeshua, Emmanuel or “God with us”, to live amongst us! As being sinless, death had no grip on Him, so He was resurrected and taken up into heaven, into glory!
The MYSTERY of the TRIUNE GOD
2b… the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge…. 9 For in Him [Christ] dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;
The MYSTERY of the GOSPEL
St. Paul shared the Good News, the Gospel: the fact that Yeshua came to atone for our sins to bring us eternal life!
meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,
In St. Paul’s words, in
1 Corinthian 1:
18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
The MYSTERY of How God Chooses to Speak
This would be through His Word, thru saints, thru parables, riddles, dreams, visions, and numbers! When I haven’t been sure that I was heading right, the LORD would shows me a “17”, implying victory!
DAN 2:47 (NIV)
The king said to Daniel, “Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery.”
The following passage is an example in Scripture of how God speaks to us in numbers. (Also, see 777-seven-777 .)
The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.
The MYSTERY of the CRUCIFIXION
What a deserved shock for the enemy of our souls! When the devil thought he had the Messiah defeated through the crucifixion, little did he know that Yeshua would be resurrected!
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
The MYSTERY of the HOLY SPIRIT indwelling
1 COR 14:2
For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
Sometimes we don’t know how to pray. That’s when the Holy Ghost can take over! This war in Ukraine, how do you know what’s going on? Speaking in tongues is a wonderful mystery! (See Praying in the Holy Ghost )
THE MYSTERY OF GOD
REV 10:7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.
This could be also a multitude of mysteries. The seventh trumpet (shofar), the FEAST of TRUMPETS, is when the LORD returns. Then, the Messianic Israelites and Christians who are washed in the blood, will be resurrected. Also, the Marriage of the LAMB takes place. These mysteries will be fulfilled at the seventh blowing of the shofar:
- The MYSTERY of ALL THINGS in CHRIST
- The MYSTERY of our INHERITANCE
- The MYSTERY of the MIND of CHRIST
- The MYSTERY of the GENTILES becoming PARTAKERS
- The MYSTERY of the ALL ISRAEL
- The MYSTERY of the RESURRECTION of the SAINTS
- The MYSTERY of the BRIDE
The MYSTERY of ALL THINGS in CHRIST
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.
This is at the Seventh Trumpet, the Feast of Trumpets or Yom Teruah. This will be the “dispensation of fullness of the times” when the heavens proclaim “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (REV 11:15) and the Kingdom of God is established on this earth!
The MYSTERY of our INHERITANCE
Included in the passage of Ephesians 1, it also says:
11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man [This is a mystery, in other words!]
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
These things that our Abba has prepared for us IS our inheritance!
The MYSTERY of the MIND of CHRIST
1COR 2:10,16b 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God…. 16b But we have the mind of Christ.
To reveal can mean to make known something that is a secret or a mystery.
These “deep things of God” are revealed to us by the Spirit of God. Christians now have the “mind of Christ”, but it is pushed to the background when we think with our carnal or soulish mind. Yet…
1 John 3:2
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
We won’t be the supreme deity, but we will be like Him in character and agape love.
The MYSTERY of the GENTILES becoming PARTAKERS
3 how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery ….6 that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel… 8 that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;
The Gentiles, through faith in Christ, and Messianic believers BOTH will know the fellowship of union with Christ
27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
The MYSTERY of the ALL ISRAEL
All Israel will be saved. The LORD has employed many Christians to make the Jews jealous. Therefore, we have the “Church Age”. But now, we see, since the fallacy of this “replacement theology” has been exposed, God has had all along a plan for the Jewish people, “the children of promise”. It will ultimately be accomplished during the Seventh Trumpet, when we, both Christian and Messianic Jews, are all resurrected!
For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
“The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
27For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.”
At the Seventh Trumpet, or before, the fullness of the Gentiles would have come in!
The MYSTERY of the RESURRECTION of the SAINTS
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed…. 55“O Death, where is your sting?…. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
This is at the Seventh Trumpet. This is “the resurrection of the just” spoken of by Christ. (Luke 14:14)
The MYSTERY of the BRIDE
32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
There is the great mystery of Christ loving the ekklesia as she is the Bride. The two will be made one and enjoy eternity embracing one another!
Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”
33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
34“For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has become His counselor?”
35“Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?”
36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.
These are the MYSTERIES OF GOD.
25 Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began 26 but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith— 27 to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.
There is a mystery of lawlessness, also, but we won’t go into that now. (2 THES 2:7) Let’s keep this positive!