Mystery kept secret from foundation of the world

Ephesians 3:3-11 KJV (3) How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, (4) Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) (5) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; (6) That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: (7) Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. (8) Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; (9) And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: (10) To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, (11) According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Since the foundation of the world to Calvary, God had an amazing mystery to reveal to mankind at His appointed time. This mystery would entail God placing His seed, Christ in the believer, and birth sons. His very own sons!!!!!!!

1 Corinthians 2:7 KJV But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

God kept this secret since the beginning of the world. Even the Jews didn’t know what God was going to reveal. Abraham, Moses Jacob and David. None of them knew about God’s “Master plan”. Jesus Himself began to unveil this awesome mystery when he walked on earth, but they didn’t understand.

John 3:3 KJV Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

And then in John, Jesus prays for this very special dispensation…

John 17:21-23 KJV That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. (22) And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: (23) I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

God’s Master plan was not plan B. It was Plan A!!!!!!!

Ephesians 1:4 KJV According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

1 Peter 1:19-20 KJV But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (20) Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Revelation 13:8 KJV ………. the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

God’s Master plan was to put Christ in us. He revealed it to Paul. The mystery kept hidden, “The gospel of Christ” -Christ in us.

This mystery was not revealed to the Jews. The Jews were stubborn and did not accept Jesus as their Messiah. He walked with them, talked with them, did miracles to them, and still they did not understand who He was.

Colossians 1:27 KJV To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

It is important to understand the term mystery. Mystery in Greek is “mustrion” and means “knowledge withheld”. Something that is hidden or not known or understood. A secret!!! Paul uses the term “mystery” because he knew that no man could come into the knowledge and understanding of this “mystery” of Christ in us, on his own.

So how is this “mystery” revealed to us?

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 KJV (9) But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (10) But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: ……

The mystery is only revealed by His Holy Spirit

That is why Paul said in the next scripture that Christ in him, was “revealed” to him:

Galatians 1:15-16 KJV But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, (16) To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

In closing: This above scripture tells us something vitally important. Paul says that God revealed His Son Jesus in him, so that he would preach HIM. Paul did not preach about Jesus walking on the shore of Gallilee, he preached the risen Christ, Christ IN HIM.

“Father God, please reveal Christ in me, to me through Your Holy Spirit”. We need to grasp this deep mystery, Christ in us.

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