Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mystery of the Ages

“The Mystery which hath been hid from Ages and from Generations, but now is made manifest to His saints:”  ~Colossians 1:26
What an awesome generation we live in today!  While there seems to be unrest in our country, there is Peace in the Lord Jesus Christ whom we love and serve.  Mystery is mentioned quite a few times in Scripture especially in the New Testament. When I see the word “Mystery” I always have a depth of wonder what the Mystery of God is teaching us.  The Bible Teaches that there was a “Mystery” hidden in God before the world began. This Mystery was Ordained of God and had powerful purpose for His people.  It was an Eternal Purpose that God desired to make known unto the Church, it is seen as the “Manifold Wisdom of Himself. Truly God was a Mystery waiting to be revealed unto humanity through Jesus the Sacrificial Lamb of the Ages.  Scripture reveals in Rev 10:7 that the Mystery is finished.  “But in the days of the voice of the Seventh Angel, when he shall begin to sound, the Mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the Prophets.”  What a thought, there is yet “Mysteries” to be revealed!  Imagine – Scriptural Knowledge tells us: “In other Ages such knowledge was not known  unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto His Holy Apostles and Prophets by the Spirit; In this Mystery of the Ages, God has planned for the Gentiles to be fellow heirs, and partakers of a glorious Promise!” [see Eph 3:2] His Gospel came first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles; O thank you Jesus for including us in the Mystery of the Ages! We are knowledgeable of this Passage of Scripture, but perhaps it takes on deeper meaning as we discuss the Mystery of the Ages. Eph. 2:4-7 “God, who is rich in Mercy, for His great Love wherewith He Loved us,  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by Grace ye are Saved; And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:  That in the Ages to come He might shew the Exceeding Riches of His Grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” Hallelujah!   Loving you, Pastor