The revelation of the apostles and prophets

The trinity, 'It's a mystery' they say...

The apostles understood the deep things of God the things hidden in previous generations '..by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my
knowledge in the mystery of Christ 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; That the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel
: (Eph 3:3-6).

With many apostles and prophets emerging online, I do wonder why we are not shaking todays world upside down like the apostles and prophets of old. This in itself forces me to ask the question, 'are we revealing truth to this generation and if so why are we not seeing the world turn to God?' The answer I believe lie's in what we preach shown here by the apostle in which he calls his preaching a 'revelation', that is the revelation of who God is.

'The mystery of Christ.' What was mysterious about Christ? 'God in Christ' How a holy God could become a curse for unholy man and so provide complete redemption from his fallen state and depravity and so enable him to live eternally wih his maker. How God (Spirit) could become man and so take on the role of being both saviour and sacrifice for our sins. That's a mystery!

And to make all men 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 (v9) What is this mystery? first we know that it has to do with the Gentiles becoming fellow heirs to salvation (v6) Secondly we know that the mystery is about the God in Christ becoming the Christ in us, that's a mystery (v19) thirdly we know that this mystery is about us in the church, the one Church, the one Lord one faith one baptism kind of church (Ch 4:5) that too is a mystery!

God in Christ!
Christ in Us!
One Lord one faith one baptism!

The first point. God in Christ,
Immanuel God with us. This revelation points to Jesus as God. God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself. That's a mystery this generation needs to understand.

The second point. Christ in Us,
Through the power of the Holy Ghost, in which a man experinces an Acts 2 salvation, This is a mystery the church today needs to understand.

The Third point. We in the church.
How he accepted me is a mystery how he saved me is a mystery, how he brought me out of hells dark hole is a mystery. Why me and not my neighbour why me and not my friend? why me and not the intellegent lecturer I know? why me and not the millionaire I know? why me?

Here then we have God in Christ, Christ in us and then us in the church. 'One Lord One faith..' How the church is God's body, nation, kingdom, authority on the earth today. Not many faiths interfaith, not many gods any god! not all saved, all religions saved. No the mystery is no longer a mystery when we understand the God in Christ. because if we dont see God in Christ, we can't understand God in us, or the Godhead (Col 2:9 1 Tim 3:16) But when we see there can only be one God and only one church, there is no more mystery. And that my friend is the message the church needs to hear today.

The mystery is no longer a mystery when you know his name. There's salvation in none other name' Paul said. His sole task was to preach the name to the Gentiles. To reveal Jesus. to show them who God was. Listen to what he said to the Romans.

'For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes are clearely seen being understood by the things that are made even his eternal power and Godhead so that they are without excuse (Romans 1;20).

If I can understand who Jesus is, the (visible) then I can see who God the (invisible) God in Christ. I would dare say the number one need of the church and world today is to understand who God is and to know and have a revelation of his name and his person. Then and then only will they come to accept the one way of salvation. This then is the work of todays apostles and prophets.

Here's my challenge to todays prophet's and apostles.To consider seriously what it takes to be a apostle and prophet. It's more than just starting a church or being a preacher. Ask yourself do I expound the mystery of God? Do I preach 'one Lord one faith one baptism?' do I preach Jesus? Do I preach Jesus is God? This then is challenge of todays apostles and prophets.

The Lord bless you.

Paul.
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Comment by Rev. Husin Gusti on June 8, 2011 at 2:50pm

Dear brother Paul Thomas and all brothers and sisters in the Lord,

By the grace of God, we believe in the Precious Name of Jesus, of course with our eyes looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith. Lord Jesus Christ is our Perfect Example to follow. Jesus said:"My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. Whoever is willing to do what God wants, will know whether what I teach comes from GOD or whether I speak on my own authority. A person who speaks on his own authority is trying to gain glory for himself. But he who wants glory for the one who sent him is honest, and there is nothing false in him. Almighty God said in our fellowship:"The gospel will lead you to My Way, the Mystery of God will make you live". Jesus said:"Whoever accepts my commandmends and obeys them is the one who loves Me. My father will love whoever loves Me; I too will love him and will reveal Myself to him..."Whoever loves Me will obey My teaching. My Father will love him, an We will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words, and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me." If Jesus, the Son of God needs to be so faithful to His Father, we as Christ's followers should follow faithfully  the steps of Jesus. "The things that you have heard from me, commit these to faithful men..." Apostle Paul said that the gospel is intended for the faithful men, not for unfaithful followers. The Prophet of God and the Apostle of Christ will become a couple in the Kingdom of Heaven. Prophet is a man, Apostle is a woman.    Jesus said:"Every plant which  My Father in heaven did not plant will be pulled up" If God in heaven gives us understanding then we shall become New Creations in Christ. Man cannot help and save other men, if there is no manifestation of Christ in the fellowship. The blind leads the blind both will fall into the lake of fire. John2:23-25. If Christ did not commit Himself in the fellowship, then their worship shall be in vain. No new creation in the fellowship, because God will never give His glory to others. Jesus said:"Follow Me I am gentle and humble.." "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. David prayed to God:"Give me understanding, and I shall live." No man is able to make another man/men understand. And No man can understand the work of God. Unless God Himself reveals His work to His faithful Servant. It is the Mystery of GOD from: Kota Gusti New Jerusalem.

Comment by Prophetess Dr. Teloria Williams on March 22, 2011 at 8:03pm
love your posts my friend and thanks for the word from God    Prophetess T
Comment by Paul Thomas on October 29, 2010 at 1:25pm
Apostle Vasilike many thanks for taking the time to visit and comment on this blog post. your input is valued and appreciated. The world does not understand who God is, yet so many believe he exists. As we reveal his name people will discover his person. The churches best kept secret 'Jesus is God!' May he bless you over and above measure..
Comment by Apostle Vasiliki L. Daniels on October 29, 2010 at 12:42am
deep upon deep that is the mystery only unto those that are geniunely in Christ who is Lord! May God continue to shower you with more of the deep mystery as He is doing so unto those that are HIS Apostles and Prophets that desires to turn the people back to the orginal foundation of Truth and nothing but the truth so HELP US GOD!!! True Apostles and Prophets will not be afraid to stand against the imposters who are pretending to be in Christ, Having the form of godliness and denying the power thereof such turneth away.

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