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
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.
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