mystery of Christ
Coming Unto The Knowledge Of The Truth
1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Note: God wants all believers to look in Paul’s letters to come to the knowledge of the truth. How are we going to do that?
2 Timothy 2:7 “Consider what I say;”
Who is doing the speaking? Paul
Are you willing to consider what Paul says?
Who is Paul? Romans 11:13″inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles,”
Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye head of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Conclusion: Are you willing to consider what Paul wrote to us in Romans through Philemon? Would you be willing to read Paul’s letters, and believe what you read? Then would you be willing to study to show thyself approved unto God? Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
How can I find out what these three mysteries are?
1 Corinthians 2:13 “comparing spiritual things with spiritual.”
So, we are going to search the scriptures to find the answer.
2:2”the mystery of God,”
Revelation 10:7 “the mystery of God should be finished,”
You will find that the mystery of God (Revelation 10) as the summation
of the prophetic program.
10:7 “the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to
Revelations 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there
were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this
world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his
Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
2:2”and of the Father,”
Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will,
according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he
might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in
heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
The mystery of God the Father’s will has to do with the fact
that He is going to gather together all things in one.
He is going to head up all things under one head, and that
head is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:10 “which are in heaven” – Body of Christ
Ephesians 1:10 “and which are on earth;” – Israel
2:2”and of Christ;”
Ephesians 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the
mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Ephesians 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my
knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
The “mystery of Christ” is the body of Christ – Ephesians 3:5-6