The Work Of God
1 Thessalonians 4:7 God has called us
How were we called? 2 Thessalonians 2:14”Whereunto he called you by our gospel,”
What is the gospel? 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
“Called” – is one title of a believer that describes our status
Romans 1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
1 Thessalonians 4:8 God has given unto us his holy Spirit
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 God teaches us
How does God teach us? Through His Word
1 Corinthians 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
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: I pray that this will be a rich blessing and help to you.
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