“...to make all people 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.” Ephesians 3:9
The word “mystery” really jumps off the page doesn’t it? In the New Testament, a mystery is not an eerie thing from a movie, rather it’s “a truth hidden by God in times past that is now revealed to those who are in His family.”
In July 1798, Napoleon began to occupy Egypt, but by September 1801, he was forced out of the country. In those three short years he made an amazing discovery. In August 1799, a Frenchman named Boussand discovered the Rosetta Stone about thirty miles from Alexandria. The discovery gave archeologists the key to understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics and opened the door to modern Egyptian studies.
A mystery in the Bible is like God’s Rosetta Stone.They are the key to understanding God’s promises in the Old Testament, what Jesus did in the gospels, what the church did in Acts, what Paul and the others taught in the epistles, and what God will do in Revelation. Mysteries are revealed to us through His Word and through the dynamic work of the Holy Spirit.
If you are having a difficult day, take some time out and open the Word of God and ask the Holy Spirit to open the eyes of your understanding, then watch and see just how powerful it will be.
Join us Sunday morning as we open Ephesians 3:1-13 in order to dig deeper into “The Mystery”. God bless you all and hope to see you there!