Mystery of God
Paul tells us that the “Mystery of God” that had been hidden for ages is now revealed to the Saints. The “Mystery of God” is a spiritual truth that is revealed by God only to those who are obedient to the gospel, those in the Kingdom of God. It is related to God’s plan in bringing His kingdom in Christ to fulfillment.
Col 1:26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the LORD’s people.
What is a mystery and what specifically is the “Mystery of God” referred to by Paul? The purpose of this study is to understand the “Mystery of God.
First of all, there are several definitions for the word mystery. One definition defines mystery as something not fully understood or something that baffles or eludes the understanding; an enigma. The definition of the word mystery in a religious sense is a religious truth that is incomprehensible to the reason and knowable only through divine revelation.
The word mystery occurs more than twenty times in the New Testament. It appears in the Gospels, the writings of Paul, and John. Paul uses this term more by far than any of the others, however, most of these twenty references are related to God’s plan in bringing His kingdom in Christ to fulfillment.
1Co 2:7 -8 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory
Below is an e-book (God’s Mystery) that addresses this mystery that God planned before the world was created and will be completed upon the second coming of Christ.
Rev 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets