A:1 THE MYSTERY OF GOD

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The Revelation of The Mystery, Hidden Wisdom & Secret Knowledge of GOD

Eph_1:9  Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Eph_3:11  According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

During the course of Mankind’s History, in the Fullness of Time, GOD Revealed Sacred Information such as:

Eph 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:
Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

Information of the Mysteries were Imparted to Selected Individuals such as Noah, Abraham and Jacob/Israel and on occasion HE Commissioned Angels, Prophets and Messengers to Reveal Sacred Information to a Select People such as the People of Israel (Jews) or the People of Nineveh (Ninevites) and finally in these “Last Days” GOD sent forth HIS Beloved Son to Speak to the >> Spiritual Church. <<

Heb 1:1  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Gal_4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

1Co 1:22  For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
1Co 1:23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1Co 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

Hidden Wisdom

At the Times of Disclosure and Dispensations of Truth GOD sometimes directed the Messengers to Seal the Scroll/Book or Forbade them to release certain Facets of the information by telling them not to write that which was uttered or what they had seen. In HIS Wisdom, for HIS Purpose and HIS Reasons GOD has chosen to divulge certain information and withhold other Revelation. Sometimes GOD Forbids its release to the Church or to Mankind in general because it is not the Acceptable Time or it is not Profitable for things to be known or the Sacred Information could be heard or Exposed but not Understood until GOD’S Feasible Season, the Acceptable or Fullness of Time. A few instances can be seen/read in the Book of Daniel and in the Book of the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST as well as a Declaration made by JESUS CHRIST in the Gospel Scripture Acts 1:7.

Dan_12:4  But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Rev_10:4  And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

Precept upon Precept…Line upon Line…

Rom_11:33  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

Act 1:7  And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

The Apostles John and Paul each had a “Vision Experience” and became aware that there were things still to Unfold which they had not previously known or understood. Sometimes GOD spoke of certain facets of information to one Messenger, Prophet, Apostle or Disciple and other facets to another. The release of the information was according to GOD’S Method of Dispensation of Truth to a Fallen Race which was – “Precept must be upon Precept, Precept upon Precept, Line upon Line, line upon line,  here a little there a little…” This Method changed with the Spiritual Gospel Dispensation which included Preaching and the Bestowal and Outpouring of the Gift of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT .

Isa_28:10  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

1Co 1:21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

During the Age of the Prophets the Israelite people were taught the >> Divine Will of GOD << through Men GOD designated as Prophets. The people were taught the same lessons in a repetitive manner without much advancement because they did not search out GOD or retain the knowledge they were given. They remained disobedient. Their Sinful nature lusted after Knowledge as did their Ancestor/Progenitor Adam but they did not seek Truth. GOD in HIS long-suffering was patient but the people would not Learn HIS Ways. They were stiff-necked and considered the Prophets with disdain, mistreating, wounding and sometimes killing them, creating a stumbling block and a snare for themselves and their children.

Mat_23:37  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Luk_13:33  Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

1Co 1:23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1Co 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

The Parables of JESUS CHRIST

Mat_13:35  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

JESUS CHRIST spoke in >> Parables << because the Mysteries of GOD were not meant to be understood by those with Carnal Minds and Hardened Hearts. The Words that CHRIST spoke were Spiritual and those with Carnal Minds could not Discern Spiritual things. The things CHRIST spoke of were things that had been kept Secret from the Foundation of the World.

Luk_8:10  And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. 

Only HIS Apostles and Disciples were given the Blessing to Hear, Learn and Understand the Secret Mysteries of GOD. JESUS kept the Twelve Disciples with HIM all of the time as did the Jewish Scholars in the Traditions of the Rabbi/Teacher who selected from his graduating class a few pupils that he instructed further for careers as future Scholars or Scribes. Those chosen would have been pupils the Rabbi had schooled for many years and knew their scholastic aptitude for learning the Law. The selected youth lived with the Rabbi during their Matriculation but here the similarity of the “two schools” parted. One was Carnal the other Spiritual.

Joh 8:43  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

Rom_8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

The Pharisees, Sadducee and Scribes had  been trained in the Letter of the Law and the Carnal Ordinances which JESUS CHRIST Abrogated when HE ushered in the Spiritual Gospel Dispensation and the Spiritual Reformation. Many of the Pharisees and Scribes did not believe in the Writings of Moses.

They had become >> Carnal Minded, Hardhearted and Corrupted. << The devil had influenced and Blinded their Minds to the Truth and, although they had been taught the Law, they could not Discern or Know the Spiritual Light of the Scriptures or the Gospel that CHRIST taught and preached. The Spiritual words of CHRIST did not Resonate with the Pharisees, Sadducee and Scribes because they were the words of GOD and their Minds could not Discern the Spiritual things of GOD nor could they compare Spiritual things with Spiritual. CHRIST told the people their Righteousness had to exceed the Righteousness of the Pharisees, Sadducee and Scribes to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

2Co_4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 

1Co 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.
1Co 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Joh_3:34  For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

Joh_6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Mat_5:20  For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Many of the common people heard CHRIST and although they did not understand all that HE taught them HIS “Words” spoke to their Souls and they heard HIM gladly.

Mar_12:37  David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.

CHRIST also spoke in >> Parables << to the Jews with hardened hearts, forewarning them how they would Reject HIM as the Son of GOD and Kill HIM as they had the prior Prophets. But their Carnal Minds would not accept what HE said and they Blasphemed HIM, accusing HIM of having a devil. JESUS used the >> Parables of the Sower and the Wicked Husbandmen << to depict their history of killing the Prophets who were sent to them from GOD and their inability to hear or understand HIM, but their Carnality and Enmity against GOD kept them from hearing and understanding the Words which CHRIST spoke.

Joh 7:19  Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
Joh 7:20  The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? 

Rom_8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

1Co_2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

The Spiritual Gospel Dispensation of Truth

One Facet of the Ministry of CHRIST was the Dissemination of Truth – the Gospel of the Kingdom of GOD/Heaven. Many things have been Communicated to Believers but a few things are still somewhat Obscure. However, through the Corroboration of the Spirit of GOD and the Holy Scriptures we see things in part, or see them like looking through a tinted window. But that will change after the Resurrection and the Ascension of the Spiritual Church when the Mystery of GOD will be finished. Paul conveyed that Believers will be changed in the Twinkling of an Eye, Transformed into our Immortal Body, but John, who saw CHRIST in a Vision, stated he did not Know “what we shall be” (the Appearance or Constitution of the Believers) but he knew we shall be like CHRIST when HE Appears for the Gathering of HIS Church. The information from both Apostles, while not transferring additional information, does compliment the substance of each report. Some things, however, will remain a Mystery until the Mystery of GOD is Finished in the Future. 

Heb_2:8  Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

1Co_13:12  For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

1Jn_3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

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.

The Things Prepared For Believers

1Co 2:9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Scriptures have been Documented for our Instruction, Edification, and Admonishment but all things are not yet Revealed or known by Man, however we can Trust through Faith and the Scriptures that GOD has Wonderful “things Prepared for HIS People who Believe, Love and Obey HIM. These things are not in the Planning Stages, they are already Prepared according to GOD’S Purpose just as Believers are chosen in JESUS CHRIST before the Foundation of the World. The things Prepared for Believers are so Wonderful and Magnificent we are not able to Fathom them with a Finite Human Mind and Understanding (Eye, Ear, Heart). However, Believers, the Children of GOD (Sons of GOD), who have been Regenerated by the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT, who are  >> Born Again << have a Spiritual Mind (the Mind of CHRIST) and the Spirit of GOD Reveals these Wonderful Truths to us.

1Co 2:10  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

Rom_8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Php_2:5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

The Promises of GOD

A Promise is a Commitment made of one to another to the giving of Oneself and One’s Interests, Time, Energy, and Resources. It is a Legally binding Declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a Right to Expect or to Claim the Performance or Forbearance of a Specified Act.

In Scripture, the Promise of GOD is the Declaration or Assurance which GOD has given in HIS Word of Bestowing Blessings on HIS People with such Assurance resting on the Perfect Justice, Power, Benevolence and Immutable Veracity of GOD which can not fail of Performance.  When GOD makes a Promise it is an Exhibition of HIS Character. The Covenants GOD made with Mankind Exhibit HIS Power of Provision. When Prophets were given a task of Expounding a Promise Facet of the Character of GOD. When perusing the Promises of GOD we are to Believe:

(1)    that the thing is in HIS Power;
(2)   that HE may bestow it or not, as he pleases;
(3)   that it is a favor which we can obtain only from HIM, and not by any independent effort of our own.

It has been stated that there are at least 3,000 Promises in the Bible which are Allocated to the Believer during their Lifetime including the Partaking of GOD’S Divine Nature and >> Son-ship, << becoming the Sons of GOD after accepting JESUS CHRIST as Savior, King and Lord.

The many >> Bible Promises of GOD << Sustain the Faith and Hope that is in the Believer who by Grace can Perceive, by the Spiritual Light of the Gospel and the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT the Truth of the Kingdom of GOD/Heaven. See the link to download the book from our Library. There is another link to the Blog – >> Guideposts For You << where you may view a >> “Devotional Promises Checkbook.” << Find a Promise for every day of the year. This Blog also has Bible Reading Plans to fit your schedule or your Lifestyle.

It is not commonly known that although GOD entered into Covenant with the Israelite people at Mt Sinai, HE also Declared an open Invitation to enter into Covenant with anyone who would choose to Love and Obey HIM. Anyone who entered into Covenant with GOD in the Old Testament was under the same Promises even individuals who the Israelite people considered outcasts such as Eunuchs.

Isa 56:3  Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.

Isa 56:4  For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;

Isa 56:5  Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

Isa 56:6  Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;

Isa 56:7  Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

Isa 56:8  The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.

Future Promises for Believers

In the Future, Believers are Promised the Resurrection, the Ascension (Spiritual Maturation) an Inheritance, being co-heirs with JESUS CHRIST; they will be Kings and Priests to GOD and Reign with JESUS CHRIST after their >> Resurrection and Ascension. <<

Rewards & Gifts Prepared for A Consecrated People of GOD

Heb 1:1  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

To the Litany of Messengers that GOD sent to relay Messages to the World, GOD added HIS own Beloved and Dear Son. In addition to HIS many Mighty Works such as Preaching, Feeding the Hungry for the Word of GOD as well as those who were Hungry for Food; Healing of the Sick, Lame, Blind, Deaf, Dumb, Paralyzed, and the Raising Up of the Dead, etc; CHRIST shared the Message of Promise and the  Rewards that GOD has Prepared for HIS People who Love HIM. Some include the Gifts and Promises which are Governed by and Imparted from the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT such as Faith, the Spiritual Gifts, the Fruit of the Spirit and the Partaking of the Divine Nature. These are obtained through the Promises of GOD by the Operation of the >> HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT << through Grace.

2Pe_1:4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 

Unbelievers

To the Unregenerate, the Natural/Carnal Mind (Unbelievers) these things seem Unbelievable or Foolish. Unbelievers can not Understand or Discern the Spiritual Things of GOD because their Mind has been Blinded by the devil. They have a Carnal Mind of Flesh which does not Know or Desire the Spiritual things of GOD. They are in Ignorance and in the Darkness of this World, Dead in Sin. They are the Prey of the devil who like a roaring lion goes about seeking who he may devour or utterly Destroy through Deceit, Sin and Destruction.

2Co_4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

The Future of Mankind Revealed

Heb 1:1  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

In these “Last Days” GOD has divulged the Future of Mankind through the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST HIS Son. The Revelation has been Unfolding before Creation, even before the Foundation of the World, having within it the Seeds of >> GOD’S Divine Plan << and >> GOD’S Grand Design. << We can observe the first mention of the Testimony of JESUS CHRIST which is the Spirit of Prophesy in Genesis 3:15.

Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Rev 1:1  The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

JESUS CHRIST has Fulfilled many Prophecies except for those which must Transpire in the Last Days such as the Orchestration of the Resurrection of the Dead, the Ascension of the Believers, their Reign with JESUS CHRIST as Kings and Priests, the Judgment of Unbelievers and the Destruction of all Evil, the Works of the devil including Sin, Death, Hell and the devil himself (aka the serpent, Satan, the dragon) who deceives the whole World.

1Jn_3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

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