What is the mystery we need to know? What is the mystery of God?
Paul the Apostle tells us that the mystery was revealed unto God’s holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. Now Paul is trying to reveal it to the Ephesians to help them understand the mystery.
The mystery of God was Christ. Through Christ, His blood was shed for all. . . Jew and Gentile alike.
All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ. The people needed to know this so they would not be deceived. God wanted everyone to be made whole and complete in Christ.
This mystery is God’s plan for the last days––the promises of - Christ. Through Christ, we will experience life to its fullness; we will be welcomed by God. Christ is that assurance.
Christ is the fullness of God. If we have seen Christ, we have seen the Father. If we know Christ, we know the Father.
If we are believers of Christ, then we are in Him; we are full in Christ Jesus.
This is what Paul wanted to get across to the people. They had the fullness of Christ. Christ is all they would ever need.
When we know Christ, it is not easy for the world to deceive us.
God began back in Genesis, giving us hints of the mystery. Through the Old Testament he continues giving some hints. Then it happens, in the New Testament, God brings Christ Jesus into the picture. His plan all along. God knew the Jews could not keep the law, they had to keep making sacrifices to cover their sins. So, Christ Jesus, the ultimate sacrifice, came to cover their sins, once and for all. And all people.
God planned that whoever receives Jesus Christ as their Savior is saved and becomes heirs of God.
If you are asking, “How do I get to know Christ?” The answer is–you get to know him just like you got to know your best friend, you spend time with Him. Read the scriptures. He wants to tell you everything you want to know and more. He is right there beside you, sit down, and talk to him. He loves you. Let him show you how much. Then give your heart and life to Him. Ask Him to come into your heart.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for revealing your mystery to us. We thank you for your son, Jesus Christ and what He did for us on the cross. He shed His blood to cover our sins, so that we could be forgiven and become your heirs. Praise your Holy name and bless you oh Lord for this good and perfect gift from above to us. In Jesus Name. Amen