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The Mystery

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  1. charity

    charity Well-Known Member

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    Hello there,

    Have you believed God concerning the person and work of His only begotten Son?
    If you have, you have been justified, as Abraham was, by faith in His Word concerning the redeeming blood of Christ.

    Have you in 'the obedience of faith' reckoned yourself to have died with Christ, and risen with Him? If so, your citizenship is now in Heaven, in Christ Jesus, at God's right hand.

    Have you received and acknowledged the revelation of 'the Mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ' (Colossians 2:2)? If you have, then you have come into the riches of the full assurance of understanding: your heart has been comforted and you are knit together in love with all the members of the body of Christ.

    Praise God!

    * God's gospel concerning His Son had been promised through the prophets of the Old Testament Scriptures (Romans 1:1-3), but the Mystery of the church which is the body of Christ had never been revealed: but had been hid in God, since before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 3:9) and therefore did not form the subject of Old Testament prophecy.

    * It was the subject of a special revelation from God, made known to Paul, and through him to the apostles, prophets and believers under his administration. It is available for our learning in the epistles he wrote following that revelation:- to the Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon.

    * With the teaching of Paul to the Romans, in chapters 5:12 to 8:39, already read, and acknowledged concerning our identification with Christ, in His death, burial, quickening, and resurrection, it is no big step to find in Ephesians, that we are reckoned by God to have ascended with Him to God's right hand in the heavenlies, from where we wait, looking for Christ's appearing, when we too will appear with Him in glory (Colossians 3:4).

    Praise His Holy Name!

    In Christ Jesus
    Chris
     
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    Waiting on him Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday.
     
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    Bless the heart that is willing to grow in Him.

    A fellow sojourner in Christ, Not me
     
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    Thank you Chris...lovely
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