Colossians 1:25–27 (NIV84)
25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
There is a mystery that we understand! Remember why Jesus said He spoke in parables? Within the Kingdom of God, there is understanding. However, as with so many things in the Kingdom, there is another principle that seems to almost go against what I just said. Until you understand it.
Paul writes that the mystery is now disclosed to the saints. (Anyone who has made Jesus their Decision Maker (Lord)). However, there is another principle of the Kingdom, which is; whoever seeks, finds. I love this tug of war that forces us to use God’s wisdom to understand what the Kingdom is really like. Do we understand the mystery or not? It is so beautiful. There is a mystery! Let’s find out what it is.
Ephesians 3:6–10 (NIV84)
6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus. 7 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. 8 Although I am less than the least of all God’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
The mystery is given to us to understand and proclaim. It seems to me that we ought to have a really good grasp of this mystery. Before I detail ONE of the amazing mysteries that has been revealed, go through the two passages and write down or comment below on what the mysteries include. You can also comment about other things in other scriptures that God has reveal to us.
One of the incredible mysteries is Christ in us. He actually lives in us. Ephesians 2:1 says we were dead in our sins. However, when Christ makes His home in us, we come alive. There are so many things that the concept and reality of Christ in us brings. I’ll give you a few more and then you comment below on more of them. Since Christ lives in us, He cannot reject us because He cannot reject Himself. Since Christ lives in us, He has a vested interest in growing and maturing us. Since Christ lives in us, we will live eternally with Him. Now it is your turn. Use the comment section below and list some benefits of Christ IN us.