The Mystery – 2

This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.

Pray for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel. … And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ. … My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

The word of God in its fullness—the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. 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. … Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. … In the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.

Ep 5:32; Ep 6:19, Co 4:3, Co 2:2-3; Co 1:25-27, 1Ti 3:16; 1Co 15:51-52, Re 10:7

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