Isn’t it amazing that God is revealing truths right now that the Old Testament prophets did not know? Have you thought about the fact that you are privileged to hear truths today that were not spoken to Moses, Abraham, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Joel and Daniel? It is amazing. God used them for very special tasks that only He could do as they were moved by the Holy Spirit of God. We are told that even the angels were trying to look and see what God was up to as He dealt with man down through the ages.
Paul comes along as God’s messenger with a very amazing word from God that reveals the mind of God concerning you and me. This revelation is not off the beating path of God’s Will. Rather it is an illumination, a bringing to light of what God had planned before He created anything. What is exciting to me is that God hid this from everyone during the past ages, and decided that He would make it known in the times of the New Testament, which includes the time in which we are living right now.
God wants His mystery to now be known by the church and everyone that is a part of the church, the one and only Body of Christ. What excites me is to know that God wants me to know something very special. So I can ask Him to continually make it known to me. i can go directly to Him and say, Father I am open to hear and receive your amazing mystery, please make me see it, receive it, and live in it.
It is exciting to see and hear of brothers and sisters from various nations coming into an understanding of this wonderful mystery of God. Many are finding great grace, and great peace, and great joy, and great freedom as they hear and receive God’s mystery of CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY!!
The glorified, living Jesus Christ in you and me is God’s mystery that He is revealing everyday to some heart that has been in bondage to religion and religious systems that all fail to present anyone faultless and blameless in the presence of God. Even many who for years have been trying to live right, to live as Christ in following His example have come to see that it takes Christ in them to have life. It takes Christ Himself in you and in me to men and women created in the image of God. It takes God in us to reflect God out of us. It is so simple. But it seems to take us a long time to come to it, and to really come to Christ.
There are some folks in the Body of Christ who have helped me see what I heard the Lord say within me; “I am not a part of your, I am your life”. I will never forget that day when sitting in a men’s retreat session, I began to thank God that He was a part of my life. He told me, no He was NOT A PART OF MY, BUT HE WAS MY LIFE. It took several years before I really began to understand what that really meant. I am still learning and I am thankful for those He has used to further my understanding and to confirm what He has already given me. He said that He has given us everything that we will ever need for both life and godliness. I just did not know it. Some of these folks are: Steve Pettit, Jim Fowler, Major Ian Thomas, Peter Wade, Bill Freeman, Malcolm Smith, Frank Friedman, Dan Stone, Fred Pruitt, John Bunting, Boyd William, Paul Anderson-Welch, Steve McVey, Bertie Brits, and just connected with Frank Viola. They are from the U.S. to South Africa. Those who have web links are listed among our links on this blog.
It is amazing how God uses various other brothers at various stages of our growth. There were many who helped in other stages of my growth that I am just as thankful to God for them. i guest you have noticed that I have used the word “amazing” a lot. Our english composition instruction would tell to use other words the same one over an over agin, but it is amazing what God has done and is doing. Hope this was helpful to you. If so please pass it on to your friends family and co-workers. Love to hear your comments, and checkout the links.