What Paul Means By The Word Mystery In The Old Testament

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The word mystery was used four times in the passage. I like a good mystery. I like to watch movies and read books that don’t unravel till the end. It’s a good movie or book if you’re kept on the edge of your seat and then at the end it all makes sense. This is what the word mystery means today. But, that’s not exactly what Paul means by the word mystery here in this text. Paul, uses this word to express something beyond natural knowledge, but has been opened to us by divine revelation through the Holy Spirit. This means that we could not understand it on our own, until God revealed it to us. Colossians 1: 24-27(Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake…show more content…
In a sense the church has always been in way of life. Throughout the Old Testament we see that God has always had a person set apart and called out. There are various events in the Old Testament were there are gathering of God’s people. Churches today continue with one shift, now we don’t become Israelites we become Christians. You see this is the amazing part of God’s plan that we are not enemies but we join together with Christ as new people. Verse five states the mystery had been hidden. No one ever knew anything about it until Paul. The prophets in the Old Testament knew many things but didn’t know this. You see this news was ground-breaking that even angles were amazes. Church is no small matter. It is something that modern believers for the most part do not understand rightly. My brothers and sisters Christ loves and died for the church, Christ builds His church, Christ Adds to His Church, and the purpose of the church is to worship Him, to evangelize the world. We must take the church very serious. The church has been given a clear purpose and that is to make God known throughout the…show more content…
Luke 15:8-10 (ESV) “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? [9] And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ [10] Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” I think part of the amazement is because the angels know that every sinner who repents brings us that much closer to the day when Jesus will be sitting on his throne in the new heaven. They are greatly anticipating that day as we should be as

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