RD 101 - "The" Mystery

By Jack Eberle

“The” Mystery is different from other mysteries which are denominated in various ways. This is in God’s great plan of the ages (Heb. 11:3). The “mystery” is not revealed until the Great Divide has occurred which was about 60 A.D. After this, Paul writes the seven mystery epistles to “the church who is His body”. They will not be understood by others. This literal truth is spiritual as opposed to earthly or sensual. The epistles of the mystery which are the last portions of inspired Word to be written are Eph., Ph’p, Col., I and II Tim., Tit., and Ph’m. Some of these were written by Paul from prison in Rome. II Tim. was the last letter written.

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Gentiles Before Acts 28:28 #2

By Oscar M. Baker

Acts 20:24: “but none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD.’ These Gentiles had such a great privilege, that is, without keeping the law or being circumcised, but by faith only – by the grace of God – they could partake of the blessings of Israel! This caused discontent among the Jews who had to keep the law, and these Gentiles could have the blessings of Israel without working for them, Acts 15:5 and elsewhere. Among these blessings, the Gentiles expected to meet the Lord in the clouds (2nd Coming of Christ). The so called Rapture was their hope. I Corinthians 15:51 and 52; I Thessalonians 4:13 – 17; Isaiah 66.

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En Tois Epouranios #32

By Michael S. Mecikalski

Hebr.11:24-27, “By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing Him Who is invisible.” Many solid principals of Godly Wisdom are in these verses. Moses chose to be obedient; the Greek word for chose, haireomai, means “to take for oneself, to prefer.” Moses preferred to suffer affliction with the people of God. Was Moses crazy?! No, Moses was not crazy! He saw true reality through the “eyes” of Godly faith. Moses had the choice to lead God’s people, Israel, out of Egypt or not to. What would Moses have gained by remaining in Egypt?

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