Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
Our generation is privileged to be at the timeline of God’s intention. Those who stayed in the time of the law enjoyed the law but this is another time where God has decided to unveil Jesus. Those who lived in the days of Jesus could not fully unveil the coming of Jesus until Apostle Paul came. God gave Paul wisdom to scoop the revelation of Jesus from the Old Testament. Benediction is not just the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 16:25 is also a benediction. Paul was a man that when he started the Gospel; it was the Gospel of God but with time it became his Gospel. The Gospel of God is the same as the preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery which is also secrets. Secrets are not things that are not meant to be known but things kept to be revealed for a particular time. God reveals secrets. The preaching of Jesus is also the revelation of the secrets of God. Before God created man he had prepared the secrets but it was not shown in ages past, God decided to show it in this day. The secrets of God are made manifest by the scriptures. The Old Testament is an age of prophecy while the New Testament is an age of unveiling the secret that were kept.
There are ‘saying and speaking’ of God; the speakings of God are the teaching of what God is saying while the saying is the commandment of the everlasting God that is made known in Romans 16:26. God helped a man like Paul to make this known for the obedience of faith. God began to lead men by giving the law, during this dispensation we had the prophets, the kings etc; and all these people had something to say. The whole scripture was put together to bring about the intention of God but this intention has not been fully actualized.
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Paul was saying that in the ages to come, a lot of things will be shown to us through Christ Jesus but presently all that is shown is not all there is to show. There are some things that will span out of this age so God prepares people for the age to come using this age. In the age to come, God will show his exceeding riches that Jesus has trapped. Jesus is the only entity that has trapped all of God; we have not trapped all judgment like Christ so God cannot use us to show the exceeding riches. Christ is the one chosen by God to show the exceeding riches now and in the age to come. So, Christ is bringing everything back to us.
The ministry of preaching is a ministry of unfolding or ministry of revelation or ministry of understanding. God has his own understanding and when we come into his word we will be dysfunctional if we do not have access to this word or have understanding to it that was why God promised to give us the spirit of revelation. Understanding is revelation that is making men to know. If a man is not bringing the understanding of God he is not preaching he is only talking for preaching is meant to bring understanding.
God is so vast that no one can search him out; whatever we have seen today is just what God has shown it is not the all of God, for there are depths in God yet to be unfolded. Deuteronomy 29:29, what we know of God now is not the all of God. There are things that cannot be declared but in the age to come, the age to come is not a place where we will just be strolling or where we will be jobless but it will be as busy as this world but the only thing that will be there is the word of Zion, the word of God, there will be no activity aside the word of God. Whatever we take out of here is what will determine our eternal placement in the world to come; by the time we get to the finishing line it will be just what we have come to know. When a man is born again he sees but when he is born of water and Spirit he enters into the Kingdom. As we are now in different levels on earth here so also will we be in the world to come. The qualification then will be those who overcame the dragon, they will be the one to be in that world. The extent to which we overcome will be the extent to which we will be placed. The way there is learning and teaching on earth so also there will be learning and teaching of God, what we have chosen to learn here will decide if we will be taught or we will be the one teaching. When understanding is lacking in the life of a believer his life is not meaningful. 2 Timothy 2:7. If there is any disparity with us and Christ who has sat down on the throne, we will be moved further away from him based on the allocation of the work we got done. We must know what we are doing now and what we should do knowing it will have eternal relevance. By doing what we are not supposed to do we will be wasting time which is meant to be focused on the reason why God has apprehended us. Without understanding we cannot apprehend what God has called us for.
There was a season when Kenneth E. Hagin was teaching faith in God but with more understanding it shows that there is more to faith that what was taught then. Mark 11:24 was one of the scriptures that the teaching of faith was based on then but coming to John, obedience was made the emphasis to get things from God. We cannot just declare saying we have faith, meekness, longsuffering, patience, for it is not in declaration but much more. What God was bringing then was different from what God is bringing now. Paul made it known that it is not just faith towards God but faith of the son. The dimension began to be opened when more understanding came that faith is not just for getting but for living.
Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
When God said he was the first and the last it meant that there were things he revealed in the first and there will be things he will reveal in the last. Whatever we see now is just a part of what God is showing and whatever we learn here will determine our placement in the age to come, so the reign of God does not stop here it continues.
When God works he works with a people called remnant as long as he can reproduce what he wanted in the remnant. Just like Abraham. God works with this remnant knowing they have sufficiently conversed with the light shown, he then brings another level of light.
We are learning the Faith of the Son and from then we are moved to Charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13. By each of this movement God is raising sons unto himself showing that God is revealing the omega light. Some people have been stagnated at a point and could not move on, even though the message is progressive. We must have a heart that is progressive so that we can be able to comprehend all of God, for God is progressive. Ephesians 3:19.
We should not be satisfied with less of God but we should aspire to move on to the fullness of God. God intends to make use of the whole of the scripture as the Holy Ghost will allow. We get to know the knowledge of God more gradually. Faith is not an instrument to receive only, faith is principally to live, our entire living is faith and faith has an end and must be obeyed. Faith is God’s program that we must learn, it is like schooling. That is why it is not good for us to be at a place where the faith of the son of is not taught.
We should not think that we cannot know; by paying attention we will come to knowledge gradually. Our learning separates us. This matter is our matter and we will choose to pursue it for the rest of our lives. Amen!