The Apostle Paul tells us that according to the commandment of God AND revealed by the Scriptures of the prophets AND the preaching of Jesus the Christ, the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past has been revealed to all nations. Romans 16:25-26 The secret has been revealed.
What has been kept secret for long ages past?
Since the creation of man, God has had a plan for man. Through the writings of the prophets and according to Gods command He has NOW made this eternal mystery known to all nations. What is this eternal mystery? Through the sacrifice of God’s own Son and His defeat of death, God has delivered His redemption plan for man. Paul has unpacked through his writings to the Romans and shared the secret for all men in such a powerful way.
- First, the God who created all that is desires to have a relationship with us who He created. Colossians 1:16, Colossians 1:21-22
- We all are separated from God because of our sin. Romans 3:23
- The just penalty for our sin is death and eternal separation from God. Romans 6:23.
- Even in our sinfulness, our creator died for us that we may be restored to Him. Romans 5:8
- We only need to believe in our heart that He conquered death and confess with our mouth that we accept Him as our Savior and Lord and we can be restored and saved from death. Romans 10:9-10
- Therefore, we can know that there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ. Romans 8:1
The secret has been revealed and the mysteries of God have been made known. What great news and great responsibility we have as stewards of this mystery to be faithful to share this to all people.