SEVEN MYSTERIES OF GOD

Text: “Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.” (1Corinthians 4:1)

Revealed after Christ’s first coming—The word mystery is found twenty-two times, and mysteries is found five times in the Holy Bible. Neither word is found in the Old Testament. Even though “known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world” (Acts 15:18), the mysteries of God were concealed until Jesus Christ, “the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:7) was sent from heaven.

THE VALUE OF A SOUL

THE LAMB OF GOD

According to the word of God, the “man Christ Jesus” (1Timothy 2:5) is “without controversyGodmanifest in flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” (1Timothy 3:16; John 1:14) As the two of them went up the mountain, Isaac asked his father Abraham, “…where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering...” (Genesis 22:7-8) This prophecy was fulfilled by the Lord Jesus Christ. John the Baptist declared Jesus to be “the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29, 36).

ALL THINGS NEW

WONDERFUL DECLARATIONS OF GOD

God’s foreknowledge—“Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.” (Acts 15:18) Therefore God the LORD says: “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.” (Isaiah 42:9), and “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (Isaiah 46:9-10), and“there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:21-22) Sitting upon his throne “the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13) said unto John: “Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful” (Revelation 21:5).

MILLENIAL MEDITATIONS

THE LORD’S HOLY MONARCHY

A monarchy is ‘A state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a single person.’ (Noah Webster, 1828) When God himself rules as “King of kings, and Lord of lords” (1Timothy 6:15; Revelation 19:16) his holy monarchy will be the most excellent of all forms of government! 

Our great God and King—When the LORD their God was their King, Israel foolishly desired a man to be king over them (1Samuel 12:12)! Samuel warned them of the unfavorable consequences, “Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us; That we also may be like all the nations…” (1Samuel 8:10-22) The heathen nations continue to rage “against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” (Psalm 2:1-3)

SECOND COMING EVENTS

TWO VERY DIFFERENT DELIVERANCES

            Failure to discern between the two future gatherings of the Lord’s saints, has led some to incorrectly believe in a post or mid tribulation gathering of the church. Hopefully the following scriptures will clear up this misunderstanding. May the blessed hope of Christ’s imminent gathering of the church give every believer the sincere desire to purify “himself, even as he is pure.” (1John 3:3)

PREPARATIONS FOR THE LAST MILLENIUM

Text: Revelation 20:1-10

MILLEN'IUM, n. ‘A thousand years; a word used to denote the thousand years mentioned in Revelation 20,  during which period Satan shall be bound and restrained from seducing men to sin, and Christ shall reign on earth with his saints.’ (Noah Webster, 1828)

MAJOR  EVENTS LEADING TO THE MILLENIUM

According to the word of God, from this present time (July 2021), the following sequence of events will precede the millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ.

            The church will be caught up—The next great prophesied event is “the first resurrection” (Revelation 20:5-6) when the dead and living members of Christ’s church will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (1Thessalonians 4:16-18; 1Corinthians 15:51-53), at which time “that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13) will be fulfilled. This great event is imminent—meaning that it could take place immediately without any forewarning signs or wonders. Therefore the Lord commanded: “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 25:13; Mark 13:32) We Bible believers “know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” (1Thessalonians 5:2)