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The Twofold Purpose of The Mystery - Part 10 (final)

The Twofold Purpose of The Mystery - Part 10 (final). This is the final lesson in the series given on November 12, 2006 pertaining to the twofold purpose of The Mystery as identified in Ephesians 3:9, and Colossians 1:25-26. The Mystery is the specific truth given to the Christian today to follow with faith obedience. The Apostle Paul says in Eph. 3:8 that he was given this ministry so he might then give it to all Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. There are two responsibilities that the group of believers have, the first being responsible for making other Christians see this fellowship of The Mystery. The second is just living it out because in Eph. 3:10 God is using us to the intent that now, unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God. Who are these principalities and powers that God wants to show His wisdom to? We find it pertains to the conflict between God and Lucifer who became Satan and one third of the principalities and powers sided with Lucifer upon his rebellion. Now, two third’s of the Angels did not fall with Satan and still have residence in the heavenlies, whereas the other third have become the spiritual beings that we are warned about in Eph. 6:10-12. We find Creation and Redemption are very close because of the conflict that was brought about by Lucifer and those in the heavens that went with him. God gave His creation free will and in Isaiah 14:12-16 we find Lucifer exercises his free will to the point of sinning against God. Therefore, we see a gap between Gen. 1:1 and 1:2 where the original Earth was brought into chaos from Lucifer’s rebellion. (Isa. 45:12 says God created the Earth to be inhabited). Lucifer is now Satan, the accuser, the prince of the power of the air (Eph. 2:2). Mankind was created after the fall of Lucifer in order to show the manifold wisdom of God. Consequently, the church which is the body of Christ, restores the emptiness to God’s original creation that was impacted by the principalities and powers that sided with Satan! In Eph. 1:4 we find that God chose us in Him, before the overthrow of the world (kosmos)! God was prepared.