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The Mystery

The Mystery
 

Ephesians 3:9 KJV
"And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery..."

The Mystery is our calling for today.  It is last body of truth that was revealed by the Apostle Paul after Acts 28:28.  God had hidden this message as a sacred secret in himself only to reveal it when Israel finally rejected him and he put them on hold.  The Mystery is contained in Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Titus, Philemon and 1 & 2 Timothy. Ephesians 3:1-9 KJV "1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to youward: 3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: 7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. 8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:"

Articles

March 29th, 2020
The Mystery Revealed in Acts

Thought Provoking Topics From a Right Division Perspective.  This snippet: "Mid-Acts: The Mystery Was Made Known in Acts - Proof?"

March 1st, 2020
The Mystery

Thought Provoking Topics From a Right Division Perspective.  This snippet: "The Mystery" of Colossians 1:26-27 Revealed in Acts?

April 22nd, 2014

What does it mean to be an Acts 28 site?

Simply stated, we believe the passage in Acts 28:28-31 is when the Apostle Paul declares to the Jewish leadership that the final opportunity for their acceptance of Jesus as Christ is over. From that point on the message for the plan of salvation is now authorized to be sent from the Gentiles, apart from Israel. Prior to this point in scripture, salvation was always either through or with the Jew. At this point the nation of Israel has been put on hold but will be still receive the promises and blessings made to them through Abraham in the future (when Elijah restores the revealed plan of God).

December 24th, 2009

Companion Bible - Appendix 193 - "MYSTERY" (from Appendix 193 of The Companion Bible compiled by E. W. Bullinger)

The English word "mystery" is a transliteration of the Greek word, musterion, (it is from mueo - to initiate or admit to secrets; and mustes was used of the person so initiated), which means sacred secret. It occurs in the Septuagint Version (280 B.C.) nine times as the equivalent for the Chaldee, raz in the Chaldee portion of "Daniel," which means to conceal ; hence something concealed that can be revealed, viz, in Daniel 2:18, 19, 27, 28, 29, 30, 47 and 4:9.

January 15th, 2002

Your CallingYour calling involves the ministry given to the Apostle Paul after the close of Acts.  The first book Paul wrote after Acts was Ephesians.  In that book, he addresses the Gentiles directly for the first time.  This calling is classified in the Post Acts books.

Post Acts Period Books

  • Ephesians
  • Colossians
  • Philemon
  • Philippians
  • Titus
  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Timothy

Media

May 3rd, 2020
Genesis - Part 53

The lesson on May 3, 2020 was part 53 of the "Genesis" study.  This weeks lesson continued to focus on Abraham and the biblical linkage that can be established with the faith and promises that were given to Abraham.  When you focus on Abraham regarding faith, inheritance, hope, love, family, covenant, steward and race, we are taught how to establish linkage between these topics.  Wayne introduces us to a Cluster Dendrogram, which is what they use in statistics to diagram what shows the hierarchical relationship between objects, in this case those scriptural objects. It is most commonly created as an output from hierarchical clustering. He taught us the the problem with Christianity today is that they cluster objects that don't relate to each other and cause chaos, which introduces fake news.  This fake news is sometimes called good news but with improper clustering it causes false doctrine and hopes.  The scripture reading was from Galatians 3:16 KJV

Genesis - Part 53
April 5th, 2020
Genesis - Part 50

The lesson on April 5, 2020 was part 50 of the "Genesis" study.  This week Wayne took us to Genesis 9 and introduced us to the Noahic Covenant God gave after the flood.  We learned of the Adamic Covenant which was the first covenant established of death by sin and the promise of the remedy through the seed of the woman.  These two covenants were given before the remainder of the covenants given to Abraham and Israel. The full list of Covenants include: Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Palestinian, Mosaic, Davidic, and the New Covenant. The first two apply to everyone.  The remaining pertain to Israel.  The question was put forth "Have we taken the promises God gave originally to Israel?".  Wayne takes the remainder of the lesson to explain how Christians today are trying to import portions of these covenants and try to apply them today in our age.  This is a misappropriation of scripture and ignores what was subsequently was given to us through PAul the prisoner in The Mystery which was revealed after Acts.  The Mystery does not pertain to any of the Covenants given to Israel.  The Mystery was hidden in God before the foundation of the world and when it was revealed gave us the answers that are for us today.  The scripture reading was from Genesis 9:9-12 KJV

Genesis - Part 50
March 29th, 2020
Genesis - Part 49

The lesson on March 29, 2020 was part 49 of the "Genesis" study.  Before we continued on the Genesis study, the first 15 minutes covered the latest Right Division Snippet which was entitled "Mid – Acts: “The Mystery Was Made Known in Acts” – Proof?"  This snippet presents evidence that the mysteries that we revealed in Acts is not The Mystery that was revealed post-Acts in Ephesians and Colossians.  Wayne took time to review some of the mysteries that were revealed in that it was the wisdom of Christ which was hidden in Old Testament scriptures that needed an inspired Apostle to bring them to the surface, which Paul was the Apostle during Acts to reveal them.  As we revisited the Genesis study, Wayne continued to look at the Days of Noe being compared to the Acts period in that God practiced longsuffering.  In the Acts it was for Israel to repent so Christ could return. We are encouraged to understand the ministries of the Apostle Paul.  You have to Rightly Divide Paul's writings.  He wrote 7 books during the Acts and 7 epistles after Acts.  Those written after Acts are our instructions for today.  In these books, we look at the One Baptism vs. those baptism's promoted during that Acts period.  The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 2:7 KJV

Genesis - Part 49
August 19th, 2019
Practical Lessons and Right Division - Part 6

The lesson on August 19, 2018 was part 6 of "Practical Lessons and Right Division" study.  This study has been looking at different aspects of our practical walk in this age with our specific calling.  It is important that we learn of the distinctives or our calling how we may then walk worthy.  Wayne continues the focus on Ephesians 3:3-21 and the very unique truth that PAul is sharing with us and how God is wanting to reconcile "The All Things" which includes Adamic man on the Earth but also Principalities and Powers in Heavenly Places.  We learn how important the role of Headship plays i

Practical Lessons and Right Division - Part 06
June 17th, 2019
Genesis - Part 16

The lesson on June 16, 2019 was part 16 of the "Genesis" study.  In the lesson, Wayne looks specifically at the Ark of the Covenant and it's role in the temple.  We learn from the Old Testament of the glory of the Temple Solomon built that housed the Ark and the function in played being the gateway to heaven where God would dwell (which we find as the language of the portal).  We looked at scripture that prophesied of the restoration of Israel and the Temple but we learn that they will no longer remember the name of the Ark because it will be replaced by the true temple of God in Christ Jesus.  There is no description of the Ark in prophecy because it was probably destroyed because there would be no more need of it.  The scripture reading was in Jeremiah 3:12-17 KJV

Genesis - Part 16

Blogs

September 15th, 2010

Everyone I read or hear challenges everybody else to “rightly divide the word” (2 Timothy 2:15.) This is good advice, but it is obvious that many of those who challenge others to “rightly divide” are not doing so themselves. How can I be sure of this? They all disagree. As someone once said, “We can’t all be right, but we can all be wrong.” It is interesting to note that some pertinent verses in scripture are very salient and some seem to be constantly ignored. Probably no other verse has helped me get things in perspective as Acts 28:28.

May 29th, 2014

Eph 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

Eph 3:8 (TR) εμοι τω ελαχιστοτερω παντων των αγιων εδοθη η χαρις αυτη εν τοις εθνεσιν ευαγγελισασθαι τον ανεξιχνιαστον πλουτον του χριστου

The greek word translated "unsearchable" is the adjective ἀνεξιχνίαστος which is found here and in Rom. 11:33 where it is translated "past finding out".

January 15th, 2017

Introduction

We have recently begun a new series called the U,V and W's of right division. This title has been carefully chosen because I do not wish to give the incorrect notion that the series will be the "final word" on R/D but that it will extend the already published  "ABC's of R/D" https://rightdivision.com/study/abcs-right-division

Charts

The Apostle Paul has been given the responsibilty of revealing a secret that was hidden in God before the foundation of the world to the gentiles.  He was given this secret after the close of Acts after Paul declared that the nation of Israel had been put on hold (Acts 28:28).  This "Mystery" was the final body of truth that was revealed that completed the word of God.  This body of truth is sent specifically to you and is your calling for today.  This site is dedicated to help you underst

Whether one considers "Christ" in the revealed plan of God or in His hidden purpose, He -- and He alone - - arrests the attention like no other person or subject to be found in all of the scripture. Even in the secular world, among friends or foes, in the highest circles and in the lowest levels of humanity, He is. In the affirmative, in the negative, and the neutral or whatever - - He just is!

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 1 Timothy 2:5 KJV

"THE MYSTERY (SECRET) OF CHRIST" as is NOW REVEALED - EPH. 3:4,5

Whether one considers "Christ" in the revealed plan of God or in His hidden purpose, He -- and He alone - - arrests the attention like no other person or subject to be found in all of the scripture. Even in the secular world, among friends or foes, in the highest circles and in the lowest levels of humanity, He is. In the affirmative, in the negative, and the neutral or whatever - - He just is!

Post Acts Period Books

  • Ephesians
  • Colossians
  • Philemon
  • Philippians
  • Titus
  • 1 Timothy
  • 2 Timothy

Dispensational characteristics of the Post Acts Period

Publications

This leaflet is a great handout to give anyone inquiring about what you believe... Since “The Mystery” is the body of truth given for today’s Christian - we’re reminded “to be ready always to given an answer to anyone that asks you for a reason of the hope that is in you”. What better way than give someone a tract? Use it as a means to open discussion around the Word.

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