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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 30th, 2021
Acts Study - When and Why? Part 17

The lesson on May 30, 2021, was the final in the study "Acts - When and Why?" - Part 17.  Wayne takes the time to recap why it is important to be able to identify when and why Paul's 7 epistles were written during Acts and those 7 that were written after Acts.  Many Christians are hoodwinked today with doctrine that was in place during Acts for the purpose of emulating Israel to jealousy.  In Acts, Paul was sent to the Jew first then to the Gentile.  During Acts, there were reasons for signs and wonders to provide a testimony to the Jew that the apostles were inspired with the powers of the world to come in order that Israel may accept Jesus Christ as Messiah and become of kingdom of priests to evangelize the nations.  In the end they did not and after Acts PAul was given a new revelation called "The Mystery" which was hidden in God before the foundation of the world.  In the last seven books that PAul wrote, it contains our doctrine for today.  By identifying the Acts period epistles and doctrine that Paul had you can compare it to what PAul revealed after Acts 28 and be able to know why the signs, powers and wonders do not have a place in our walk today.  Wayne then laid a foundation for the next study on the inspiration and preservation of the Bible.  The scripture reading was from Joel 2:28-32 KJV

Acts - When and Why? - Part 17
May 2nd, 2021
Acts Study - When and Why? Part 13

The lesson on May 2, 2021 was part 13 of the "Acts - When and Why?" study.  Wayne opened up with a review of the previous lessons and what we have learned in studying the Acts and determining what epistles that were written by the Apostle Paul in performing his Acts ministry of going to the Jew first and then to the Gentiles.  This lesson eventually gets into looking at when Corinthians was written.  Prior to that, Wayne took time to show how he mentioned his trip to Ephesus in Acts 19 (second missionary journey) and there were many examples of powers that were manifested to confirm the message that Paul was carrying to Israel as Jesus Christ was the Messiah.  He then showed how when you cross the great divide of Acts 28, PAul reveals the Mystery in Ephesians and Colossians.  This was a fresh revelation not in the scriptures but hidden in God!  PAul had the challenge to speak to the group of believers that were in Acts and then explain that they now have a new hope, but it was not found in the Old Testament scriptures.  To help with this, God gave gifts after Acts 28 in the form of Apostles and Prophets to help "adjust" the believers into this new hope.  Even PAul said in his prayer in Ephesians 1:18 that "the eyes of their understanding being enlightened..." realizing that it would require a spiritual unveiling of this new truth so they would be able see the final body of truth that was revealed by Paul.  This Mystery completed the word of God (Colossians 1:25-26 KJV).  This lesson was a good review of the transition of hope found in Acts to the new hope revealed in Ephesians and Colossians. The scripture reading was Acts 18:1-11 KJV

Acts - When and Why? - Part 13
April 25th, 2021
Fellowship of The Mystery

The message given on April 25, 2021 was a follow up to the presentation Wayne gave at the Truth for Today webinar that was held on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Wayne's topic was "The Fellowship of The Mystery" and we were able to receive it at Northside Bible on Sunday. Wayne started out by saying their were elephants in the room when he pointed out that those with modern Bibles won't have the word "fellowship" in Ephesians 3:9 but rather "dispensation". Wayne expressed that he needs to provide a study as to why the King James is the correct interpretation to use. Wayne provided a slide that showed the Acts period epistles of Paul and the posts Acts epistles of PAul (using periodic table symbol for the element gold in PAul the prisoners name. Gold is element 79 and its symbol is Au.) We then looked at examples in Romans (that last epistle Paul wrote during Acts) and saw the Acts period context. One example was provided on the handling of "baptisms and gifts" in Acts compared to the post Acts epistle of 2Timothy. The scripture reading was from Ephesians 3:1-9 KJV

Fellowship of The Mystery.mp4
March 21st, 2021
Acts Study - When and Why? Part 9

The lesson on March 21, 2021 was part 9 of the "Acts - When and Why? study.  Today we started in Romans 15 to look at when it was written during the Acts.  In verse 19 Paul talks of mighty signs and wonders.  Either the signs and wonders we read about in Acts exist today or they don't.  There were some resurrections performed during the Acts!  When was the last time you witnessed a resurrection?  They do not exist today.  The only way for one to happen is for God to say "come forth".  God's Spirit worked wonders during that time.  Paul's mission to the Gentiles during the Acts was after his appeal to the Jew first and then also to the Greek for the purpose of provoking Israel to jealousy.  Paul talks of his journey to Spain after his trip to Jerusalem.  Romans was written by Paul before he made it to Rome. The context of what Paul wrote in Romans fits perfectly into Acts 19 and at the conclusion of Paul's third missionary journey. The Hope of Israel is manifest at this time and the grafting in of the Gentiles into the wild olive tree of Israel was to provoke them to fruitfulness.  We further looked at Galatians to see how it was written during Acts as well.  Wayne encoraged us to read the article he wrote on RightDivision entitled "Why does Acts 28(29) matter?"  The scripture reading was from Romans 15:18-28 KJV

Acts - When and Why? - Part 09
December 27th, 2020
Hermeneutics-Part7

The lesson on December 27, 2020 was part 7 of the "Hermeneutics" study and the last lesson in the series. Wayne took us through a quick review of what we previously covered before he transitioned to this lesson which was on rightly dividing the Apostle Paul's ministries.  It is so important for proper interpretation of scripture to identify Paul's ministry during the Acts period with that of PAul after Acts 28 with his prison ministry.  There were seven epistles written during Acts by Paul (Hebrews, Galatians, Romans, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Corinthians) and those books contain the perspective of the revealed plan that Paul was referring to in when he said " witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come".  Even at the end of Acts Paul says in 28:23 "...And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening."  Now after Acts, PAul received a new ministry (called The Mystery) while he was in prison and this ministry is covered in his last seven books (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Titus, Philemon, 1 & 2 Timothy). By identifying these separate ministries, you will be able to clearly identify the differences in callings, hopes and doctrine so you may rightly divide the scriptures and correctly handle topics like baptism, the Lord’s super, signed gifts, prayer promises, hopes and related adoptions, covenants and associated promises.  The scripture reading was from Acts 26:22-23 KJV

Hermeneutics - Part 7

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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