"The revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and make known... (Romans 16:25).

"God made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfilment"... (Ephesians 1:9 and 10).

"The mystery made known to me by revelation...the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit...this mystery is that through the gospel the gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Jesus Christ...mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God...through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 3:2 to 6).

"God has chosen to make known among the gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:26 and 27).

"The mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:2 and 3).

"God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ"... (Colossians 4:3)


The mystery of God our Father



    Some things are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort to their own destruction (1 Peter 3:16). The above texts tell us that a great mystery remained hidden for long ages past and the  mystery refers to our Lord Jesus Christ.

    The mystery is that in spite of being in very nature God, Jesus did not consider equality with God, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. All treasures of wisdom and knowledge were hidden while Jesus had not been revealed.


The Son has been exalted by the Father

    Everyone wants to be exalted and receive honor, but Christ humbled himself and prefered to be submitted to the Father instead of being glorified with the material gifts of Jehovah's kingdom.

    There is no God but one, for even if there are so-called gods (like Jehovah), there is but one God, the Father, from whom all good things came and for whom we live, and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom we live (1 Corinthians 8:4 to 6).


Today I have become your Father

In 2 Corinthians 8:9 we know about the grace of Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for our sakes he became poor, so that we through his poverty might become spiritually rich.

Due to his obedience and humility, Jesus has been exalted by the Father to the highest place who gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth (Philippians 2:5 to 11).

Jesus was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead (Romans 1:4). He said after his resurrection: "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me".

According to Hebrews 1:5, the Father said to Jesus: "You are my Son; today I have become your Father".

This signifies that before his decision to be beside the Father, Jesus had not total and absolute glory and supremacy above the angels, for he was temporarily a little lower than the angels (Hebrews 2:9).

    In Acts 2:36 we read that God made Jesus both Lord and Christ. If in a certain period of history, during the days of Jesus' life on earth Jesus "offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could safe him from death" (Hebrews 5:7), however he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be the High Priest of a New Covenant. 

    Respecting this fact, it is written in Ephesians 1:20 to 22 that God exerted his mighty strenght in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, and God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church.

    Jesus has gone into heaven and is at God's right hand, with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him (1 Peter 3:22). Certainly the angels were jealous of this new condition like the older son of "Lost son's Parable" against his brother, that had been received with honor and celebration by the father (Luke 15:25 to 28).


The curtain of the temple

    The curtain of the temple that was torn in two from top to botton (Matthew 27:51) means that the free access to Father's presence is now available.

    The veil of the curtain of the temple means that the law and the former regulation of the Old Testament separeted us from the true tabernacle (Hebrews 8:1), but now through Jesus' flesh all the barrier was put to death and the dividing wall of hostility had been destroyed (Ephesians 2:14 to 16).


Lie and truth

    Exalted to the right hand of God, Jesus has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit (Acts 2:33). Up to the time that Jesus rose from the dead, the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified (John 7:39). 

    Jesus said in John 10:7: "All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers" and also in John 8:32: "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free". This  expression is a future tense which is related to John 1:17..."For the law was given trough Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ". So if the truth came only through Jesus' teachings, the Jews believed in a lie through Law's teachings.

    In 1 John 5:19 and 20 it is written that the whole world is under the control of the evil one and that Jesus Christ is the true God and eternal life. When it says "true God" means that there is another false. In fact the "god of this age" has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God (2 Corinthians 4:4). The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work (1 John 3:8).


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