Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:8
As the Apostle Paul traveled on his missionary journeys, his procedure was to go first into the synagogue of the Jews and reason with them out of the Scriptures, "Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ" (Acts 17:3). When the noble Bereans heard Paul's preaching, they "searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so" (Acts 17:11). Of course, these were the Old Testament Scriptures, for the New Testament was not yet written at that time.
However, God was in the process of giving further revelation to Paul, and these new truths could not be traced back to the Old Testament. This is why Paul calls them "the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Ephesians 3:8). The word "unsearchable" is a hunting term meaning, "unable to be tracked or traced." This describes the nature of the great mystery revealed to Paul for the Gentiles. It was hidden from ages and generations (Colossians 1:26; Ephesians 3:5), but now has been made known for all to see in the epistles of Paul.
What are these unsearchable riches? They are too numerous to mention in this short article, but they include the catching away (rapture) of the Body of Christ (I Corinthians 15:51), the joining of Jew and Gentile in one body (Ephesians 3:6), the unique Gentile program of God during the time of Israel's blindness (Romans 11:25) and many more blessed truths. These things were simply not revealed in the Hebrew Scriptures. Search and see; but thank God they are now made known to the saints!
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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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