Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:8-12
"Having made known unto us the mystery [secret] of His will..." This is how the riches of God's grace hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence! Mark well that it is to the praise of His grace we have the adoption in verse 5; we have been graced into the Beloved One in verse 6; we have redemption through His blood ... the forgiveness of sins through the riches of His grace in verse 7; and it is in grace He has abounded toward us by making known the mystery of His will in verses 8 and 9. No wonder this is called the dispensation of grace!
The divine enlightenment of the mystery of His will, however, concerns the dispensation of the fullness of times which, of course, is based upon His grace but of which the present mystery (secret) of the Body of Christ is but a part!
Contained in the preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery (Ephesians 3:1-6) is the fullness of revelation and the truth as to how all of God's purposes will be fulfilled-whether the dispensation of the kingdom or the dispensation of grace or the grand union of all the family of God after the establishment of the new heavens and the new earth in the dispensation of the fullness of times!
And how has God made known these truths to which He has enlightened us? Solely through the man who was called in light above the brightness of the sun, at a place where the chosen people [Israel] were set aside, where the chief of sinners was aborted from his destructive course (I Corinthians 15:8), by him who declared "that by revelation He [Jesus Christ] made known unto me the mystery" -yea, the Apostle of the Gentiles ... Paul!
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