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Understanding the Mystery






Through the new birth God created us so that His glory could reside within us, upon us, and flow through us. Paul shows us in Colossians 1:27 that, “Christ in us, is the hope of glory.” The glory is actually the manifested presence of God, but I like to think of it as the grace of God and the power of God coming together. That glory should be released through us, but whether or not we ever see the glory is up to us; it’s not up to God, it’s up to us.

Paul talked about the mystery of Christ in us in Colossians 2:1-3 and says, “…being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge (some translations say acknowledgement)of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in who are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” It shows here that there are different levels concerning the glory. Some acknowledge Christ is in them, some understand it, and others obtain to the full assurance of it. Faith accesses the glory and faith works by love. Love is the foundation for everything in Christianity and love never seeks it’s own desires. The only thing that is going to bring that full assurance is fellowship with the Father, because that’s where that love comes from. When we were born again God took that love and it filled our hearts. The problem is, most Christians aren’t activating it. I want you to understand the secret here is simple: spend time communing with the Father. Start saying to the Father things like; “I thank you Father that you have put your love in me,” “I thank you Father that your glory lives in me,” “I thank you Father that your Holy Spirit is in me,” “I thank you Father today that I have the measure of Christ’s faith dwelling in me and that I can do all things through you,” “Father I bless your Holy name, what would you have me say today?”

In 1 Corinthians 2:6-7, Paul says, “However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory.” Paul said he spoke the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom of God. In 1 Corinthians 14:2 it says, “For he who speaks in an unknown tongue does not speak to men but to God: for no man understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.” Paul declared the mysteries and here he said when we speak in an unknown tongue we speak forth the wisdom and the mysteries of God. There are two different types of speaking in tongues in the Bible: one is for a revelation to the church and we need to pray for the interpretation for the congregation. The other tongue that Paul is referring to, no man understands, however, just like the one for the church, we can pray for the interpretation when it’s just us speaking to God. This is how we get a lot of the revelation, the knowledge, and the wisdom of God flowing. This is how I believe Paul did it; he said he “prayed in tongues more than ye all.” How else could Paul have gotten all of these awesome revelations that he brought out?

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