To the vast majority of the people in the world today",
The HOLY SCRIPTURES, are a total mystery."
Because the lost and unregenerated of the world, 🌎 simply can't make heads or tails of what's written in that most HOLY Book, " The BIBLE."
It was the same way for hundreds of years in Egypt, when the hieroglyphic word pictures painted on the ruins were a total mystery. Then, in 1799 a French archaeological expedition at the Egyptian harbor of Rosetta discovered an ancient stone.
The stone weighed 1,676 pounds and reflected beautiful dark gray, blue, and pink hues. But that's not where its true value laid. The stone was inscribed with an identical message in various ancient scripts. Among them were hieroglyphics and classical Greek. Using Greek to translate, scholars soon understood the meaning of the hieroglyphics. Thus,
They were a mystery, no more!
It was a mystery for so long, but finally, they were a mystery no more !"
None could understand the word pictures in the hieroglyphics until the stone was located.
Now consider Deuteronomy 29:29 that reads: "The secret things belong to The LORD our GOD, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
[Yes, do, and follow the instructions given and revealed to us by our LORD, JESUS CHRIST.
For thousands of years, The BIBLE contained an "ancient mystery."
A mystery that is now revealed to the whole world🌎
That JESUS CHRIST would
die on The Cross, paying for the sin of the world!"
For many years, it seemed as if GOD’S purposes were limited only to the Jewish Nation.
But with the appearance of JESUS of Nazareth, the promise to Abraham to Bless the whole world became a vivid reality.
The LIGHT of the world," JESUS CHRIST, had become flesh, and would bring LIFE, LIGHT, and Immortality to LIGHT through The GOSPEL.
That was GOD’S WORD and promise, that had its origin, when it was first spoken in Genesis 12:1-3.
Consider how it reads:
Now The LORD had said to Abram: Get out of your country, from your family and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will Bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a Blessing."
I will Bless those who Bless you, and I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be Blessed."
Because Abraham, Believed The WORD of GOD; GOD turned Abraham's FAITH into a Blessing for the entire world.
A Blessing unto Everlasting LIFE, for everyone who trusts in JESUS CHRIST -
The WORD of The LIVING GOD." Yes, to trust GOD'S WORD, that speaks of the finished work of The Cross Of CHRIST, GODS Son, for the remission of sins.
For HE hung on The Cross, in order to make us clean, and acceptable in The sight of GOD."
By CHRIST'S BLOOD, we are made clean, and called to be purified!"
For Ephesians 5:26 speaks of how GOD is purifying for HIMSELF a Church : That HE might SANCTIFY and CLEANSE her with the washing of WATER by The WORD.
[We are washed by
The WORD of GOD, that points us to The BLOOD that was shed on The Cross of Calvary, to REDEEM, and make us acceptable before GOD."
For Hebrews 9:22 has this to say: And according to the law, almost all things are purified with blood, and without the shedding of Blood there is no remission.
No remission? Right!"
No forgiveness of sins!"
But the through 1st Corrinthians 15:1-4
GOD'S WORD reveals The GOSPEL, by which we are SAVED - unless we Believed in vain."
Consider how its revealed: Moreover, Brethren, I declare to you The GOSPEL which I preached to you, which also you recieved and in which you stand, by which also you are SAVED, if you hold fast that WORD which I preached to you - unless you Believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also recieved: that CHRIST died for our sins according to The SCRIPTURES, and that HE was buried, and that HE rose again the third day according to The SCRIPTURES.
Whoever, Believes, and is converted to The GOSPEL of CHRIST, GOD'S Son."
Is REDEEMED, and
apt to do the will of GOD, and GOD'S SON.
Because we know that in our obedience to CHRIST, we are One."
We are One, and know to walk in The WAYS of GOD, JESUS CHRIST!"
For it is HE, Who made us acceptable before GOD; when we Believed in HIS finished work of The Cross, that washed us of our sins"
And because we have,
HE is our PORTION, and our PROTECTOR," FOREVER!
For HE has made us partakers of the same GRACE, that the apostle Paul spoke of Ephesians 3:1-6.
There, Paul, said : For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS for you gentiles, if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of The GRACE Of GOD which was given to me for you, how that by revelation HE made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written to you already, by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of CHRIST), which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by The SPIRIT to HIS HOLY apostles and prophets: that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same BODY, and partakers of HIS PROMISE in CHRIST through The GOSPEL, of which I became a Minister according to the gift of The GRACE Of GOD given to me by the effective working of HIS POWER.
["We also, Beloved, who Believe in what GOD accomplished on The Cross to SAVE us from the consequence of our sins." Are spoken to directly, through Galatians 3:8-9.
Consider how": Therefore know that only those who are of FAITH are sons of Abraham. And The SCRIPTURE, foreseeing that GOD would justify the Gentiles by FAITH, preached The GOSPEL to Abraham beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations of the earth Shall be Blessed." So then those who are of FAITH are Blessed with Believing Abraham.
GOD is offering the free Gift of SALVATION, to all people who Believe, like Believing Abraham.
Believe? Yes, Believe The GOSPEL of CHRIST; and repent of walking in the ways of darkness.
For Acts 17:30-31 admonishes us, by saying:
Truly, these times of ignorance GOD overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because HE has appointed a day on which HE will judge the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS.
HE has given assurance of this to all by raising HIM from the dead."
[And The SCRIPTURE, foreseeing that GOD would justify the Gentiles by FAITH, preached The GOSPEL to Abraham beforehand, saying, "In you all the nations of the earth shall be Blessed.
Preached The GOSPEL beforehand? Yes, "Do you remember the Ram caught in the thicket - in the bushes?"
The LORD, our GOD, revealed to Abraham, that HE would provide for HIMSELF, A LAMB."
So then, those who are of FAITH," and Believe The WORD of The LIVING GOD; are Blessed with Believing Abraham."
But those who Believe not, and do not recieve GOD'S Blessing!" Are cursed, for refusing to embrace GOD'S TRUTH!"
But to everyone who Believes today,
Galatians 3:27-28 gives this report, saying: For as many of you were Baptized into CHRIST
have put on CHRIST.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all One in CHRIST JESUS.
[We are One in CHRIST JESUS?"]
Yes, "One BODY!"
The BODY Of CHRIST."
The same BODY Of CHRIST, that CHRIST HIMSELF,
Baptized in the Jordan river."
And when HE was submerged in the Jordan, and Baptized by John the Baptist, who was baptizing his followers, to repentance of sins."
Now we know who was Baptized there, since The LORD had no sins to repent of!"
It was us, Beloved, whom The LORD was Baptizing!" Wasn't it?"👌
And everyone, who today, is in CHRIST; "was Baptized into CHRIST quite some time ago."
And when The LORD brought The BODY of CHRIST, up out of the river; Mathew 3: tells us that The Heavens were opened to HIM, and HE saw The SPIRIT of GOD descending like a DOVE and alighting upon HIM.
And suddenly A VOICE came from HEAVEN, saying through Mathew 3:16-17
This is MY Beloved Son, in Who I AM well pleased.
In like manner, those WORDS are spoken to every member of
The BODY Of CHRIST."
Every last member!
And that baptism, gracefully covered the Believing thief that was nailed next to The LORD. " The one who exclaimed his FAITH, in JESUS, by
speaking these words recorded in Luke 23:42-43 : Then he said to JESUS, "LORD, remember me when YOU come into YOUR KINGDOM."
And JESUS said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise!"
[And so, Ephesians 3:29 assures The BODY of CHRIST of this, by saying: And if you are CHRIST'S, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Heirs," according to GOD'S WORD and PROMISE.
Yes, GOD'S WORD and PROMISE that HE has
given us LIFE; And that this, LIFE, is in HIS Son - JESUS CHRIST."
Yes, it's a promise of Everlasting LIFE, to everyone Who Believes in the finished work of The Cross Of CHRIST.
And because we do, we know our LORD, and Whose slaves, we are.
For Romans 6:16 assures us that we are slaves to Whom we obey."
It reads this way: Do you not know that to Whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that One's slaves Whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience, leading to RIGHTEOUSNESS."
[With that said, we know CHRIST, The WORD of The LIVING GOD, is our RIGHTEOUSNESS?"