THE REVELATION WHICH HAS BEEN KEPT SECRET THE REVELATION WHICH HAS BEEN KEPT SECRET 25 Now to him who is able (Greek: dunameno —from dunamai ) to establish (Greek: s terixai— from sterizo ) you according to my Good News (Greek: euangelion ) and the preaching (Greek: kerygma ) of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery (Greek: mysterion ) … I have chosen this as the central study around which we may gather as we come to the table of the Lord this morning. (Romans 16:27 NIV). Acts 7 was it 3 strikes and you are out for Israel? Paul describes it in terms of a hymn of the early church. Thanks! Paul tells us in Second Thessalonians that this was his custom (2 Thessalonians 3:17). Advent IV ∾ The Mystery Revealed ∾ Romans 16:25-27 1 Christ Reformed Evangelical Church of Annapolis, MD ∾ Pastor CJ Bowen ∾ 12.24.2017 I want you to think of a present under your Christmas tree. Notice the resource that the apostle counts on to make that happen: "Now to him who is able to establish you..." It is God himself who is responsible for this. to the Gentiles, that they should To aid "the eyes of your understanding" in being enlightened, http://midactsdisp.blogspot.com/2013/03/new-series-on-two-mysteries-lesson-1.html, Frequently Asked Questions on Acts 28 Division. It is going to depend on how much you believe God is ready to do something through you. Message transcript and recording © 1977 by Ray Stedman Ministries, owner of sole copyright by assignment from the author. Now that is part of the mystery. (There is widespread scholarly opinion that Paul did not write these verses; however, the person who did and the editor who placed them near the end of the letter [commentaries cite the various placements of the doxology] clearly presumed that … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 16:25-27" The second element is "the proclamation of Jesus Christ." Amen. that he should be the first that Christian Research Institute To provide Christians worldwide with carefully researched information and well-reasoned answers that encourage them in their faith and equip them to intelligently represent it to people Then it began to unfold. wonderful examples of this. other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: That What is the difference between Zion and Sion? Peter's? You and I are not given the final responsibility to bring this about. Amen. There are several references to it in the New Testament, sometimes referring to a part of it, sometimes referring to the whole. Paul was a mighty theologian. 3:16, 1Chron. (Ephesians 3:2-6 NIV). Most of us think that being established means that all progress ceases. And now we have come to the very last paragraph of the letter. The reconciliation that is offered in the gospel … Hebrews? Romans 16:25-26 NIV Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith Nothing is happening because they do not understand the mystery. 25 j Now to him who is able to strengthen you k according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, l according to the revelation of the mystery m that was kept secret for n long ages 26 but o has now been disclosed andp q Very likely at this point, Paul took the pen and wrote the closing paragraph in his own hand. Answers to Arguments and Objections to Acts 28, APPEARING IN GLORY vs. SECOND COMING TO THE EARTH. This is the goal of all Christian teaching in the New Testament (and especially the goal of the letter to the Romans) that we believers might be brought to that place of security where we are not shaken by things, so that we do not lose our tempers easily, or get frustrated, angry, resentful or hostile; where we do not scream at our children, or yell at our mates, or get upset at the neighbors. Ephesians Mystery. That is the great good news of this letter. Amen. All the divisions of class and sex and national origin are eliminated by that secret. The New Testament teaches us that the flesh cannot please God. Many people think they are established when actually they are simply stuck in the mud. regard. Therefore, the historic appearance of Jesus was required to put this victorious lifestyle in such vivid light that it could be preached and demonstrated to the nations of the world. That is what has been going on for 2,000 years of human history: a partial blindness in Israel. the distribution of OT quotes through Romans help us determine the mystery of The only other reference to this mystery in the letter to the Romans is found in Chapter 11, Verses 25-26: I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited [when Christians become conceited it is because they have forgotten the mystery]: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. But these references to parts of the mystery are not to be regarded as distinct and separate mysteries. It is not so evident that the great truth of justification by faith The mystery of Romans 16 was kept secret, that is silent in the Scriptures yet the Scriptures contained it; it was never hidden in God as the Ephesians Mystery. Every moment of pressure and every demand upon us are simply opportunities to respond by realizing again the validity of the mystery. mentioned in Deut. Romans 16:25–27 25 a Now to Him who is able to establish you b according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of c the mystery which has been kept secret for … That is the radical, powerful secret of authentic Christianity: Christ in you, the hope of glory. You are making too much of men. Gentiles. He had various character faults but God stabilized him, established him, and brought him to a place where he became one of the great names of all time. And, according to this individual, almost all of these churches are lifeless. He did this to protect his letters from forgery, for one thing, but also to bear a personal greeting to those to whom he was writing. 1:1 and Job 31:33. Having therefore obtained help of 4:13 & amp; 16. So in what way does Christ should suffer. Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you God is here described by his power, and the particular instance of it is the establishing of his people; that is, in the Gospel, as the Syriac version reads the next clause, and in the profession of it, with grace in their hearts, and in the exercise of it, and more lively and cheerful discharge of duty; ( See Gill on Romans 1:11 ); There is the promise of the forgiveness of an individual's sins. In the New Testament, Luke mentions Adam in the Lord's genealogy. He says, Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great:    He appeared in a body,       was vindicated by the Spirit,    was seen by angels,       was preached among the nations,    was believed on in the world,       was taken up in glory. It may be demanding, it may even be scary, but I can guarantee you one thing: It will never be boring, because the mystery is at work. If Paul was saved under the Acts Kingdom program how did he change over into the church which is his body? What is this mystery? I sometimes go to seminaries, and I am tempted to say to the young men and women studying there, "Why waste your time with these fourth-rate theologians, when you could be spending your time with the first-rate theologians: Peter, James, John and Paul." Do you know that mystery? This reading is a prayer of praise to God. What a program! There is another reference to the wonder of this mystery in First Timothy 3:16. Now to him that is of power, Τω δυναμενω, that is able, to establish you according to my gospel — That is, in your belief of the great and important doctrines contained in it, particularly those that respect the gratuitous justification of Jews and Gentiles by faith. contrast, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit or a life-giving To Paul alone was given the truth that Adam was a figure of Him that was Unfortunately, some teachers have taken these words in that way, and have concluded that the Apostle Paul was giving a special revelation that no one else possessed -- one that Peter, James and John and other writers of Scripture did not know. God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none Scriptures yet the Scriptures contained it; it was never hidden in God as the The question we need to ask about any church is, "Does it ask men and women to live on the basis of that fantastic secret, which was once hidden but is now fully revealed?" Why does Romans 10:9 say confession must be made with the mouth? He rebuked them for tending to divide and to follow certain leaders and teachers. He said, "Some of you are following me; some are following Apollos; some are following Cephas, and this is wrong. There Jesus declared the uniqueness of his position. 16:25-27 we remember that the preaching of Jesus Christ 4:22 through to. It ascribes glory and worth to God’s name. Christ is the central figure of all history, of all time, of all faith. E. W. Bullinger's "Foundations of Dispensational Truth". His strength, his power, operating through the channel of our gifts, can accomplish what we could never do by ourselves. I don't see how the Romans 16:25 secret could have been "hidden in plain sight" (so to speak) in the O.T. Now there are things he asks us to do: We are to understand what he is saying to us in this letter, and we are to willingly cooperate with it and give ourselves to it. We have seen that the Apostle Paul wrote this letter to the Romans from Corinth. Gen. 15:5 expounded to mean Christ and those of faith is another example of Paul’s great letter to the Romans ends with a doxology — a moment of praise. What Paul means is that he was given a unique revelation of this gospel, which the others understood, as well. Thanks for your questions.Let's take #2 first because herein lies the crux of the matter. Returning to Roms. and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and. I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness -- the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. God did this with Moses and David and, of course, with Paul himself. That goal was to stablish them and bring forth the obedience of the faith If the kingdom was still in view when Paul wrote his Acts epistles, Is the creation of 2Cor.5:17 and the new creature of Gals.6, Looking For Mary; Finding God - new manuscript. Joe, I'd like to send you two pdf's outlining Romans if you would be willing to send me an email at [email protected] you for your interest in right division of the scriptures, and particularly of Paul's letters!Deborah. That is not what Paul means. What exactly will the Remnant Inherit and When? Now that is a very important part of the mystery. hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: Unto which. Jesus himself is the mystery. chapter 16? For permission to use this content, please review Rejoicing with you in the mystery of Ephesians and What is the place of the book of Hebrews? For is the amazing thing, Roms. Spirit. Romans 11:25 English Standard Version (ESV) The Mystery of Israel's Salvation 25 Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: [] a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. letter to the Romans is informative. I also like reading mystery stories and novels, so it’s not surprising that I really liked the reading we heard from Romans 16:25-27 a few minutes ago. And yet, in thousands and thousands of those churches, there is nothing exciting happening, nothing that reaches out and touches the community. If you are filled with the secret, the indwelling Christ, it does not make any difference if you are a Jew or a Gentile. blessed. They are singing the same hymns we sing, and reading the same Bible, and praising God in the same way. He is next It is difficult to accurately count the OT references as those who have It is Paul who writes that Adam was a living soul but in wonderful When we come to the Lord's Table we are reminding ourselves of this, and renewing our promise, our commitment to fulfill that mystery not only here at church, but in every situation throughout the week. And I told you only what I received from the Lord himself." What does the Lord standing in Acts 7 really mean? previous lessons in this series go to. There is the promise of the restoration of Israel. 25 Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known # Here is the ultimate test of any Christian message: Does it proclaim the mystery? After the early service this morning someone told me of a town in California of about 8,000 people, where there are 22 churches. should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the God wants to bring you and me to a place where we are no longer rocking or shaky or unstable, but solid and secure. All through this letter Paul has emphasized that fact again and again -- everything centers in Christ. Twice in this Acts statement, Paul re-affirms it was still Jew first as The mystery of Romans 16 was kept secret, that is silent in the So Paul wrote these marvelous words in large letters with his own hand, Verses 25-27: Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him -- to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! I'd love to hear from you! He was always lying about her because he thought that would save him from difficulty. to come. This is why we must study the New Testament, particularly, and the Old Testament as well, that we might understand how to live on this basis. And whenever a Christian lives on that basis, really trusting the fact that God is in him through Jesus Christ to be his wisdom, his power, his strength; when he attempts things only on the basis of expecting God to fulfill that promise, and moves out to do things by his grace, he finds himself established. Paul says, "God will not only use my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, but what he will use to establish you is the explanation of 'the mystery. These are the only In that sense, there are a lot of Christians who are established. Needless to say, the variance in those three sections is significant. Does James 2:24 teach justification by works for Kingdom believers? it was in Romans, but how can we escape the plain truth that Paul was saying First of all, the huge volume of the Law Are all those saved in the Acts Period then resurrected into Israel's earthly Kingdom? through grace upon all people is contained in that blessing but the Lord knew it Paul is saying, "I was not there at the Lord's supper. What does 2 Cor. The distribution of the Old Testament in Paul's Take this feature as a case in point. That teaching has been widespread among certain men of our day, and people have followed that delusion. Colossians. I owe a great debt to Mid Acts for Mid Acts was the schoolmaster that led me to Acts 28! Is there a reason why the "prophetic scriptures" (literal) attesting to the revealed 16:25 secret cannot be the NT era's inspired preaching and letters, including Paul's own, as further attested to as of God by signs and wonders? I know what happened because Jesus himself appeared to me and told me. For this to happen, the Jews must be partially blinded for a while, in order to allow the Gentiles to see. Romans 11:25-32 All Israel Will Be Saved 25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way [ a ] all Israel will be saved. Did Israel blaspheme the Holy Spirit in Acts 7? The second thing Paul says is that it was "made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God." wrote to the Galatians he mentioned this: And the scripture, He was the secret. Romans 2:16 on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Christ Jesus, as proclaimed by my gospel. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, either with the comment function on the blog, or email me - Deborah Collins - at: [email protected] Yet God broke him, softened him, changed him and put him through circumstances that Paul did not understand at the time. Here Paul is unfolding to us the heart of his gospel. (Colossians 1:24-27 NIV). The Lord taught Paul the same gospel that the other apostles believed and that is what Paul means when he says, "According to my gospel..." The practical impact of that upon us is this: That the test of all true Christian messages is that they be in line with the apostolic writings. 3:16, 29; Roms. Is the church today under the "New Covenant"? Romans 16:25-27 Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now Maybe it has Do you know why? The heart of the mystery is given to us in the opening chapter of Colossians. What a change happens when people really capture this and begin to operate on it. In the whole realm of theology there is no one like Jesus Christ. We sit down, camp there, and that is it. God will do it. That is why we must always check what we hear today that claims to be Christian and see if it fits with what the apostles gave us. RayStedman.org/permissions. We are going to close the service with the Lord's Table which is itself a dramatic retelling of the mystery of the gospel: When we take the cup, we are being reminded that, by the death of Jesus, God cut off all the natural abilities and strengths that we have, and rendered them worthless. There is the mystery. The message is always the same," (1 Corinthians 1:11 ff). 32:8, Jos. made alive. 25Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him— 27to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Therefore a gospel that leaves out Christ is a phony gospel. Adam is mentioned 18 times from Gen. 2:19 through to 5:5. Paul's Message to Synagogues by Ivan Burgener, Saving Life of Christ by Major W. Ian Thomas, Seventh Day Adventist doctrine toppled by single scripture. That is the mystery. '", ...according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him -- (Romans 16:25b-26 NIV). Did Israel EVER blaspheme the Holy Ghost? But even if we do not, Paul is saying, we do not have the ultimate responsibility to bring this about. 5:16 mean to Paul's Acts ministry? This must include the mystery of Romans 16 which was written before this Indeed, Romans, more than any other epistle, helps us to understand God’s purpose and program for … (1 Timothy 3:16 NIV). Romans 16:25 KJV - 25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery… Romans 11:25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery… That is the radical promise. ), then which NT "prophetic scriptures" (besides Paul's post-Acts letters) make that particular mystery manifest? That indicates that there are scriptures that at least hint at this particular mystery. Subject to permissions policy, all rights reserved. attempted to do so will know that Paul will combine snippets of prophesy. Paul declares that this mystery is now made manifest by "the scriptures of the prophets." Abraham could not tell the truth about his wife. Here is one of the clearest statements on it (Verses 24-27): Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ's afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. the creation of the one new man found in Ephesians 2? But here And so Paul closes with a great doxology, --to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Romans 16:25-27 25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him— 27 to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the disobedient unto the heavenly vision: But shewed first unto them of Damascus, ROMANS 16:25. What a plan! You tried to establish it so that it would not rock, or become shaky, or uncertain. The apostles and prophets wrote the gospel down for us so that we might have a clear picture of who Jesus is, and what he can be in us. That aspect of the mystery is also referred to in Ephesians 3:2-6: Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. later; And now I stand and am judged for the Whether written by Paul or not, it forms an admirable conclusion to the letter at this point. Some manuscripts omit it entirely. There is the mystery. Here's Brian Kelson's latest installment in his series on the mysteries of Romans 16 and Ephesians 3, but I'm also posting it here as a stand-alone piece as it has some interesting tidbits in it: For a pdf version of this 7-part series by Brian Kelson, just send your request to me at [email protected], and I'll be happy to forward your copy. The heart of his gospel was the revelation of a Person, Jesus himself. * [16:25–27] This doxology is assigned variously to the end of Rom 14; 15; 16 in the manuscript tradition. He would be the one who would bring to pass all the tremendous promises and themes of the Old Testament. For Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not You will notice that the goal the apostle has in view in writing this letter and summary is that we who read this letter may be established. Amen. mystery kept secret since the world began had a goal in view. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. That is what Paul means when he says that the mystery was "hidden for long ages past, but now revealed.". Paul was a brilliant young Jew with an ambitious heart, a sharp mind and a strong sense of achievement, due to his notable gifts and his desire to become famous. statement. But when Paul speaks of our being established, he means putting us on solid, stable ground. I am sure, as the apostle wrote this, he had in mind all the instances and circumstances from the past that are given to us in the Old Testament to encourage us. IF he's speaking of the same mystery revealed to him exclusively (or was it revealed to someone else? Those remarkable words constitute a summary of the whole letter to the Romans -- a beautiful finale to this great epistle. You find that in Chapter 11 of First Corinthians: "For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is for you...'" (1 Corinthians 11:23-24a). resulting consequences. gospel unto Abraham. There is a reference to the New Testament as we have it today. and prophesy confirms Paul's words spoken many years Jesus came. Scriptures when Paul says it "in times of the ages having been kept secret." of all nations and in the section void of OT references we find two great They are all one, as we will see. Will the whole remnant of Israel be protected during the Tribulation? FAQ Frequently Asked Questions about Acts 28 Dispensationalism, Has “Homosexual” always been in the Bible? Paul says two additional things about this: First, though the results of this lifestyle were experienced by men and women of God in the Old Testament, no explanation was ever given of how this happened. It is important Therefore, any gospel that minimizes Christ, or puts him on the level of other names, is a perversion of the true gospel of Jesus Christ. In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets [the New Testament apostles and prophets]. The mystery of Israel’s partial and temporary blindness is set forth in Romans 11:25. were made much clearer in the writings of the New and when we consider elements revelation of God, see Gal. When you read the Old Testament you find men and women puzzled as to how God was going to put together all its great promises and themes. Paul does not mean by this that he has a unique gospel. Have you ever erected a picnic table and tried to find a place where all four legs touched the ground at the same time? In thee shall all nations be Jesus himself said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. (Romans 16:25-27 NIV). (Answer to online article). New Hope for Gentiles that thought they lost their hope! Paul says that is what God will use to establish you: "My gospel -- that which was given to me." Romans 16:25-27. So, the answer to #1 would be, no, this particular mystery of Christ, the second Adam, was something veiled from their understanding until Paul revealed its meaning in his Acts letters, particularly Romans where Paul uses its power to stablish his hearers (with "spiritual gifts," Rom. Find more on PastorsBlog.com.au 1 “The mystery is revealed” Romans 16:25-27 Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the You become dependable, and have a true sense of worth, so that nothing gets to you, or shakes you up, or throws you off balance. according to the  revelation of the none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come? The idea is basically what all human beings look for -- an inner security from which you can handle all the problems of life. Romans 16:25 Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: (Romans 11:25-26 NIV). Have you ever had the desire to be established? 24 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Do you know it, not only in your mind, but do you live it? How Can Saints Raptured in 1 Corinthians 15 be Israel When They're Resurrected to Immortal Bodies but We Know Millennial Saints Can Die in Kingdom? If you want a place of security, it is not going to come by your reckoning on what you can do for God. 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 of Christ Jesus. why did God allow the apostle James to be killed as recorded in Acts 12? repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. day and night, hope to come. Did parable of fig tree add one year to Israels testing? Paul spoke the truth when he said, very late in Acts,  that he was saying none other things Romans 16:25-27 places Christ’s birth in the broad arena of God’s desire for humanity to live in peace. There has never been a greater theologian in the church. 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