Two Sacred Secrets

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 kept secret since the world began but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith —  to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen. Romans 16:25-27 NKJV

A secret is something that is kept from general knowledge or view—something hidden or concealed (Merriam-Webster). Two of those secrets are: receiving the Gospel of Christ and sharing it with others. According to the Scriptures, in eyes of God, these are blessed and sacrosanct privileges (Mark 16:15-16).

In the text above, the Apostle Paul maintains that God establishes the believer according to the revelation of sacred secrets that have been kept a mystery since the world began but are now revealed to all nations by the prophetic Scriptures made known to obedient to the faith. There are two secrets now made manifest to the believer that ought to be shared by any means necessary. The two sacred secrets are: (1) “that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them” when Jesus Christ died on the Cross (2 Cor. 5:19) and, (2) when receive Jesus as Lord and Savior, that Christ is in you the hope of glory (Col. 1:27).

These two secrets now reveal to all people that it is impossible to live the “Christian” life. But it is possible for Christ to live in you and through you in your obedience to the faith. Now, those who attempt to produce righteousness by their self-efforts are living in the bondage of legalism, i.e., an attempt to obey the external codes of conduct and not breaking the rules of “touch not; taste not; handle not” (Col. 2:21). The mystery is now revealed that the “Christian life isn’t living from the outside to the inside, but it is living from the inside to the outside.

So, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. All this is from God—not the keeping of religious rules—but God has reconciled the obedient to the faith  to Himself through Christ and gives every believer the responsibility and ministry of reconciliation, i.e., God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to the believer this message of reconciliation. As God’s appointed ambassadors (2 Cor. 5:17-20), we are tasked to share the scared secrets face-to-face, on Face book, on Twitter, on Instagram, other social media platforms and by all means necessary!

 

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