Mystery – Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained(winword dictionary)
Revelation – The speech act of making something evident(winword dictionary)
2Pe 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
God gave us all things that pertain unto godliness through knowledge of him.
1Ti 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
How was God manifest?
Joh 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
No man has seen God at anytime. The father was manifest through his son Jesus Christ who declared God the father and made the father known to us. God the father was manifest by his son Jesus Christ. Knowledge of God is very important. We are given all things that pertain unto godliness through knowledge of him. God is not a mystery.
Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
We are to know who he is. He is a father who sent Jesus his son. Jesus said so. Who is the wisdom of God a mystery too?
1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
That says that we speak the wisdom of God and it is a mystery to the world. But what about to the saints. If they speak this wisdom in a mystery then do they to have knowledge of these mysteries?
Eph 3:3-4, 9 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)…And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
God’s identity is not a mystery. He is the father and he created all things through Jesus Christ. God the father said to his son and our Lord Jesus Christ “let us make man in our image”(Gen 1:26).
1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
The identity of God is clear. He is a father and not an impersonal mystery called a trinity. He so loved us that he gave his only begotten son to save the world.
Col 1:26-27 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
He comes to comfort us by his son Jesus Christ who lives in us. Paul continues….
Col 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
Joh 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. Joh 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Jesus dwelling with them would not leave them comfortless. He was coming back to dwell in them.
Joh 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Not only is he coming, but the father is coming to us by his son Jesus Christ to comfort us himself. Both the father and son will make their abode in us.
I pray that you will continue to grown in your understanding of this mystery that has been hid from the world but is made manifest to his saints and has been made manifest to you that God is a father and not a mystery called the trinity.
Col 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
And that you might be a servant of him and speak that same mystery of God and Christ.
Who is God?
Eph 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
God is the father of us and of our Lord and brother Jesus Christ. Further in this chapter it talks of a mystery that has been made known to us. Paul begins all letters by giving us greetings from 2 persons. “God” the father, and our “Lord” Jesus Christ.
Eph 1:9-10 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ
God made it known that he purposed in himself to gather us together in Jesus Christ.
Does God want us to think that he is a mystery which is called a trinity? Is the identity of God revealed?
Eph 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
I pray that he has revealed to you who he is and that this mystery which is given to the saints is not hid from your eyes. There are many mysteries in Babylon and one of those mysteries is called the Trinity.
“The mystery of the Trinity is the central doctrine of the catholic church. Upon it are based all the teachings of the church”[Handbook for todays Catholic Page 11]
We know who we worship. Jesus told us..He’s not a mystery.
Joh 4:21-24 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
God is not a mystery… He is a father and his nature is spirit. His nature is a mystery to us and incomprehensible to the finite mind. However his identity is clearly revealed. And knowing his identity is eternal life. It’s a beautiful truth and the love of God is revealed in it.
1Jn 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
I know him as “father”. And he calls me “son”. Do you know who you worship or is your God a mystery?
Act 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
Do you know your God? Or have you ignorantly worshipped a mystery?
Act 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: