Ephesians 3:9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things,


Greg smiling

 

From yesterdays verse “the unsearchable riches of Christ”; the riches of Christ, as God, lie in the perfections of his nature. Who can list all the riches of Christ that is bestowed on every Christian? Please step forward. If the ocean was ink, and the shy the parchment, there would not be enough ink or paper to hold all the unsearchable rich we have in Christ.  Just one of these riches is to bring light. Darkness is just the absence of Light. The world in dark not just because of sin , but because where there is no light (Jesus) there is darkness. Death and darkness go hand and hand. To be spiritually dead is to live in darkness.

” In the heart of God, in his counsel and covenant; which shows the original and source of the Gospel, and expresses the richness and valuableness of it, as well as its safety and secrecy: here it was hid in some measure from the elect angels, and from Old Testament saints, and altogether from natural men, and especially from the Gentiles, whose times of ignorance God winked at, or overlooked: and this was kept so from ages past, from the beginning of time, till now, and was laid up in the breast of God from all eternity; for it was ordained before the world for the glory, of his people. “ John Gill

What an amazing history lesson all comprise into one verse, it takes us from before the world was created to now. The mystery hidden for ages, even the elect angels. It was kept in the breast of God to be reveled at the appointed time, when “The Light” would come into the dark world, but he world would not recieve the Light. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,  who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. ( John 1: 12,13). Oh the riches of Christ how unsearchable are they?

Gregory Lane