Bible Mysteries

Never has there been a book so widely read as the Bible and yet so greatly misunderstood. It is the proverbial riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

What most do not understand is that it was delivered and written this way on purpose. Without revelation from God NO ONE can comprehend the Mysteries of the Bible.

But NOW in this last era more has been revealed than ever before. And if God is working with you now, as I believe He is, then you can indeed understand these Mysteries of the Bible.

Many of these concepts are seemingly simple to the those that have had their mind opened, but we must realize that the gift of this understanding has not been given to the world. Sometimes the world catches a glimpse of one of the mysteries contained in the Bible, but NONE see them all…hence why they are called mysteries.

The Bible as a whole is a Mystery from Genesis to Revelation, but for the purposes of this series, we are only going to look at what has been explicitly called a mystery by a few of the writers of the words we have before us.

A search on the word “mystery” or “mysteries” was simply done and that is what we will begin to go over today

1.  Mystery of God

The world’s idea of God – many and varied from amorphous to monster like, one to many, nice, mean, disinterested – it varies, which is why we read what we do in:

Colossians 2:2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,
Colossians 2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

What is the Nature of God?

One God, Two beings — They are a Family now

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
Hebrews 1:2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
Hebrews 1:3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Hebrews 1:4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
Hebrews 1:5 For to which of the angels did He ever say: “YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU”? And again: “I WILL BE TO HIM A FATHER, AND HE SHALL BE TO ME A SON“?

They have always been a family

ELOHIM”— Collective noun showing that God is more than one being 

Genesis 1:26 Then God [Elohim] said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; ….

“im” on the end of Hebrew words makes them plural

Some believe that they weren’t a family from the beginning and others say that they only became one when

John 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Some still want to contend that there are more than two. Referring to the trinity

Could God still be a Trinity?

The Trinity maintains that God is three distinct persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in a single being.

“One God in three persons” who are co-equal

The Father is God, The Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God but they are not each other.

Of course the problem comes from the fact that the Holy Spirit is thought of as a person in this triad.

The Holy Spirit simply put is the power of God

Luke 24:49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”

The Father and Son are not equal as the trinity purports

John 10:29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.
John 10:30 I and My Father are one.”

Omission of the Holy Spirit

If they were inseparable co-equals, what an insult and glaring omission it would have been for Paul to write what he did in our opening scripture to this section, where he gives all credit to Father and the Son

BACK TO: Colossians 2:2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,
Colossians 2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

We even “look” alike, Notice how God manifests Himself

Revelation 1:13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.
Revelation 1:14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire;
Revelation 1:15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;
Revelation 1:16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.

A.  Mystery of the Wisdom of God

Recalling Colossians 2:2-3  …to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,
1 Corinthians 2:8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.


1 Corinthians 2:10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

B.  Mystery of God’s Will

Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
Ephesians 1:8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
Ephesians 1:9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,
Ephesians 1:5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

υἱοθεσία uihothesia hwee-oth-es-ee’-ah

G5207 υἱός uihos hwee-os’

Apparently a primary word; a “son” (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figurative kinship: – child, foal, son.

G5087 τίθημι tithēmi tith’-ay-mee

A prolonged form of a primary word θέω theō

Adoption = sonship, the placing as a son but with all the rights and privileges that go with it

We are placed into the Family

Luke 12:32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Ephesians 1:10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.
Ephesians 1:11 In Him also we have obtained [you and me] an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose [not time and chance] of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

Ephesians 1:12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
Ephesians 1:13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
Ephesians 1:14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

Galatians 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
Galatians 1:4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Hebrews 2:10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Romans 8 shows that it is by the spirit of God that we can know and live the will of God

2.  Mystery of Christ

Colossians 2:2 said: the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,

There are many theories about who Jesus Christ was, became and is. Some say He was created by God, others say he was an angel first, then when he came to earth he became human, some believe he was fully God and fully man while on earth, some believe he was God on earth, some believe he was a ghost or apparition while on earth, and then when he “died” he went back to one of many things.

So let’s look a the second mystery, the mystery of Jesus Christ in:

Ephesians 3:3 how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already,
Ephesians 3:4 by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),

Paul continues writing about the mystery a few verses down:

Ephesians 3:9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; [but is now being made known to the called of God]

What is it that we need to know about Christ? What is His nature?

We touched on that a bit from before but let’s look in John 1

The New Testament reveals Jesus Christ as being God

God the Father and the Word, the One who became Jesus Christ

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2 He was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

Not only was he God before He became human

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus Christ is now God

And if there is any doubt, because there is among some, Jesus Christ is now God (after His resurrection)


Numerous passages refer to Jesus Christ as God and that He was glorified to His former self after His death.

Titus 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
Titus 2:14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

The one that came as Jesus Christ in the flesh was and is God. Important to understand … as we will see later.

Paul sums a lot of this up nicely in:

Colossians 1:25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God,
Colossians 1:26 the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.
Colossians 1:27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

3.  Mystery of the Gospel

Ephesians 6:19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,

Most today are confused about what the Gospel is.

It is not a surprise that this is a mystery today

Galatians 1:6 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,
Galatians 1:7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. [not the gospel ABOUT Christ, but the gospel Christ brought and taught as we will see in just a minute ]
Galatians 1:8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.

The gospel is good news and that is what Jesus Christ came to proclaim

it was not about Him, but it was by Him and of the Father and Him in that regard.

Luke 8:1 Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings [evangelize] of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him,

Luke 9:11 But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.

Luke 9:2 He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

It was not just about Him, but the whole plan of God

4.  Mystery of the Kingdom of God

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

Given to us to understand…so those who understand are His and there will be those that do not understand

Mark 4:11 And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables,

Not two different gospels; parallel scriptures

Luke 8:10but to the rest it is given in parables, that ‘SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND.’

Some believe it is in your heart, others say it is already here, some say it is in heaven while others don’t believe it or even know of it.

Kingdom of God Has Not Yet Come

In Matthew 6:10 we are to pray that your Kingdom come because it is not yet here.

Look around at all the disease, famine, drought, war, false religion, etc — this CANNOT be the Kingdom of God now

The Gospel will be preached to all the world first. This is Christ saying something was not and could not have been accomplished nearly 2000 years ago.

Matthew 24:13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

We are not yet saved

Mark 16:15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

The Kingdom of God Will Be Here On the Earth

Revelation 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!”

A kingdom has four components Ruler, territory, subjects and law

We have seen two of these. We will save the rest for next time as we transition into more of the Bible’s Mysteries






Christ and the Church

Ephesians 5:32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Paul is saying that he wants to be clear about the things he just got finished writing. The references that he made were so that we would better understand the relationship between Jesus Christ and the church. So when a woman and man marry it symbolizes that future relationship. This is why God gave us this divine institution, so that we could better understand our destiny

So, let’s read the preceding verses with that in mind.

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
Ephesians 5:24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

This whole thing about submission has been blown out of proportion by the world. Women have been told that they are equal to if not better than men so they should never have to submit. It was never about that. By this we are to understand that, in the future relationship with Christ, we will be like God in that He will be above us in authority, just as the Father is equal to him in power, yet above Him in authority.

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Philippians 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,

This is the extent to which He was willing to go in order that He could have this relationship with us. Out of LOVE, He gave up His godhood temporarily and became a man and laid down His life in an ignominious death so:

Ephesians 5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
Ephesians 5:27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

Christ made it possible that we could live a chaste life and become glorified and live with Him in this state forever

We can see why Satan hates marriage, because he knows that if the plan of God goes through, and it will, it spells out his demise and our eternal success.

Marriage was given to us for that reason. That is why this divine institution is under assault even by some that claim to be Christian. It is because they are blind to this mystery. This is why marriage is between a man and a woman, not between two men; not between two women; not between a man and several women; because the analogy breaks down.

Also, we can see why God hates divorce…because when the church, the bride, marries the bridegroom, it will be for eternity.

Ephesians 5:28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.
Ephesians 5:29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.
Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.

1 Corinthians 6:17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

Christ in us

As a result of His coming, the church was established (flesh and bones) on the Pentecost after Christ died when they received the holy spirit.

The church is the people that have God’s holy spirit, not the building or an organization. .

Romans 8:9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

From that time forward, His church would never die out

Matthew 16:18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades [grave] shall not prevail against it.

But it would go through a prophesied path until the return of Christ. This is another one of the Bible’s Mysteries.

Seven Churches

Revelation 1:12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands,
Revelation 1:13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.
Revelation 1:16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.

Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.

Angels are the messengers of God; it is what the word means and here we see that seven of them have a specific task each to one of the churches mentioned in Revelation 2-3

These seven different churches have seven different attitudes, personalities, or characteristics as it were.

Revelation 2-3 describes these successive eras of the church and what they would go through. This too is an identifier of the true church of God – other religions have not followed this same course.

His true church, in these chapters, is identified by their works! His true church is identified by how it continued to work towards being the bride of Christ. By the power of the holy spirit his people have continued to follow His law and have shown good works and each church showed specific works by which they could be identified.

Not only that but they were admonished to continue overcoming sin so that they could be “without spot or wrinkle and be holy and without blemish”

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

1 John 5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him.
1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.
1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
1 John 5:5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

At the end of each message to the churches there are promises of what the future holds.


These things too are a mystery. Our destiny is a mystery. We see this in:


1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—
1 Corinthians 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Those who have been given an earnest of the spirit of God begin a transformation process that ultimately culminates in us becoming Gods and members of His family. Notice this in:

1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.

At the point and time of the resurrection our human nature will become like God’s:

2 Peter 1:4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

And our bodies will be changed at this time as well:

Philippians 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Philippians 3:21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
This mystery is our destiny. We are to be reborn into the family of God, in an instant, at the return of Christ.

Romans 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

He inherited all things

Hebrews 1:2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things…

We are co-inheritors

Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

Revelation 21:7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

This is yet another mystery to the world, one that they may have the most difficult time reconciling.

They see God as just, merciful and fair (and He is) and all-powerful (and He is) So why is it that He allows many to die, many not to be called into His church, and allow Satan to win, when it comes to saving the world.

The answer is a mystery that we are to understand.

All Will Have an Opportunity

Romans 11:25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery [Gentiles grafted in], lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

God wants all to be saved

Today is not the only day of salvation!
Even if you wanted to come to God, you can only come if He calls you (John 6:44)

Let’s look at this passage from a few verses up:

Romans 11:16 For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.

Paul is making an analogy that if you pull a piece of dough from the lump of dough and the piece is good then it stands to reason that the lump is good. In the same way he begins to make the analogy of the root and branches of the olive tree which is Israel:

Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches [Israelites] were broken off, and you [Gentiles], being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, [the promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who are the roots or foundation/beginning of the nation of Israel]
Romans 11:18 do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.

Don’t think more highly of yourself than you should. God started out with Abraham specifically and is built upon that, not upon you who are now being grafted in.

Romans 11:19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.”
Romans 11:20 Well said. [Paul confirms that this is undeniably what God is doing] Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear.

Reiterating the fact that they should not boast as he previously said in :18 and issuing this warning:

Romans 11:21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.
Romans 11:22 Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God [chapter 9]: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.

Israelites were broken off for rejecting God and Christ. If the Gentiles were to do the same then they would not be allowed to remain on the tree. The bottom line here is that everyone needs to watch their attitude

Romans 11:23 And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.

God is not unmerciful to give them this opportunity in the future when it is their time. Physical Israel will have the chance to become spiritual Israel

Romans 11:24 For if you [Gentiles] were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

contrary to nature… You don’t normally put the wild on the domesticated or improved one, but vice versa. But in this instant, which is why it is contrary to nature, the wild olive [Gentiles] produce good fruit when they become spiritual Israel

Paul goes on say isn’t it then according to nature that the Israelites that were previously broken off be grafted back in?

Of course God wants to regraft Israel into spiritual Israel

Romans 11:25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness [fullness: plērōma; :12] of the Gentiles has come in.

Mystery… for the world today even though Paul is expounding upon it in the most read but least understood book on earth, but now we know why…because of the blindness that will remain intact until the completion of the time of the Gentiles, that will last until the return of Christ and the time that He will gather the Israelites from the four corners of the earth and make the Holy Spirit readily available to them.

All according to God’s Timing

Romans 11:26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “THE DELIVERER WILL COME OUT OF ZION, AND HE WILL TURN AWAY UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB;


MY COVENANT … New covenant

I TAKE AWAY THEIR SINS … They will have the same opportunity for forgiveness and justification that those who have been called now have had.

Romans 2:28-29 supports this: “For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.”

The Bible does state that we can become part of the Israel of God in the following manner: “And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.” (Galatians 6:16 ). If we choose to follow the Way of God, completely and fully, then we are the Israel of God or in other words – Godly Israel or Spiritual Israel.

God is not a respecter of persons (1 Peter 1:17; Acts 10:34-35) and His hope is that ALL men will be saved (1 Timothy 2:4).

1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.
1 Corinthians 15:24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.


1 Timothy 3:9 holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.
Most will say that all you have to do is believe

James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!
James 2:20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

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 kept secret since the world began
Romans 16:26 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—
Romans 16:27 to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

Your commandments are righteousness

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father [a previous mystery] in heaven.
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’
Matthew 7:23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’


2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.

1 John 3:4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

It is the breaking of the law, so therefore the law exists

Romans 3:23 All have sinned, so therefore the law still exists

(Romans 4:15 … for where there is no law there is no transgression.)

We understand that the law was not done away with and that it is still in effect today. The world does not believe this and live contrary to it.

Even those that say that they live by the Bible.

Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

They will even turn this around to say fulfill means done away

Turn around James 2:20 faith by works and say

Romans 3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.

In fact what is the consequence of those that “do away with the law” and sin (break the law) willfully

Matthew 13:41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,
Matthew 13:42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

This is how serious God is about it, because it is his character and divine nature that we trying to put on.

Why is man so inclined towards lawlessness? For that matter of fact why, outside of revelation, does man not see even some of the seemingly plainer aspects of the word of God? How have the Bible’s Mysteries been hidden in plain sight since the world began? That answer is found in our last mystery


Revelation 17:4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
Revelation 17:6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
Revelation 17:7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. hath the seven heads and ten horns.

So he proceeds to identify it for us:

Revelation 17:9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.
Revelation 17:18 And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”

*Revelation 18:10 standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’

True Leader of Babylon

Isaiah 14:4 that you will take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say: “How the oppressor has ceased, The golden city ceased!
Isaiah 14:12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!
Isaiah 14:13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;
Isaiah 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’

Revelation 18:3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.


This knowledge has been revealed to His saints! But what good is all this knowledge without action to go with it?

Though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not [Godly] love, I am nothing.”  (1 Corinthians 13:2)

God is love,” (1 John 4:8) and we are to become like Him and show this same love back to Him as well as to others—this is reflective of His law, the Ten Commandments.   Jesus explained this to us when His disciples asked:

This is the love of God, that we are obedient to His commandments: and His commandments are not grievous.”  (1John 5:3)

James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

When we stand before God on our judgment day and give an account to Him, it is not to those that “understood more,” but to those that “did more” that God will say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”  (Matthew 25:21-23).