The Greatest Mystery

There are many mysteries in this world. There are wonders in the world that hold secrets of their ancient construction. The mystery of the world’s shape was hidden until Magellan proved it in 1522, though Pythagoras asserted it in 500 BC. Many of the wonders of the ancient world were related to pagan gods and some are disputed, like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which are thought to be a myth by some.

The greatest mystery ever revealed is the mystery of the prophesied Jewish Messiah. “The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:26-27) Perhaps the earliest prophecy of the coming Messiah is in Jacob’s blessing of Judah. “The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his.” (Genesis 49:10) The messianic prophesies were disputed regarding Yeshua when He appeared and began His Ministry. Those who were not looking for the Messiah asserted He would come as a military leader to deliver the Jewish nation. They falsely asserted that Yeshua was not born in Bethlehem, as was David, and assumed He was born in Nazareth. They denied the miracles He performed. (John 9:26-34) However, to those who are the Lord’s people, even from among the nations, God revealed His Son and the mystery of Salvation – the indwelling Holy Spirit. 

The world does not accept Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name), His divinity, virgin birth, raising the dead, miracles, or His resurrection. These are supported by prophecy, much testimony of many eyewitnesses, and the detailed accounts in the Bible and other writings such as Josephus and archeology. Moreover, the most amazing gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit is reserved to the Lord’s own people. Just as it was prophesied, Yeshua, fulfilled God’s promise. “…I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.” (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

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