Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The downfall of the god of this age, the unraveling of the whole cosmic system, the destruction of the lie and Satan's appeal trial.
Friday, June 20, 2008
He was committed with the message of the mystery dispensation of the Church-age, which meant the downfall of the god of this age......
and the unraveling of the whole cosmic system.....
and the complete destruction of the lie and the destruction of Satan’s appeal trial.
Paul realized that he was in God’s plan for the Church-age, the dispensation of the mystery, as an apostle, and as a special agent of Jesus Christ.
Paul taught the Ephesians that long before God laid down the foundations of the earth, He had us in mind, and that He had chosen us as the special focus of the Church-age, the dispensation of the mystery, EPH 1:4.
Paul also taught believers of the mystery dispensation of the Church-age that long ago God decided to adopt us into His family through our Lord Jesus Christ and that He also took tremendous pleasure in doing so, EPH 1:5.
God wanted us to enter into the celebration of His grace and His lavish gifts, giving by the hand of His beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who freed the justice of God to bless the righteousness of God in us.
They are like the first son in the parable of the two sons, where the father went up to the first son and said, “Son, go out for the day and work in the vineyard,” and the son answered, “Sure, I’ll be glad to,” But he never went, MAT 21:28-31.
God not only thought of everything, but provided for everything we could ever possibly need.
Not only that but He also chose to reveal to us these plans and the Bible says that He took great pleasure in doing so.
The envy that would have existed on the part of the O.T. saints as they would envy what you have, would have been a distraction.
EPH 1:10 with a view to a dispensation suitable to the fulness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth.
God planned for the maturity of the times and the climax of the ages, the Church-age, the dispensation of the mystery, to unify all things and head them up and consummate them in Christ, both things in heaven and things on the earth.
EPH 1:11 that also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,
We have been foreordained, chosen and appointed beforehand, to bring glory to God in accordance with God’s purpose, Who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His will, and that includes everything that is happening in your life.
GEN 50:20 “And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.”
DEU 23:5 “the Lord your God can turn the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you.”
Long before you even heard of Christ or thought that there was a God who had such an exciting plan for you, He had His eye on you, and had a blueprint for your life and for glorious living.
Once you heard the truth and believed it, you found true liberty and freedom, and you could say - signed, sealed, and delivered I’m yours, by means of the Holy Spirit.
COL 2:6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
The greatest prayer I could pray for every single one of you is to ask the God of glory - to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing Him personally, through mystery doctrine of the Church-age.
Your eyes, the eyes of your heart or right lobe, need to be spiritually opened, focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is He is calling you to do.
To comprehend the extraordinary glorious plan and way of life He has for Christians.
Paul’s prayer to God the Father was that He may graciously give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation of insight into the mystery doctrine of the dispensation of the Church-age.
By having the eyes of your heart overflowing with the light that Bible doctrine gives you, so that you can see and perceive and understand the hope or the confidence to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance to the saints.