The Great Mystery

Paul wrote in 1 Timothy chapter 3:

14 These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly; 15 but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:

​​​GOD was manifested in the flesh,

​​Justified in the Spirit,

​​Seen by angels,

​​Preached among the Gentiles,

​​Believed on in the world,

​​Received up in glory.

If there is any one mystery found among mankind that must completely defy man’s intellect and understanding, it is that GOD was manifested in the flesh.  HE descended from the highest realm into the physical realm and walked among men.  All other religions and doctrines may contain lesser mysteries but none are as great as this mystery.  Yet most people have little or no comprehension of the magnitude of this mystery.  All power and authority in Heaven and earth walked among men on this small blue planet amidst a small galaxy placed within a cluster of galaxies.  The human mind cannot grasp the magnitude of this mystery.

Jesus Christ was declared and confirmed to be the Son of FATHER to all mankind.  His resurrection separated Him from all others who have been exalted among religions.  His tomb is empty!  If we would only contemplate the brevity of what Our LORD did for us, we would begin our day with great gratitude and reverence for simply being alive IN HIM!  How is it possible that our flesh can have such power to dilute such a great mystery?

We read the various stories in Scripture as though they are mini-novels and actually did not occur.  We read of the great judgments that have come on mankind as though they could not happen in this high-tech world.  In the biggest of pictures we are but a small dot on the canvas.  You need only to look out the window and see the beauty, complexity,  and equilibrium of nature in order to comprehend HIS Majesty and wisdom.  Behold the Great Mystery and let Love permeate every cell of your body.  Set aside petty differences and offences; be grateful that you have been given such an opportunity to experience life.  Rise above “self” and look toward the purpose given to you by FATHER and start walking in it.  Quit defending an un-defendable position or doctrine that exalts you above others in some fashion.  Jesus made Himself of no reputation yet men compete for position.  Unbelievable!  Entitlement is a doctrine perpetuated by the ego meant to exalt you to idol status.  Tear down those idols!  Be grateful that FATHER has provided the air you breathe and has sustained you to this very moment.  Let us come in true reverence before HIS Throne as this great mystery is being revealed to us in a much greater degree and fashion.  Let us not be lackadaisical in our worship of FATHER.  Consider the words in Psalm 8:

1 O LORD, our Lord,

​​How excellent is Your name in all the earth,

​​Who have set Your glory above the heavens!

2 ​​Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants

​​You have ordained strength,

​​Because of Your enemies,

​​That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.

3 ​​When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

​​The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

4 ​​What is man that You are mindful of him,

​​And the son of man that You visit him?

5 ​​For You have made him a little lower than the angels,

​​And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

6 ​​You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;

​​You have put all things under his feet,

7 ​​All sheep and oxen—

​​Even the beasts of the field,

8 ​​The birds of the air,

​​And the fish of the sea

​​That pass through the paths of the seas.

9 ​​O LORD, our Lord,

​​How excellent is Your name in all the earth!

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