The Mystery of Jesus (29 of 58) by John Barnett
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Series: Revelation - From Now to Forever
The Book of the Revelation of Jesus gives God's record of all of history from the founding of Christ's Church through the ages until the end of the earth and the ushering in of Heaven.
The 1st three chapters deal with the church age.
The 4th and 5th take us heavenward by means of Christ's promised coming and taking His Bride home (the Rapture).
Then in chapters 6-19 we find the wrath of God upon sin and sinners, with chapters 6-9 show the six seals and the first six trumpets.
Now in chapter 10 we have the preparations for the second half of the Tribulation by means of the 7th trumpet. Here we see the King of Kings place His feet on land and sea. Jesus is the conqueror, He has taken back His earth, He is planting His feet as Owner and taking possession of what is rightly His. This is Jesus the Redeemer who took the Title Deed to the Universe from the Majesty on High in chapter 5. He is the One who loosed each seal and now He prepares for the final assault upon hard-hearted earthlings who refuse to bow to Him. With a roar like a lion He expresses His POWER and with the sounding of thunder He declares the coming judgment.
In the New Testament, a mystery is not something eerie or inscrutable, but rather "a truth that was hidden by God in times past and is now revealed to those who are in His family." A mystery is a "sacred secret" that is unknown to unbelievers, but understood and treasured by the people of God.
The mystery of the kingdom (see Matt. 13:11) Jesus presented here was the truth that the good news was rejected by the majority. This had not been revealed in the Old Testament.
The mystery of Israel"s unbelief and rejection of the Messiah (Rom. 11:25);
The mystery of the rapture (1 Cor. 15:51-52).
The mystery of the unity of believers (Eph. 3:3-6);
The mystery of the church as Christ's bride (Eph. 5:24-32);
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