Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
FOR MANY DENOMINATIONS THE MYSTERY REVEALED TO PAUL IS STILL A MYSTERY.
MANY CONFLATE THE MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM THAT CHRIST TAUGHT IN PARABLES TO ISRAEL IN THE RED LETTERS,WITH THE MYSTERIES PRESENT IN THE 13 LETTERS OF PAUL.
THAT IS A GRAVE ERROR GIVEN THAT THE DENOMINATIONS FAIL TO RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH AS COMMANDED IN:
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:16
But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
ONCE WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE KING JAMES HOLY BIBLE MAIN DIVISION IS BETWEEN PROPHECY AND MYSTERY THEN IT BECOMES EASIER TO SEE THE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS.
1) PROPHECY AND MYSTERY
2)LAW AND GRACE
3) HEAVENLY AND EARTHLY PURPOSES OF GOD
4) ISRAEL AND THE BODY OF CHRIST
5)TIMES PAST,BUT NOW,AGES TO COME
6) CHRIST GOD INCARNATED AND CHRIST GOD ASCENDED TO HEAVEN.
7) GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM AND GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
"PROPHECY"~ 21 times in the KJB 1769
Prophecy: That which was spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets since the world began. It pertains to specific promises of God to and through the nation of Israel. All of those promises are in an earthly setting. They are both literal and visible.
Acts 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
2 Chronicles 9:29 ¶ Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
2 Chronicles 15:8 And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD.
Nehemiah 6:12 And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
Proverbs 30:1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,
Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Matthew 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
1 Corinthians 12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
1 Corinthians 13:2 And 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, and have not charity, I am nothing.
1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Revelation 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Revelation 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
Revelation 22:10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
"MYSTERY" ~ IN THE LETTERS OF PAUL ~KJB 1769
The preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret since the world began, until the Lord gave to the Apostle Paul an abundance of visions and revelations about the heavenly aspects of God’s purpose and plan.
Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,...
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
1 Corinthians 2:7
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
1 Corinthians 15:51
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
2 Thessalonians 2:7
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
1 Timothy 3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
1 Timothy 3:16
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Mixing and Conflating
Law and Grace,
Israel and the Body of Christ,
the Earthly and the Heavenly programs,
the Prophetic and the Mystery programs,
it is what the Religious Denominations
have been doing all along since the abandonment
of the Pauline Doctrine as we can read here:
2 Timothy 1:15
This thou knowest,
that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me;
of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.
Paul during his ministry wrote to Timothy :
1 Timothy 1:3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus,
when I went into Macedonia,
that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
While there are NO ERRORS in the King James Bible,
for sure there are CONTRADICTIONS that can be easily resolved
and understood if we study the Word of Truth Rightly Divided
as we are commanded:
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.
Basic Distinctions Between Prophecy and The Mystery
1. Concerns a kingdom; a political organization
(Dan. 2:44; Matt. 6:10).
2. The kingdom to be established on earth (Jer.
23:5; Matt. 6:10).
3. Christ to be its King (Jer. 23:5; Isa. 9:6,7).
4. The kingdom prophesied “since the world began”
(Luke 1:68-70; Acts 3:21).
5. Israel to be given supremacy over the nations
(Isa. 60:10-12; 61:6).
6. The Gentiles to be blessed through Israel’s
instrumentality (Gen. 22:17,18; Zech. 8:13).
7. The Gentiles to be blessed through Israel’s rise
(Isa. 60:1-3; Zech. 8:22,23).
8. Prophecy mainly concerns nations as such (Isa.
2:4; Ezek. 37:21,22).
9. Prophecy concerns blessings, both material and
spiritual, on earth (Isa. 2:3,4; 11:1-9; etc.).
10. Prophecy concerns Christ’s coming to the earth
(Isa. 59:20; Zech. 14:4).
11. In prophecy salvation by grace through faith
alone is not contemplated.
12. The proclamation of the prophetic program com-
mitted particularly to the twelve (Matt. 10:5-7;
Acts 1:6-8; 3:19-26).
13. The prophetic program revealed through many
of God’s servants (Luke 1:70; II Pet. 1:21).
14. Old testament writers frequently did not under-
stand the prophecies made known through them
(Dan. 12:8-10; I Pet. 1:10-12).
1. Concerns a body; a living organism (I Cor.
12:12,27; Eph. 4:12-16).
2. The body given a position in heaven (Eph. 1:3;
2:5-6; Col. 3:1-3).
3. Christ its living Head (Eph. 1:19-23; Col. 1:18).
4. The body chosen in Christ before the world be-
gan, but “kept secret since the world began” (Rom.
16:25; Eph. 1:4-11; 3:5-9).
5. Jew and Gentile placed on the same level before
god (Rom. 10:12; 11:32; Eph. 2:16,17).
6. The Gentiles blessed through Israel’s obstinacy
(Acts 13:44-46; Rom. 11:28-32).
7. The Gentiles blessed through Israel’s fall
(Acts28:27,28; Rom. 11:11,12,15).
8. The mystery concerns individuals (Rom. 10:12,13;
II Cor. 5:14-17).
9. The mystery concerns “all spiritual blessings in
the heavenlies” (Eph. 1:3; Col. 3:1-3).
10. The mystery explains Christ’s present absence
from the earth (Eph. 1:20-23; Col. 3:1-3).
11. Salvation by grace through faith alone lies at
the very heart of the mystery (rom. 3:21-26; 4:5;
12. The proclamation of the mystery committed par-
ticularly to Paul (Eph. 3:1-3,8,9; Col. 1:24-27).
13. The mystery revealed through one man: Paul
(Gal. 1:1,11,12; 2:2,7,9; Eph. 3:2,3).
14. Paul both understood and longed that others
might understand the mystery revealed through
him (Eph. 1:15-23; 3:14-21; Col. 1:9-10; 2:1-3).
IMPORTANT DIVISIONS IN THE KING JAMES HOLY BIBLE
LAW and GRACE
ISRAEL and BODY OF CHRIST
EARTH and HEAVEN
PROPHECY and MYSTERY