Do You Know the Secret?
Bible Text: Romans 16:25 – 26 | Speaker: Pastor Bill Markley Jr. | Does God Have Secrets?
Deuteronomy 29:29 – Secret things belong unto God
Isaiah 48:1-6 – Thou didst not know them
God through the ages has revealed things to mankind:
The unfolding of God’s plan
What is the secret revealed to us?
Romans 16:25-26 – Kept secret since the world began
Galatians 1:11-12 – Revealed to Paul from Christ
II Corinthians 12:1 – A progressive revelation compared to the message given to the twelve
Acts 3:17-21 – Spoken since the world began
Why did God keep it a secret?
I Corinthians 2:1-8 – Hidden and ordained of God.
Had they known it, they would not have crucified Him.
Satan has been behind the scenes attempting to prevent the prophesied coming of the Redeemer:
Exodus 1:16 and 22 – Pharaoh killing the sons
Esther 3:12-13 – Decree to kill all
Matthew 2:16 – Herod killing all under 2 years of age
Luke 4:28-30 – Throw Jesus off a cliff
Mark 4:36-39 – A great storm
Satan turned all against Christ and he thought he had succeeded when Christ was crucified:
John 7:45-48 – Israel’s rulers
Matthew 13:13-15 – The masses reject Him
John 6:65-71 – Many of His disciples & Judas
John 13:26-27 – Satan entered Judas
But what Satan thought was a victory was actually to be God’s Hidden Purpose to give all a path to a relationship with their Creator:
Ephesians 2:11-18 – Gentiles given access
Ephesians 3:1-10 – Made evident God’s wisdom
Colossians 1:25-29 – Christ in you
While it is now revealed, many have not fully comprehended its depth:
Ephesians 1:7-10 – Having made known unto us
Ephesians 1:15-23 – Spirit of wisdom and revelation
Colossians 1:9-14 – Ye might be filled