August 11, 2019

Do You Know the Secret?

Passage: Romans 16:25 - 26
Service Type:

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