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Mysteries!

“Listen, I tell you a mystery.
We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed
52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye,
At the last trumpet.
For the trumpet will sound,
The dead will be raised imperishable,
and we will be changed.”
I Corinthians 15:51.

When we read certain passages of Holy Scripture, immediately there is the confrontation that what is stated is a mystery to us. It may be stated in simple terms, but the intent is a secret even to various scholars who pause to read and understand again and again.

 

Jehovah does not inform his creation what the subject is about. The complexity is obvious to the average person. It’s difficult to understand in the Greek or the Hebrew language. Even those who are well aware of the specific meanings of the language and of the culture of the writer. People are baffled, bewildered and brain-strained.

 

The intellectual Paul wrote about the mystery in Ephesians 1:9-10.

“He made known to us the mystery of his will according

To his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to

Be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment

To bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth

Under Christ.”

 

Then this Apostle to the Gentiles wrote about how the non-Jews are to be shown His glory in Colossians 1:25-27.

“I have become its servant by the commission

God gave me to present to you the word of God 

in its fullness— the mystery that has been

kept hidden for ages and generations, but is

now disclosed to the Lord’s people. To them

God has chosen to make known among the

Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery,

which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

 

Jesus spoke to this matter because he used a method to teach others about some of the mysteries which had been withheld from men since the beginning of time.  The Good Master commences to illustrate a point through a parable so that all of us could now know what was taking place. Matthew 13:10, 11 & 12, lays out how we are to know one of the mysteries in the Holy Scripture.

“The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do

you speak to the people in parables?” He replied, 

“Because the knowledge of the secrets of the

kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not

to them. Whoever has will be given more, and

they will have an abundance. Whoever does not

have, even what they have will be taken from

them.”

 

The Old Testament has many verses that can never be explained except when we read the New Testament. Isaiah 11:1, 2, gives the mystery

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him –
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord”

 

Here is what Zechariah 11:12, states:

 I told them, “If you think it best, give me my
pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty
pieces of silver.”

 

Then the mystery came about in Matthew 26:15.

“And asked, “What are you willing to give me
if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted
out for him thirty pieces of silver.”

 

He was given the thirty pieces of silver, but the prophecies or mysteries in the blog today that I’ll attempt to explain will be the three mysteries that still are present. We can read the words –  but, the meaning of the mystery is still there.

 

 

IMMERSION

The scholars are not certain when this originated in the culture. There are many hints of this. John the Baptist performed this ritual during the life of Jesus, his cousin. Matthew 3:1, 5, & 6, told us what he was doing.

“In those days John the Baptist came, preaching
in the wilderness of Judea  and saying, “Repent,
for the kingdom of heaven has come near. “This
is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah:
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness ‘Prepare the
way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’”

John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had

a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts 

and wild honey.  People went out to him from Jerusalem

and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan.

 Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the

Jordan River.”

 

 

Jesus was immersed by John as told in Matthew 3:13-15.

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be

baptized by John.14 But John tried to deter him,

saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you

come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is

proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” 

Then John consented.”

 

 

Yes, the New Testament quotes Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20.

 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

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Then in this first Gospel sermon Peter laid out the criteria in Acts 2:38.
 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
In the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.
And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

 

 

The Book of Acts has been called the history of the First Church.

 

 

In every incident set forth therein when it is recorded that a conversation had happened, and confession and repentance had happened at once immersion took place to the new convert.

 

Then in the book in I Peter 3:21, so stated these words

And this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

 

It clearly states it has a saving power. There is no doubt of the following:

  • Jesus was immersed,
  • Peter said it was necessary,
  • All New Testament conversations were followed by immersion,
  • Jesus commanded this and
  • Peter said it saves us.

 

 

Do not be fooled that sprinkling and pouring is good enough. Another factor is an argument that grace is enough. This is a John Calvin doctrine. The Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian tell us this is sufficient. The New Testament never stated that Jesus said this. It was told to the Apostles.

 

 

Immersion is a mystery, but the command and example are present. Can I explain this mystery? No!

 

 

Lord’s Supper

We have given several names to the institution. Here are some of these:

  • Lord’s Supper,
  • Communion;
  • Passover meal; and
  • Lord’s Table.

 

Even though the names are different, it refers to the time when we accept Jesus Christ as the giver of life to Christians.

 

The Jews for centuries observed this time for one specific reason. It was a celebration that the Jews could leave Egypt and now travel to their new home, although it took forty years to cross the Jordan River to come to this place. Exodus 11:9,10, the Lord said that wonders would not be their home. It was to be observed each year.

“And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall nor hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt. And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh; and the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not the children of Israel go out of his land.”

 

 

This was a sacred time of worship as told in Exodus 12:27.

“That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.”

 

It was not until the time of Jesus that we know why this was done. Each Passover a lamb was to be killed. It was said that Jesus, who was the Lamb of God, had to die.

 

When the last Passover was about to be taken Jesus told us what this was about. Luke 22:19-20, gives us the promised way. He offered this:

“And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.”

 

 

One should notice the day that Jesus spoke. He said, “This is my body…”  “and the new Testament is my blood.”  Mark 14:22.  He states the same.

“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he

had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples,

saying, “Take it; this is my body.”

 

 This was His Body and this was His Blood.

 

Some will say it is not the actual body and blood of Christ. Some scoff at this. Jesus said it was his own body. This is repugnant to some people.

 

 

HERE IS THE MYSTERY

If it is the body and the blood of Jesus, then the following questions arise:

  • When did it become his actual body?
  • Where did it happen?
  • How did it become this body?
  • Who made the change?

 

 

I don’t know the answers to these questions.  This is known as a memorial table but Jesus proclaimed it as His Body and His Blood. You can read all of this yourself. The mystery will one day be explained to us. The average Christian probably could care less about these mysteries.

 

 

The good Christians knows about the mystery and understands that freedom from death and the escape from evil is found in the Body of Christ.

 

 

RETURN OF THE DEAD

Several times we are told the dead come back to discuss their events with earthlings.  This is ridiculed as a fable or some story made up in Holy Scripture. The following are but a few examples as set forth in his word. I Samuel 28:7, is when Saul went to the witch of Endor.

“Saul then said to his attendants, “Find me a woman

who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her.”

“There is one in Endor,” they said.”

 

 

She called up Samuel who was dead. Samuel talked to Saul in I Samuel 28:15.

“Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed

me by bringing me up?” “I am in great distress.

Saul said, “The Philistines are fighting against

me, and God has departed from me. He no longer

answers me, either by prophets or by dreams. So

I have called on you to tell me what to do.”

 

Samuel told Saul that now he would die, because he failed to follow Godly instructions. It happened. Jesus told a true story of the rich man and the Lazarus. Luke 16:20, 22, gives details of this.

“And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus,

which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and it

 came to pass, that the beggar died, and was

carried by the angels into Abrahams’s bosom:

the Richman also died and was buried.”

 

The rich man was in hell and cried out in Luke 16:26.

“And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed”
so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot.
Neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.”

 

There was a conversation about his death and where he was.

Another fascinating story is found in Matthew 27:52-53,
where he states what happened at the crucifixion and resurrection.

“And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which

slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city and appeared unto many.”

 

 

Many people recognized these people that had been dead for a long time.  The dead were returned back to the people of the earth. This is also a mystery that has no explanation, but we need to believe that it really happened.

 

 

OUR LIFE TODAY

Certain people in our current society are not a mystery. These are just evil people who should be removed from having any influence in our society and culture.  They are not scripturally committed to the preservation of this Constitutional Republic.

 

How we put up with these scum bags is beyond a sensible person’s understanding. They are no mystery to anyone who knows history or explores the doctrines of the Holy Bible. Both parties contribute to the problem.

 

 

The Democrats are liars. The Republicans are cowards.

 

CONCLUSION 

  1.  Mystery of the Bible,
  2.  Immersion is a mystery,
  3.  Communion is a mystery, and,
  4.  Return of the dead is a mystery.

 

God bless our Republic.

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

OPEN MY EYES THAT I MAY SEE

Open my eyes that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.
  Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
Open my eyes, illumine me,
Spirit Divine!
Open my ears that I may hear
Voices of truth Thou sendest clear;
And while the wave notes fall on my ear,
Everything false will disappear.
Open my mouth and let me bear
Tidings of mercy everywhere;
Open my heart and let me prepare
Love with Thy children thus to share.
Open my mind that I may read
More of Thy love in word and deed;
What shall I fear while yet Thou dost lead?
Only for light from Thee I plead.
   

 

Gerald K Fugit
412 N Texas Ave
Odessa, TX 79761

 

 

 

 

 

 

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