The mystery of God (Part 1)
There is a future day when without delay the mystery of God will be finished.
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Something takes place in the book of Revelation when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet. Something is said by the seven thunders and John was not allowed to write it down.
And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
What ever was said by the seven thunders prompted an angel to sware by God there will be no more delay. But no more delay for what?
And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
This is when it is announced the mystery of God will be accomplished. For some reason we can not hear what the seven thunders spoke but we can know that what ever was said, it has made it so the mystery of God will be completed without any more delay.
There are some questions that need to be asked here.
- If it is to finally be finished, when was it started?
- Who knows about this so called mystery of God?
- What is this mystery of God?
- Does this mystery of God impact us?
The scripture in Revelation gives us a hint that the prophets had this mystery declared to them. So we need to look at what the prophets knew or look to one who could tell us what this mystery is these servants knew.
Paul sounds like the kind of guy who would know about this mystery. He too says it was ordained before the world. This answers the question of when the mystery of God was started.
Of course Paul speaking of the mystery answers the second question of who knew about this mystery of God. He could give insight to what the prophets knew.
Paul also answers the third question when he alludes that the mystery does impact us. Paul says this mystery is unto our glory.
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
The only question left to be answered is, what is this mystery? It was ordained before the world for our glory and spoken of by the prophets. Is there anything in scripture that we can find ordained before the word began for our glory? Why yes there is, it is called the gospel.
We have a promise of salvation before the world began, a lamb that was slain before the foundation of the world, an inheritance prepared before the foundation of the world and our names written in the Lambs book of life before the world began, we hope. It is our gospel that in every way was prepared in advance for us before time began and announced to the prophets.
God during the blast of the seventh trumpet will without delay accomplish His gospel.
 Revelation 10:7
 Revelation 10:4
 Revelation 10:6
 1 Corinthians 2:7