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.[1]

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.[2]

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:[3]

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.

  1. If it is to finally be finished, when was it started?
  2. Who knows about this so called mystery of God?
  3. What is this mystery of God?
  4. 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:[4]

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.

[1] Revelation 10:7

[2] Revelation 10:4

[3] Revelation 10:6

[4] 1 Corinthians 2:7

2 thoughts on “The mystery of God (Part 1)

  1. Is there a verse that says our names are written in the book of life before time or are they written down as we accept what Jesus did for us?

    • I know of not one verse that say anyone’s name is written in the book of life when they believe. On the contrary, I find names are blotted out of the book of life because of sin. One of the first blogs I ever did was called “Now for something really scary”. It applies to your question. Here is the link.

      Now about your question:

      Scripture teaches us that anyone whose name is not written in the book of life is going to hell.
      Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

      Here is the verse that speak of names being written in the lambs book of life from the foundation of the world.
      Rev 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

      Not only does scripture say that God will take away people’s part of the book of life if they mess with His word, Jesus Himself says He will not blot out the name of those who overcometh. Meaning there will be many who will say to Him Lord Lord who do not overcome who will have their names blotted out of the book of life.
      Rev 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
      Rev 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.

      When Moses came down from the mountain and the children of Israel had made the golden calf, Moses asked the Lord to forgive the sins of the people. Moses asked God to blot out his name from the His book if God would not forgive them for their sins. God told Moses only those who sinned against him will have their name blotted out of the book.
      Exo 32:32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
      Exo 32:33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

      This is exactly what we see in the book of Revelation. Those who sin are those who never enter into the new Jerusalem, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
      Rev 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

      Here is a verse in Psalms that seems to be speaking of the same thing.
      Psa 9:5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

      The more important question you should be asking is this, are there verses that speak of mankind being judged by there actions and not their faith, since scripture makes a distinction between those whose names are written in the book of life and those who do evil. And if those scripture exist, do they apply to Christians too.

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