Learning the gospel of Christ according to the mystery is an eye-opening experience.
It is a commonly testified that learning to rightly divide Prophecy and Mystery makes the Bible “so clear”, “easy to understand”, and “just make sense”.
After being “in church” for sometimes 30-40 years people testify that learning how to rightly divide is like stained glass windows becoming clear for the first time.
Where people were once confused and blind to what the Bible said, they can now understand and see the truth of the gospel.
Paul Sent to Open Eyes
This eye opening doctrine is what Christ sent Paul to preach among the Gentiles (Eph 3:2).
“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light …” – Acts 26:18
Paul prayed without ceasing that eyes would be opened to the dispensation of the gospel God delivered to him.
“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints…” – Eph 1:18
This mystery of Christ concerns the hope of glory in heaven for anyone who believes the gospel of salvation.
“Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you… To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:” – Col 1:25-27
Blinded to the Mystery
Many people and churches are filled with confusion about what is the true gospel and what the Bible teaches and for whom. This doctrinal confusion is the result of devilish doctrines and false teachers who do not respect the mystery of Christ revealed to Paul.
“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” – 2 Cor 4:4
“Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.” – 2 Tim2:7
The gospel should be a light. The truth of what God is doing today should be eye-opening, it should makes things clear.
If the “gospel” you have been taught has been dragging you through the throes of religion and self-justification, then you do not understand the glorious truth that Christ can make you free by the gospel.
If your Bible is impenetrable, and a closed book to your understanding, then your eyes have not yet been enlightened to understand what God has revealed in the mystery of Christ.
There is a fascination these days with performing miracles of healing to make blind men see. Yet, the healer who has 20/20 vision cannot see the mystery of Christ.
What profit is there in making the blind to see, when both are ignorant of the mystery?
It is by preaching the mystery of Christ that eyes are opened to the clarity of the gospel and the truth of the Bible rightly divided. It is our duty to make all men see…
“…to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:” – Ephesians 3:9