that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. – Col 2:2-3 ESV
A ‘mystery’ in the New Testament is something that had at one time been hidden but is now revealed to God’s people. Paul used the word mystery 21 times in his Epistles. In each case the ‘mystery’ involved a wonderful declaration of spiritual truth. A mystery is that “which is not made known
to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets”(Eph 3:5).
Leader, the mystery of God is the consummation of God’s plan in bringing His kingdom in Christ to fulfillment. The kingdom had long been prophesied, but the HOW and the WHEN and the BY WHOM was not clear until the time of CHRIST.
Conduit, it is in Christ that God has been manifested to all of mankind. As Jesus Christ said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father”. (John 14:9) BE A WITNESS- share the mystery!