By Tammy Lacock
“How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery.” (Ephesians 3:3 KJV)
What gospel is God giving us for this day?
For this time we live in NOW?
It’s not the gospel of Abraham, or David, or Isaiah or anyone else in the Old Testament. It wasn’t revealed to Peter, Matthew, Mark, Luke or John or anyone else in the New Testament, except for Paul.
The gospel for today, the mystery of Christ, God revealed to Paul and to only Paul. Paul knew this so he turned around and made sure he passed the mystery onto us. That by just believing on Christ’s death on the cross, his burial and resurrection, we as Christians are also crucified with Christ and born again. Our new life is Christ. Christ NOW lives IN us and we live IN Him. We are “new creations”, bona fide sons and daughters of God through Christ.
Warren Litzman again emphasizes that just as this new gospel, this mystery of Christ, was revealed to Paul, we too must come to this knowledge by revelation. We’re not going to get it in our churches today. The average preacher isn’t teaching the death, burial and resurrection of Christ as the source of our salvation. They aren’t preaching “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Gal 2:20 KJV). They aren’t preaching this new and final gospel of grace. Most are preaching a commingling of law and grace. This breeds confusion for us as believers and so we continue to wrestle with our old lives.
Are you wrestling with your old life? Through grace, Paul tells us that our old life has passed away and our new life is Christ.
If we are to come to this revelation for ourselves, we must study Paul’s 14 epistles. He is the only man who teaches us how to live in today’s dispensation of grace. He is the only one who teaches us a new and final gospel that fits this dispensation.
In Ephesians 1:17 (KJV), Paul prays “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.”
From Christ to Paul, from Paul to us....let the mystery be revealed unto all men!