THE MYSTERY OF SALVATION

Ephesians 3:1-10

To the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. . . Ephesians 3:10

A major point in church history came as the result of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians in which he wrote of “the mystery” of salvation. In New Testament times, a mystery was not something eerie or evil. It was a spiritual truth that God had hidden until the proper time of revelation.

The mystery Paul mentioned is the salvation of Gentile believers through faith in Jesus Christ. Until that point, salvation had been viewed as being given first to the Jews and then only to Gentiles who yielded themselves to the Mosaic Law.

However, Christ’s death on Calvary’s Cross changed this. No longer was there a social or an ethical status to be reached. Jesus’ death was sufficient payment for our sins. The only requirement for the Gentiles and Jews was faith in Christ. That was, and is today, salvation’s only stipulation.

Faith in Jesus Christ is the ONLY WAY to know and experience the fullness of God. We become heirs to His kingdom the moment we give our lives to Christ. There are many who need to know the personal reality of God’s love. Become a beacon of His truth by asking Him to bring those across your path who are in need of a Savior.

Dear heavenly Father, make me a beacon of Your truth. Bring those across my path who are in need of a Savior.

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