Friday, October 20, 2017

Larry wrote:
I have always believed that God was a God of love and that His desire was for all men to come to Christ. It is difficult for me to imagine that God would make it so hard to comprehend His word that men could not understand it and therefore would be confined to a life of confusion and misconception. Also, not being a believer in astrology, I have never researched anything "written in the stars". Why would anything about the divine word of God be left to a chance observation of the stars? I know that my words indicate a misunderstanding of the Holy Scriptures, but this word "mystery" totally eludes my mind and I have been unable to grasp why anything would be a big secret in light of the fact that God wanted all men to be reconciled to Him. I don't believe God's intention is to ridicule His creation with incomprehensible word and mind games. Thank you for your faithfulness in sharing the word of God with so many of us who have difficulty in understanding.
May God bless you in your efforts to serve Him.

Dear Larry,
God Bless your beautiful heart and thank you again for writing.  The Witness of the Stars was how the believers in the first 2 thousand years had a written witness for Scripture was not given till after Abraham.  All men know there is God by the things that are made and yet all men do not want His instruction;

Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

For us who believe God it is wonderful to know of His story is written in the heavens for all to see but is an affirmation of our faith for we have already believed on Him.  As for the The Mystery it simply means The Secret and ONLY God can reveal it to the believer for only believers are called to understand.  Salvation is in the finished work of Christ Jesus our Lord and life is a gift according to;

Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

But the calling to the hope of the One Body is only for the saints and faithful who will believe God for His Wisdom is variegated and deep and only through his love and kindness can we hope to be enlightened as the Apostle prayed;

Eph 1:16  Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
Eph 1:17  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:
Eph 1:18  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 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:20  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places ,
Eph 1:21  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Eph 1:22  And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Eph 1:23  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Don't confuse this with salvation;

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

But the high calling is for of God;

Eph 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

All God's Blessings,
The Believers

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