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September 10, 2006

The Manifold Wisdom of God – Ephesians 3:9-11 tells of the revelation of The Mystery in such a way that the truth is being used as a showcase to the principalities and powers to show them the wisdom of God. As said in Ephesians 3:10 “To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God”. Why should God take the time to show His wisdom to this group of heavenly beings? The lesson on September 10, 2006 focuses on answering this question. It touches on the Angelic beings and all the spiritual families in heaven and their role in God’s plan. We learn that the Godhead had a meeting before the foundation of the world and that the plan was made for Christ was going to be the answer to all the problems that sin introduced to our fellowship with God. Then that was made a secret that was hushed up from he foundation of the world until the end of Acts when the Apostle Paul was told to release the secret called The Mystery. This must have made those heavenly beings confused since every dispensation of God that had been put in place on this Earth had ended in failure because man could not save himself. Yet, when God revealed The Mystery where Christ is the key. We learn in Ephesians 2:19 (KJV) that “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;” In this calling, we receive every blessing promised to Christ because we sit with Him far above principalities and powers in the heavenly places. The show put on by God for this body of beings shows His eternal purpose in Christ Jesus which includes God’s grace and mercy. They must be in awe of this truth. It also looks a the highest angel that fell when iniquity was found in Lucifer and then became Satan. We learn that 1/3 of the angelic host goes with Satan and they are busy trying to keep people from getting saved. If they’re already saved, they try to keep their witness ineffectual for Christ. This lesson provided a handout which helps when listening to the lesson.



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