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September 17, 2006

The Twofold Purpose of The Mystery – Part 3. The lesson last time discussed our need to be obedient to our calling. That’s why in Ephesians 4:1 (KJV) says “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord , beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,” . This reference has impact on your behavior in the world today. Noah was an example of someone who had that obedience in his walk and he demonstrated it by completing his task given to him by God. Therefore, the first thing you need to do is figure out if this body of truth called The Mystery is your calling. We find the first presentation of us in Colossians 1:19-22 where verse 22 tells us that “In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:” This was accomplished by the blood of Christ. The second presentation is identified on Colossians 1:26b-28 (KJV) where it says “Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:” We have this responsibility to present this truth to every Christian… whether you acknowledge this calling is up to you. Luke 16:1-13 tells of a parable of a steward that wasn’t faithful in his stewardship. Are you like this steward? The Apostle Paul was obedient to this calling . If you are going to be faithful like Paul was, you must understand what is the fellowship of The Mystery which is defined as a dispensation. This “fellowship” means a specific way to govern your house in this dispensation of grace. Several examples were given in scripture that shows of an administration or “economia”. Our administration is one of being faithful to what has been given to us for this timeframe. In Ephesians 4:3, we are told to “Endeavour to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” This is the third lesson in the series.



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