GOD IS NOT MYSTERIOUS BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
Some people do not understand when we talk of knowing the will of God. They say, “Well, I hope if it is the will of God I will get the job”. They always think that God’s will is against them. Some people do not like to say what they want to do because they feel God may just not like it. But if you ask them what God likes, they will still be unable to say what it is. They have turned God into a mysterious being.
Someone said, “God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform”. God is not mysterious. To be mysterious means to be a strange “dude” that cannot be understood and that is not what God is. He showed us His will by giving us His word: He’s told us what He did, what He is doing and what He is going to do, so we can understand him. He is neither strange nor mysterious.
Yes, there was a mystery, but Jesus came to solve the mystery. Colossians 1:22-27 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith ‘grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God; Even the MYSTERY which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this MYSTERY among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Paul, speaking by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost said the mystery is one which was hidden in ages past but now has been revealed to His saints, which is, ‘Christ in you, the hope of glory.’ He has now revealed that which was a mystery! And whatever is revealed ceases to be mysterious.
In the Old Testament, God said, ‘My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts’ (Isaiah 55:8-9). That was for the Old Testament people, who did not have the eternal life of Almighty God, abiding in their spirits. His ways were high above theirs as the heavens are above the earth, but now that we have become partakers of His divine nature, we have been raised up and made to sit together with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). That is where we live now! Glory to God!