“Spoiler Alert!” – a term to describe when crucial elements of a movie are about to be revealed (i.e. the ending, character, deaths, a twist, etc.) UrbanDictionary.com
Mystery! Don’t you love it when a TV show or movie keeps you guessing and wondering where its going and then finally it reveals the secret, releases the tension, and resolution happens!?
The mystery of how God is going to bring together all the elements of prophecy in the end times keeps us fascinated and hypothesizing. God’s people who lived before Christ had the same fascination and hypothesizing about who the Messiah would be and what he would do.
Many believed he would be a King David on steroids. He would conquer the world and make Israel a world power. But they were dead wrong!
The word mystery is often used in the New Testament. It comes from the similar sounding Greek word mysterion. It means hidden thing, secret, mystery; generally mysteries, religious secrets, confided only to the initiated and not to ordinary mortals. BlueLetterBible.org
Spoiler Alert! The mystery is revealed … wait for it … in the Gospel! That’s right, when you see the word mystery in the New Testament, see it revealed in the birth, life, death, resurrection, RETURN!, and eternal reign of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
The mystery is God come in the flesh. Who could have imagined that!? A man fully God, and God fully man! Wow! The mystery? It’s Jesus! Its HIM! Praise the Lord, the secret is out.
And for the future? What is the answer to the mystery of the end times? Well, again, it is Jesus. God will bring everything under His authority. He fulfills all righteousness. He resolves all questions! In Jesus Christ the Son of God and Him alone God reveals the mystery!
God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ – everything in heaven and on earth. Ephesians 1:9-10 NLT
Our Father, thank-you that with all the tension, unanswered questions, and sin and cruelty this world offers, we are assured with complete confidence that You will resolve it all perfectly in Jesus Christ!