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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Jesus Christ.
In this 3rd chapter of the letter to the Ephesian Church, Paul addresses the mystery of the good news of Jesus Christ. And the mystery is the fact that everything Jesus had promised the house of Israel is now also fully promised to the Gentiles. Full “HEIR” Status! What used to be two separate entities is now one united body in Jesus Christ.
This mystery was introduced over 2,000 years ago as a result of Jesus’ death on the cross, His subsequent resurrection from the grave, and His ascension into heaven. It was enhanced by the sending of The Holy Spirit, (The Comforter) promised by Jesus. The House of Israel, which had had utter disdain for the Gentile world was now blended together as one family in Jesus Christ. To better understand this “mystery,” consider how much hatred Hitler had for the Jewish people. Consider the Ku Klux Klan and it’s hatred towards the African-American. Consider the Bosnian Serbs and their genocide of the Croats and Muslims during the 90s! While it is true that the house of Israel was not guilty of physically killing Gentiles, it is true that their complete disregard for the Gentiles showed their hatred towards them. But now through the gospel of Jesus Christ that hatred is broken and … “Mystery of Mysteries” … One house remains … A Blended Beauty.
Thank you for the Gospel, The Good News, which breaks down every wall of hatred between brothers and sisters and gives us a blended family of love. Amen