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Wednesday Evening: April 25, 2007
Text: Romans 16:25-27 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit (submission) and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
SALVATION WITH GLORY
2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain [aorist active subjunctive] the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal [agelasting glory] glory.
VEILED TO THE PERISHING
2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid [perfect passive, veiled], it is hid [perfect passive, veiled] to them that are lost [present middle participle, perishing for themselves]:
SATAN IS BLINDING THOSE PERISHING
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world [age] hath
blinded the minds of them which believe not [faithless],
lest the light [of the gospel] of the glorious [glory]
gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
FOOLISHNESS TO THE PERISHING
1 Corinthians 1:17-18 For Christ sent me … to preach [present middle] the gospel (Paul’s gospel): not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 18 For the preaching [word] of the cross is to them that perish [present middle participle, perishing] foolishness; but unto us which are [being] saved [present passive participle] it is the power of God. (in the gospel of Christ, Romans 1:16)
THE CROSS OF SELF DENIAL
Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will [desire, present active] come after [present middle] me, let him deny [aorist middle imperative] himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow [present active imperative] me.
JESUS ENDURED THE CROSS ALSO
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before [present middle participle] him endured [aorist active indicative] the cross, despising [aorist active participle] the shame, and is set down [perfect active indicative] at the right hand of the throne of God.
Mark 14:36 And he said [imperfect active indicative, continued saying], Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
MADE MANIFEST BY THE PROPHETS
Romans 16:25c-26 … the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets,
ABRAHAM COUNT THE STARS
Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
TO THY SEED I GIVE THIS LAND
Genesis 15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land (wilderness), from the river of Egypt (Nile River) unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Genesis 37:7-8 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. 8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? …
Genesis 37:9-10 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. 10 … Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
GENTILES IN THE LAND
Numbers 14:24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
WHO HAD GOLD, SILVER, AND RAIMENT
Numbers 14:31 But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.
Deuteronomy 3:25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
LITTLE ONES ARE THE STARS
Deuteronomy 1:10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
THE LITTLE ONES WERE CHOSEN
Deuteronomy 10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
CHOSEN SEED AFTER THEM
Deuteronomy 10:22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.
A PROPHET LIKE MOSES
Deuteronomy 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
BE MINDFUL OF THE WORDS
2 Peter 3:2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
MYSTERY MADE KNOW
Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting [age] God (judge), made known to all nations [Gentiles] for the obedience [compliance, submission] of faith:
IT TAKES GRACE TO SUBMIT
Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience [compliance, submission] to the faith among all nations, for his name:
GOD SHALL JUDGE
Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
TO GOD BE GLORY
Romans 16:27 To God (judge) only [adjective] wise [adjective], be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.