Ephesians 3:9- …and to MAKE ALL SEE what is the fellowship (stewardship/administration) of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;
What a statement made by Apostle Paul! This is the same apostle who wrote in Philippians 3:10- THAT I MAY KNOW HIM and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,…
This goes far beyond the thought of just having a personal relationship with Jesus so I can go to heaven someday! He came that we 1) may KNOW Him, and 2) that all May see what is His eternal purpose to be accomplished in the earth. He came from heaven to earth that we might manifest heaven “in” earth! His eternal purpose brings His future and hope (destiny) in us!
Romans 8:29- For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Romans 16:25-27- Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now made manifest, and by the prophetic scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith–to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.
Colossians 1:26-29- the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in YOU, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, THAT WE MAY PRESENT EVERY MAN PERFECT (mature and complete) IN CHRIST JESUS. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.