Wednesday, March 21, 2018
"and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ," Ephesians 3:9 NKJV
The Gentiles has the same chance to be God's people as the Jews. This is the mystery that Paul is talking about. Some of you may not be reading each day so I wanted to make sure everyone knew. Paul is overcome with this revelation, since the Jews were to have nothing to do with others. No touching, talking or contact in any way.
Why did God tell his old testament people to stay away? It was symbolic of sin; and it was also physical. Those who did not follow the mosaic law were susceptible to disease and sickness. When the Israelites raided a foreigner many times God commanded them not to take any livestock because of the disease that spread to them. Sometimes the disease was because of sinful practices.God was painting a picture in their minds of the ravages of sin and darkness.
Today sin is looked upon as an ancient word and concept but God doesn't see it any differently. Sin began in the Garden of Eden, and it will continue until Jesus returns. Our job is to be obedient to God with all of our heart, and to teach others to do the same.
The lie of the enemy is that it no longer is a concern. If people don't believe something is wrong, why would they have to repent?