"Can you search out
the deep things of God?
Can you find out the limits of the Almighty?
They are higher than heaven— what can you do?
Deeper than Sheol— what can you know?"
"...the disciples came and said to Him, 'Why do You speak to
them in parables?'
He answered and said to them, 'Because it has been
given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of
heaven, but to them it has not been given."
"Now to Him who is able to establish you according
to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, 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
"And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with
excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the
testimony of God. For I determined not to know
anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much
trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not
with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in
demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your
faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power
"But we speak the wisdom of
God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained
before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers
of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have
crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written:
"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
"But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit.
For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of
we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the
Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that
have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s
wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches....But the
natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of
God, for they are foolishness to him..."
Corinthians 2:1-6, 714
"Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and
stewards of the mysteries of God."
"...And though I have the gift of prophecy, and
understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I
have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but
have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all
my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be
burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing."
1 Corinthians 13:2-3
"Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all
sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the
twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet
will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and
we shall be changed."
"...by revelation He made known to me the mystery ...by which, when you
read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of
Christ), which in other ages was not made known to the
sons of men."
"To me, who am less than the least of all the saints,
this grace was given, that I should preach among the
Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 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; to
the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might
be made known by the church to the principalities and powers
in the heavenly places..."
"This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and
"...praying always with all prayer and supplication in the
Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance
and supplication for all the saints— and for me,
that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my
mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains..."
"...of which I became a minister according to the
stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to
fulfill the word of God, the mystery which has
been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has
been revealed to His saints."
"For I want you to know what a great conflict I have
for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not
seen my face in the flesh, that their hearts may be
encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to
all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the
knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and
of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of
wisdom and knowledge."
"Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it
with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us,
that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in
chains, at I may make it manifest, as I ought to
speak....Let your speech always be with
grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you
ought to answer each one."
Colossians 4:2-4, 6
"Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day
will not come unless the falling away comes first,
and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
who opposes and exalts himself above all that is
called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God
in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God....
"And now you know what is
restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the
mystery of lawlessness is already at work;
only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken
out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath
of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His
"The coming of the lawless one is according to
the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying
wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the
love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for
this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they
should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned
who did not believe the truth but shad pleasure in
"Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued,
not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding
the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience."
1 Timothy 3:8-11
"...without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory."
"...in the days of the sounding
of the seventh angel,
when he is about to sound, the mystery
of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the
"And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the
saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.
"But the angel said to me, 'why did you marvel? I will tell
you the 'mystery of the woman and of the beast that
carries her, which has the
seven heads and the ten horns. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will
ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition.
And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose
names are not written in the Book of Life from the
foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was,
and is not, and yet is."
see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in
part, but then I shall know just as I also am known."
1 Corinthians 13:12
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