Light to Everyone
and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things,
– Ephesians 3:9
The Gospel message that had been hidden was revealed to God’s apostles and prophets. And the Apostle Paul, subsequently, was given a ministry to light up the world. What an immense calling and blessing to be given the task of explaining the Gospel to every man, woman, and child from then until the end!
Now we have the light that was shed by the apostles to explain the mystery hidden for ages—the Bible is ours to read, enjoy, and declare. The great shining beacon that breaks the hearts of men and brings them into the kingdom of God is with us now because God gave it to Paul and the others. The God of all creation, who had in His mind from eternity to bring to Himself sons and daughters by the life, death, and resurrection of the Son, made Himself known by some of those He bought.
And now, through the church, He continues to make Himself known, “so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 3:10) We, as God’s church, are part of the great and wonderful plan to make God’s secret wisdom known to the entire cosmos. Not only in this age but also in the ages to come. And not only to the men and women of the world, but to all of the created things, even those whose power is now unseen and spiritual!