The Mystery Generation
To start this message let me begin with the Purpose of the Fivefold Ministry as seen in the Bible… And, therefore this is my specific purpose as an Apostle…
Ephesians 4:11-13 (NLT)
Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.
Alright, so my responsibility is to Equip you and Build you up… and I propose to you that I am here to Build up a “Mystery Generation”…
Matthew 1:17 says;
” … all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.”
If you read verses 1-16 you will count
14 generations from Abraham to David
14 generations from David to the carrying away into Babylon
13 generations from the carrying away unto Babylon unto Jesus!
Didn’t you think it was 14?
Go ahead and count them. 14-14-13!
You see the Word says 14 unto “Christ” not unto “Jesus”. There is a dramatic difference in this.
There is a power that is available to us that we are not receiving because the Church lacks the knowledge of it. Remember; “My people are destroyed because of a lack of knowledge.”
The Word of God cannot be wrong and so there must be a “generation” called “Christ”.
So the first assumption I’m making is that there is a “Mystery Generation” called “Christ”.
The Apostle Paul had received this revelation and delivered it to the Church of his day…
The Lord has charged me to deliver it to the Church of Today…
Ephesians 3:1-10 (NLT)
When I think of all this, I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus for the benefit of you Gentiles; assuming, by the way, that you know God gave me the special responsibility (dispensation) of extending his grace to you Gentiles. As I briefly wrote earlier, God himself revealed his mysterious plan to me. As you read what I have written, you will understand my insight into this plan regarding Christ. God did not reveal it to previous generations, but now by his Spirit he has revealed it to his holy apostles and prophets. And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus. By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News. Though I am the least deserving of all God’s people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ.
I was chosen to explain to everyone this mysterious plan that God, the Creator of all things, had kept secret from the beginning. God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities (the principalities and powers) in the heavenly places.
Paul says that he has been given a “dispensation” of ministry and that a part of the purpose of that ministry is to reveal to the saints the understanding he had concerning the “Mystery of Christ”.
He says that he is laboring to preach this revelation so that he could present every man perfect or complete in Christ Jesus.
Remember, this Mystery Generation is to be raised up for a specific purpose… Ephesians 3:10 God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities (the principalities and powers) in the heavenly places.
He is not raising up a superstar minister to do His will and demonstrate His Glory on earth. He is raising up a “Generation” that will act as one man!
Acts 2:32 – 35 (KJV)
This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
Acts 3:21 (NLT) For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets.
So we see that in these “last days” that The Lord “must remain in heaven until… His enemies become His footstool”…
Therefore before the Lord will return there is a great work to be done. The “restoration of all things spoken of by the Prophets” must come about.
Galatians 4:19 (NLT) Oh, my dear children! I feel as if I’m going through labor pains for you again, and they will continue until Christ is fully developed in your lives.
And, so, I am working to Build You Up and Equip You so you can be an Overcomer and Put His Enemies Under His Feet!
Therefore this Mystery Generation;
The 42nd Generation;
The Christ Generation;
Is a people who are have “Christ” fully formed in them
So they may demonstrate to the
Powers and principalities in the heavenlies
The wisdom on God
And to put those powers and principalities under His feet.
Are you willing to be a part of it?