t is mistakenly taught by those who think they have the corner on the mystery, that because Paul says it was not until now revealed that absolutely no one could of possibility known the mystery until Paul revealed it.
This is partly true but mostly a false premise and keeps a greater understanding of the knowledge contained in a box.
Jesus knew the mystery in glimpses, this is a glaring, undeniable observation. The spirit and truth fellowship even partly acknowledges this by moving the mystery Christ knew as far as back as after the resurrection. They just don't go far enough.
The Mystery had been revealed partially in such a way that it could not be fully understood that needed to be decoded or deciphered by the Spirit of truth. This is why Nicodemus did not understand being born again of spirit. He did not have spirit holy as Jesus did.
Romans 16:25 and 26 – according to my gospel, and preaching of Jesus Christ. According to the revelation of the Mystery which was kept secret since the world began. They just forgot to add the preaching of Jesus Christ ( before the day of Pentecost) which contains glimpses of the Mystery - must be born of the Spirit to enter the kingdom of God, unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom, for your treasure is laid up in heaven I go and prepare a place for you, you shall worship in truth and in spirit, you shall lambano the spirit holy and rivers of living water show flow out of you. These are just a few examples containing glimpses of the mystery. The spirit and truth fellowship dodges these wonderful versus and says that they pertain to the millennial kingdom. That's a bunch of baloney and very disingenuous.
Also of great note: the prophets and apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, didn't write those gospel letters until the time of the Mystery was revealed to Paul, therefore is no contradiction to say "now" is revealed attributing some teachings of Jesus we're obviously pertaining to the great mystery. Now could also mean this era, age, generation, not always this day at 5:00 pm
Romans 16:26.5 ... Now made manifest (clearly revealed) by the Scriptures of the prophets - well, was not John a prophet when he wrote " in order to enter the kingdom you must be born of the spirit?" This is part of the Mystery.
Ephesians 3: 5.5 : ... As it is now revealed onto his holy apostles and prophets by the spirit of truth. The spirit of truth was to make known the mystery (all truth it will guide you) and it was written down by the Gospel writers who are apostles and prophets.
Also in the last chapter of Daniel he makes reference to a period in the mystery : of enlightenment ; signs in the stars, a period in which angels will intervene and delay this time of the years and it corresponds with revelation 10 which is also outside of the box. Revelation 10 even has a portion which says – "the end of the mystery has come," can they deny this pertains to the Mystery?
And probably most deceptively, all these years I have been deceived into thinking that when Peter stood up and said this is the prophecy of Joel that it was supposed to be like that and not really pertaining to that prophecy . The prophecy of Joel, because it talked about the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, I am now convinced that this was revelation pertaining to the day of Pentecost and the Mystery administration without properly being understood or deciphered, but Peter stood up with boldness and clear revelation stating that this was that day that this prophecy was being partially fulfilled. Thus it was Peter who was the Apostle this small part of the Mystery was revealed to and clarified by the spirit of truth in him. Signs in the heavens are coming today and are the rest of the prophecy being fulfilled within that same age of grace or period of the great mystery revealed.
For we do prophesy, we are having visions , we do have the gift of holy spirit and we are getting signs in the heavens.
Paul says also, that we we know in part and we prophecy in part. This is what Joel and Daniel did. Prophesied in part what was "Now" fully revealed (with clarity, understanding and glory) to the Apostle Paul.
See Romans 16:25 mystery according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ. Both are revelations of the great mystery.
Also it is not translated "secret" as taught by Truth or tradition but accurately translated mystery. See mystery and secret both in the same verse two different words.