Unveiling God’s Wisdom: Exploring the Great Mystery of the Church

Let’s explore the great mystery that lies at the heart of the Church. As John Stott profoundly stated, the creation of the universe showcases God’s glory to humans, but it is through the new creation, the Church, that He reveals His wisdom to angels.

In this post, we delve into the awe-inspiring concept of redemption witnessed by heavenly hosts as the Church actively carries out its purpose. As we discover our role in this unfolding story, we are reminded that the history of the Christian Church stands as a testament to God’s great mystery in heavenly places. So, let’s delve into this great mystery together and see the Church as a graduate school for angels, displaying God’s redemptive wisdom in an extraordinary way.

Please let me know if there’s anything else I can assist you with!content_copy create autorenew delete_forever sticky_note_2 library_books chat info_outline 

“It is through the old creation (the universe) that God reveals his glory to humans; it is through the new creation (the church) that he reveals his wisdom to angels.”

John Stott

Even though the angels were in the presence of God, they did not know about the mystery of the Church. This mystery, that God would save both Jew & Gentile and unite them as one body, revealed to the angels the “manifold wisdom of God” (Ephesians 3:10-11). This is one of the great purposes of the Church.

Redemption is a concept that truly amazes the heavenly hosts. As the church functions, the angels watch.  They observe churches passionately sharing the gospel, caring for their members, and witnessing diverse groups of people gathering in worship. Through these actions, the angels witness the embodiment of Christ’s love for the church. It is through His church that God has chosen to display His redemptive wisdom.

And as His church, we have the privilege to play a vital role in this unfolding story. As John Stott brilliantly stated:

It is as if a great drama is being enacted. History is the theatre, the world is the stage, and church members in every land are the actors. God himself has written the play, and he directs and produces it. Act by act, scene by scene, the story continues to unfold. But who are the audience? They are the cosmic intelligences, the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. We are to think of them as spectators of the drama of salvation. Thus ‘the history of the Christian church becomes a graduate school for angels’

In conclusion, the great mystery of the Church unveils God’s divine wisdom and redemptive plan. As we understand the significance of uniting Jew and Gentile as one body, we begin to grasp the profound purpose of the Church. Through the Church, God reveals His glory to humanity and His wisdom to the heavenly realms.

We, as members of the Church, have the incredible opportunity to be part of this unfolding story scripted by God Himself. Let us continue to share the gospel, care for one another, and worship in diverse unity, knowing we are being watched by the heavenly hosts.  


Join 3,361 other subscribers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *