Apostolic Hubs: Stewarding the Mysteries

Apostolic Hubs–
Stewarding the Mysteries
Stature of a Perfect Man
A. Our Mandate is to Produce Champions by this
Ephesians 4:13—[That it might develop] until we all
attain oneness in the faith and in the
comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge
of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really
mature manhood (the completeness of personality
which is nothing less than the standard height of
Christ's own perfection), the measure of the stature
of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness
found in Him. AMP
Ephesians 4:13-15—til we all come to the unity
of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of
God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the
stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we
should no longer be children, tossed to and fro
and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness
of deceitful plotting, NKJV
Mysteries to be Stewarded in the Apostolic Hubs
Meaning of the Greek term Mystery; in the New
Testament, the translation of the Greek musterion --a
derivative of muo (to shut the mouth)
The meaning of the Greek:
1) a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the
2) a hidden purpose or counsel; secret will: of
men; of God: the secret counsels which govern
God in dealing with the righteous, which are
hidden from ungodly and wicked men but plain
to the godly
3) in rabbinic writings, it denotes the mystic or
hidden sense: of an OT saying, of an image or
form seen in a vision, of a dreamIn the KJV
musterion is translated - mystery or mysteries
27 times.
4) A spiritual truth that was once
hidden but now is revealed, and that,
without the Spirit of Revelation, would
have remained unknown
A. 1 Corinthians 2:6-10—Yet we do speak
wisdom among those who are mature; a
wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the
rulers of this age, who are passing away; but
we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the
hidden wisdom which God predestined before
the ages to our glory; the wisdom which none
of the rulers of this age has understood; for if
they had understood it they would not have
crucified the Lord of glory; but just as it is
For to us God revealed them through the
Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things,
even the depths of God.
B. Revelation 10:7-11—But in the days of the voice of the
seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the
mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants
the prophets. Then the voice which I heard from heaven, I
heard again speaking with me, and saying, "Go, take the
book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands
on the sea and on the land." So I went to the angel, telling
him to give me the little book. And he said to me, "Take it
and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your
mouth it will be sweet as honey." I took the little book out
of the angel's hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was
sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my stomach was
made bitter. And they said to me, "You must prophesy
again concerning many peoples and nations and tongues
and kings."
I. The Mystery of the Kingdom of Heaven by
A. Matthew 13:3–15.
1. Less is More
2. Go Lower to go Higher
3. Smallest is the Greatest
4. Hidden to be Revealed
5. Sowing and Reaping
B. Ephesians 6:19-20—And pray on my
behalf, that utterance may be given to me
in the opening of my mouth, to make
known with boldness the mystery of the
gospel, for which I am an ambassador in
chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak
boldly, as I ought to speak.
1. The Guilty Pardoned
2. Grace—Receiving What We do not
3. Mercy—Not receiving What We do
II. Israel's Blindness During the Gentile Age.
A. Romans 11:25-27—For I do not want you,
brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery — so that
you will not be wise in your own estimation — that a
partial hardening has happened to Israel until the
fullness of the Gentiles has come in; 26 and so all
Israel will be saved; just as it is written, "THE
III. Translation of the Living Saints at the
End of the Age.
A. 1 Corinthians 15: 51-55.
B. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 – 17.
IV. New Testaments Church as One Body
Composed of both Jew and Gentile.
A. Ephesians 3:1 – 11
B. Romans 16:25-26
C. Colossians 4:3
V. The Ekklesia (Assembly or
Congregation) as the Bride of Christ.
A. Ephesians 5:28 – 32. Faith in Christ is
necessary to be in the Church, but
faithfulness to Christ is necessary to be the
bride of Christ
B. Revelation 19:7-8—Let us rejoice and be
glad and give the glory to Him, for the
marriage of the Lamb has come and His
bride has made herself ready." 8 It was
given to her to clothe herself in fine linen,
bright and clean; for the fine linen is the
righteous acts of the saints.
C. Revelation 3:5—He who overcomes
will thus be clothed in white garments;
and I will not erase his name from the
book of life, and I will confess his name
before My Father and before His
D. Revelation 3:18—I advise you to buy
from Me gold refined by fire so that you
may become rich, and white garments so
that you may clothe yourself, and that the
shame of your nakedness will not be
revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes
so that you may see.
E. The Foolish Virgins—Matthew 25:1-13
F. Proper Wedding Garments—Matthew
VI. The Living Christ, the same Yesterday,
Today, and Forever.
A. Hebrews 13:7 – 8
B. Galatians 2:20
VII. Christ as the Incarnate Fullness of the
Godhead in Bodily Form.
1. Colossians 2:9-11—For in Him all the
fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,
1and in Him you have been made
complete, and He is the head over all rule
and authority;
2. Colossians 2:9-10 (Amplified) For in Him the
whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues
to dwell in bodily form [giving complete
expression of the divine nature]. And you are in
Him, made full and having come to fullness of
life [in Christ you too are filled with the
Godhead — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — and
reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head
of all rule and authority [of every angelic
principality and power]
3. Theion means “that which is
4. Colossians 1:19—For it has pleased [the
Father] that all the divine fullness (the sum
total of the divine perfection, powers, and
attributes) should dwell in Him
5. Hebrews 1:3—He is the sole expression of the
glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or
radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect
imprint and very image of [God's] nature,
upholding and maintaining and guiding and
propelling the universe by His mighty word of
power. When He had by offering Himself
accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance
of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the
divine Majesty on high
VIII. The Mystery of Iniquity
1. 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12—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. Then that
lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with
the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the
appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming
is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and
signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of
wickedness for those who perish, because they did not
receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this
reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so
that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they
all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took
pleasure in wickedness.
2. Iniquity—Greek word anomos from which iniquity
is translated simply means LAWLESSNESS, the state of
being without Law.
3. The Political/Religious Spirit Masquerading as
Christianity. It utilizes:
1. Opinion
2. Debate
3. Criticism/Judgments
4. Legalism
5. Control
4. Proverbs 14:12—There is a way which seems right
to a man, But its end is the way of death.
5. 2 Timothy 3:1-6—But realize this, that in the last
days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers
of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers,
disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3
unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without
self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous,
reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than
lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness,
although they have denied its power; Avoid such men
as these.
IX. The Seven Stars (Messengers) of
Revelation 1.
1. Revelation 1:20—As for the mystery of
the seven stars which you saw in My right
hand, and the seven golden lampstands:
the seven stars are the angels of the seven
churches, and the seven lampstands are
the seven churches.
2. Seven Messengers; Seven Ages; Seven
3. To Him That Overcomes
X. Mystery Babylon--The Apostate Church. The
Fourth Kingdom
1. Revelation 17:5-7—and on her forehead a name
was written, a mystery, " BABYLON THE GREAT, THE
OF THE EARTH." And I saw the woman drunk with the
blood of the saints, and with the blood of the
witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered
greatly. And the angel said to me, "Why do you
wonder? 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.
2. Daniel 2:44-45—In the days of those kings
the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which
will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will
not be left for another people; it will crush and
put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will
itself endure forever. Inasmuch as you saw that
a stone was cut out of the mountain without
hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze,
the clay, the silver and the gold
3. Daniel 7:23-25—"Thus he said: 'The fourth
beast will be a fourth kingdom on the earth,
which will be different from all the other
kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and
tread it down and crush it. 'As for the ten
horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise;
and another will arise after them, and he will be
different from the previous ones and will
subdue three kings.
4. Daniel 7:26-27— 'But the court will sit for
judgment, and his dominion will be taken away,
annihilated and destroyed forever. 27 'Then the
sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of
all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will
be given to the people of the saints of the
Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting
kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and
obey Him.'

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