Unsearchable riches of Christ Part 1, MP3

Here is a teaching, discussion on the Unsearchable riches of Christ found in the Gospel, concealed in the Old Testament but Revealed in the New Testament through Jesus the Messiah!!!

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I will add some study notes and Q & A section to this as well later on, thanks.

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The mystery/secret of the Good News of Christ

 

Ephesians 3:1-12; Colossians 1:25-28

 

It was kept hidden for ages past but it has now been revealed to us New Testament saints who believe in Jesus as the Messiah

 

What is this mystery? This secret? What is the unsearchable riches of Christ? What does unsearchable mean?

 

How did paul receive revelation to understand this mystery?

On the road to Damascus. Acts 26:12-23. Compare this with the mount of transfiguration Matthew 17:1-13. He counted all things as poo compare to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ. Php 3:1-11

 

What is this mystery?

Luke 24:25-27; 44-48

Jesus is the completion, fullfillment of prophecy, types and shadows of the Old Testament- Law, Prophets and Writings. Jesus is the OT manifested/revealed in a human body (John 1:1.)

Paul saw Jesus in every page of the OT. To preach Jesus from the OT was his revelation.

2 Corinthians 1:20

 

Christ in the Old Testament

Since God’s plan focuses on Christ and his glory (Eph 1:10), it is natural that the promises of God and the symbols in the Old testmant all point forward to him. “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him [Christ]” (2 Cor 1:20).

The OT as a whole, through its promises, its symbols, and its pictures of salvation, looks forward to the actual accomplishment of salvation that took place once-for-all in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Sometimes God gives immediate, temporal blessings in the Old Testament. These blessings are only a foretaste of the rich eternal blessings that come through Christ: Eph 1:3

The NT constantly talks about Christ and the salvation that he has brought. That is obvious. What is not so obvious is that the same is true of the OT, though it does this by way of anticipation. It gives us shadows and type of things that were to come. (1 Cor 10:6,11; Heb 8:5)

A type is a special example, symbol, or picture that God designed beforehand, and that he placed in history at an earlier point in time in order to point forward to a later, larger fulfillment.

Animal sacrifices in the OT prefigured the final sacrifice of Christ. So these animal sacrifices were ‘types’ of Christ.

Fulfillment takes place preeminently in Christ (Eph 1:10; 2 Cor 1:20).

 

The law is Shadow, but Christ is the Reality/Substance. (Colossians 2:16-20)

 

Even angels and the OT saints longed to look into these things to uncover the hidden gospel but you and I have been privileged to have it revealed to us!!

1 Peter 1:10-12

 

What are some of the unsearchable riches of Christ as hidden/concealed in the OT that has been revealed to NT saints since Jesus death, burial, ressurection and ascension?

 

-The heavens have been opened by Jesus’ baptism. It never closed since then.

Under Moses law, your sin brought a curse that could close the heavens above you like bronze. Deut 28:23. But Jesus rescued us from the curse of the law Gal 3:13.

Isaiah 64:1; Matthew 3:13-17; Luke 3:21-22; Acts 7:54-56.

Don’t be like the confused pentecostals who asked God to open the heavens, but thank God the heavens are already opened above you!!!!

 

-Psalm 51, Ezekiel 36:22-27; Jeremiah 33:8; 31:33-34 Prophecy=> Hebrews 10:15-18; 1John 1:5-9; Colossians 2:13-14; Ephesians 1:7; Matthew 6:12-15; John 20:22-23

-Psalm 25:3-6 Prophecy => Fulfillment Hebrews 10:19-23; Colossians 1:22

-The Glory of God lives inside of you! We don’t have to ‘get’ into the Glory, we are already in the Glory!! Colossians 1:24-27; 2:9; Hebrews 1:3; John 17:20-26. That is the Glory and the Unsearchable Riches of the New Covenant in Christ compared to moses covenant.

The OT Glory was a fading glory that’s why you had to get more of it. But NT glory is unfading glory and is ever increasing glory!! There is only 2 types of Glory: OT glory or NT Glory. (2 Corinthians 3:7-18)

 

Conclusion:

The mystery is this: Jesus Who is the fulfillment of the OT lives inside of you so you can experience God’s Glory!!

 

The Glory of God is the tangible Presence of God that is manifested into the earthly realm, that can be tasted, touched, smelt and seen.

 

The Old Covenant of Moses which was made obsolete is this: the Glory of God is outside of you!!

But the New Covenant established by Jesus is this: The Glory of God is inside of you!!

 

Say with me, Christ in me the Hope of experiencing God’s Glory!! Jesus is all I need and I have already have Him!! It’s all about Jesus!!!

 

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