But that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.
At least 22 times the New Testament alludes to various mysteries. Among others, the Bible refers to the mystery of the kingdom of God (Mark 4:11), Israel’s blindness (Rom 11:25), His will (Ep 1:9), the Rapture (1 Cor. 15:51) and Christ and the Church (Ep 5:32), to name a few.
A mystery is a spiritual truth that is undiscoverable except by revelation and which is now manifest. Beloved, if the true God was easily knowable through simple logic, no intelligent person would ever be lost!
Thankfully, we don’t have to guess what the “mystery of God” is all about, because the Word of God tells us plainly in Rev 11:15:
“Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!'”
Therefore, the mystery of God is the full establishment of God’s kingdom on earth. At present, the reign of Christ on earth is partial, primarily found in the hearts and lives of those who are born again. So the kingdom of God is here, but not yet. We are saved, but we are being saved and shall be fully saved; Jesus won the victory at Calvary, but Satan has not yet been bound… That’s a mystery, beloved!
Let us rejoice in this hope, that soon and very soon the kingdom of God–that is, His dominion, reign, wisdom, will, power and love–shall fill the whole world, everywhere and all the time forever. Hallelujah!