Never give up praying. And when you pray, keep alert and be thankful. Be sure to pray that God will make a way for us to spread his message and explain the mystery about Christ, even though I am in jail for doing this. Please pray that I will make the message as clear as possible. When you are with unbelievers, always make good use of the time.
The Apostle Paul prays that he will be able to “spread his message” and “explain the mystery about Christ.” The “Message” is the Good News about Jesus Christ and what He did for all of us! Jesus paid the price for your sins and mine. Because of what Jesus did, I do not have to suffer eternally in Hell! That really is Good News!
But what is the “Mystery About Christ?” The Good News is about what Jesus did, and I believe the mystery about Christ focuses on who Jesus is! Could God have created a “special angel” to hang on the Cross and die for us? I can’t answer that question, except to say that Jesus was not an angel sent to die for us! Jesus is the Son of God and according to His own testimony when you have seen Jesus you have seen the Father! Jesus is God!
The most amazing thing about the Sacrifice for our sins is not that it happened, but rather Who Did It! The mystery about Jesus is not that He loves us, but rather that He is God and He loves us!
If the Creator of all there is not only formed you in your mother’s womb, but also loves you enough to come to earth Himself and die for your sins, that is a jaw dropping reality!
Spread the Good News about what Jesus did for you and your sins, but also explain the “Mystery About Christ.” When you hold tightly to the truth of who Jesus is, the lies of Satan lose their power to control your mind! Your Creator is also Your Savior!
“Lord Jesus, thank You for what You did for all mankind, and Praise You forever for Who You are! May Your Glorious and Righteous Name be Praised for all Eternity! Amen!”