I Cor 2:7 (ESV)
But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God which God decreed before the ages for our glory
Meaning of the word “mystery”: spiritual secret
Rom 16:24, 25 (MGI)
Now to God, who is able to establish you in my gospel that is proclaimed about Jesus Christ by the revelation of the mystery that was hidden from the times of the ages,
but is revealed in this time by way of the writings of the prophets, and by the commandment of the eternal God is made known to all the Gentiles for the obedience of the faith,
1 Tim 3:16 (MGI)
and truly great is this mystery of uprightness…
Col 1:27 (MGI)
To them, God wanted to make known what is the wealth of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is the Messiah who is in you, the hope of our glory,
Eph 3:4-6:
A) now revealed to holy apostles and prophets
B) by (in) the Spirit
C) fellow heirs (FAMILY)
C) of the same body (BODY)
C) partakers of his promise (TEMPLE)
B) in Christ
A) by the gospel
Family shows our relationship with God and Jesus Christ
Gal 4:6, 7
Rom 8:17
Body shows how we work together with each other and what we do
1 Cor 12: 12, 13, 27
Temple shows where we dwell and our authority in Christ
Heb 6:4
Eph 2:20-22 (MGI)
And you are built on the foundation of the apostles and of the prophets and Jesus Christ is the head of the corner of the building.
And in him the whole building is fit together and is growing into a holy temple in the LORD,
while you also are built in him for a dwelling of God spiritually.