KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 3:3 “How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words”,)
Some have asked what this Pauline revelation is about. The Pauline revelations are divine insights that the Holy Spirit gave Apostle Paul to be given to the church body as a whole. He writes in Ephesians 3:3 & 4 the following “How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery (as I wrote afore in a few words, where when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ).
The death, resurrection of our Lord and other mysteries of the Christian life was to be made known to all Christians .The Lord used Apostle Paul greatly in that light.
The Lord made the following statement to His disciples before He died in John 16:12, 13 “I have yet many things to say unto you but you cannot bear them now. Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth”. The Lord Jesus could not tell them a lot of things, those things that concerned the salvation of the gentiles and the subsequent inheritance of their blessings in Christ.
The Holy Spirit revealed these mysteries to all the apostles. Apostle Paul had the greater share of the revelations because he was called to minister to the gentiles. (Galatians 2:7). Apostle Paul commented in Ephesians 3:5 as follows “which in other ages was not made known unto men as it is now revealed to his Holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit, That the gentiles should be fellow heirs and of the same body and partakers of His promise in Christ by the gospel”. It was the Holy Spirit who revealed these things to the apostles. These revelations concerned the gentiles, (everyone who is not a Jew by birth). It also revealed that the gentiles should be fellow heirs with the Jews and should become joint heirs to God’s heritage in Christ. Every promise in Christ was the right of everyone who believed, both Jews and gentiles.
All these things which is described as the unsearchable riches in Christ Jesus is what Apostle Paul had a great insight by revelation through the agency of the Holy Spirit. Anytime you read the letters of Paul be patient to discover a number of these mysteries that has not been taught or revealed in earlier aspects of the Bible.
Through the Pauline Revelations the Holy Spirit has opened my eyes to who I am and my position in Christ. My life is richer and better as I gain insight into these truths
Galatians 1:12-13 ” For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:”
Ephesians 3:8 ” Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ”;