Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for look, I am bringing good news that will cause great joy to all people.
2 Corinthians 3:8
will not the ministry of the Holy Spirit [i.e., the New Agreement] have [greater] splendor?
2 Corinthians 4:4
For the god of this world [i.e., Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that they would not see the light of the Gospel of the splendor of Christ, who is the image of God.
so that we would praise His glorious, unearned favor, which was freely given to us through the One whom God loved [i.e., Christ].
This was so that, to future ages [of people on earth and in heaven], God could demonstrate the tremendous abundance of His unearned favor, expressed by His kindness to us in [fellowship with] Christ Jesus.
This was done so that now God's many-sided wisdom could be made known through the church, to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms [Note: "Heavenly realms" here refers to the world around us, where these angelic beings (good or bad) view the unfolding of God's wonderful plan],
1 Peter 1:11
They studied [their own prophecies] to learn what, or which, [person or] time the Holy Spirit in them pointed to, in predicting the sufferings of Christ and the glories yet to come.
1 Timothy 6:15
which God will bring about in its [or, "His"] own time. [For] He is the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords.