Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
And beyond all dispute it is always the inferior who is blessed by the superior.
1 Timothy 3:9
but holding the secret truths of the faith with a clear conscience.
"Because," He replied, "while to you it is granted to know the secrets of the Kingdom of the Heavens, to them it is not.
To Him who has it in His power to make you strong, as declared in the Good News which I am spreading, and the proclamation concerning Jesus Christ, in harmony with the unveiling of the Truth which in the periods of past Ages remained unuttered,
1 Corinthians 2:7
But in dealing with truths hitherto kept secret we speak of God's wisdom--that hidden wisdom which, before the world began, God pre-destined, so that it should result in glory to us;
when He made known to us the secret of His will. And this is in harmony with God's merciful purpose
and that by a revelation the truth hitherto kept secret was made known to me as I have already briefly explained it to you.
and ask on my behalf that words may be given to me so that, outspoken and fearless, I may make known the truths (hitherto kept secret)
in order that their hearts may be cheered, they themselves being welded together in love and enjoying all the advantages of a reasonable certainty, till at last they attain the full knowledge of God's truth, which is Christ Himself.
2 Thessalonians 2:7
For lawlessness is already at work in secret; but only until the man who is now exercising a restraining influence is removed,
And on her forehead was a name written: "I am a symbol of great Babylon, the mother of the harlots and of the abominations of the earth."
1 John 3:5
And you know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
and Jesus was baptized, and immediately went up from the water. At that moment the heavens opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him,
John also gave testimony by stating: "I have seen the Spirit coming down like a dove out of Heaven; and it remained upon Him.
"When the Advocate is come whom I will send to you from the Father's presence--the Spirit of Truth who comes forth from the Father's presence--He will be a witness concerning me.
And He, when He comes, will convict the world in respect of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement; --
This Jesus, God has raised to life-- a fact to which all of us testify.
who, as regards His human descent, belonged to the posterity of David,
1 Peter 3:18
because Christ also once for all died for sins, the innocent One for the guilty many, in order to bring us to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit,
1 John 5:6
Jesus Christ is He who came with water and blood; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. And it is the Spirit who gives testimony-- because the Spirit is the Truth.
Thereupon the Devil left Him, and angels at once came and ministered to Him.
But to their amazement there had been a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord had descended from Heaven, and had come and rolled back the stone, and was sitting upon it.
where He remained for forty days, tempted by Satan; and He was among the wild beasts, but the angels waited upon Him.
Upon entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at their right hand, clothed in a long white robe. They were astonished and terrified.
But the angel said to them, "Put away all fear; for I am bringing you good news of great joy--joy for all the People.
And there appeared to Him an angel from Heaven, strengthening Him;
At this they were in great perplexity, when suddenly there stood by them two men whose raiment flashed like lightning.
and saw two angels clothed in white raiment, sitting one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been.
But, while they stood intently gazing into the sky as He went, suddenly there were two men in white garments standing by them,
concealed in order that the Church might now be used to display to the powers and authorities in the heavenly realms the innumerable aspects of God's wisdom.
1 Peter 1:12
To them it was revealed that they were serving not themselves but you, when they foretold the very things which have now been openly declared to you by those who, having been taught by the Holy Spirit which had been sent from Heaven, brought you the Good News. Angels long to stoop and look into these things.
A light to shine upon the Gentiles, And the glory of Thy people Israel."
Then Peter began to speak. "I clearly see," he said, "that God makes no distinctions between one man and another;
Then, throwing off all reserve, Paul and Barnabas said, "We were bound to proclaim God's Message to you first. But since you spurn it and judge yourselves to be unworthy of the Life of the Ages--well, we turn to the Gentiles.
Jew and Gentile are on precisely the same footing; for the same Lord is Lord over all, and is infinitely kind to all who call upon Him for deliverance.
for He who had been at work within Peter with a view to his Apostleship to the Jews had also been at work within me with a view to my Apostleship to the Gentiles--
which in earlier ages was not made known to the human race, as it has now been revealed to His holy Apostles and Prophets through the Spirit--
to whom it was His will to make known how vast a wealth of glory for the Gentile world is implied in this truth--the truth that 'Christ is in you, the hope of glory.'
Upon their arrival they called the Church together and proceeded to report in detail all that God, working with them, had done, and how He had opened for the Gentiles the door of faith.
For it has reached you, and remains with you, just as it has also spread through the whole world, yielding fruit there and increasing, as it has done among you from the day when first you heard it and came really to know the grace of God,
After this I looked, and a vast host appeared which it was impossible for anyone to count, gathered out of every nation and from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in long white robes, and carrying palm-branches in their hands.
So the Lord Jesus after having thus spoken to them was taken up into Heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
And while He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into Heaven.
"Does this seem incredible to you? What then if you were to see the Son of Man ascending again where He was before?
although He knew that the Father had put everything into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was now going to God,
I came from the Father and have come into the world. Again I am leaving the world and am going to the Father."
And now, Father, do Thou glorify me in Thine own presence, with the glory that I had in Thy presence before the world existed.
My former narrative, Theophilus, dealt with all that Jesus did and taught as a beginning, down to the day on which,
For this reason Scripture says: "He re-ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, and gave gifts to men."
He brightly reflects God's glory and is the exact representation of His being, and upholds the universe by His all-powerful word. After securing man's purification from sin He took His seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Now in connexion with what we have been saying the chief point is that we have a High Priest who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of God's Majesty in the heavens,
simply fixing our gaze upon Jesus, our Prince Leader in the faith, who will also award us the prize. He, for the sake of the joy which lay before Him, patiently endured the cross, looking with contempt upon its shame, and afterwards seated Himself-- where He still sits--at the right hand of the throne of God.
1 Peter 3:22
who is at God's right hand, having gone into Heaven, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him.