The Mystery . . .
Don’t you love a good mystery? There is something about the hidden that is so intriguing that we are drawn to search it out.
We are to bring forth the mystery hidden (Christ, and Him Crucified) to those who have never heard, and Christ in you (The Anointed One and His Anointing in you), unto those who are now the dwelling place of Almighty God Himself.
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 (KJV) (also see 2 Corinthians 6:16).
As we bring forth, as we gather by study and revelation, piece by piece, and by mention (citing), the glorious wood of Calvary, we are struck with the power of this word, wood, which is also rendered, tree:
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. Galatians 3:13 (KJV)
This word wood, is also rendered, plank (cross bar), gallows (a place where one is hung until dead), and, interestingly enough, carpenter. Doesn’t this make you ponder? Oh, yes, the word also has the meaning, door.
Behold, I (The Christ, The Carpenter) stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 (AMP)
The revelation of the Christ, the Cross, and the Carpenter, comes piece by piece through the study and mention of the Word.
We are called, through witness, to build the house of God. This word build means, to begin to build, make, repair, set up (in a sure, secure state), and to obtain children. We build the house (house can also be rendered, family), and bring pleasure to our God, and cause Him to be glorified (having made Myself many) by fulfilling His dream of seeing many sons brought into glory (Heb. 2:10).