Romans 16: What Is The Secret?
Verse of the Day: (V25) “Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,”
1. Servant (V1-16)
V1 “I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:”
Paul encouraged the Romans Christians to receive Phebe, a servant of the church at Cenchrea, who was coming to Rome for her business, with much love and hospitality, because she had took care of Paul and many Christians who were in neeCopyd at Cenchrea.
V2 “That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.”
2. Satan (V17-20)
V17 “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.”
Paul pleaded with the Romans Christians to mark them who were trouble makers, and to avoid them at all cost. He encouraged them that the God of peace and grace, whom they believed, shall grant them victory over Satan, whose final destiny shall be the fiery pits of hell. Indeed, let us be sober and vigilant of the devil, and his evil and deceiving tactics, because he is behind every false teaching, church split and wicked deed in this world.
V20 “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”
3. Secret (V21-27)
V25 “Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,”
God through Paul finally revealed to them that the mystery or secret that had been kept for years during the Old Testament was – Jesus Christ is the Saviour and the Lord of a believer, and the Head of the Church - a body of believers regardless of their nationality.
V26 “But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I know the secret – Jesus is my Saviour and Lord!