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making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he purposed in him (Ephesians 1:9)
Making known to us the mystery of his will. Mystery; Secret: (μυστήριον mustērion) A sacred divine mystery or secret doctrine that lies with God alone, which is withheld from both the angelic body and humans until the time he determines that it is to be revealed and to those to whom he chooses to make it known. – Mark 4:11; Rom. 11:25; 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:1; 4:1; 13:2; 14:2; 15:51; Eph. 1:9; 6:19; Col. 1:26; 2:2; 2 Thess. 2:7; 1 Tim. 3:9; Rev. 17:5.
From Abel to the Apostle Paul, it was a secret or a mystery as to how God was going to fulfill or accomplish his will and purpose that he had for man, as mentioned in Genesis chapters 1-2. It was not until Paul’s letters were written as he was moved along by the Hold Spirit “making known to us [Christians] the mystery of his will.” Now, Christians would know and understand what the Jewish people had not known for thousands of years. They now knew the incredible part that Jesus Christ played in the outworking of the Father’s purpose. These Jewish Christians would now grasp “that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.” Paul was inspired “to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things, so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Ephesians 3:5-6, 8-11.
According to his good pleasure that he purposed in him. Yes, the Kingdom that Jesus spoke of in his three- and half-year ministry, with him as king and those who were to rule with him as kings, priests, and judges for a thousand years, will bring permanent peace in the heavens as well as the earth. (Matthew 6:9-10) God will restore this earth to the paradise condition he had originally purposed for it through this kingdom, filled with billions of perfect humans. – Isaiah 45:18; 65:21-23; Acts 3:21.