The Renewed Mind pt 4 : THE MYSTERY OF GOD’S WILL
Can we make any sense of history, other than “Well, it’s what God has planned?” Has He revealed His purposes in history? And, if so, how can we understand them?
Having seen that the One New Man and the renewed mind are central to God’s will and purposes, we need to see how the Holy Spirit, through Paul, wants to renew our minds and open our understanding, even while going over some territory, familiar to the New Testament reader.
When, in Ephesians chapter 1, Paul deals with The Mystery of God’s Will (v.9), he is immediately taking our eyes of ourselves and focusing us on Christ. As most regular Sword readers will already know, a mystery in the New Testament is not something which was, and remains, hidden, but something that was previously hidden but is now revealed.