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Ephesians 3:9 – The administration of the secret

12-06-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet

To me, less than the least of all saints, was granted this grace: to bring the evangel of the untraceable riches of Christ to the nations, and to enlighten all as to what is the administration of the secret, which has been concealed from the eons in God, Who creates all…

World eras passed. GOD had chosen Israel and made known his words to them. And yet, all this time, He held something back that was in his heart. He concealed it and kept it hidden. Until he finally made the secret known to Paul. For this purpose the Creator of heaven and earth with his all-embracing plan, chose… “the least of the saints”.  To “enlighten all” through him. Jew and gentile – all of the nations.

Paul just told (:6) what the content of the secret is. But now it is Paul’s aim, “to enlighten all as to what is the administration of the secret”. The administration (or household) that was entrusted to him (:2).

As administrator, he explains from prison how things are going in GOD’s house today. The separate position of Israel is no longer at issue. The wall between Jew and heathen has been broken away. “The law of precepts” (2:15) no longer applies as a house rule, but the light of “the grace of GOD”(3:2)!