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Discovering the Mystery of Christ – Episode #728

November 14, 2020

Discovering the Mystery of Christ
Episode #728
11/15/2020

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow
In John’s upcoming book The Great Exchange he richly unfolds the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory… unveiling it in great depth.

John:
So we’re real excited about the fact that the book The Sovereign Touch is going to be in print and delivered next week and we’ll be shipping them out next week. So probably by the time you hear this podcast we will already have started the shipment.

And so we’re, we’re excited about that. And I can’t wait! I’m, I’m, I’m really, I’m…My heart’s building up about it and I’m getting real excited about it because, you know, the, the pre-order has been pretty amazing. I, I, I have stacks of, of pre-orders. We’re going to have…The day that we’re going to be shipping out, maybe two days because we have so many orders coming in and, and that’s so exciting.

And I have, you know, some, some that are going to people that I haven’t heard from in forever and people I don’t even know and there’s just a lot of copies that are going to be going out and I’m looking forward to that.

Martha:
And my spirit is just leaping and, and shouting over the book.

John:
I had my, I had a friend of my in art, I, they, they just randomly just said, “Hey, how’d you do on this last week that you went writing?” They just know that I go away and write and I miss class that week. And I said, “Well, I got it done. I finished.” And they said, “Well, what’s it on? And bla, bla, bla.” And I, I, I kind of pulled back. I don’t, I don’t, I don’t expose it all. I don’t say a whole lot.

But I finally just said to my art teacher, I said….He said, “Well, where can we get it? Can we get it at Amazon?” And I said, “No, not yet. You can get the Kindle version.” He said, “It’s already on Kindle?” I said, “Yeah, it’s on, on Kindle.” So he said, “You’re on Amazon?” I said, “Yeah, go, just go here, bla, bla, bla.”

And, and he pulled it up. He says, “You already have two things on there.” I said, “Yeah, I knew.” And he’s like “Dude!” And I said, “Well, do you recognize this?” And I showed him Where Are You God and basically, you know, it’s the painting that I painted in his class. He’s like, “That is amazing.” And he’s just so excited. He was excited about the title. He was excited about the sub-title. He said, “This is, this is exciting.” And I said, “There’s the, the one I’m, I’m printing.” And so, he’s, “Oh my. These are intriguing. I want to know what’s in there.” I said, “Well, I’ll have to get you a copy.

So it’s, it’s, you know, the excitement is building.

Martha:
It is! I knew you were going to say that.

John:
Yeah.

So anyway, I hope you got your pre-order. If not you can go to Living Christian Books and, and order it. I don’t know if the pre-order with free shipping is still going to be available. But you’ll be able to order it and get your copy. So, hope, hope you, you jump on to that.

But Martha, today we have something exciting to talk about. And you’ve been, you’ve been sitting over there percolating and, and, and, and saying you’re about to come out as a rushing water. So I’m ready for it. So tell me what’s, what’s God saying?

Martha:
So I’ve been needing to write the forward for The Great Exchange and I, of course, hadn’t started, the Lord hadn’t started to it to me.

John:
Ok. Let me say this. Someone told us that we’re about to be shot out of a cannon. I don’t remember who it was that said that. Do you remember?

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
They said, “You’re about to be shot out of a cannon.” And we’re talking about within months, two months, whatever, two of the book and one of them is epic. I mean The Great Exchange that you’re about to talk about is EPIC.

Martha:
It is.

John:
It’s huge. And, and so to have two books bam, bam right back to back is, is pretty shocking. And so I feel like the floodwaters have, have opened up…

Martha:
Um hmm.

John:
…and we are shot out of the cannon. And I want to hear about your floodwaters that are percolating in you because you’re, you’re about to write the forward for it and then we’re sending it off. We’re sending it off to be formatted and printed. Absolutely.

Martha:
Well, I don’t know, I’ve been seeking some words from the Lord of how to do the forward for John’s book because it’s really special to my heart. And, and I got to thinking that well, these books are epic because there’s so much material in there and I’m gonna to say we know John who will go the extra mile. Then you’ll go another ten extra miles. And then there’s five more miles ahead. He’s just wonderful and that he covers, whatever he does he covers it with such completion.

John:
I really feel like this book, I go from every, every possible avenue. I literally cover it. And I did the same thing with The Sovereign Touch.

Martha:
I was about to say that’s exactly what you do. One step at the time, which you’ll read about, is rich…

John:
Right.

Martha:
…with so much revelation.

I just wanted to read this scripture that is involved in this and it’s Colossians 1:25 sort of through 28:25 through 27. And this is what it says:

I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, 

Now I want to stop there because this is really cool. He was made a minister to, for this, this preaching of the word is to the saints. But the word is ‘stewardship’. And stewardship, I looked it up in the, in the Greek and, and Hebrew and what it means is you are given the management of a property that is not your own.

John:
Whoo!

Martha:
Stewardship is owning…

John:
Wow.

Martha:
…something precious that is a treasure that does not belong to you and it is your duty to see that it is given out as riches.

John:
Whoo, Wow, wow, wow.

Martha:
And that I…And I was made a steward of this mystery…

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
…years ago. And I remember reading that word ‘stewardship’ and thinking, “Oh my goodness I have a responsibility here. I have a responsibility here that very big.

So here’s what it says:

Colossians 1:25
I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit,

John and I both have become stewards of something…

John:
Wow.

Martha:
…that we are supposed to make available to you listeners.

bestowed on us for your benefit, so that we might carry out fully the preaching of the word of God,

And here’s the preaching that he’s talking about:

that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 

Now other translations of that speak of, speak of this mystery a little different way.

In the NKJ:
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery.

The riches of the glory of this mystery!

John:
Um.

Martha:
That is what is going to be in this book.

John:
Right.

Martha:
The riches of the glory of the mystery. And what is the mystery? Christ in you the hope of glory.

John:
Yeah.

Martha:
It’s the indwelling that most of the church does not know.

John:
Right.

Martha:
Born again Believers don’t possess this mystery Christ in you the hope of glory. And your book, John, is epic. It’s not only big but it contains so many different aspects of that mystery. It is the unfolding of the mystery so rich…

John:
Wow.

Martha:
…that I’m not, I’m not…I don’t think I’ve ever…I read book on the mystery. I’m after that.

John:
Um hmm, um hmm.

Martha:
Give me, give me the word mystery and I will know it. And here this word ‘mystery’ means something hidden that is intended to be found.

John:
Wow.

Martha:
So God, God has this mystery. He hid it from Jacob and Joseph and Moses. He hid it from everybody and has revealed it to us in this time.

John:
It’s not a buried treasure that it’s being hidden from it’s being hidden to…

Martha:
For.

John:
… and for. Um hmm.

Martha:
and to, Exactly.

John:
Whoo

Martha:
And so the word ‘mystery’ means not that it’s kept from you but that it’s available to you. And…

John:
And unknowable to, to get.

Martha:
Right, you can’t get it without a revelation.

John:
Right.

Martha:
You can, you can never see the meaning of the mystery. But He, it was His plan to hide this wonderful mystery. And you will be unveiling the mystery in great depth. And it’s interesting because he says:

We are to, God willed to make know what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles

Martha:
Among the Gentiles!

which is Christ in you the hope of glory.

Next verse:

We proclaim Him.

Now there in three words is the whole book.

Admonishing every man and teaching every man, person I’m going to say, with all wisdom so that we may present every man, woman complete in Christ.

This is, this mystery is our riches…

John:
Um hmm.

Martha:
…our glory, and the power to become perfect.

John:
Wow.

Martha:
So it’s, it, it just could not be more important.

Discovering the Mystery of Christ – Episode #728 – Shulamite Podcast

Many Believers don’t possess the mystery of Christ in you the hope of glory. But in John’s upcoming book The Great Exchange he unfolds of the mystery so richly, unveiling it in great depth.

One comment

  1. John Enslow says:

    Because of this podcast we are continuing to offer FREE Shipping this week for the Sovereign Touch. We took delivery of the books this week and ALL pre-orders have been shipped and are on the way to you. I pray this book impacts you greatly, I know it has all of us. https://livingchristianbooks.com/the-sovereign-touch-john-enslow/

    Please stand with us as we prepare to get the next one in print. The Great Exchange will be available within the next few months. While I had hoped it would be done by the end of the year, COVID has delayed everything in the printing industry. We are currently formatting it for print and then will submit it to the printers to get in the queue for print. 🥳🏁 We know the timing will be prefect, sovereignly so…😉

    By the way….everyone who pre-ordered the Sovereign Touch (which includes this weeks orders) will receive a coupon to get a discount off their order of the Great Exchange. An added bonus for those who so supported this project and because we love you!

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