Mysteries: Iniquity, Beyond Our Understanding
God reveals His hidden mysteries when we believe the Scriptures. He explains things to His children with simple words that record what was and is and will be. Those who boast of worldly wisdom fail to hear them and with pride mock those who do. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.'” 1 Corinthians 1:18 -19 Consequently there is no getting around it. Our message is foolishness to those who are perishing. We will be mocked for proclaiming the message of the cross.
Being mocked or ignored is no longer a mystery, the wise have their pride to defend. How frustrating it must be to them waging war against God’s truth. Who can understand “the mystery of iniquity?” 2 Thessalonians 2:7
No longer is there a reason to be His enemy. Because the battle has been fought, Satan has been defeated and now our Creator is calling us to Jesus. What keeps man separated from God when His love and forgiveness is so freely offered? “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.” (John 3:19-20)
Of all the mysteries explained by God this may be the easiest to understand, yet the hardest to accept. Because Jesus is talking about many of those we know and love. These verses explain why many hate and reject God’s light, but why would anyone choose evil over good, darkness over light and hate over love? This is the “mystery of iniquity” that I may never understand.