The more we understand this mystery, the deeper still we will appreciate Christian Identity, since only we are in the image of God. We've known we were different than non-whites, just not how much different. We knew we were the sons of Adam but now we are learning what it means to be the sons of God. If you have no doubts about the Deity of Christ, that you were born of God, and that you are indwelt by the Spirit of God, your heart has been prepared to receive this understanding.
After making the mystery known, the Apostle Paul goes on to convey the impact of this newfound consciousness. For it's not just more knowledge, but life-changing wisdom. All the talents, gifts, opportunities, and resources God blesses us with are only to enhance and expand this potential. It also explains how people like Joseph, David, Daniel, Paul... the Wright brothers, Nikola Tesla, Henry Ford, and so on, were able to accomplish such incredible things- even the impossible. Now we understand exactly why God deserves all the glory in its entirety. You have this within you.
26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the nations
Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
Paul already established Christ was God. "NOW" HE REVEALS "CHRIST IN YOU". This wasn't Paul reading into something too much or something he figured out on his own. The Apostle proclaims that God Himself made "known... this mystery among the nations", why? BECAUSE AS CHRIST REPEATED FROM PSALM 82 CONCERNING ALL ISRAELITES- "YE ARE GODS". Obviously only gods are born from above and everything else is out. Of all the things we learn about being Israelites, this holds the most significance. GREAT THINGS AWAIT THOSE WHO EMBRACE CHRIST WITHIN.
Paul only preached the Gospel to Israelite "nations", as we see throughout Acts and all his Epistles. He explains the impact of "Christ in you" was why or "Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working". Paul didn't get stuck on trying to drown God's people in the milk. He gave those who could bear it the meat, pointing them toward the kingdom of God. This was the thrust of his calling as a minister of Christ.
It makes perfect sense that the mystery was "hid" until after Christ's ascension. Little did we know, God was manifested in the flesh and justified in the Spirit from Adam on, yet we could not become conscious of this mystery until God was preached to the nations and believed on in the world, after Christ went to the Father. So this mystery was revealed thru the preaching of the Gospel, first by Paul, and not just Jesus Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. For Paul says "Christ in you" is "Whom we" are to "preach", being the most profound aspect of the Gospel for the believer, expanding your consciousness of God within by allowing the mind of Christ to be in you. The following is an example of Christ alluding to this mystery being revealed after His ascension, along with His expectation of us fulfilling our potential by faith:
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
It's obvious Christ was talking about how after His ascension, any Israelite who receives this mystery and lives by faith has unlimited potential. Why would Christ voluntarily stress this and expect us to do "greater works" than Him, if this mystery does not involve us finding out we are gods ourselves?! Those who try to downplay the significance of this mystery, and/or the importance of faith in Christ, are denying the very words of Christ, nothing more. DISCOVERING "CHRIST IN YOU" IS TREMENDOUS MOTIVATION TO "BELIEVE ON" HIM.
Like Paul will explain later in this Epistle, we need to be "warning every man" to repent of all ideas about God which originate from or result in an external focus. We are to be "teaching every man in all wisdom" with regards to this subjective truth. IT IS CHRIST "IN" YOU, NOT OUTSIDE OF YOU OR UP IN THE SKY. Putting to practice and spreading this wisdom is the way "that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus". SPIRITUAL MATURITY FOR ISRAEL IS THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY.
Through his own desires and life, this humble Apostle displayed the quality of potential each of us have. Paul knew of its impact personally as he testified, "which worketh in me mightily." PAUL KNEW THIS WAS THE CAUSE OF HIS GREATNESS AND SUCCESS. Here he freely acknowledges it was the primary motivating factor in his own Christian life and in everything he was doing in his ministry. FOCUSING ONLY ON THE RACIAL ASPECT WILL LEAD YOU TO FALL SHORT OF GOD'S PURPOSES AND OF HAVING GOD'S POWER. Paul knew Christ was doing all the work through him.
Here are these verses in the New Revised Standard Version: "The mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the nations are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom so that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil and struggle with all the energy that he powerfully inspires within me."
Why do you do what you do, and in whose power? Why do you want to reach our people, just so they will hate God's enemies?! According to Paul, the ultimate goal of the Gospel ministry is "that we may present every man perfect" or mature. Once we find out Israel is the white race, it's about reaching our brethren and becoming spiritually mature ourselves. APPEAL TO THE CHRIST WITHIN THEM BY THE CHRIST WITHIN YOU. We are to only be "striving according to his working" in us and others. God works in His people because that's where He is. The last thing we should ever want to do in other's lives is get in God's way. Putting our rules on others, pushing our beliefs on them is not the way to minister. POINT THEM TO CHRIST WITHIN AND THEY WILL FIND ALL THE HOPE THEY NEED.
Another option is to just keep following self-appointed, theological rulers who want things to appear too complicated without them. FINDING OUT YOU HAVE CHRIST WITHIN, YOU MAY DISCOVER YOU DON'T NEED THEM ANYMORE. It's too bad they don't have the "wisdom" to recognize their white brethren each have Christ in them. IT IS GOD'S WILL FOR EACH OF US TO LOOK TO CHRIST WITHIN FOR WISDOM. So the "warning" is don't follow those who deny the Word of God, not walking by faith themselves. Just look at their lives and you'll probably recognize the inconsistency. No one can preach and teach effectively what they are not living. Listen to those who, like Paul, want you to reach your unlimited potential.
These same ones will also promote that the word "manifest" is evil and satanic, while it is actually an accurate rendering of the Greek, as we see here. To "manifest" isn't some far out concept but is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #5319 phaneroo simply meaning to render apparent... manifestly declare... shew, that's all. Though Paul originally manifested this "mystery" nearly two thousand years ago, it still isn't even close to being known by most of our people today, even within Christian Identity- what a shame. Yet it's our privilege to share it now with "his saints" who have ears to hear and eyes to see. Equip yourself to manifestly declare "the riches of the glory of this mystery" and let us witness together the much-needed impact this wisdom can have "among" Israelites today. Learning the racial aspect of the Gospel cracks open the treasure chest... this blows the lid off! DON'T SETTLE FOR JUST BEING AWAKE- ARISE AND SHINE!
This is "the hope of glory" while everything else is missing the mark (Romans 3:23). FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THIS AND ACHIEVE GOD'S PERFECT WILL FOR YOUR LIFE. This provides the greatest incentive to fulfilling your full potential as a Christian. DO THE WORK ON YOURSELF TO MANIFEST THIS MYSTERY IN YOUR LIFE FOR OTHERS TO SEE.
1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
By this we note once again, Paul may have never actually met the saints in Colosse face to face. Yet he expresses "what great conflict" he had due to those who were attempting to lead them estray. Those who think they know better than everyone else are the very ones who want to "beguile you"- don't fall for it; you've most likely outgrown them. Paul was the divinely appointed steward of this mystery and wanted all Israelites to know it even (as he said), "as many as have not seen my face in the flesh".
Our "acknowledgment of the mystery" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #4907, a mental putting together... understanding. PUT IT TOGETHER THAT CHRIST IS IN YOU. Make it your priority, "lest any man should beguile you with enticing words". Christ perfectly illustrated this challenge in The Parable of the Sower:
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Keep Paul's "great conflict" in mind as Christ's gives us His interpretation of The Parable of the Sower.
18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. 19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. 20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. 23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
The Parable of the Sower outlines the importance of putting this together, while also encompassing Paul's "great conflict" of how easily God's people are deceived by not receiving the Word. There should be nothing worth more to you at this point than "the acknowledgement of the mystery of God." Yet ultimately, without taking the time to put this together, we each place ourselves in danger of being deceived.
The "enticing words" deceivers like to use is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #4086, persuasive language. There's a huge difference between trying to persuade people to follow Christ by rightly dividing the Word of truth and going to ridiculous lengths to use persuasive language to deceive. These persuasive types (who even in their practice deny this mystery) think it's all about what they think they know. THEY SEE THOSE THEY CANNOT CONTROL AS A THREAT TO THEM. They will employ whatever low-down, shameful measures (just like the Pharisees in Christ's day) to protect their presumed authority. They want to "catcheth away that which was sown" in others' hearts, even if it means changing their own doctrine. Do not fall for any of their schemes.
Then once you do put this together for yourself, you'll notice even more how those you love are still wrapped up in things which are of Christ in name only, and there will be a "great conflict" within you for them. Your desire will be that "their hearts might be comforted" by putting aside cumbersome dogmas. For we are truly "knit together in love" with other Christians who acknowledge this mystery. Help them exchange their external formalities for these "riches", for In Christ "are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge". ACKNOWLEDGING THIS MYSTERY IS PUTTING YOUR LIFE IN THE DIRECTION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
It is our individual responsibility to now come to "the full assurance of understanding" which is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #1922, recognition... full discernment. Whatever we must learn, unlearn, give up, take on, or change within ourselves to have this "full assurance", we will do. Our highest priority is to understand this to where we can discern everything through it. DON'T BE SATISFIED UNTIL OTHERS RECOGNIZE CHRIST IS IN YOU. In addition, God's people will be "comforted" because of it, which is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #3870 from parakaleo- to call near. NOTHING COMFORTS YOU MORE THAN KNOWING CHRIST IS WITHIN. This is from the same Greek word Christ used to describe the Holy Spirit as Comforter or Paraclete. When your "heart" is comforted, everything else is taken care of.
It also makes it so much more enjoyable to learn these things with other Christians, so that our "hearts" are "being knit together in love" which is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #4822, to unite. Nothing binds God's people together more than genuine Christian "love". Christians acknowledging this truth together is what will lead us to being one in Christ as our Head. Within such an assembly of believers there would be amazing potential when exercising this "wisdom and knowledge" to bring forth tremendous results. NOTHING BRINGS US CLOSER TO GOD AND CLOSER AS CHRISTIANS THAN THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THIS MYSTERY. Understanding this mystery is what will make the biggest difference in establishing unity in our race.
THIS UNDERSTANDING PROVIDES REAL DEPTH IN OUR GROWTH AND RELATIONSHIPS. These are the spiritual elements which make us solid Christians. We will not be able to measure "all the riches"and benefits that will result from us giving ourselves "to the acknowledgement of the mystery".
5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
For a good minister or teacher to be "with you in the spirit" isn't just by being white, but because what he teaches goes deeper than "the flesh". There is joy and appreciation for those he teaches, who have their lives in "order" by taking their "faith" seriously. This "stedfastness of your faith" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #4733, which is something established. Acknowledgement of this mystery is established through"your faith in Christ" alone. Any teacher who seeks to minimize the need for personal faith in Christ has no idea what it means to be a steadfast Christian. THE ONLY WAY TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS MYSTERY IS BY FAITH. We must also understand that "Christ in you" means God is in every Israelite, whether they are conscious of it or not. FAITH IS WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE AND UNLOCKS OUR POTENTIAL, NOTHING ELSE. Establish your faith by only what the Scriptures have to say not clever arguments.
SO A MINISTER'S JOB IS TO HELP YOU BECOME ESTABLISHED IN YOUR FAITH. Indeed, the Bible speaks extensively of the faith of Abraham and the promises which God made to him, guaranteeing the salvation of all Israel. The situation involving his faith is unique in that he was the man God exclusively chose to establish His covenant with, to preserve his branch of the Adamic race. Though his faith looked forward to us as his descendants, it was still Abraham's own personal faith in God. The significance of Abraham's faith however was never intended to overshadow or minimize our responsibility to personally live by faith as individual Israelite Christians ourselves. THOUGH ABRAHAM BELIEVED IN US, HE DID NOT BELIEVE FOR US. Faith is actually his legacy for his children to follow as Romans chapter 1 says, "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith." From the faith of Abraham to our own personal faith in Christ, the potential of our people has always been unlimited. ABRAHAM'S FAITH SHOULD NEVER BE USED AS A SUBTLE EXCUSE TO NOT BE PERSONALLY ESTABLISHED IN YOUR FAITH.
In Paul's Epistle to the Galatians for instance, he wrote, "Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham", while he had already stated: "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." THOSE WHO WERE IN ABRAHAM'S LOINS, WHEN HE BELIEVED, WERE MEANT TO BE ESTABLISHED IN THEIR OWN PERSONAL FAITH IN CHRIST. Don't let anyone deceive you into thinking that living by faith is unimportant, just because Abraham believed in you. Faith is the intended lifestyle for the seed of Abraham- Israel, period. BELIEVE IN CHRIST BECAUSE ABRAHAM BELIEVED IN YOU, IF ANYTHING.
WE ARE TO BUILD UP ONE ANOTHER'S FAITH. Meanwhile, in the name of Christ, there are those tearing others down, why? Because they see no need to become steadfast in their own faith. Abraham personally desired a son more than anything else in the world. Abraham's faith became steadfast in that he believed God would come through, and God "counted it to him for righteousness" (Genesis 15:6). God granted him his desire while keeping all of His promises. So it isn't a choice between Abraham's faith or your personal faith. Abraham's faith saw you as one of his descendants just as God promised, and now your faith is to recognize Christ in you; the Scriptures teach both. This is what exposes the difference between one being a babe in Christ still on the milk and another who is ready to partake of the meat, onto maturity. SEEING THE NEED FOR PERSONAL FAITH MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.
Personal faith takes time, discipline, and effort depending on the level of your focus. Living by faith isn't just 'naming and claiming' a bunch of material possessions but owning that Christ is in you. The more you trust God, the more steadfast your faith will be. NOW IS THE TIME FOR ISRAELITES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR OWN PERSONAL FAITH. When you become steadfast in your faith, no one can talk you out of trusting God or shut down your potential.
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
These Christians had already heard this (1:23). Now Paul is challenging them to prove it by living it out. Paul would never say this if it was only about intellectual assent. It isn't about receiving a presentation of facts about Christ, but that "Christ Jesus the Lord" Himself is in you. This is far beyond professing dogma, but living your life based on spiritual understanding. THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF ENTERING THE KINGDOM IN THIS LIFE; WALKING IN THIS DIVINE WISDOM. As you're now receiving from Paul the truth of the mystery concerning "Christ Jesus the Lord", let Him rule through you. CHRIST IS SOMEONE YOU FOLLOW FROM WITHIN. If you're not motivated to "walk... in him", you've not received the truth, leaving you much to learn about the kingdom of God.
You have known and believed things about the historical Person Jesus maybe for a long time. Now the moment has come for you to become intimately acquainted with Him as your "Lord". IT'S TIME TO PURSUE WALKING IN HIS AUTHORITY. Your unlimited potential isn't just in believing Jesus once lived, died, and rose from the grave, and that He did that just for white people. It's letting Him rise up within you and you walking in His power daily by faith. The racial aspect of the Gospel changes the way we see everything in the world around us. This spiritual aspect is reflected in how we live from within. For Paul said in Romans chapter 8: "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you." Being a Christian is receiving that the same power, that same Spirit which raised Him from the dead, is in you!
This "received" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #3880, to associate oneself (in any familiar or intimate act or relation)... to learn. Show you've received "Christ Jesus" is in you by surrendering full control of your life to Him as "the Lord" by following His words and ways. Disassociate with your old self and associate fully with Him. IT'S ONE THING TO SAY CHRIST IS LORD OF ALL, IT'S QUITE ANOTHER TO WALK IN HIS WAYS. Not only is the kingdom within you but the King Himself, "Christ Jesus".
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
DON'T BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT YOU'VE "BEEN TAUGHT" UNTIL YOUR "FAITH" IS BRINGING FORTH RESULTS AND "THANKSGIVING". Your life now is about being "Rooted and built up in" the One within you. This is the breakdown of how you reach your potential. Of course these are not things we automatically know, we must be "taught". To be "Rooted" deeply "in him" is putting His actual teachings to practice. Clearly you must see now what sets Biblical Christianity apart from all other forms- our God lives inside each of us.
Every religion has traditions and beliefs based on historical people and occurences, along with external rituals they perform, some really old. Unfortunately, by missing this spiritual understanding, judeochristianity and even Identity Christianity are little different. Biblical Christianity however, transcends time because the Eternal Source of Life dwells within each of His children. The more conscious we become of this, the more rooted, built up, and established we are "in him".
To be "Rooted" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #4492 which is to become stable. STABILITY IS ONLY FOUND BY FAITH "IN HIM". We must be "taught" this, as obviously these Colossians had been. Paul told the Romans "So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." The best way to avoid being puffed up is to be "built up" which is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #2026, to rear up. THIS IS CHRIST BEING RAISED UP IN YOU. Specifically, Paul will deal with this later (3:1). So the Gospel ministry is intended to bring us stability and build us up to where we are walking in the power of His resurrection. This leads to the state of being "stablished in the faith" which is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #950, to be sure. As we see Christ within provides all we need to not be double minded. The more stable and built up you are in the teachings of Christ, the more sure you will be that the only way to live is by faith. God wants us to be confident, not arrogant... full of expectation, rather than full of anxiety. Paul is going to pretty much spend the remainder of this Epistle teaching us how to make more room for faith in Christ by changing ourselves.
When you've acknowledged Christ in you by faith like this, Paul guarantees it will result in us "abounding with thanksgiving" which is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #4052 to superabound or excel. God wants to excel through you, not for you to just barely get by and have to settle. But it requires humility in admitting you cannot do it on your own, you must surrender to Christ. Think about it, if God wants us to be thankful, then why wouldn't He want to bless us?! Or how can we expect to superabound in thanksgiving if it is evil for us to ask God for what we truly desire?! How could we ever be this thankful, unless we receive something we asked for from God?
Stop making excuses by becoming sure in your faith and watch God bless you abundantly. The Bible says it is more of a blessing to give than to receive. Have a giving attitude toward others and watch how thanksgiving superabounds all around, because you've simply trusted God to answer your prayer. Just imagine what it will feel like once you begin seeing the results of being "stablished in the faith". To be able to give to others a portion of something God has blessed you with because of your faith, is what the Christian life is all about. THIS IS THE LIFE CHRIST CAME TO PROVIDE FOR US:
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Anyone accusing you of reading too much into the Bible by you actually believing it, is nothing more than a "thief" who is looking to "to steal, and to kill, and to destroy" your faith, potential, and the abundant life Christ came for you to have. BASE YOUR LIFE ON CHRIST BY BELIEVING HIS WORDS- HERE HE SAYS HE WANTS SO MUCH MORE FOR YOU. The more we consider Christ saying He came that we "might have life... more abundantly", the more we should take His words personally by believing Him. IN THIS SAME CHAPTER HE ALSO GOES ON TO SAY WE ARE GODS- DO YOU BELIEVE HIM?
Remember, the word gospel simply means good news. THERE'S NO BETTER NEWS FOR AN ISRAELITE TO HEAR THAN THIS! We cannot put a price on "the riches of the glory of this mystery".
From the beginning, hidden behind the veil of history was a great mystery. Its manifestation clarifies the superiority of our race all along. There is nothing stopping you from applying the Word of God to your life and there are no limits to what you can accomplish for God's glory.