Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith- – Romans 16:25-26
Paul concludes Romans with an overview of his letter to the church in Rome. The mystery of God, that is the redemptive plan fulfilled in Jesus Christ, has been revealed. This revelation was experienced in the gospel through Paul’s preaching and in the fulfillment of the scriptural prophesies. This proclamation is an encourage to live obedient lives for the cause of Christ.
The mystery of God has been revealed to the nations so that all may enjoy the blessings of the redemptive life. The Old Testament prophets had foretold the coming of Christ and the plan of God to draw all nations to Himself, both the Jew and Gentile. May we be strengthen for the task of sharing the gospel because we are part of a greater plan that has been taking shape since the Old Testament prophets, through the preaching of Paul and through the message of the church today. We are part of the greater plan of God to reveal the mystery of Christ to the nations.
Lord strengthen and empower us to deliver the good news message to the nations. Make clear the mystery to those who hear.