Main point summary
To the God who is able to sustain us and bring us to glory through the gospel of His son, which He revealed by the Apostles and through the Old Testament, by His eternal plan and providence; this gospel which has gone out to the nations changing lives and conforming people to the image of Jesus by faith; to this God, to the only wise God, through Jesus, be GLORY, MAJESTY, DOMINION, AND AUTHORITY before all time and now and forever!!! Amen!
God is Able to Sustain You
Now to Him
who is able
to establish you
Through the Gospel of His Son
according to my gospel
and the preaching
of Jesus Christ,
Revealed by Apostolic Teaching and Old Testament Prophecy by the Plan of God
according to the revelation
Means #1, Apostolic Revelation
of the mystery
which has been kept secret
for long ages past,
but now is manifested,
and by the Scriptures
Means #2, The Old Testament
of the prophets,
according to the commandment
of the eternal God,
The Spread of and Effect of the Gospel
has been made known
to all the nations,
leading to obedience
Glory to God in the Highest!!!
to the only wise God, ... be the glory
through Jesus Christ,
This seems like the mystery of the gospel and not ONLY the mystery of the Gentiles coming in? I see the mystery of the Gentiles in Ephesians 3:4-5, but I see the mystery of the gospel and new covenant itself in Ephesians 1 and Colossians 1 and 2. Specifically 1 Peter 1:10-12 seems to fit this context best. The GOSPEL itself came through the revelation of the mystery of HOW God was going to save people from their sins. This came through apostolic teaching and the teaching of Jesus.
BDAG: To cause to be inwardly firm or committed
The gospel is all over the Old Testament and specifically clear in the prophets like Isaiah. Once Jesus died and the gospel became clear, the Old Testament exploded with Jesus! He was always there, but hidden or veiled. Now, we use the Old Testament to SEE the gospel. Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch.
ALL OF THIS....the whole of redemption, the apostolic teaching, the Old Testament prophecy, the incarnation, the cross, the resurrection, ...ALL of it came about at the command of God the Father through Jesus! He is the AGENT and the GROUND of the gospel.
a Now to Him who is able to establish you
b according to my gospel
and the preaching of Jesus Christ,
according to the revelation of c the mystery
which has been kept secret for d long ages past,
but now is manifested,
and by a the Scriptures of the prophets,
according to the commandment of the eternal God,
has been made known to all the nations,
leading to b obedience of faith;
to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, a be the glory forever. Amen.