God’s purpose now and to the ages of ages is to perfect a bride. This is the mystery of the ages. “A great multitude that no one can count, from every nation, tribe, people and language” cry out, “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb” (Revelation 7:9–10). Even the angels desire to deepen their vision of the glories God has in store for creation (1 Peter 1:12). Thus, as one body we sing in doxology, “Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, both now and forever and to the ages of ages.” Indeed, the very word A-G-E-S is an apt reminder of the ancient creeds, the gospel, the essentials for which the martyrs shed their blood, and the Scriptures, which in symphony disclose the mystery of the ages.
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