A Mystery to Top All Mysteries
The Bible speaks of a mystery in Mark 4:11, and mentions parables as early as the book of Numbers. It's told in Mark 4:34, that Jesus always spoke in parables, which is the comparing His teaching to His apostles, to things they hopefully can understand.
Take sheep, for example. They were common knowledge to everyone back then. And as to the mystery already mentioned, prophets spoke much of it, wondering along with the people, when a king would some day come to free them from serving Egypt, that kept tem too much like prisoners. The word "mystery" is in the Bible in Mark,, Romans, 1st Corinthians, Ephesians, Colossians, 2nd Thessalonians, 1st Timothy, and four times in the book of Revelation. Any wonder that they wondered.
And finally, it seemed to have happened. But they had expected a king to free them, and this fulfillment seemed to be a baby, born to a young girl. And Israel, God's Chosen, wouldn't accept Him. And yet, when He grew up and began His ministry with miracles like healing, crowds grew to the point that Israel's priests were so envious that they found a way to send Him to a cross, their excuse being for His claiming to be the Son of God.
The Resurrection brought a New Way…salvation and the forgiving of sins to everyone, not just Israel, and they still haven't gotten over that. It brought the forgiveness of sins and the Promise of life everlasting in Heaven for those who accept Jesus as the Christ. The age old mystery was solved, making eternal life for ALL, including you and me. All just by accepting Jesus as the Christ and that God had raised Him from the dead, and to live for Him during this brief life. He’s waiting on you, right now. Don’t waste it.