It Is No Secret

Acts 26:26 - For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.


The promise of the coming Messiah is plainly given in the Bible, and plainly fulfilled by Christ.



Genesis 3:15 - And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Gal. 4:4 - But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

Luke 2:7 - And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Rev. 12:5 - And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Confounded the Jews at the age of 12

Luke 2:47 - And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

Deut. 18:15 - The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;  (What kind of prophet was Moses?)


1.       A deliverer of the people.

2.       They supposed Moses provided the manna.

3.       Moses would lead the people in the Promised Land.

4.       Israel continually murmurs against Moses.

John 6:14 - Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. (The miracle Jesus did was feeding the people, like Moses (they supposed) fed those people.)

1.       Jesus is the deliverer.

2.       Jesus had just fed the 5,000 with fish and bread.

3.       Jesus will give eternal life to all who repent and believe.

4.       Israel fights Jesus every step of the way.


Matthew 3:5“Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,”  Everybody knew about John, and everybody went out to be baptized of him.

Jesus was very well known. He spent:

30 years in subjection to his mother and stepfather,

3  years teaching his disciples,

3  hours on the cross paying our sin debt, and

3  days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth.


Luke 5:18-26 – verse 24 – “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.”

Luke 19:37 – The triumphant entry into Jerusalem was not done in a corner, but was done publicly.  “And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;”


Jesus did not die/raise from the dead in a corner.

John 18:20 – “Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.”

Luke 23:33 – “And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.”

Luke 24:13-24 – verse 18 – “And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?”

Acts 10:39-40 – “And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: 40 Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly;”


Some people are willingly ignorant – II Peter 3:5 – “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:”

II Cor. 4:3,4 – “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”