The mystery of iniquity is hurtful both ways. No matter how pleasurable the sin was it has side effects just as a good medicine does. The side effects are because of the sin committed that must be kept secret. Sin, covered up sin is iniquity. Its gross injustice and wickedness whether it is done actively for it is conceived by a feeling that has been acted upon.
Iniquity is sin covering up the transgression of Godís law, disobedience to or violation of the divine commands. It is moral depravity, all unrighteousness and ungodliness which includes but is not limited to your actions. Iniquity is also neglect of know duties, all evil thoughts, ways, acts and all that is contrary to the law of God.
A mystery is a religious truth that one can only know by revelation and cannot fully understand for it is not understood because it is beyond understanding. It is a private secret, something that baffles or perplexes humans so because they cannot fully put human reason to it, as it defies explanation. A mystery behavior pattern is difficult to interpret, it is a puzzle or riddle that challenge the intellect of man. They ways of God is a mystery that man cannot understand in the wisdom of his own intellect. It causes excitement and curiosity that baffles all efforts to comprehend or identify the reasoning of the ways of God.
The mystery of iniquity is a common thing among men. Why they do a thing and do not why or know how to stop is mind boggling to the average person. They lack the understanding that is essential quality to know that the act is demonic. The shame and guilt after the act is designed to keep one bound while they try to figure out what happened. They canít put a name to whatís going on but God knows that it is of a spiritual nature and its warfare for the soul. But because man will lean to their own understanding, their own thoughts and ways the battle continues in their mind.
The mystery of iniquity is not as mystified as man thinks. Itís their choice to choose wickedness over righteousness. The mystery goes both ways. Man knows when they do wrong so much so that they will hide it, cover it up. It is initiated by their willful desire to do what they want to do. The sin is facilitated in their mind and developed in their heart. It is then inducted in the body by whatever is poured into the flesh. Sin is a process, vicious to the one that commits it. The mystery is that men do not realize that they put their soul in jeopardy of hellís fire for eternity. A sin sick person donít become sin sick over night. After the sin is committed they hide rather than make it known especially to God. God already know what has happened, but he requires that we admit truthfully what we have done to him. Except truth is in our inner parts we will lie willfully. Jesus also said whosoever confesses Him before men will not be denied by Him to His Father. Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. When we will acknowledge who he is and deny our ways we will began to see the mystery of iniquity.
Once we deny the flesh its wants we will find fellowship with Him. He will raise the sinner out of his sin after he has believed in his heart, confessed with his mouth and allow the righteousness of Christ to come forth he will not be made ashamed. God will help us to keep His Word.
The mystery is this; if you do, God will do. If you come to Him he will not cast you away. It is the Spirit of God that wars your battle, but you must first turn the battle over to Him. Every spirit that confesses that Jesus came in the flesh is of God. We have to take Jesus to our flesh and allow Him to dwell (live) therein. The mystery goes both ways. Do you want Him to dwell and rule over that which you in yourself have no power? Make up your mind to understand that there is a hidden world within your members that can understand past human comprehension. The secret is revealed at the appointed time or when man has been prepared by the Spirit of God to receive it and appreciate having it. This appreciation of having it, being found worthy of the Spirit indwelling causes one to characteristically and essentially line up to the proper expression of life.
I Timothy 3:16, and without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world and received up into glory. When one will not argue about what they cannot understand, then they will come to the master of all creation and submit to every Word of God.