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It is the Glory of God to Conceal a Matter,
It is the Glory of Kings to Search out a Matter.
Proverbs 25;2

His Presence
MYSTERIES OF GOD
Spiritual Secrets in Scripture

"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 1 Corinthians 2:7 Which none of the princes of this world knew: (2:7) for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1Co 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. Tools specific to 1Co 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
" But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Cor. 2:14


MYSTERIES OF GOD

Introduction

Today the world is divided. It is divided between those who know and those who have not yet received understanding of the Truth. The truth is hidden to the 'natural man' that is those who have not been "born of the Spirit." The natural man does not think like the person who is renewed spiritually. This kind of person is governed by the senses and guided by self preservation. The Spirit of God works in the heart of man or woman to bring them to repentance. This is a word that brings in its own share of contention. Religious systems require a wide range of self discipline to achieve right standing with God their gods. The Christian on the other hand is called by God who extends his Spiritual hand of power to change a man's (person's) life. The transformation begins within and gradually affects all of his thought and action.

The Bible says that we begin to know G-d by searching, knocking, and asking; these are all pathways that lead a seeker into the knowledge of the mysteries of God. "God is a Spirit," says the scripture. His divine existence is one that can only be perceived, believed on a non-sensing level. If I say that I know God, whom you neither know nor see, you can only judge my assertions on the basis of my personal credibility. Some spokes persons for God or more credible than others. The early apostles did not so much argue the existence of God as a theory or concept but to prove His existence by supernatural attestations, demonstrating the Power of God. (1Corinthians 2). So we have the matter of proving to a materialistic non believing world that God is real and that He still has a part in the day to day affairs of this world and its occupants.

Progressive Revelation

     God is a god of mysteries and hidden things. The parables taught by Jeshua (Jesus) had within them truth at varying levels, plain story-level truth and higher spiritual level revelation. There is and always was that matter of hidden truth. To Christ's disciples it was given to know the secrets of the Kingdom of God while others received no more than a moral homily. God reveals himself to some and not to others. Heaven and its mysteries are not laid bare for any to intrude upon as there are defining limits between darkness and heavenly light. The Bible truths and hidden mysteries are not delineated as point by point, topic by topic facts and realities. Thus the key to unpacking and deciphering the Word of God can not be achieved strictly by academic skills and study alone. Without the Holy Spirit which is the teacher and discipler of truth we are limited pretty much to the moral homily level of the listener.

We are given understanding in the light of Jeshua (Jesus) in a line by line, precept upon precept, understanding that Jesus is the Word of God, Itself the greatest mystery. For when the Scripture is made known in its completeness we shall See Him as He IS.

The following writings deal with the subject of Mysteries. They do little more than introduce the topics of God's mysteries, some of the mysteries. There remains, more, much more to be gleaned within these domains of study. Moreover, there are likely more and more mysteries and mysteries within mysteries which will come into our field of view in due time. Revelation is progressive and always deepening as His truth is being revealed by God's Holy Spirit in God's divine time. God is withholding certain things from us because it is not yet His time. Contrary to some ecclesiastical authorities we do not have all the answers (facts) as to Who God is and what His complete plan is for His Body, The Church (another mystery).

Matthew 16:16 But who say ye that I am?
Jesus asks his disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" Peter, answers and says, "You are the Messiah, the son of the Living God." Jesus then tells Peter, "- - - Flesh and blood have not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. This is an example of how we receive knowledge of hidden things,
Mysteries revealed by God
1Corinthians 2:0 - -"Eye has not seen nor ear heard, neither has entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those that love him. 10: But God has revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11. For man knows the things of a man, save the sprit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God, know man knows, but the Spirit of God.

The Mystery of Access to G-d - - Access and Intimacy
Access to God The Father

Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)

" No one comes to the Father accept through me." Understand that the Son of God, Jesus, the lamb, the Messiah is the Way, the Door to removing the shroud of separation to God the Almighty, who then adopts us into His royal family of Kings and Priests. (Exodus 19)

The Spiritual life is a life of prayer. Most of us think of "saying prayers" when we hear about this religious topic. But prayer is less about saying prayers than it is an attitude of communion in the Spirit with God's presence. In order to enter the holy place of intimacy we must become prodigals returning to the Father's house where we are totally welcome and loved and restored to full sonship and authority in the Father's name. The wall of partition which once separated us from God has been removed by Jesus' blood and sacrifice. 

He invites us to enter in to His presence. We must turn aside from the continuous crush of worldly cares. We come to a place of rest where there is fellowship, help, comfort and restoration. We become positioned to share a place of righteousness in the heavenly places. We do not travel there by a space shuttle, but by coming to the altar of the temple that is within. 

Prayer has many facets but not all are spoken or outward in expression. Part of prayer is honoring the father, giving him praise and reverence; part of prayer is receiving. Part of prayer is sharing your needs and petitioning the Lord to act on our be halves. The greatest time portion of prayer is resting in his presence. It is a time in which we are simply aware of abiding in him and being surrounded by his love. 

There is also fellowship in the Word of God. In reading the Word of Truth he instructs us by highlighting the word for our present needs through his Rhema. In words of spoken praise we come unto his presence. In the consuming fullness of His glory in the inner court we partake of his Glory and Holiness. In the silence of Prayer we listen and hear his voice and see him demonstrate the actions we should follow. In worship God reaches down to touch us supernaturally to anoint us with supernatural virtues and abilities. In this audience he directs us in a way to go forth. 

Declaring his will becomes the word of faith. The word of faith establishes our way. The prayer of faith establishes God's will for ourselves or for others, as we speak with kingly authority in the earth. 

In the Spirit of Holiness the fear of the Lord is established. At times of greatest intimacy, in the deepest moments of worship we are aware of the unspeakable wonder of God and our total inadequacy and limitedness. In this worship we are the dog who licks the masters hand (Gr. Proscuneo.

We Can Minister Only Those Things Which We Have Received: In earlier stages of the relationship IN CHRIST we are children needing to be nurtured; later we learn to rely on God's Word and upon God's voice. We can only minister that which we have received. If we have received living Manna we will minister with apostolic authority, if not we will weakly echo vanity and human shallowness. 

1 Pet 4:10 "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." 1 Corinthians 2:12 "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God." 

Eventually if we pursue spiritual things which God is pleased to supply and if we remain free from the encumbering unbelief of men's tradition we may begin to function as Jesus did in the world. As an adopted son of God. 

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" (John 1:12) "And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace." (John 1:16) 

Apostolic Authority Comes from First Hand Witness (Recognizing God's chosen vessel hearing God's voice.)

Why did the Lord Jesus operate in such authority? Because of His first- hand knowledge through FELLOWSHIP with the father. The Lord walked and talked and communed with the heavenly Father as the Begotten Son of God. Why did the apostles operate with such power and authority? Because of the same intimacy. Now as adopted sons of God Jesus has given us the same opportunity to fellowship and to know God first hand. 

"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness." (John 3:11) "John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven." (John 3:27) "He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true." (John 3:33) 

The "Promise of the Father" provided the necessary tools for being a first-hand witness. He sends the Holy Spirit to all those who believe. The Holy Spirit is the teacher and the helper who will lead us in the Spiritual life. "Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." (John 16:14) "He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you." (John 16:15) "All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you." ( John 16:24) "Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full."

Here are other important Scriptures to show the foundation of receiving Spiritual enablement from God.

Acts 1:8 "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."

Acts 2:33 "Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear."

"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God."

"Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual." 

"But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." (1 Corinthians 2:12-14) 

In the following Paul reminds us not to get carried away with personal glory & pride for if you are ministering God you have not done any of it by your own strength or by natural talents. 

"For who makes thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?" (1 Corinthians 4:7) 

"For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you,-") 1 Corinthians 11 -- ("That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:") 

Unbelievers or Blindly Religious follow
Second Hand Doctrines & Presumptions

There are unbelievers who minister saying that God no longer instructs as Paul was instructed, they are in error. That is precisely how we are instructed and why the Holy Spirit was given. The question of doctrine may not need to hinge on direct revelation. But direct revelation will acknowledge that the Lord still works the same today as he did in times of first apostles.

A believer may have a religious mentor who may teach a broad range of doctrines. Doctrine and understanding can be strictly in a mental assent frame of reference. Some of these doctrines may be correct but it is better to know than to presume. Spiritual authority comes from the assurance that one has received directly through the Holy Spirit who teaches deep and eternal things which are always in accord with Scripture. 

Double mindedness is an Obstacle to Receiving from God

Too great a mixture of worldly or soulish interests or appetites of the flesh preclude a person from receiving from God. Why? Because such a person focus their affections and worship upon other things or themselves. Man can serve only one master, that master gets his worship. James 1:7 "For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord." James 1:8 "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways." 

The Teacher whom Jesus sent is attending to us this very moment waiting to share the bounty of God Love, Grace, Wisdom, Knowledge and Power. Behold his hand is still stretched out to us and we are bidden to partake and to share. 

1 John 2:27 "But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you-

Laying On Hands
Empowerment by Spiritual Transfer


Throughout the Bible we see the evidence of the power associated with the laying on of hands. In the book of  Hebrews Chapter 5 in verse 1, it is included as a foundational spiritual doctrine to be followed by believers. Moses laid his hands upon Joshua in the closing chapter of Deuteronomy to fill the future leader of Israel with Power and Wisdom. The glory and the power of is a physical manifestation which is capable of being transmitted. For this reason it is efficacious to have a spiritual person lay hands upon you for prayer or for blessing. It is on the other hand, not advantageous for an unclean person (someone who is spiritually defiled) to lay hands upon you, even if they claim to be a Christian, because of the power of transmitting spiritual attributes which are not to be desired in one's own life. 

It is advantageous to have a spirit-filled believer who is manifesting the right spiritual fruits and the grace of God in his own life to lay hands upon you because the spirit (like fire) is transmitted and spreads. It is also advantageous to know how to give thanks in praise and to worship. God will personally manifest in praise and worship (He desires true worshipers, and seeks such; John 4:23) He inhabits the praises of Israel-his people" (Psalm 22:3.) 
  Perseverance and Resistance in Receiving the Spirit

God is faithful and will not refuse those who ask. Those who seek and those who knock. He knows how to give good gifts. He will not give a serpent if you ask for a fish. 

Our spiritual adversary, Satan is not at all desirous of our receiving any endowment of Spiritual powers given by God, he may cloud your mind or trouble you and give you thoughts that say, "I'm not worthy. This is all a lie. I can't be forgiven. I can't receive it now. Etc." You may also have a residue of idolatry to the other lord, Satan, which you will need to attend to and purge out before God can complete His work in you. If you have been active in witchcraft, Satanism, or practice a lifestyle which anti Biblical which you do not want to give up, this could hinder your receiving the Promise of the Father. God must own you first or know that you are sincere in desiring a brand new life with Him. 

It is wise to address Satan and give him notice, saying, "Satan, I give you notice that you will not affect my life again in any way. I renounce you in my life, in my body, my mind and my spirit. I declare to you that I am God's property through Jesus Christ the Lamb!" This will sanctify every act that will follow. 
 

The Witness of the Spirit: The Great Amen

The message and wisdom that the Gospel teaches is not generated or created by any man, it is not empowered or generated by the human will. The witness that the Holy Spirit will provide is that of the Teacher, the Counselor, The Comforter, The Shepherd's Voice, He will provide the same first hand witness that Peter and Paul knew and preached. It is a first-hand witness of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. It is the witness of the fellowship of the Son, in Jesus. It is the witness of Darkness fleeing before the light and years of bondage and confusion fleeing from the presence of God. It is the witness of a new creation. It is the witness of things our eyes have seen, that which we have touched and our hands of handled pertaining to the Word of Life. Christ Jesus our Lord. To him be all glory and praise, forever. Amen. 
 



The Glory of Kings to Search Out a Matter"
Proverb of Solomon

Introduction to Mysteries of God

Index to Bible Mysteries

 

The Rapture of Believers, Part 1

The bride and the Bridegroom typology and the rapture
 

Mystery of Accessing God

Mystery of the Body of Christ 

Mystery of the Cross, Crucified with Him

Mystery of Faith Believing God's Word

Mystery of Grace, God's Hand Stretched Forth
 

Mystery of Power and Divine Enablement

Mystery of Spoken Words of Covenant 
 

Mystery of Righteousness in the Beloved

Mystery of the Word -.Bible is a Living Force

Mystery of Spirit and Spirits