It is the Glory of God to Conceal a Matter,
It is the Glory of Kings to Search out a
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.
MYSTERIES OF GOD
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
- - Access and Intimacy
Access to God The Father
said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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
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."
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.
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
Authority Comes from First Hand Witness (Recognizing
God's chosen vessel hearing God's voice.)
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)
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.
"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."
are other important Scriptures to show the foundation
of receiving Spiritual enablement from God.
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."
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."
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."
things also we speak, not in the words which man's
wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth;
comparing spiritual things with spiritual."
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)
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.
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)
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
or Blindly Religious follow
Second Hand Doctrines & Presumptions
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.
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.
mindedness is an Obstacle to Receiving from God
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."
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
John 2:27 "But the anointing which ye have received
of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man
Empowerment by Spiritual Transfer
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Witness of the Spirit: The Great Amen
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.
The Glory of Kings to Search Out a Matter"
Proverb of Solomon