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It is the Glory
of God to Conceal a Matter,
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
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.
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COVENANT IS FORGED IN WORDS
Words of faith echo the promises of God. Conditions of God's promises overshadow and supercede the perceived realities of this world, though reason and observation may suggest otherwise.
The spiritual impact of words which come from our own mouths is a dangerously neglected area of knowledge, initiates and regulates your spiritual well being and your growth in faith. . The unredeemed person has "misused his tongue" all of his life. But with the power of the Holy Spirit, it is possible to get the tongue back under control and working on behalf. It may be necessary to undo the accumulated seeds planted with words spoken in unbelief and profanity. This can be done by petitioning the Lord to remove the seeds of evil words and require that they no longer bear fruit from this moment forth.
I think there are many Christians whose belief system does not any spiritual consequences relating to words, outside of merely social and psychological ones. Scripture on the other hand is filled with reference to words, the tongue and speaking. Speaking is the source of both blessing and cursing. There could be neither a blessing nor cursing if it were not for the fact that words have power of a spiritual kind. The patriarchs of the Old Covenant are among those who spoke blessings to their children, these blessings were thought to tied inextricably to the future and destiny of those receiving it.
The Scripture references abound which touch upon words, lips, or tongues. In the book of Proverbs alone there are more than forty. I will share several of the more important ones in just a moment. Why are words powerful? Why are words Spiritual? Why do our words guide our lives and our potentiality to walk in Faith? I will share some of my thoughts and insights which I believe to be supported by Scripture.
God speaks things into being. God speaks Words, or more correctly "the Word." Jesus is the "Word of God." He says it and it comes to pass. We are created after His image. His words create destiny; our words create destiny. God's words are wholly true and invariable, our words, unfortunately too often, are not.
Jesus said, "the words that I speak are Spirit and they are life." Jesus taught many things about words, including the fact that we will hear words spoken many years after they are spoken and give account for them. Yes's were taught to be simply "yes" and no's were taught to be simply "no's" anything else touches on sin. Jesus also taught that words mark our spiritual treasure house: When we speak we give evidence to the stuff which we have within us (our hearts.)
James, the brother of Christ and an apostle, gives a lengthy dissertation on the power of the tongue to do good and evil, he says that though the tongue is small it has the power to rule and guide our lives even as a ship is guided by a rudder. James also advises that one well should not bring out two kinds of water, poisoned and sweet.
Solomon, called the wisest man, included more than 35 proverbs dealing with the power of words. It is clear that words have a large part to control not only our faith but our life of prayer. Have you wondered about silent prayer versus spoken prayer. This is a very important understanding that is not taught enough in the church. The words we speak have the power to change life and circumstances; the words we think are merely meditations. Yes, God speaks to us in the meditations of our heart; and yes, God hears the meditations of our thoughts. Scripture tells us that God knows our hearts and our thoughts. It also teaches that thoughts are not sin, but words and actions based upon evil thoughts constitute sin. (Jesus was tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin.) This means that he had thoughts which were like ours, temptations which are like ours, but he did not give place to these but cast them down. In his worst temptations Jesus actually addressed Satan, "Get thee behind me Satan!" or, "It is written, you shall not put the Lord thy God to the test!" Spoken word brought the power of God into action against these circumstances.
We also will see how
Jesus ministered by speaking words. Now we do not see many people in churches
speaking words like Jesus did, I wonder why? Paul said, "Imitate me as
I imitate Christ." This means we should pray and speak like Jesus.
A COVENANT IS FORGED IN WORDS: WORDS ESTABLISH A COVENANT AND WORDS INDICATE ASSENT TO THE COVENANT.
"And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless." -- Gen 44:10
GOD SETS FORTH THE COVENANT
MOUTH EXPRESSES WHAT WE HAVE FED OUR SPIRIT
JESUS EXPLAINS HOW WORDS
ARE SPIRIT: BUT THE SPIRIT MUST BE THE LIFE OF GOD'S SPIRIT NOT SATAN'S
SPIRIT (A SPIRIT OF DESTRUCTION)
Below you will find
some of the dozens of Scriptures which address words, lips
"A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence." (-- Proverbs 13:2 )
"He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction." (-- Proverbs 13:3 )
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." (-- Proverbs 18:21)
"The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth." (-- Proverbs 10:20 )
"The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness." (-- Proverbs 15:2 )
"He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool." (-- Proverbs 10:18 )
"For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips." (-- Proverbs 8:7")
All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing forward or perverse in them." (-- Proverbs 8:8)
"In the multitude of words there wanted not sin: but he that refrained his lips is wise." (-- Proverbs 10:19 )
"For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty." ( -- Job 15:5 )
"Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee."(-- Job 15:6)
UNDERSTANDING IS A
GIFT OF THE LORD
THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF FAITH DIRECTLY CONNECTS TO FAITH WORDS, OR NEGATIVELY BY OTHER NON FAITH WORDS, UNBELIEF, FOOLISH JESTING, HURTFUL WORDS, A TONGUE YIELDED TO SATAN, CURSING ETC.
"Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!" ( -- James 3:5) "And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell." ( -- James 3:6 )
"But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison." ( -- James 3:8)
"Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God." ( -- James 3:9)"Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?" ( -- James 3:11)
WORDS SPOKEN IN THE
WORLD (EARTH) ARE SEEDS PLANTED IN THE EARTH:THEY SPRING FORTH TO BEAR
THEIR FRUITEACH ACCORDING TO ITS KIND. (Genesis 1) IN THE EARTH
The sower, soweth the word. ( -- Mark 4:14)
And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after itself, and the tree yielding fruit after itself, whose seed was in itself, after his kind (-- Genesis 1:12)
"Let the words of
my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight,
O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer." (-- Psalms 19:14 )
THE SPOKEN WORD IS THE ACTION OF FAITH THAT BRINGS GOD INTO OUR HEART
"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." ( --Romans 10:10)
DAVID'S PRAYER TO GOD TO GUARD HIS MOUTH
"Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips." (-- Psalms 141:3)
"Knowledge makes arrogant, love edifies."