It is the Glory of Kings to Search out a Matter.
MYSTERIES OF GOD
Revelation, inspiration, searching, knocking,
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
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).
16:16 But who say ye that I am?
" -- For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places-" (Ephesians 6,12 kjv)
natural world appears to the natural senses
to be merely a physical world, albeit with
certain unusual qualities and quirks, mostly
found in the character and behavior of people.
Things are not always as they appear. There
is a another world another reality, unseen
to the natural eye is a universe full of spiritual
energy and peopled with invisible beings.
few people actually see angels or demons it
is easy to be drawn into weird speculations
about the nature of life in the spiritual dimension.
From a practical standpoint what we need to
know has been outlined in the Bible for our
benefit. If we are ignorant of Satan (the prince
over all of the dominions and powers of darkness)
then we are subject to his deceptions. The
blind and the ignorant may say, there are no
angels, no demons, nor even any god. Such people
are deceived. The enemy works principally through
lies and deceit. For centuries he has owned
millions who say they don't believe in him.
Until Jesus personally disarmed Satan and stripped him of any legal authority, this world was under the dominion of Lucifer, the devil. If you follow the Gospel book of Luke we see Jesus tempted by Satan. Satan was willing to make a deal with Jesus the lawful son and heir to the earth. Lawful because he was born in the flesh in the world, into the earth, the sheepfold (see John Chapter 10.) Satan was willing to share rulership with Jesus if Jesus would offer Satan worship. Satan declared, "All of thee kingdoms are under my control and I give them to whomever I choose."Jesus declined. At the end of the Gospel of Matthew it states that at the time before his physical ascension he declared that all the authority of both heaven and the earth had been given to him. These are some of the most important words in the Gospel writings.(Read, Matthew 4:9 and Matthew 28:18)
It was the vindication of Almighty God the Father that declared that Jesus had suffered death unlawfully and thus raised him to life again, the resurrection of the Just.
The earth has displayed the manifestation of the Edenic curse for thousands of years unto the present. (Genesis 3;16-19) Nature bears this mark in several ways that reveal Satan's handiwork; weeds, thorns, poisonous substances, violence in animals, violence in human life, death and decay. Beelzebub another name for Satan translates Lord of the Flies which is an attribute to destruction and decay.
A new heaven and a new earth are promised which will be without the slightest tinge of corruption. The prophetic reference of the Lion lying down with the lamb is a picture of the earth without the serpent's corruption any longer at work. Then Satan will be bound and banished from a perfect world.
The culmination time of Satan's influence will eventually come. He will be given one last chance to gather his own and rule the nations through his own spurious "messiah.". The world will be taken into deception and death in this "tribulation" period. The "mystery of iniquity" refers to a kind of contractual agreement between God Almighty and Lucifer, He has been given a finite time to do his work against the children of men, until his license term eventually expires.In the time of the end, the earth will be purged of iniquity. This awaited time grows closer and closer and is known prophetically as the "Day of the Lord".
Jesus made it clear that demons were to be subdued and cast out with the authority of his name. Jesus made provision that all of h0is disciples were given this authority also. (Matt: 10) Numerous details are related in the Gospels of Jesus dealing with a variety of unclean spirits (demons). The ministry and message that was called the Gospel of the Kingdom was predicated upon the existence of two opposing spiritual kingdoms, the kingdom of life and light against the kingdom of death and bondage. Deliverance is the ministry of freeing people from bondages and hurts that Satan inflicts (afflicts) upon people.
Demonic powers continue to live upon the earth and seek to fulfill their natures with human (sometimes animal) hosts. There names are their natures e.g. "lust". They were here in Jesus day and before and remain acting as enemies of humanity even now. They are likened unto flies, serpents, scorpions. Their assignment is to bring hurt, bondage, destructions, disease and evil behavior. One of Satan's most amazing deceptions is to pursuade the intelligent and wize of humanity that he does not exist. Today, no secularist or pschological clinician gives any credence to such a notion as the existence of demons. Psychologists today attribute behavior attributes and choices to mere thoughts and human motivation, this was not the understanding of the Lord Jesus. He came to address those powers and to subdue them.
To describe all of the demonic influence which abounds is too lengthy a theme for this writing. Suffice it to say most human life and personality is tinged by it. Today's society is so totally depraved that wickedness pervades all levels of society and innocence is all but lost.
When Jesus announces that he has "come to bring life and more abundant life," the role of Jesus as is framed delineated. Abundant life is a life free from all curses, limitations, afflictions under which Satan holds all human life until we are delivered "out of his dominion."
Unless we are begotten in Christ Jesus, we are still under the domain of demonic influence and by default the dominion of Satan. This demonic can influence evil thoughts, evil speaking, lusts and perversions, addictions, hatred, enmity, strife, seditions, blasphemies, uncleanness, drunkenness, excesses and various other indulgences of the flesh.
children of God have no need to fear demons or Satan's
power for we have been given authority over them.
However through ignorance we may still live and function
as one who has no knowledge or power. Satan is delighted
at Christians who are ignorant of the Power which
resides in Jesus' name. Satan is delighted when Christians
are ignorant of Jesus' victory over darkness, disease
and death. God said, "My people are destroyed for
lack of knowledge. " (Hosea 4,6)
Jesus commissioned his disciples to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons (Matthew Chapter 10:8 Mark Chapter 16:17). Before any man or woman is given this authority he must have his name written in the book of life. It does no good to minister 'deliverance' to a person who goes will go back to the old sin. An unregenerate person must be saved, born from above, before Satan relinquishes control and ownership of that person. This most often when you catch him with his hand in your pocket.
Once a person is born of the spirit and is Holy Spirit baptized, he or she begins to fill his heart with the Spirit of the Word (hidden manna from God.) The light and life that is in the word will cause the influence of the demonic to melt away as snow in the sun. Without continuing in the word or prayer however, darkness may still have a place in a believer. Jesus says, "The prince of this world comes and he has nothing in me, "(John 14,30) -and in the epistle of James, "submit yourself to God, resist the Devil and he will flee from you " (James 4,7) and from Ephesians, " - do not give the devil a foot hold, (give no place to the devil.)" (Ephesians, 4,27.)
Angels in the heavenly realms are also a present reality. They are called ministering servants to the heirs of salvation. We know that we shall and do have fellowship with them. We know that the angels in heaven rejoice with each sinner who is saved and brought to the knowledge of the truth. We know that angels and men surround the throne of God in an ongoing chorus of praise. They are ministering servants sometimes even manifesting as alive-in-the-flesh beings without our being aware of it. Sometimes they bring messages. Sometimes they protect us. They are of many sorts, some look like mighty men, some radiant, some appear as women.
Angels are our friends. But no angel from God would permit us to worship them. Angel worship is false doctrine. Any angel that would request worship would be, absolutely, the wrong breed of angel. The angels have a particular fascination for the privileges humans are afforded in God's kingdom. Humans are called the heirs of salvation, a very honored privilege. Some fallen angels have tried to cross the line and mix with the human race. These angels (Heb. Nephilim) were judged harshly by God and the race which resulted from their interbreeding with the human race was one of the reasons that the flood of Noah came to purge the earth of its evil.
Angels are part of the family of God who, one day, will be as familiar to us as we are to them, for we shall see them as well as they can see us. We are surrounded by an innumerable cloud of witnesses as the apostle Paul records, the Word of God says the angels share in our praises as well as rejoice in our victories of faith.
Glory, Honor and Praise to Him who sets on the Throne for ever and ever. Amen And all of the white robed elders said, Amen. And the shining hosts of heaven bowed and said, Amen.