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all of those who have not received salvation,
the 'gift of God' all scriptures remain veiled.
This veil is removed by Christ, The messiah.
The world of the unbeliever remains under the
control of the 'god of this world' who is also
called 'the prince of the power of the air,'
order to secure understanding, one must rely
upon the Holy Spirit for He is The Spirit of
Truth who proceeds from the one true God. The
Holy Spirit will reveal Jesus Christ. The pathway
that leads a seeker into the knowledge of the
mysteries of God is only through Yeshua. Jesus
the Messiah is the way, the truth,
and the life, and him only. Religions
and Religious organizations even those who
mask themselves as Christian, often present
their own institution as the only true way.
Such institutions can lead a seeker into cults,
dogma and deception.
We know that the original apostles after the
resurrection of Jesus, did not work to win
converts by debate, philosopy or intellectual
reason the existence of God;
but demonstrated God's existence by supernatural
proofs. They demonstrated the Power of God.
(Read Paul's letter to Corinthians Chapter1
and 2). Yet many Christian apologists continue
to strive to persuade a materialistic, non
believing world based upon arguments, logic
or intellectual proofs.
are many who disagree with the concept of progressive
revelation. Some wish to see the mysteries
of God (essential truths) codified and made
concrete to pass down to future generations.
The understandings which we call "doctrines"
of faith can vary considerably as to the interpretation
of any particular scripture passage. The response
from the doctrinal watchdogs will say these
have been the teachings of the fathers
and we stand upon our doctrines. Essential
doctrines of course, represent the acknowledged
view of that sect whether Catholic, Protestant,
is what makes the Bible unique. Not only does
the information found in it prove true and
reliable but it has the power to reveal "heavenly
things"- truth and understanding on
a level beyond the factual or informational
level. The two levels to be experienced by
those who read Scripture are informational
and revelational. Believers who are Spirit
born, empowered by the Holy Spirit Baptism
are illumined by "The Rhema Word."
Rhema refers to the proceeding voice
of God which enlivens the Scripture and makes
it speak to the present needs of any reader.
The Spirit brings life and understanding. "The
letter of the Scripture, kills, but the Spirit
gave this testimony about knowing God and His
Parables Hide Deeper Meanings
I have always puzzled that Bible TRUTH and the realities of God were not presented to the world in neatly delineated, point by point, topics. Wouldn't that be wonderful if all the hidden facts about God and Heaven's realities were made accessible and easy to comprehend! But in God's wisdom, He has chosen to hide himself. He dwells in a secret place. (Psalm 91)
The unbeliever must set aside unbelief before he/she can make the first step of faith. Thus the key to unpacking and deciphering the Word of God can not be achieved strictly by academic skills and study alone. If that were true only the bookish could know God. The Divine Spirit, Ruach ha kadesh, in Hebrew called in King James vernacular the Holy Ghost, (God-breath or God-wind) is the one and only way to achieve valid revelations of God. The Spirit of God always reveals and glorifies Jesus. It takes those things which belong to Jesus and reveals them to us. There are of course mystics from other relgions and cultures who receive spiritual revelations. These can come from various practices, like drugs, shamanism, meditations, or spirit guides. But rest assured, these are of another spirit and do not conform to Biblical truth.
this reading, you can at
an encouragement and a hope of deeper revelation
through our efforts to encourage you. The insights
I share were not the result of formal studies
at Christian institutions but were drawn entirely
from personal studies and experience. But
if these do not conform to the entirety
of Scripture you may consider them of no value!
following chapters deal with the subject of
Mysteries. There are several topics that will
seem all too familiar; such as those addressed
in a typical sermon or a Bible study. But even
though the topics sound familiar, I believe
there are deeper understandings to be revealed.
These topics are not in any hierarchy or order.
Nor will I suggest that my thoughts on these
are more than a glimmer of light in the face
of deeper understanding. Consider these as
introductory topics of God's mysteries. Many
more real and challenging mysteries to plum
and explore. There are accounts of prophecies
that have come to pass and many that still
are awaiting fulfillment. The fact that Jesus
is still not known as the way, and truth and
the source of life attests to the fact the
even the essentials remain hidden to millions
of souls under the sun.
are mysteries and mysteries within mysteries
only to be revealed in due time. Revelation
is progressive and ever deepening as His
truth is being revealed by God's Holy Spirit
in God's time.
Progressive Revelation, Yes or No?
It is clear in reading prophetic writings that God has withheld (sealed from access) certain matters because it is not yet His time to make them known. The mystery of the 'Church Age' was hidden to all Old Testament prophets and remained latent until it was revealed to Paul by the resurrected Jesus. Details concerning the resurrection were not known until after the apostolic age. Certain matters dealing with the end of the age was sealed from Daniel. John who recorded The Revelation was told in Revelation Chapter 10:4; that which was delivered to him at the utterances of the seven thunders was to be sealed until the time of the end. Contrary to what some would assert, not all the knowledge or answers (facts) are revealed. God has a time and sequence to complete his plan are for The Church, for Israel and for the world. As God said to Daniel and to John in Revelations, go your way, these matters are to be 'sealed' and be revealed in a time yet to come. Paul encourages us that the day will come when that which was hidden and seen in a darkened mirror will some day be clear.
EXAMPLES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BRINGING FORTH REVELATION
to Bible Mysteries
Judge the words and spirit of any who profess to speak of/for God. You the reader or hearer must judge these words against the Logos, the written Scripture, the whole counsel of God. Then there is the inner witness; the AMEN of God is the FAITHFUL WITNESS. The knowledge of God is free to all. But, the knowledge of God is hidden or veiled until the veil is removed by the Spirit of Christ Jesus. We who are of the faith may say, "I was once blind, but now I see" (read, John Chapter 9.)
"Knowledge makes arrogant, love edifies."