knocking, and asking are the first steps to
knowing God and His wisdom. The motivation
of your heart must be sincere and earnest.
Then revelation and inspiration will surely
follow. While there are many who claim they
hold the key to divine wisdom, one must knock
at the right door. Every religion and cult
claim to be this door. But I can declare with
certainty that this door IS found in The Holy
Bible. The Bible is not an antique, out-dated
document. The Bible is the only document that
holds a perfect record in the prophecies recorded
on its pages that have come to pass. There
is another factor to secure understanding.
One must acknowledge the Holy Spirit for He
is The Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the
one true God and reveals the Spirit of Understanding
that was in Jesus the Messiah. God the eternal
one is revealed by Jesus Christ. The pathway
that leads a seeker into the knowledge of the
mysteries of God is only through Yeshua, Jesus
the Messiah and him only. Religions and Religious
organizations even some that mask themselves
as Christian, will try to present their own
institution as the only true way. Such institutions
only lead a seeker into dogma and deception.
We know that the original apostles after the
resurrection of Jesus, did not so much debate
the existence of God as a philosophical notion
or intellectual theory but demonstrated God's
existence by supernatural attestations. 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
First let me preface this topic by stating the principle that persons without the Spirit do not, can not, know God. They are wearing the spiritual blinders common to all humanity. However persons in this condition are totally unaware of this fact. Granted there are many fine people, of noble character and moral sensability who are yet "unredeemed." The first step to progressive revelation is to be born of God. This is a God-wrought transformation that allows them to be partakers of heavenly things and to partake of the Messiah's (Christ's) divine nature. After being spiritually renewed, they can read the word of God (scripture) with a passion, and derive understanding from it. Prior to this time there understanding of Scipture was only superficial. It was sealed to them. Their eyes have the veil of blindness removed through Christ.
are some who will disagree with the concept
of progressive revelation. Religions
wish to see the mysteries of God (essential
truths) codified and made concrete to pass
down to future generations. These 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 say these have
been the teachings of the fathers and
we stand upon our doctrines. These doctrines
of course, represent the codified view of that
sect whether Catholic, Protestant, or the sub
sects of Protestantism and even non Christian
This makes the Bible unique. Not only does the information found in it prove valid but it has the power to reveal "heavenly things"- truth on a level beyond the factual or informational level. There are then two levels which experienced by those who read Scripture, informational and revelational. Believers who are Spiritually reborn, 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, Jesus said, kills." There are many who believe the Bible is mostly a fable or make believe. They have not yet received the necessary key to wisdom, belief and faith. With these we know that the stories of God's wonders in day of old are more than fables, they are assuredly true.
gave this testimony about knowing God. "
- I know Him, I am from Him, He sent me. -"
(John 7:19.) Yet, not everyone is, persuaded
by these words to know Jesus as the sent one.
There are also many today remain unpersuaded
that Yeshua is the one mediator between God
and Man and who truly speaks for God. (1Timothy2:5)
parables taught by Yeshua (Jesus) had
within them revelations of truth on multiple
levels; plain story-level truth and higher
spiritual levels. There is and always has been
the matter of hidden truth or 'hidden manna.'
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. Why is
it that God reveals himself to some and not
to others? (See Matthew 13:13-14 and Luke 8:10)
The unbeliever must set aside unbelief before he/she can make the first step of faith. (Hebrews 11 - - if anyone would come to God they must first believe that He is, and rewards those who seek Him. -paraphrased)Thus the key to unpacking and deciphering the Word of God can not be achieved entirely 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, is the one and only way to achieve valid revelations of God. The Spirit of God always reveals and glorifies Jesus. See John 16:15 - - All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you." There are of course mystics from other relgions and cultures who receive spiritual revelations but these are of another spirit and do not conform to biblical truth. The Holy Spirit can truly be called the Spirit of Jesus as he is called in Acts 16:7, Phillipians 1:19.
is my desire that this writing be a testimony
by which you may believe and then receive at
least a glimpse into some of these mysteries
and from there begin to enter a deeper realm
of understanding. The insights Most of what
I share was not learned from Christian church
experience before I knew God. They were drawn
from my own studies and experience. Please
understand I find that these studies conform
to the entirety of Scripture. If it did not
it would be of no value!
following chapters deal with the subject of
Mysteries. You will find that the topics will
appear initially to seem familiar; such as
those frequently addressed in a sermon or a
Bible study. But although the topics sound
familiar, I believe there are deeper, more
profound revelations to be revealed. These
topics follow no hierarchy of order. Nor will
I suggest that my thoughts on these topics
are more than a glimmer of light upon yet
deeper understanding. I can do little more
than introduce the topics of God's mysteries.
There are multiple mysteries throughout the
Bible. These represent but a few. More remain
to be explored and mined.
Many teachers and religious authorities have provided us with their best understandings in Christian commentaries. Some commentaries date from historic writers others more contemporary. Those who write commentaries are usually considered "theologians" and they tend to be men of letters. When we read commentaries from any teacher, expert, or authority, we tend to assume that these stand as dependable and represent fact and accuracy. But in reality, there is an alarming amount of disagreement among scholars, experts and denominational doctrine. There are other spiritual sources drawn from occultism, New Age teaching or religions of the world. Those who are caught up in these other religions and cults may never moved to study Biblical sources at all.
Bible commentaries should never be regarded as absolute or difinitive. It is up to anyone to search out these matters with diligence always going to the Bible for the answer. Precepts grow with each believer who diligently studies the Bible and trusts it as the word of truth. It is a process that may take years. The Holy Spirit presents nuggets of understanding as we read and reread the text. Illumined insights may well be God speaking to us in the Rhema word of God. But remember the whole of scripture must bear record to it. Every important Bible truth is recorded with multiple witnesses throughout the pages. This proceeding voice of understanding is the supernatural witness which speaks to us from the Word of G-d. It is this voice that builds understanding and edifies the Body of Christ (those called to believe in him) with deeper understanding. We must understand that the divine author of the Bible knows Truth in its fullness. Many mysteries and questions are not always answered or understood and remain hidden for a season only to come to light later on. The greater part of the wisdom of God will only be fully grasped when we meet the Lord face to face in that time of perfection after we have left this world. There are mysteries and mysteries within mysteries only to be revealed in the fullness of time. Revelation on a personal level is certainly progressive and ever deepening. Some Biblical mysteries are "sealed" only to be revealed by God's Holy Spirit in God's time. Anyone can speculate on any of hundreds of questions but the result for now remains only speculation. Matters that are never discussed in the Bible must be considered of less importance than that which is described and especially when it is mentioned repeatedly.
Contrary to what some may assert, not all the knowledge or answers (facts) are revealed. God has a set time prophetically, to complete his plan for The Church, for Israel and for the world. Some matters are not meant to be revealed until the end of the age! As God said to Daniel and to John in the book of Revelation, "go your way, these matters are to be 'sealed up," or these are to be revealed in a time yet to come. It is clear in reading prophetic writings that God has withheld (sealed from understanding) certain matters because it is not yet His time to make them known. The mystery of the 'Church Age' was mostly hidden to all Old Testament prophets although they were given hints that the day would come when the nations, or the gentiles would become become partakers of the inheritence of Israel's blessings. The full revelation remained a secret until it was revealed to Paul by through the resurrected Jesus. Details concerning the resurrection were not known until after the apostolic age nor was there any understanding of the first and second advent. The Messiah was to suffer and sprinkle many with his blood but the rabbis did not discern this in Jesus' day. Certain matters dealing with the end of the age are only now be unsealed from Daniel. John who, writing around 90 a.d., recorded his divine vision, The Revelation, was told in Revelation Chapter 10 that the things which the seventh thunder uttered were reserved to be prophesied at a future time.
OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BRINGING FORTH REVELATION
to Bible Mysteries
for some this Grace appears absent to many
who pick up the Scriptures to read casually,
it is available to those who ask for it humbly
in faith. It would be presumptuous, however,
to assume that we are automatically entitled
to it. It is equally presumptuous to assume
we may understand or comprehend the mystery
of the Word with only the natural mind. Again
the apostle Paul reminds us, "the letter
kills, but the Spirit gives life."(2Corinthians
3:6) The Holy Spirit is He who God has sent
to teach all things which are from Christ and
God. As I stated, I am only one commentator,
and do not pretend to be the only person who
has received this understanding and doctrine
for God is without partiality without 'respect
of persons. ' He will reveal Himself to any
who seek Him.
is an introduction to essential