Secrets and Mysteries
I believe we are stepping into a season unlike anything we've seen before, where there will be a great unfolding and revealing of the secrets and mysteries of the Kingdom.
For about two weeks now, a phrase from an older Bethel song by Brian and Jenn Johnson entitled "We Believe" has been running through my head. God often speaks to me through song lyrics and I keep hearing the phrase from this song: "You reveal Your secrets and all Your mysteries, to those who have fallen completely in love with You".
God is longing to reveal His secrets and mysteries to those who love Him and seek Him just for who He is. In 2 Chron. 16:9, it says, "For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His." These are keys for opening the doors and stepping through into all God has for us in this season.
Just today, this scripture from Deut. 29:29 came across my path twice, "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law." These words in Deuteronomy are under the old covenant. How much GREATER the inheritance and treasure we possess as the sons and daughters of the Kingdom through Jesus Christ! God desires to reveal His secrets to His sons and daughters who are hungry to experience more.
We know from Proverbs 25:2, "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, to search out a matter is the glory of kings." There is glory in the concealing and glory in the searching! I hear God speaking and encouraging us, "Don't give up the search! Don't give up the search!" He recently spoke to me from Jer. 29: 13, "You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart." God is getting ready to reveal His glory in a great way and His secrets and mysteries we have longed to partake of will be revealed to us as we seek Him with all our hearts.
Our God is a REVEALER!
He delights in disclosing and revealing His mysteries to us! Below are several scriptures that portray His heart to reveal: (notice the reference numbers)
Job 12:22 - "He reveals mysteries from the darkness And brings the deep darkness into light."
Daniel 2:22 - "It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.
Jeremiah 33:3 - Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'
I hear the Lord saying, "Get ready to be DAZZLED!" That's not a word I use very often, but it means, "to impress deeply or astonish with delight". In conjunction with this I often envision Lucy, in the C.S. Lewis book, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", walking through the wardrobe into Narnia. Lucy was dazzled! We will be dazzled, too, in the coming days as God displays the secrets of His Kingdom. As our good Father, He delights in watching us find the wonders He has hidden for our discovery.
As God reveals His secrets and mysteries we want to handle them as precious treasures to be cherished and stewarded well. Like Jesus told His disciples in Lk. 8:10, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, 'though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand'". We want His treasured words to go deep within us to produce an abundant crop of righteousness! We want to handle His secrets with the utmost care.
Again, get ready to be DAZZLED as we step into a season of secrets and mysteries revealed. Prepare your heart for a time of WONDER and AWE, but also a time to CHERISH and MARVEL with deep reverence the things He reveals. The heavens declare the Glory of God, and you and I will too!