Through faith, God reveals to us mysteries.
Have you ever asked a question and the only answer you got was “there are things we will never know” basing on Deuteronomy….
Yes. God did leave some mysteries unknown to man. But does that mean he can not reveal to whom he wants the things he wants to reveal? The carnal mond will never comprehend the things of the Lord. For sin has no fellowship in God’s presence. But God promised to reveal his intentions to his children. The things not seen and that can’t be understood by the carnal mind, he chose to help us understand.
Jesus answered them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. – Matthew 13:11
When we received Jesus Christ in our hearts as our personal saviour, we passed from death to life. We died to our carnal selves and now walk in the spirit. More so God gave us his Holy spirit to dwell in us and reveal to us the mysteries that were once hidden from us. He is willing and wants to share with us the fullness of life and reveal to us His plans and intentions and will. All we need is to cultivate a personal relationship with Him, study and meditate upon his word. And he will reveal to us mysteries beyond what our wildest dreams could have ever imagined.
But in your hearts set Christ apart [as holy—acknowledging Him, giving Him first place in your lives] as Lord. Always be ready to give a [logical] defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope and confident assurance [elicited by faith] that is within you, yet [do it] with gentleness and respect. – 1 Peter 3:15
So being able to defend the gospel a lot to do with how much we honor Christ in our hearts. So we do not have to settle for less. God has given us so many opportunities to help us know the things we need to know. We can study his word and also cultivate an intimate relationship with him where we see life through his eyes. Let us as Christians be ready to walk in the oath God called us to and to answer questions people will ask about our father so that his name will be glorified.
Faith is sight
Faith is sight! It almost seems impossible to believe that faith can give sight especially in the world where we are taught that we should believe without seeing. It makes the idea of faith being sight sound like am oxymoron. we have been taught that we ought to believe before we see.
Yes! Jesus told Thomas, that blessed is that man who believes without seeing. In this verse. He was referring to someone who waits to see with their physical eyes before they believe. More so, Thomas had walked with Christ and had witnessed so many miracles, even the resurrection of Lazarus, yet he failed to believe Jesus could be alive just because he didn’t see it.
Faith that enables us to see the unseen
See we should not confuse believing without seeing and seeing because we believe. The world will say seeing is believing. But God says believing is seeing.
Elisha prayed to God, asking Him to open the eyes of his servant. See Elisha had faith even though they were sorrounded by an army. And yet it took the revelation of the angels to the servant for him to believe that God was by their side. Do we see how through faith, Elisha saw clearly? This is the perfect example of why faith is sight. His servant on the other hand, first saw and then believe. Without Elisha’s faith to see even the unseen, it would have never been possible for the servant to have an opportunity to also see, so that his faith too might be triggered.
Opportunities to help our faith grow
See God is not out there to set road block for us to stumble upon. He will give us numerous opportunities in life to have reason to trust in Him, his word, and believe that what he says, he has the power to fulfill. He doesn’t ask us to just believe without giving us – by his grace – just enough motivation that will push our faith to the next level. No! He does not expect us to come from zero faith and shoot up to 100% the day we hear about him. He is willing to walk us through it as we grow and get to know him better. And on this journey, we see his goodness, we see who He is, not only with our physical eyes but also with our spiritual eyes. And it is by this faith and trust we put in the Lord, that he reveals to us even things that we otherwise wouldn’t have known and gives us answers to questions that are unexplainable.
We had to only avoid one thing so that we can maintain our life, and fellowship with God. to avoid moving from life to death. Now we only have to do one thing so that we can get back our life and fellowship with God. to move from death to life.
Continue reading “Crossing over: First from life to death, Now from death to life.”
Discerning evil spirits
This is a continuation of the series Learning from Paul and Silas. If you have not read the first part of this series, please find it on this link
Hearing the Spirit of God speak clearly.
In the first series, we talked about God might sometimes forbid us, by his Spirit, from doing the things that seem to be according to his will according to scripture and how it is important to not insist and continue on our own but rather to obey him even if our intentions are right. Now we shall look how Paul could not only discern when the Holy spirit spoke, but also could tell when demons spoke. Continue reading “Learning from Paul and Silas 2”
Hearing the Spirit of God speak clearly.
Hearing God first, even when we are labouring for Him
Many times, when we talk of the Holy Ghost speaking to us, we only dwell on him telling us to do the things we know are right from the past experiences and learning we have made with God or in the church. Other times, he is revealing to us the mysteries of this world and the spiritual realm. And on some occasions, we see him rebuking, correcting and counselling us. Hardly do we ever think of the Holy Spirit telling us not to do God´s will, at least, when he says “not as yet!” Continue reading “Learning from Paul and Silas 1”
Last year, I got an oil burn on my hand. The wound was huge and the scar it left after 2 weeks was evident. I remember going to a pharmacy to get something that would prevent this wound from becoming a scar just 2 days after the accident and the pharmacist told me “it will not go, maybe with time it will get lighter and less visible but a scar will always be there” I went away and thank God for life and busy schedules for I never had a chance to worry about the scar or give it any attention.
Continue reading “Healing the Scars”
‘Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.’ Mark 12:17
Lord, should we pay tax?
This is a question that was asked to trap Jesus. It was meant to bring Him condemnation by either causing him to speak against paying taxes or by tricking him into implying obedience to worldly authority is more important than obedience to God. They knew if he chose one option over the other, he would be condemned. But Jesus answered it with such wisdom. He did not have to choose. He told them to give back to Caesar what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God.
Continue reading “Give Back To God, What Belongs To God”
It is not a rare thing, to meet a Christian who has little or no knowledge of the very foundation of our Christian faith which is, Christ died for our sins so that we might be saved. Why is this so? I believe this situation is as a result of a lack of mentoring and ample time to study biblical truths about salvation.
Continue reading “Understanding what took place at the cross”
You are greater than any situation that i am faced with. You knew all things before the beginning of time and know my heart. You know my situation Lord. Carry this burden from me oh Lord. Help me through this storm mighty father. You said in your word, that we should ask, and we shall receive. Father i ask you to move in my life. Heal my heart and make me strong. Teach me to wait on you as i trust you more and more oh Lord. Give me the faith to know that you are working even right now as i talk to you. Help me learn the lessons i am meant to learn in this season so that i might shine when i come out at the end of the tunnel. May my testimony be great and only unto you. Thank You for the work that has already began in my life.
In Jesus´mighty name i have prayed.
One of the greatest challenges when you acquire a lot of school knowledge is to understand what the word of God tells us. You find yourself in a situation where you try to reason out God carnally. Continue reading “Braining God”