... It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.
Rev 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Who are these kings that "search out a matter?" Go look in the mirror. The Lord has hidden many things in his word, and its up to us to find them through his Spirit. Along these lines of hiding and finding, whats the ultimate purpose of finding out the hidden things of God? TO KNOW HIM BETTER. Ultimately, everything ends up with us striving to know and love him better. We should be working to increase INTIMACY with our God. We are the what? THE BRIDE OF CHRIST. This idea of knowing God better occurred to me last night, while I was still on the idea of the people who say we should blow off everything written 'for the jews.' If everything in the old testament was written 'for the jews' AND IT WAS..but not ONLY FOR THEM, then why don't these men just rip the old testament, the law and the prophets out of their bibles right now and trash them? I'll tell you why you should'nt: We are trying to GET TO KNOW, AND BE KNOWN BY OUR GOD. Remember Matt 7:21..when Jesus tells those so called believers "away from me, I never KNEW YOU?" We shoud be getting to know everything we can about our God. We should desire to know all his ways, we should ponder them and ask ourselves, why did our King do that?
We should be asking ourselves lots of question, in a grand effort to KNOW HIM. If we say we love him, and we don't obey him, we are liars...RIGHT? Go look it up. If we say we love him and we dont want to know everything about him, what does that say about us? What do a man and woman do when they are courting each other? THEY GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, they ask lots of questions, and they listen, they spend time together. If we are the bride of Christ, what should we be doing....is it really that hard to understand? This is not rocket science, thats common sense. We spend time with those we love, we want to know them and be known by them. The worst thing a husband or wife could ever say to their spouse is "I NEVER KNEW YOU" and thats exactly what Jesus is going to say to MANY on a day coming soon. These people will say LORD to him and he will say I DONT KNOW YOU. Those are 'so called christians' calling him Lord, just like they do every SUNday across this country while they 'go to church.' Since they ARE"NT the church, they have to GO to it-or so they they've been told. If we ARE the church, we can't GO TO IT. Why? Wherever we go, THATS WHERE THE CHURCH IS.
My point today is this, the things written for the jews, to the jews, were STILL WRITTEN BY OUR GOD. I think a man is a fool if he disregards ANYTHING the king of kings has done or said TO ANYONE. We need to get to know him. Reading the book of lamentations and/or all the old testament writings that show the jews getting HAMMERED by our God is worthwhile. Why? If he did it to them, he'll do it to us, he does'nt play favorites. If something the jews did back then upset our God, if we do it today, won't it still upset him? Yea, it will. Should'nt we be striving to please him in every way possible? Yea, we should...if we really love him. This isn't a game, this is for real. Our God is not playing, the storm clouds are gathering over this world. A demonic army approaches ready to make this world a paradise for everything that is filthy and unclean. Look around, as far as I can see that project is already well under way. Today is the day of salvation, today is the day of grace. Time is short, how short I don't know. Without the gift of prophesy I can't nail it, but I have been given the gifts of two eyes and a brain. I can see whats happening, I also have the spirit of God inside me, burning like a fire. Thats enough to see and know how short time is. Everything that was written will come to pass, exactly as written. Here's one thing that was written:
Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Theres a group of people who are going to be counted worthy to ESCAPE ALL of the terrible things that are about to come to pass. We are going to find out EXACTLY what escape ALL means. Pray that you may be counted one of them. If you are "in Christ", my prayers and my love is with you. grace and peace