Saturday, August 5, 2017

Hidden for You

As children of God, it's our privilege to receive and walk in the revelational knowledge of God!  I suppose that's what makes Christianity stand out from all other religions.  It's not a faith based on rules and regulations, but a constant flow of life, light and wisdom from the Spirit of God into our spirits.    1 Corinthians 6:17 says, "But the person who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him."  One definition for the word united is laminated. At the point of your conversion, the Holy Spirit took residency inside you and your spirit became joined or laminated to His.  What a beautiful image of intimate togetherness this conveys!

I believe, since the beginning of time itself, God's intention has always been to live intimately and vitally connected to us.  Sin may have stepped in the way of this desire, for a time, but God's plan never changed and whatever He wills and declares, must come to pass.  So He spoke it through His prophets, declaring a new covenant He would make.  A covenant that would ensure an unrestricted flow of revelation from His Spirit to ours.  Look at what Jeremiah 31:33&34 says, "But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel: After those days, says the Lord, I will put My law within them, and on their hearts will I write it; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.  And they will no more teach each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for they will all know Me [recognize, understand, and be acquainted with Me], from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will [seriously] remember their sin no more."

In Ephesians 1:17, Paul says our spirits can receive wisdom and revelation to really know the things of God that are hidden to the natural mind: " [For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,..."

It's important to note that the wisdom in this verse is not natural human wisdom, but special insight to see and grasp an understanding of something that has always been there, but just obscured from our sight.  Did you notice that in the beginning of Ephesians 1:17, Paul says that he prays the Lord will grant or some translations say, give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation.  In the Greek, that word grant or give, means to impart.  In other words, when we ask the Lord to give us special insight from His Word, that is not naturally attained, His Spirit will impart it to us.  We will be enabled to see what we could never see by ourselves.

1 Corinthians 2:7, speaks of these mysteries of God, His hidden wisdom that is hidden for us. Then a few verses down (v:10), it says God's own Spirit reveals them to us.  Have you ever found yourself reading a portion of scripture that you have read several times before, but suddenly, this time you read it, it's as if the light has just been switched on inside of you, and you instantly understand it in a way you never did before?  That truth had been there all along, but it was hidden from your understanding.  But at the right time, the Holy Spirit removed the veil and flooded your heart with light to see and understand what was hidden for you to find.  That truth revealed to you enriches your life like nothing else can.  You have perceived it in your spirit and it has become truth written or engraved on your heart.  It will always be a part of you, can never be taken from you, and has the power to change everything about you! Hallelujah!

I really believe in embracing and delighting in the privilege of having my spirit intimately connected with the Spirit of God!  What a gift, too wonderful to truly wrap our minds around, but fully able to grasp in our spirits!  Take time today to jump ‘heart first’ into this truth and begin to be more conscious of the closeness you have with the Holy Spirit.  Learn to lean on Him more, trust His nudge on your heart and gleam all you possibly can from the truth He reveals to you from His Word.  A treasure chest, full of mysteries hidden and written just for you to find and enjoy!

Much love,


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