“But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him. Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the Holy Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny.]…Now we have not received the spirit that belongs to the world, but the Holy Spirit Who is from God, that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts bestowed on us by God.” (I Corinthians 2:9-10 & 12)
I have read this scripture countless times and have never realized the full reality of verse 10. “Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them.” What is “them?” All that God has prepared for those who love Him. It’s not a secret anymore!
All of the deep things of God were hidden until Jesus resurrected and redeemed mankind from the power of death and Hell. Jesus said “I have the keys of death and of Hell.” Jesus’ Name is above every name that seeks to exalt itself against the knowledge of God. Part of this is the gift of the Holy Spirit to all who call on the Name of the Lord.
The Holy Spirit will show you and me all the things that God has prepared for those who love Him. The Holy Spirit is waiting to show us anytime we are willing to meet the condition. Uh-oh..a condition? Yes, there is a condition–something we have to do–in order to find out.
In the Kingdom of God, the gift of salvation is free. The rest of the kingdom benefits are conditional. In other words, by asking Jesus into your heart, you are “saved.” You have a free ticket to heaven when you die. If you do nothing else for or with God other than obey His commandments, you’ll enter heaven when you die.
However, there is so much more to what Jesus purchased on that Cross! It’s a shame to not take advantage of ALL the great things He bought for us with His Blood. The deep things of God are found deep in His heart. The Holy Spirit searches them out and reveals them to you and me IF we seek Him with all of our hearts and might and strength. That is the condition.
All through 2014 the resounding theme of these posts has been about seeking God deeper and further than you ever have before. God has been calling to His people, those who love Him to go deeper still. Untold revelations are waiting to be unveiled to those who respond to this call of the Lord. This is important because the whole earth is groaning for the manifestation of the children of God. The children of God must take up their rightful positions as priests and kings in the earth to show forth the power of God that the lost might be saved.
In these days, traditional churches just don’t show forth the power of God to such a jaded and cynical generation. The entitlement mentality is so entrenched in our culture that only the power of God can bust through the selfishness gripping people today. People just can’t deny or ignore the POWER of God! Signs and wonders must follow the Gospel preaching or it’s just another philosophy.
Signs and wonders require an intimate relationship with God and that requires time spent in His presence every day. Time translates into us making part of our days reserved for Him and Him alone. You want the power of God moving through your life? Get serious about the deep things of God. There so much more waiting to be revealed by the Holy Spirit!