It Pleases God To Do It This Way
 
This message concerns truth revealed to His children... Why some people do not hear the truth.
 
I was working in the kitchen as I was praying for answers. Many answers are given me while in the shower or washing dishes... strange isn't it? I have wondered if there is some Godly path for messages associated with water? The water baptism occurred to me. I leave that for another day, my purpose in this message is to pass on what was given me. It is short.

I was asking my Lord, Jesus, "Why some people are not given obvious truths and wisdom?" I mean, why doesn't He just tell all of us the truth? While the answer to that is covered in many different scriptures and lessons, I was more specific in asking why some of the people who profess to know Him are not enlightened in the most basic things. It goes without saying that there are different levels of understanding for each of us but I was addressing the very basic issues. Understanding "from above" comes as a gift but it also depends on the amount of sacrifice in time and study. I am sure there are many people who are saved or "born again" that know very little about divine things... or at least I think I am sure?

His answer came. He referred me to Matthew 11:25 and revealed in my mind that those who are not His children must not see these truths or they could misuse the knowledge... In other words, knowledge from the Divine mind of God is reserved for His children, not the ungodly. I was intrigued because this scripture has always been somewhat a mystery to me. A chuckle came as I realized the methods He uses with His kids. Matthew 11: 25 At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. 26 Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way!

Here it is in the book of Mark chapter 4:11 He replied, “You are permitted to understand the secret of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables for everything I say to outsiders, 12 so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled:

"When they see what I do, they will learn nothing. When they hear what I say, they will not understand. Otherwise, they will turn to me and be forgiven." 13 Then Jesus said to them, “If you can’t understand the meaning of this parable, how will you understand all the other parables?"

WOW! Did you understand that? Read it as often as you need to but understand it.

Several days later as I was contemplating this experience, He gave to me several other things to include in this message to the reader... I don't know why this was to be included, I don't argue, I just do as He instructs... Luke, Chapter 16:8 “The rich man had to admire the dishonest rascal for being so shrewd. And it is true that the children of this world are more shrewd in dealing with the world around them than are the children of the light.

Imagine that! Jesus came right out and told us that the ungodly are more shrewd in cheating ways!

Then He wanted me to tell you that you are tested here on earth. Luke 16:10“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. 11 And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?

Time to get serious about this heaven thing! Do you really want to go to heaven or do you even believe the word of the Son of God? It looks as though most people do not! Maybe that is why Jesus said, "The road is narrow and few will find it." (paraphrased as usual)

 

Still your friend,

John

10-31-09

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