The Mysteries Of The Kingdom Of God
by Olga Hermans
A vital revelation that Jesus shared on the subject of hearing ad doing is found in Mark 4. This is an important chapter for us to realize that we choose how we hear from God. In this parable of the sower, Jesus teaches us how to be fruitful in God’s kingdom and how to avoid being unfruitful. Guess what? It’s totally dependent on how we choose to hear and understand the Word.
You might say: “Is this really a choice that we have to make?” It is always our choice; we have to open our hearts by an act of obedience to God to be willing to hear Him. We are able to ignore the voice of the Lord; there will be moments that we don’t want to pay attention to His voice, we close our eyes, we take no notice of His voice. We have to be determined to hear His voice, like Paul said in Phil.3:10
We all are familiar with the parable in Mark 4:2-9, notice what Jesus said when He finished relating it to the people: “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” v:9
The word hear in this verse isn’t just talking about hearing with our physical ears. True bible hearing includes not only hearing what God says, but comprehending what He means, receiving it in faith and meditating on it until it is planted in your heart so that you can do it.
When the knowledge of God’s Word comes to a person’s heart, understanding (revelation) enables him to walk it, talk it and apply it to his life. Living the Christian life is no longer a matter of keeping a set of rules and regulations. Instead, it becomes a supernatural walk of following God in the spirit, unhindered and undefeated.
Do you want to know the mysteries of the Kingdom?
And He said to them, To you has been entrusted the mystery of the kingdom of God [that is, the secret counsels of God which are hidden from the ungodly]; but for those outside [of our circle] everything becomes a parable. (Mar 4:11)
You see, it has been granted unto us God’s covenant people to know and understand the hidden mysteries of God. Proverbs 2:7 says that God stores up His wisdom for the righteous.
People who are not in right-standing with God can’t understand the wisdom of God or operate in it. It is hidden from them. They don’t qualify, but we who are born into the kingdom have “top secret clearance”!
God wants us to have understanding so He lights our candles by His Spirit with the Word of God and reveals the secrets of His Kingdom. Prov. 20:27 says, “The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.” And mark 4:22 says nothing is hidden from us.
The secrets of God’s Kingdom are waiting to be revealed to those who want them enough to spend time with the One who knows all secrets.
Here comes our part into play; we have been given the power of choice, to make choices according to the Word of God; yielding to God when he calls us to come to Him and spend time with Him. We choose to honor Him and acknowledge Him during our daily tasks; we choose to talk to Him and walk with Him.
He wants to reveal to us those things that are mysteries for us, the hidden things that we need to know. Choose wisely; our life is driven by our choices. Choose life!