Friday, July 8, 2016
Secrets - God's
Bible Questions Answered:
“...this is a good one I read God has secrets, secrets belong to God. What secrets?...”
Corey/ New South Wales, Australia
Deuteronomy 29:29 NLT
The Lord our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that He has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.
Yes, it may come as a surprise to some, but our God, has His secrets, things mankind simply does not know. What are God's secrets, and why. It would be easy just to say, “Well, they wouldn't be secrets, if we knew them,” and yet we may know of them.
God knows your life from beginning to its end, though it is a secret to you.
Isaiah 46:9,10 KJV
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like Me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure:
The Secret Things:
Your Life: From birth to death, any sickness, job loss, any testing, etc. etc. The lives of our loved ones, a secret, to us, but not to The Lord! The future of mankind, is known to The Lord.
John 16:12 KJV (Jesus)
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
As a parent, many times we do not, tell our children the why of things, only to protect them. We give them a medication, to keep them well, without telling them of the horrors of sickness. And God has His reasons for not telling us some things.
The rapture of the church of The Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 24:44 KJV
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not The Son Of Man cometh.
That hour is a secret, known only by The Father in heaven.
Couldn't you just imagine, if the rapture hour was known. Why everyone would be in their best clothes and in church, awaiting that hour, but God is not a fool, that hour is a secret on purpose, so that we will constantly live for The Lord Jesus, and be ready at any moment.
Again our Lord tells us...
Matthew 24:35,36 KJV
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
Again the message, live prepared!
Matthew 25:1-13 NLT (Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids)
1 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet The Bridegroom.
2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
3 The five who were foolish didn’t take enough olive oil for their lamps,
4 but the other five were wise enough to take along extra oil.
5 When The Bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6 “At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, The Bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet Him!’
7 “All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps.
8 Then the five foolish ones asked the others, ‘Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.’
9 “But the others replied, ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.’
10 “But while they were gone to buy oil, The Bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with Him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked.
11 Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, ‘Lord! Lord! Open the door for us!’
12 “But He called back, ‘Believe Me, I don’t know you!’
13 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of My return.
Yes, God has His secrets, but then again, He reveals some secrets, to those who are near Him.
Psalm 24:14 KJV
The secret of The Lord is with them that fear Him..."
Proverbs 3:32 KJV
For the froward is abomination to The Lord: but His secret is with the righteous.
Amos 3:7 KJV
Surely The Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets.
John 16:13-15 KJV
13 Howbeit when he, The Spirit Of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all Truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall shew it unto you.
15 All things that The Father hath are Mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine, and shall shew it unto you.
Because we do not have perfect knowledge, or know our future, we need a Guide who does!
Psalm 73:24 KJV
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Wisdom - God's, Past, Present, And Future.
Psalm 145:17 KJV (Write it on the first page of your Bible, you'll be glad you did.)
The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works.
Psalm 147:5 KJV
Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite.
Isaiah 40:13-15 NLT
13 Who is able to advise The Spirit Of The Lord? Who knows enough to give Him advice or
14 Has The Lord ever needed anyone’s advice? Does He need instruction about what is good?
Did someone teach Him what is right or show Him the path of justice?
15 No, for all the nations of the world are but a drop in the bucket. They are nothing more
than dust on the scales. He picks up the whole earth as though it were a grain of sand.
Isaiah 42:8,9 KJV
8 I am The Lord: that is My name: and My glory will I not give to another, neither My
praise to graven images.
9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they
spring forth I tell you of them
Isaiah 46:9,10 KJV
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and
there is none like Me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet
done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure:
Isaiah 55:8,9 KJV
8 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith The Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and
My thoughts than your thoughts.
Daniel 2:20 KJV
Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and
might are His:
Acts 15:18 KJV
Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world.
Romans 8:29,30 KJV
29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His
Son, that He might be The First Born Among Many Brethren.
30 Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also
justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.
Romans 11:33,34 KJV
2 God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew..."
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are
His judgments, and His ways past finding out!
34 For who hath known the mind of The Lord? or who hath been His counselor?
I Peter 1:2 KJV
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God The Father, through sanctification of
The Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of The Blood Of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and
peace, be multiplied.
You and I do not know the future, but our Guide, The Lord Jesus, does!
Psalm 34:8 KJV
O taste and see that The Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him