REVEALING GOD'S SECRET
[DEUT. 29:29 NKJV] "The secret [things belong] to the LORD our God, but those [things which are] revealed [belong] to us and to our children forever, that [we] may do all the words of this law.
The SECRET (cathar: to hide or conceal) to the Lord our God, but those revealed (galah: uncover; discover; open) to us and our children forever, that may DO all the words of this law.
Same principle hold true today: the WORD of TRUTH must be REVEALED in order for us to walk or be DOERS of the WORD and not hearers only. But we must recall that BEING come before DOING. Our doing or fruitfulness is as a result of His Spirit. We deceive ourselves if we HEAR only and don’t go on to DO the word AS PROPELLED BY HIS SPIRIT. Fruit is seasonal as we are trees of righteousness & wear bear fruit in our season and at the appointed times. We can no more force fruit to grow than any tree of the field. The fruit of the Spirit blossoms organically by Him, in Him, AND THROUGH HIS SPIRIT in us.
The greatest secret & mystery revealed to us is CHRIST in you, the HOPE or expectation of GLORY!
[JAMES 1:16-21 NKJV] Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth (BIRTHED) by the WORD of TRUTH, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of His creatures. So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the WRATH of MAN does not PRODUCE the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD. Therefore lay aside ALL filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the IMPLANTED or ENGRAFTED WORD, which is able to SAVE your souls.
Notice that the Wrath of Man is the filthiness and overflow of wickedness trying to produce in the flesh what ONLY GOD'S SPIRIT can bring about in our lives. The righteousness of GOD is not earned, nor worked for, and is not obtained by achievement but rather is a free gift imputed to our account when we BELIEVE. So when we lay aside our fleshly works of striving to achieve something by our own ingenuity, we can HUMBLY RECEIVE the word and it will be able to do its work and SAVE our souls (our will, intellect, and emotions).
[ROMANS 1:15-17 NKJV] 1So, as much as is in me, [I am] ready to preach the GOSPEL to you who are in
also. For I am not ashamed of the GOSPEL of CHRIST, for it is the POWER of GOD to salvation for everyone who believes,
for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
For in IT (THE GOSPEL) the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD is REVEALED
from FAITH to FAITH; as it is written: Rome
"The just shall LIVE by FAITH."
To produce the righteousness of God, it must be first revealed to us by the gospel or the power of God from faith to faith from one position of belief to another in our lives. The righteousness of God is not produced by wrath but rather imputed to us freely. We must become aware that this righteousness is not earned, but rather given by grace to us and that this GRACE therefore works in us to continuously to produce an ongoing desire to DO those things prepared for us by God beforehand.
[Ephesians 2:10 NKJV] For we are HIS WORKMANSHIP (you are His piece of work), created in Christ Jesus for GOOD WORKS which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
The law required your obedience to keep it all. Grace imparts HIS OBEDIENCE to you so that HIS DESIRE becomes yours and the RIGHTEOUSNESS IN YOU propels you toward what was prepared for you.
[Phil 2:12-13 NASB] So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, WORK OUT (to perform or accomplish) your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is AT WORK IN YOU, both to WILL and to WORK for [His] good pleasure.
God happens to be at work in us by His Spirit and our position to to cooperate with Him in performing or accomplishing what He is working on in our lives. We are to release what His grace has worked in. We are a conduit meant to display the wonderful things that He is working in us.
[2 Cor.10:3-6 NKJV] For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal but mighty in God for:
***the greatest weapon is the gospel or the POWER of GOD
pulling down strongholds,
casting down arguments
(logismos: reckoning; computation; reasoning)
every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, (elevated thought against God’s knowledge)
bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and (every mental perception or thought)
being ready to punish all disobedience when
your obedience is fulfilled. (obedience, compliance, submission)
OUR OBEDIENCE IS THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH IN JESUS' OBEDIENCE & THE EFFECTUAL WORKING OF HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS IN US.
Our obedience should be wrapped up in His obedience. An elevated thought is to think that "our obedience is the key" when it is His obedience that has captured ours and even produces our obedience as we submit to HIS obedience. Jesus came to fully obey so that His obedience would be transferred to our account and we would become the righteousness of God. What a magnificent, great, loving Father we truly have in that His son took our place so that we might live forever with Him!
[Psalm 40:6-9 NKJV] Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require. Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book [it is] written of me. I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law [is] within my heart." I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness In the great assembly; Indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O LORD, You Yourself know.
[Heb 10:4-10 NASB] For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, "SACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME; IN WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND [sacrifices] FOR SIN YOU HAVE TAKEN NO PLEASURE. "THEN I SAID, 'BEHOLD, I HAVE COME (IN THE SCROLL OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN OF ME) TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD.'" After saying above, "SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND [sacrifices] FOR SIN YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, NOR HAVE YOU TAKEN PLEASURE [in them]" (which are offered according to the Law), then He said, "BEHOLD, I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL." He takes away the first in order to establish the second. By THIS WILL we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ONCE for ALL.