The hidden wisdom of God
1 Corinthians 2:6 -
However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
In today's message Paul points to the fact that God has revealed him great and wonderful things of the Kingdom of God which he only speaks with people who are mature in the Kingdom of God.
I remember during my first stages of learning with the Lord I used to get revelations almost every day and these revelations were not just grammatical understanding of scriptures but they were the hidden treasures of the Kingdom of God which like Paul notes "things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard and which have not entered the heart of man".
Whenever I get these revelations there is tremendous joy which no pleasure of this world can give. There were times which I am travelling by train and I would cry with tears flowing due to the overflow of joy in my heart. Sometimes the effect of these revelations used to be so strong that it would take days to become normal.
One mistake I used to do at that time was whenever I used to get these revelations without thinking I used to share them with my colleagues in the Lord. Many a times these would create great spiritual problems to them, for they were not mature in spirit and these revelations would become a stumbling block for them. Since they were from the Kingdom of God rejecting them would have consequences.
Being mature in spirit has nothing to do with the number of years in Church or preaching or the number of people one has under them in one's ministry.
Take 2 preachers today and put them in a room to discuss the Bible and if they are vocal about their thoughts in no time you will find them fighting and accusing the other of misleading the people and one may even go to the extent of claiming the other has an evil spirit.
Initially I used to wonder if there is such confusion in God's Kingdom how is the Kingdom going to progress; then I realized even though I had not fully read the Bible yet the things which the Lord was revealing were perfect in line with people like Paul, Pater, James, John (book of Revelation), Daniel, Job, etc. who wrote and certified by the Lord as knowing the Kingdom of God.
Paul is a perfect example for even though he was overcoming and growing in the Lord yet at no place does he contradicts himself. When he preached some people would check his teaching with scriptures and found them to be in line.
He would reveal according to the people he would minister. Throughout all his letters there is hardly much solid meat he reveals yet at times he finds it difficult to hold back and does let of some sparks of the knowledge he had of the Kingdom of God.
One of the main reason most Churches are not growing and Kingdom of God is suffering is because the leaders are not gathering fresh Manna for their people. They are using the stale Manna which they or others gathered many days back, sometimes even years back. This stale Manna if reused over a period of time causes worms and corruption. This reason we find preachers who added greatly to the Kingdom of God once upon a time, when they grew in popularity and started connecting more with the people and less with God, they started concentrating on building their own kingdom more than God's Kingdom. It is sad that we find many of these onetime great Men and Women of God talk utter nonsense today.
God knows when and to whom He reveals these undisclosed treasures. Sometimes these are so unique that no man since creation has yet got to know it. They being symbolized by the pomegranate fruit tightly fit in their own unique place like its seed pips.
It is not that we should not hear teachings from people who received revelation long back but tell me how many times can the same sugarcane stick can be passed through a crusher to extract juice? There will surely come a time when the juice would reduce and reduce and more and more waste would land in your glass. The juice center person knows after 3 or 4 times of passing through the crusher he needs to discard the cane remains and add fresh sugarcanes.
Let us mature and stop chewing of dried waste of sugarcane. The Lord has assured us fresh Manna everyday leaving for our days of rest, until we enter our Promise Land - Heaven.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You promised us fresh Manna right unto our entering our eternal home in Heaven, yet most of your shepherds today are reusing the many same Manna everyday which they collected many years back. The Church is getting worms and people are corrupt in the flesh because they lack spiritual nourishment and are eating stale food. Lord, the Church desperately needs a revival and people who thoroughly love You with all their hearts and more than any other thing in their lives...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
1 Corinthians 2:6-9
6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,
8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."
14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.
16 This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.
17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
23 And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
25 And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field.
26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
35 And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
1 Corinthians 3:1-3
1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
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