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Accessing God’s Glory Part 1

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s look at Matthew 13:2-11, “Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying Behold a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop; some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!  And the disciples came and said why do you speak to them in parables? He answered and said to them, because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

Jesus spoke this parable to the multitudes and absolutely no one understood it and then He just ended it. Just image, you go to church the Pastor preaches a sermon that makes absolutely no sense to anyone and then just ends it. Then the people leave the church thinking, what in the world was that all about? So what was the purpose of the sermon Jesus preached? I believe once you understand the answer to this question you are going to tap into the keys to the kingdom.

He goes on to say in Verse 12, “For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.” That is powerful! That’s why He spoke in a parable because it is not for everyone to have, but to the one that has is going to get more, but to the one that doesn’t have is going to lose what they’ve got. This is the key to the kingdom of God.

I believe Solomon gave us the secret to this thing. Over in Proverbs 25:2,  “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.” It is the glory of God to hide a mystery. God hides everything, but he hides it for us not from us. It’s His glory to hide a thing, but it is the glory of a king to search it out.

Have you ever seen a diamond mine? It’s just this huge open field of dirt that they plow up. People dig around in the dirt looking for diamonds. It’s not a whole lot of fun, it takes a lot of looking and most of the time you find nothing. But there are people that find diamonds and those are the people that really, really search. The word of God is like a diamond mine and God hides things, but He doesn’t hide it from us, He hides it for us. Because He said, it is the glory of a king to search it out. 1 Peter 2:9 tells us that we are a royal priesthood, and royalty is a king.

Christian’s are kings and priest unto God. And He told us in Proverbs 25:2, that it is the glory of a king to search it out. The glory of our identity as kings is revealed as we seek and search out the mysteries that are hidden by God. Your real identity is hidden. That’s why the word of God says, set your mind on things above where your life is hidden in Christ. Once you are born of the Spirit of God you become a New Creation, a royal priesthood and a holy nation, but your identity is hidden. It’s up to you to search it out.

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