God has embedded laws into the universe that govern all areas of life. Laws that are incontrovertible and designed for our welfare. The Law of Polarity, the Law of Cause and Effect, the Law of Motion, and the Law of Reciprocity all affect us. And from a Biblical/spiritual perspective, God has ordained a Law of Revelation. It is a principle that determines who gains access to God’s counsel. While the basics of Scripture are written for all to understand it also contains mysteries, secrets, parables, and riddles for the disciple to investigate and unravel. This is where the Law of Revelation emerges.
The Apostle Paul informed us that “spiritual things” can only be appraised by “spiritual” people—that is, Christians. Matthew 13:11 says, “To you [Christians] it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them [unbelievers] it has not been given.” Like a vault, situated behind iron bars, placed inside thick block walls so has God hidden His mysteries from the unconverted. It is only the regenerated, whose mind and innermost-being has been quickened by the Spirit of God, that can understand God’s counsel.
However, it is evident that some disciples have greater insight to God’s Word than other disciples. Even Simon Peter was amazed at the depth of revelation God granted to the Apostle Paul (2 Peter 3:15-16). Moreover, God’s sovereign choosing and dispensing of spiritual gifts determine revelatory insight. But beyond God’s autonomous determinations for men, the Bible provides Kingdom Principles that Christians can utilize for understanding God’s mysteries. One principle involves our posture before God. The Lord said in Isaiah 66:2, “This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my Word.” Psalm 25:9 says, “He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.” Isaiah 57:15 says, “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit.”
Besides Jesus, “the Word made flesh,” Moses is the Bible’s foremost man of revelation. Moses conversed face-to-face with God and wrote more of the Old Testament than any other Prophet. He understood mysteries from the beginning of creation to the end of the age, and he also joined Christ and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration where they discussed the Messiah’s crucifixion and death. There is an explanation for Moses’ incredible ability to perceive mysteries and, again, it relates to his posture. Numbers 12:3 says, “Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth.” You see, people that best discern God’s voice are those that live in humility. Humility is the passage to Revelation.
Do you know the message that was most difficult for the Apostles to understand? It was Christ’s message of His death on the Cross. Up to His final hours, Jesus tried to explain His mission to suffer and die, but the Apostles couldn’t hear it. Peter, with his preconceived ideas, jumped up and said “[Lord,] this shall never happen to you” (Matthew 16:22). That’s when Jesus rebuked him with the words: “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” Notice who understood Christ’s plan to die on the Cross: it was a woman that soaked His feet with tears, and anointed them with perfume. It was someone that couldn’t get any lower. As the twilight of the Crucifixion appeared, the Apostles had gathered around Jesus and perhaps wondered which miracle He would next work to wow the masses. But not this woman; she was saying “Goodbye” to Jesus! Despite how much she would miss Him, she took His message to heart and began anointing Him for burial (Matthew 26:6-13).
The Law of Revelation is embedded with numerous principles. Chief among the principles is Humility. Perceiving, hearing, understanding the secrets of God’s Word demands humility and that’s why the Lord said, “This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my Word.”
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