As Christians, we have been called to live the most adventurous life possible to man. We are new creatures with access to beings beyond our 3 dimensions. God ordained the Christian life to be an exciting adventure.
Jesus gave us an invitation into a life of wonder when He said,
Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God… (Luke 8 verse 10 KJV)
Every believer has been given access into the mysteries of God. Mystery means a truth that is unknowable except by divine revelation. One of the chief joy of the Father is in the unveiling of mysteries to sons.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of Kings to search out a matter (Prov 25 verse 2 KJV).
God delights in hiding things so His children can search them out. The game of Kings is to search out the mysteries of God- things hidden since the foundation of the world.
Step into the cloud
I believe there is so much that God wants to reveal in these last days but He’s calling men like Moses to step into the cloud. When it comes to the mysteries of God, there are two groups: those who are not afraid to step into the cloud like Moses and those who are too afraid to step into the cloud.
And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.(Exodus 20 verses 18-21)
For Moses, he’d rather die than not know God. It was Moses who prayed to see God’s glory. Many are still standing at the foot of the mountain, encouraging their Moses to go on their behalf, not knowing that they also have been invited. Let us embrace mystery by stepping into the cloud. Let us crave for a deeper walk with God. Even though the lightning may flash and the fire may burn, as long as our eyes are on Him, we will not be hurt.
Overcoming the fear of deception
Rick Joyner once said, “the fear of deception is the greatest deception.”God does not expect us to fear deception but to love the truth. The only fear we are permitted to have is the fear of the Lord. We must trust God to reveal his truth more than we trust the devil to reveal a lie. Some Believers cringe at any talk of the supernatural because they associate the supernatural with demons. Well, the devil cannot be more supernatural than God. Let us not miss our inheritance because of fear. If we are truly sincere in our hearts and we love the truth, then the lies of the devil cannot prevail for the Spirit of truth lives within us. How many have missed a burning bush encounter because they were too afraid to approach the flames. Cast away your fears by embracing the love of the Father.
Remember the fathers
Remember that the fathers of faith were men of mystical encounters. Paul, John, Abraham, Enoch, Elijah, St Patrick, St Columba, Madame Guyon, St Theresa of Avila, Peter...were all men and women of mystical encounters. I believe the Cry of every true son is, “show me your glory.” We must understand that the goal is not just to have mystical encounters or to be called a mystic. The encounters are a means to an end. The end is union with Christ. If we’ll defeat the pharaohs of our day then we must be willing to approach the burning fire. We must be willing to embrace mystery.
Enjoy these words from Misty Edwards’s song, Mystery.
You're a mystery like poetry
Like a parable, a rhyme or a riddle
You're a mystery wrapped in clouds
Shouting so loud
Just waiting to be discovered
You're a mystery so intriguing
You're a mystery so inviting...
I want to waste my life
To search You out...
I don't want to build castles in the sand
I don't want to live in a fairy-tale
I want what's real...
It's the glory of God to hide a matter
It's the glory of a king to search it out
I wanna search You out
I love the way You hide
So I can find You
I wanna search You out.
Rume Kpadamrophe is an evangelist, writer and researcher based in Lagos, Nigeria. Rume speaks French and English and loves to travel. He has a strong desire to see revival ignited and sustained in the nations of the world.
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Rume Kpadamrophe is a graduate student at the University of South Carolina. Before leaving Nigeria, he mentored several youths in prophetic, intercession, and evangelism. He is a revivalist, a writer, a researcher, and an enthusiastic lover of revival history. He desires to see revival ignited and sustained in the nations of the earth. He currently serves as the president of The Carolina Church, a campus ministry at the University of South Carolina.Rume’s email is email@example.com.