God reveals His Mysteries to His Disciples and Children



Lord Jesus Christ reveals his mysteries to his followers only but not to others. "Matt 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. Col 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:"  Even though the kingdom principles are kept secret in Old Testament times, God and his eternal justice never changes and they are always the same.  "Eph 3:4 --- the mystery of Christ 5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;  Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."  Even though the mysteries are revealed in New Testament times, since it is revealed to only a few, they are still mysteries to most Christians.

God, three in one, is still a mystery to most Christians.  The Bible describes God as three Persons knitted in one Spirit as one Person.  Among the three persons the role of God the Word is very special for us.  He was God, who created all things including spiritual powers.  Then he was made (became) flesh (a mere man).  "John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, ---"  As a man, just with the provisions that was available for man, he lived without committing sin.  "1 John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin."  Jesus of Nazareth lived a sanctified life so that his disciples may also live a sanctified life and we all have a calling to follow the steps of his sinless life.  "John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.  1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:" 

Jesus Christ will appear to receive those who will keep themselves pure as he is pure.  When the Lord meets them their appearance will also be changed as Jesus Christ.  "John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure."

These pure people not only be changed in the appearance, but also they become heirs with the Lord Jesus Christ.  They will sit in his heavenly throne and rule with the Lord. "Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne."  The great mystery is that God became a man so that a man may sit with God in his throne.  "2 Cor 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich." 

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Born Again is: 1. Born of the Spirit, 2. Born of Water, and 3. Born of God.

Jesus Christ says, in John 3:3: "except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." So, if a person is not born again, he cannot even see the kingdom of God. In John 3:6 Jesus Christ says: "that which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." So, people go through two distinctly different births, one is of the flesh and the other is of the spirit. Flesh birth is by parents, or it is by flesh. John 3:34, etc, says that God gives the spirit. So, spirit birth is by God. But, God puts the responsibility of being born again on man, by saying in John 3:7 "... Ye must be born again."

Mostly Christians manifest the flesh in religious worships or ceremonies; they feel a wave of emotions in them and say they are filled with the spirit. No! Human flesh will never can produce spirit; emotion is not a spiritual. Spirit comes from God. The word of God explains in many places how to receive the spirit of God from God. Then, In John 3:5 Jesus Christ says: "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." So, we must strive and be born of the water, after we are born of the spirit. Then only, we can enter in the kingdom of God. The Bible also says to be born of God so that we may become sons of God (or bride of Christ) from the status of being servants of God. So, born again has different statuses. God wants us achieve them all.

When Jesus was a man, he was filled with the spirit beyond measure. John 3:34: "For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him." So, the spirit is given, not only as a person, but also by the measure. Jesus Christ announces in John 7: "37) In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38) He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39) (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)" Again, even though Jesus Christ gives the holy spirit to us through the Holy Ghost, we will drink the holy spirit as much as we want, according to our thirst. Some of us will be satisfied as soon as our tongues get wet, but a few others will keep on drinking until their bellies are full and overflowing. Proud people say that they have the spirit to the full, even though they have none. Humble people will be asking more and more of his spirit. So, there are people barely reach New Earth, whereas others rejoice as New Jerusalem in Sion.

The spirit world is as real as the material world. It is not produced by our mind. God is the custodian of the spirits and he has to give it to a person. Even though we do not see the spirit with our physical eyes, the spirit world is real. Many things that we cannot see are real, so also the spirit is real.

Do born again people commit sin? Born again is a process. A spiritual baby, that is growing by drinking milk (i.e., studying the word of God), exercising obedience to God, and beginning to grow in faith, may not have the strength of an adult Son of God. So, at this infant stage, a newborn believer may commit sin. But, the goal of this born again person will always be to grow in holiness, but not to settle in a very convenient place to enjoy sin and to sneak into heaven. "1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God." A born again 'Son/daughter of God' will not commit sin. But those fakes, who boast that they are born again, will commit sin.

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.

If we love God with reverential fear, we will obey God and We will stop sinning.