The Secret Things of God
TEXT: Deut. 29:29, "The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law."
INTRODUCTION: Have you ever stopped to think about the secret things of God...what mysteries must the heavens hold?
Do you remember when Paul was caught up to heaven? In II Cor. 12:3, he says, "And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth); how that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter." In his humility, Paul chooses to speak in the third person, but it is obvious he is referring to himself. In vv. 6, 7, he said, "For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure."
What an amazing experience...to see heaven and to witness things no one else had ever seen before. He said "I heard "unspeakable words." God revealed to Paul secrets mortals only dream about. There is so much about God we do not know—so many things that belong only to Him.
In the Book of Ezekiel, Ezekiel witnessed the heavens open, and saw the throne of God before Him. In Ezek. 1:28, he said, "As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face."
What mysteries the heavens hold; what unfathomable truths await the saints of God. Even when we get to heaven, surely there will be things God will never ...
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