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 reveal to us, for there are secret things that belong only to God.
But, did you know, there is much God has revealed to us. Notice again our 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."
We read in 1 Cor. 2:9-12, "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God."
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