gMysteries of the Kingdomh by Jeremiah
<Distinction Made by the Mysteries of the Kingdom>
The Lord preaches distinctions of Godfs people by the mysteries of kingdom to those who listen to His words. Letfs take a look at the following scriptures.
Matthew 13:10: And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
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.h
In this passage, the Lord preaches that his disciples are privileged with the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but multitudes are not permitted the same enlightenment.
From these verses, we must understand the Biblefs transparent attitude. Godfs wants to distinguish people depending on the knowledge of the mysteries they have. In other
words, we must grasp that God willingly unfold mysteries to a certain group, Christfs disciples, but not to others.
<What are the Mysteries of the Kingdom?>
So what exact are the mysteries of the kingdom? What blessings can we receive by learning the mysteries?h We see that by knowing the mysteries, we will enter the kingdom of heaven. For example, those who learn secrets of swordmanship will become swordmasters, and those who practice culinary techniques will become professional chefs.
When we apply the same concept, we can learn that if we are permitted to learn the mysteries of kingdom of heaven, we will be able to enter the same. In truth, the Lord promises his disciples, who understand mysteries, the kingdom of heaven as described below.
John 14:3: And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.h
Prepared place, a seat in the kingdom of heaven, is for the eleven disciples at the last supper, who understand the mysteries of kingdom, and we witness that the promised disciples attained their place.
On the contrary, what becomes of the multitude not permitted the mysteries of the kingdom? At first, many of the 4000, 5000 multitude happily accepted the words of Christ at the Sermon on the Mount. But as time passed, they begin to listen to criticisms by Pharisees and teachers of the law. The fall escalated, and they branded Christ a criminal. The multitude mocked Him, even to bear the cross at Calvary. Is it logical for them to enter the kingdom of heaven? Most likely not.
Those who are denied the mysteries of the kingdom are also denied its entrance- this is the logical conclusion.
From this example, we learn that whether knowing the mysteries of the kingdom or not greatly affect our future path, and determine the difficulty of entering the kingdom without its knowledge.
This concept is unexpected, but sorting who will and will not inherit the kingdom is none other than Godfs divine method. No matter how we might think, I cannot help but feel that the kingdom of heaven is not open unto all, and instead of a free entrance gate, not everyone will be given the opportunity to enter
This is how we can understand whether gaining the knowledge of mysteries of kingdom will lead us to entrance in the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, we must desire to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven and be willing to comprehend.
<They seeing see not>
Following are few verses from the phrase above.
Matthew 13:3 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14: And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16: But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.h
These verses teach that the mysteries of the kingdom are taught through parables. In other words, those who are permitted to apprehend the mysteries of the kingdom by the Lord are granted the understanding of the parables, and they gain understanding this way. However, those who are not granted by the Lord hit a wall of parables, and even though they read the same words from the scriptures, they do not comprehend hidden meanings, and are not situated to enter the kingdom.
As Christ states; gBut blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.h, his disciples understand the correct principle of Jesus Christ with rigid confidence, and as a result may enter the kingdom of heaven.
However, the multitude who cannot understand the parables read the same verses concerning Christ, but could not recognize his true identity as the prophesied savior.
By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive- As these words convey, the multitude read the scriptures and listened to the messages, but they did not understand its meanings. As a result, not only did they dismissed the savior in front of their eyes, but went as far as killing him.
I hope this message portrayed the difference between those who are and are not permitted the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.
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<Peter and the Mysteries of the Kingdom>
How does knowing the mysteries of the kingdom change peoplefs lives?
From my understanding, those who saw and apprehended the mysteries become steadfast.
Heavenly father revealed unto Peter learned the mysteries when God testified to him the true identity of Christ. The below is its account.
Matthew 16:15: He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16:And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17:And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.h
Peter stood steadfast at all times after this event. Even when many fell trying to follow Christ, Peter stood fast and rigid as stone, or even as rock.
There might be those who may think; gBelieve in Christ at all times? Thatfs easy!h, but we cannot comprehend the hardships of following and enduring persecutions to follow Christ in the time of the Bible.
We can imagine the challenges they faced when we read the Bible. Teachers of the law, Pharisees, and priests, who all studied the Bible and its words all misunderstood, mistook Jesus and claimed that he mocked God.
Many, or even almost all, of Godfs people could not comprehend Jesusfs nature and persecuted him. This fact warning us that same misunderstanding may arise at end
However, the disciples who inherited the mysteries of the kingdom correctly identified Jesus and understood principles from the Bible. Now, do we understand the importance of knowledge of mysteries of kingdom?
<Hour of Christ is the Hour of Reaping>
Why did God command Christ to come in the time of New Testament? Is it so that anyone may enter heaven? The answer is not what we expect; it is to sort his tribe. Is it written as the following:
Luke 2:34: And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
35: (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.h
As written here, Christ descended so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
In other words, he came to determine the few who truly follow God. And as a result, multitude was sorted accordingly, and true followers such as the disciples inherited the mysteries of kingdom of heaven, and in contrast, grave-like Pharisees, clean on the outside but filled with sin, fell and were not permitted to learn the mysteries. The Lord was sent down to separate according to obedience.
The reaping will happen on the last day, and remember that hearts of Godfs people will be revealed on the Last Judgment.
<The Revelation Written for the Sorting>
What are the book of revelations and the book of Daniel? These books were given by God for preparation so that we may live righteously on the arduous time to come.
We may relate these books to an emergency manual. But there is something odd about these books; they are all filled with mysteries and metaphors, as if a book written in foreign language. This does not help us.
Why is this? Why did God try to warn the end to come, anti-Christ, endless wars of beasts, and catastrophes never before seen in vague, clandestine mysterious writing?
This is my understanding.
Unlike us, Godfs plan is not to let every Christian enter the kingdom of heaven. The truth is exact opposite; His plan is to sort His people, and that is why He commanded the secrets of the kingdom to be written in incomprehensible writings of revelations.
How is my idea? I think itfs not close, but not far either.
Therefore, this is what I believe. Modern Christians must abandon false security and peace and must attempt to comprehend Godfs approach to the last days, and gain a proper understanding and fear.
I say this cutthroat: Prophesies about the last days and seals are not opened to modern-day churches.
I feel that not even one of the seven seals is revealed. Thatfs right; modern-day churches are not inheriting any of the mysteries of the kingdom, the seals are shut tight, and there are no revelations- and this is the era we live in.
<The Lord Taught About Understanding the Parables>
The Revelation is a book filled with parables. However, is the principle of understanding parables taught in the churches? In the twisted modern Christian church, spiritual interpretation is condemned and only literal interpretation is accepted. Is this what the Lord taught? The following is the answer.
Mark 4:13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? And how then will ye know all parables?h
In this passage, the Lord expresses anger towards his disciples, who cannot understand the parables.
The Lord instructs them to be able to understand more parables and understand all parables in the Bible. Here, He did not scold for them to stop figurative interpretation or to take every wording literally.
As we can see, stubborn, foolish priests and teachers of this day who blindly believe in biblical commentary and ignore the Lordfs words do not challenge themselves to apprehend any parables, and treads the opposite direction from His words.
Naturally, they fail to understand Revelations, the book of parables, because they ignore the Lordfs words and warnings.
<The Lord Prophesied Destruction of Buildings of the temple>
If we heed to the words of the Lord, we can understand parables and attain the mysteries of the last days hidden in the Bible. For example, every time Christ mentions the last days, He begins with the destruction of temple building.
Mathew 24: 1And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2:And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3:And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?h
Destruction of this temple seems to have strong tie with the last days. So what is this destruction talked about? Such temple building does not exist in present Jerusalem, so we can safely say this temple building symbolizes an idea. What is the destruction? If we
understand parables, this is not hard to grasp. Temple Building refers to churches built to worship God.
Epistles 2:20: And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21:In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22:In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.h
gverily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown downh – day of absolute destruction of temple buildings figuratively declares the day of complete eradication of churchesf belief and faith. This thought may feel unrelated, but if we combine this message with the reign of Anti-Christ, we can predict the arrival of this day.
2 Thessalonians 2:4: Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.h
Man of sin, Anti-Christ will throne at the center of churches, so consequently, teachings and faith of the church will be taken away and consequently, temple, church will be destructed.
I cited some examples, and I hope you grasped understood the difficulty posed with understanding the passages concerning the Last Judgment without understanding of parables. We live in a time when parables are not understood, an era when the mysteries of the kingdom are closed tightly. Let us check ourselves.-end.
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