God bless you in the name above all name, Jesus Christ.
We are told several times in the Church Epistles that God does not want us ignorant (Romans 11:25; I Corinthians 10:1; 12:1; II Corinthians 1:8; 2:11 & I Thessalonians 4:13). God did, indeed, keep the great mystery secret until the proper time when He could reveal it. But remember, He didn’t keep it hidden from us He kept it hidden for us. Paul adapts what Isaiah had written (64:4) and applies it to the secret things of God he is talking about.
I Corinthians 2:9-13:
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. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 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. 12 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. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
They were kept secret for a long time. But, as verse 9 says God has not hidden them from us; indeed, God hath prepared them for us. We received the spirit of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Part of the purpose for receiving holy spirit is so we may know all the great things God wants to give to us freely. Let’s get in agreement with that. I’ve found that I get about as much as I want. I’m learning to push myself to want more. . . to go places I haven’t gone before. I want God to amaze me! I want everything He promised.
I Timothy 6:17 tells us that God gives us richly all things to enjoy. He wants to lavish us; that means great amounts without limits. The secret of success in the Kingdom of God is to allow God to work in us to will and to do of His good pleasure. He promises to transform us as we renew our minds. However, the transformation is not always as quick as we would like.
Sometimes it’s instant, and we are astonished. Other times it’s gradual. However, it comes, we need not be frustrated. Growth is natural and progressive, but not always noticeable to ourselves.
Romans 4:20-21 talking about Abraham says, “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform” (NKJV). Abraham was “fully persuaded.” Once the promise was revealed to him that he would be the father of many nations, he refused to accept anything less than what God promised.
We, too, must become fully persuaded. Let’s accept all that God wants to freely give. If we want to know something or do something, let’s ask. Even if it never happens, don’t let it be said that we have not because we ask not (James 4:2). Let’s ask God to teach us.