What are the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven and how are the mysteries unraveled? The Lord took me through his Word and showed me a few things concerning this. But let me explain how I received something the Lord wanted to point out to me, and wanted me to point out to you.
Yes you heard me correctly, I said the Lord pointed it out to me. Any time that I am prayerfully studying God’s Word and am chewing on it, and something comes to me that is way smarter than I’m capable of coming up with on my own, that’s the Holy Spirit. I highly recommend this practice, especially when you run into a verse that may not make any sense to you. Go over it a bunch of times, pray, read before it and after it to get a grasp on the context, and wait on the Lord for some answers concerning it. It works for me, and it can work for you to make your own discoveries in God’s Word.
Supernatural Truth – CONTEXT
There is a verse in Matthew 13:12 could be one of the most quoted and most popular pieces of scripture from the New Testament.
Matthew 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
When I’ve heard this quoted in sermons, it was used to cover a wide range of topics. I guess it would depend on the intention of the one preaching the message and the context of the message itself. This is indeed a common occurrence as the Word of the Living God is so powerful it can be used toward different aspects of life.
I’ve heard this single verse used by itself to cover anything from finance to the measure of the Holy Spirit. But while reading the Word one day, the Lord hung me up on this piece of scripture. I couldn’t just keep moving on, feasting on the words of Jesus. I was compelled to read it over and over till the Lord instructed me to do a few things to put it into the context that he intended.
It didn’t take long to figure out that verse 11 is equally as important to understand in order to reel in the context. The verse lays it right out, and in my opinion transforms this piece of scripture into an eye opening instruction.
Matthew 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.
Alright then, let’s read 11 & 12 together.
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. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Bear with me here, because to open up full understanding of these pieces of God’s Word, the Lord instructed me to write down these two verses like this:
It is given unto you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them it is not given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. For whoever hath been given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, to him, more knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven shall be given, and he shall have more abundance of knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever hath not been given the knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, from him it shall be taken away from him.
All I did there was to add what Jesus was talking about. Notice there’s a distinction between you and them. Who is the YOU? It was at that time, his disciples. What does that mean to us? A good look into John 17 tells the tale.
19 And for their sake I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
It’s us that believe and trust in the Father in Christ Jesus. We are washed and sanctified through the Word of God and are included as verses 19 and 21. The THEM are those who don’t. Or maybe a better way to put it would be those that have not been born again into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son, Jesus.
God Given Revelation into the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven
Jesus was talking about God given knowledge! Revelation into heavenly mysteries given to us by the Lord. It is the knowledge of things that we can’t possibly know about or figure out on our own because it is concerning things that are kept secret, or kept a mystery. The mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven itself; mysteries kept hidden by God!
This helps verse 12 to make perfect sense, as the first part
‘For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath’..….. Hit the brakes!!!
How can you have if you don’t have, and also take away something that you haven’t been given? Simple! If you have acquired something that isn’t yours to take, it’s stolen! If mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven haven’t come from the Spirit of the Living God, where did it come from? Realistically, there are only 2 other sources out there. One would be Satan, the Father of lies and the author thereof. The other is man & his own flawed head knowledge of the scriptures & of God.
Religion is full of rules & regulations that are nowhere to be found in scripture, but are preached behind pulpits. Jesus spent much of his time of ministry butting heads with the religious crowd in the form of Pharisees & Sadducees. One of record was Matthew chapter 15, and quoting Isaiah he said to them in verse 9, “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Man-made scripturally spun off commandments that find their beginnings from scripture, but take a detour to serve man or religion, not God.
And after the disciples informed Jesus that he offended the Pharisees, his response was as follows:
Matthew 15:13 But he answered and said, “Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.”
Could this also go for God’s attitude toward knowledge of the Kingdom of Heaven that he did not grant for someone to know? ‘Hath not planted’ and ‘shall be rooted up’ From Mt 15:13 is very similar to ‘to them who have not been given’ and ‘will be taken away from him’ from Mt 13:11.
If you have not been given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven by the Almighty God through his Spirit, and by some other means think you have been learning the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven without the Spirit of the Living God, you have either false or stolen (forbidden) knowledge, or are adhering to man-made rules and regulations that bolster and magnify God’s creation over the Creator.
Of such things, like we just went over, “Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.” If you have not been given to know the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, what you do have are plants which our Heavenly Father has not planted, and is most likely a bunch of weeds. What you have will be taken away, that plant rooted up.
But for those who are given by God Almighty to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, as the Word says, more will be given to you. This is similar to the conclusion of Jesus’s explanation behind the Sower parable, of the seed that falls on good ground in
Matthew 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
This indeed would be the plant that the Heavenly Father planted, starting with a seed. This will not be ‘taken away’ or ‘rooted up’. Plants that grow from where the Father plants seed, in the good soil of a willing heart, shall bear fruit. How would the Father plant his seed? The answer is, through the Spirit of Truth bestowing revelation into the written Word of God.
The Holy Spirit
God’s Word is truly understood through the guidance and revelation of the Holy Spirit. He causes for the word to open up the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, and without the Holy Spirit, we only catch the parables, instruction & stories. Another way to say it is that the Holy Spirit is the element that breaks down the seed so the plant can grow. Without Him, understanding the Word is only on a fleshly level, not spiritual. There’s more about that in the post Can Someone Born Again have False Knowledge.
By virtue of us receiving Christ Jesus as our Lord & Savior, and being baptized in the Holy Spirit, having him dwelling in you instead of near you, it is given for us to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. The spiritual connection to the Father that we share as Spirit filled members of the very body of Christ, has given us access to all the blessings and promises that are found and made by God in the Word. Remember Jeremiah 1:12, where God says, “For I will hasten my word to perform it.”
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Praise God for giving us the knowledge of the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven!!