Chapter 1: The Sacred Secret
she danced and bounded, touching here on your bed, then there on your
pillow. Around you she glided, lighting the room with her golden glow
and leaving behind a dusty trail of colors that dissolved in a moment.
arrival you stirred, but did not see. Sleeping so still, all cozy and
warm, she teased your dreams, beckoning your favor, calling for
attention. But heartless you slept, while she poured out her care and
pined for affection.
she shimmered-out a dazzle of fairy-sized sparkles, then jumped away
to a careful repose. What’s this? Did you stir?
With a coy
glance back, through a parting of gossamer wings, her gaze fell to
your slumbering eyes. Renewing her resolve, she drifted gracefully o’er
your sleeping form, and sweetly dropped a golden brick on your head.
a snort you rolled, then slowly rose. Ah, at last you’re awake. Now,
she thought, you will notice her radiant beauty, her slender form
borne on translucent wings. Now you will perceive her delicate
features and her diadem of grace.
Who you ask,
could this troublesome pixie be? Her name is Mystery, and she dares
you to catch her.
But no. You’re
up and staggering, with eyes half closed, to make the coffee, read the
paper, get to work. The persistent sprite takes pursuit. She follows
your day, she never gives up. At work she calls to your thoughts and
lures your desires. She bids your attention, to notice, to follow.
determined look and a hint of mischief, she decides to rearrange the
events of your day. Touching your hopes and threading your dreams, she
flits and flies, becoming visible in the situations she brings. Her
playground is all your earthly cares. Your desires and dreams are her
pinnacles she swoops, to valleys of mournful dirge, coursing through
the canyons of what seem to you as only happenstance. She seems
unconcerned by your problems, this busy creature, darting among the
ruinous heaps of her finest work.
and obligation she is there, sweeping your thoughts from laughter to
painful memory and back again. She whispers to those you meet,
provoking their words. She is in all that enters your reach, and beams
from every event. Her mission is your welfare, her delight is your
wealth. She is an elusive beauty. She is the sacred and secret purpose
of God for your life.
As you awoke
this morning a mystery swirled about you. Questions waited for
answers. Is there a God? What is he doing? These questions have
endured throughout time, and spring from the soul of man. Who are you
really? Where did you come from? Where are you going? Each day these
riddles come haunting, and no amount of earthly diversion can drive
them permanently away.
seek wisdom will undertake their solution. And searching the world
over, they will eventually come to the God of creation. For all the
questions of men, are answered in the secrets of God. Whence
then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? ... God
understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. For
he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven.
generation of men has lived among the mysteries of God. Some have
sought for him, and being quickened, were empowered to see into his
heavenly realm. To them, life became an animate teacher, instructing
them into the presence of God. But others have come and gone, seeing
only the sight of their physical eyes. They
should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find
him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live,
and move, and have our being.
for God’s secrets is the noblest of all quests, for this endeavor
alone has the potential to satisfy the human spirit. Apart from the
captivating allure of God and his wisdom, life on earth would be
frightfully dull, predictable, and pointless.
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men.
As you begin
your inquiry into the heavenly realm, you will first be struck with
the amazing observation that God had a Son. The New Testament is the
announcement of his birth.
declares that Jesus Christ was born as a man. Jesus
Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the
flesh. It states that he was perfected as a Son during his time
on earth. For it became him, for whom are all
things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory,
to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. By
his death and resurrection, Jesus became the first spiritually
begotten Son of God. Declared to be the Son of
God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the
resurrection from the dead.
Jesus is not an appendage of God, like an leg or a tentacle, that was cut off and thrust to the ground. Rather, he is a new, independent being, a newborn spirit that grew up to become an adult. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself. Jesus is a sovereign entity, a distinct personality, possessing the same character and abilities as his Father. All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Furthermore, the Bible declares that he is one of many, he is the firstborn of many brethren.
But how is
this possible? How can a man, born of an earth woman, become a
begotten Son of God? And if this is true, what are the implications
for you? To him that overcometh will I grant
to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down
with my Father in his throne.
Son of God comes the study of the Father that sired him. Of all the
religions in existence, only the God of the Bible claims to have
created the heavens and the earth. And he has a name. He called
himself in Hebrew, “Yahweh,” which means, “I will become
whatsoever I will.” This name embodies a promise of transformation
that is backed by infinite ability.
But who is
he personally? What does he want? What should be your response to him?
And what manner of deity subjects an obedient and developing Son to
the horror of human crucifixion?
is the ultimate mystery. He is creator, showman, and Father. He calls
himself spirit. He calls himself love. He describes himself as
all-powerful and all-wise. He dwells in every place and every time.
Yet throughout all these, he hides. Verily
thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel.
of Jesus Christ is a reclusive wonder. He is never seen in his
entirety. He covers his face and conceals his plans. Whence
then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? Seeing it
is hid from the eyes of all living. God never tells all he
knows, but guides all things, at times in directions that seem
contrary to the destination. His strategies are the secrets of heaven.
His works are clandestine, his true nature arcane. He enjoys
obscurity. He shrouds himself within his creation and cloaks his
wisdom in fantastic events. Why standest thou
afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?
God is a
supreme entertainer- he delights to display his astounding splendors.
When men see these amazing events they stand spellbound in awe, but
few indeed will ever notice the God that produced them. The
LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and
brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the
wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the
earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in
God is a
master of disguise. He has made all the world a mystery and hidden
himself within it. Every physical thing and every spirit reveals the
wisdom of God. The heavens declare the glory
of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. He created all
things as they are, and left the mind of man to explore their bounds
and discover their secrets. The wisdom of things as they are, is the
secret you must discover today. Thou art
worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast
created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
discoveries of man are but tiny forays into the secrets of God. Even
science is simply the study of what God has made. Every scientific
principle is an unmasking of what was already there. Every physical
law, electrical circuit, and medical procedure, is nothing more than a
description of what God has created and provided for man. For
by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in
earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions,
or principalities, or powers. All things in creation speak of
the God who made them. For the invisible
things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being
understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and
of God shout from every facet of human existence. His design is seen
in the happenstances of daily life. Each nuance provides an instance
of instruction, testing, or development. The
lot is cast into the lap, but the decision is wholly of the Lord. Even
the events that seem accidental are really ordered by Him. Proverbs
16:33 (Amplified). All actions in the created realm are but a
sequence of events, emanating from the throne of God to accomplish his
purpose. According to His purpose Who foresees
and energizes all things, which have been prepared to accomplish the
intention of His will. Ephesians 1:11 (Fenton).
As you walk
through your day, look for the secrets of God. Pause to search for him
in every good thing and every evil- in every success and every
failure. He is the sovereign worker of all things. He inhabits every
detail. He has a blueprint for your life, and nothing of his plan
shall fail. Declaring the end from the
beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done,
saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.
tapestry the curious foibles of earth are woven by the Master. Line by
line they take their place, layering in cunning arrangement the
elegance that he sees for you. Thine eyes did
see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members
were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there
was none of them.
of your life are like threads, fixed by the working of God’s
purpose. Each is the color of rebuke or blessing, failure or
forgiveness, heartache or glory. For it is God
which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Each
moment of every day these strands of his character are shuttled into
your spirit, to take their place in his finished design. A
man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
you seek him and come to know him, an image will appear in the
textures of his work. Those who can see it will thrill in amazement.
There, in their own lives, a scene is being weaved. If you look
intently you will begin to comprehend the colors, and the placement of
each tiny thread. And being astonished with spiritual eyes, you will
soon discern the mystery of his purpose for you. Thus
saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I
am the LORD that maketh all things.
to discover the meaning of your life is a voyage into the secrets of
God. This is not a journey for the timid. It is an adventure for the
fearless. If you embark on this quest, aim higher than you have ever
imagined. For the truth of God is stranger and more glorious than the
world can now believe.
purpose for man is the envy of angelic realms, but it remains veiled
to modern Christianity. Which things the
angels desire to look into. His plan for the Adamic race is the
best kept secret he has ever conceived. Quietly it lies unmolested
around you, beckoning those rugged few who are willing to risk
everything, in order to obtain their dreams. But
where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of
past, the God of creation devised a plan to reveal himself fully to a
handful of his closest friends. Now he could have called them all to a
heavenly seminar and instructed them in his goodness, wisdom, and
power. But God desired something more than this, and conceived a plan
much grander. His pleasure ran far beyond a mere knowing about him. He
wished that some could come to know him to perfection, even his
conceived of transferring an infinite knowledge of himself, a knowing
so complete, that it could never be found to lack. He thought to
convey a perfect understanding of his secret nature, and the mysteries
of his wisdom and power. Those who received this training could
actually walk in his shoes, for they would in fact become what he is.
This is the
most intimate understanding that God is capable of imparting. It is a
knowing not by hearing and seeing, but by becoming. To this end, God
made the heavens and the earth. And this effort led to the creation of
man. That you might be filled with the
advanced and perfect experiential knowledge of His will in the sphere
of every kind of wisdom and intelligence which is spiritual.
Colossians 1:9 (Wuest).
man as the exact opposite of himself. Where God is strong, man is
weak. Where God is life, man is death. For as
the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your
ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
wisdom is senseless, his existence a momentary vapor. His power is
laughable, his understanding is darkness. For
the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. Man’s
nature is the antithesis of God. And this situation was engineered by
divine wisdom. Yea, thou heardest not; yea,
thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened:
for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called
a transgressor from the womb.
subjection to the lunacy of the fallen Adamic nature is no accident.
Rather, your search for God has been intentionally hampered by the
fact that you are human. For the creature was
made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath
subjected the same in hope. As a human, you were placed at the
extreme opposite end of the spiritual spectrum from God. Those who
desire to find him, must traverse all the distance that lies in
between. In the wisdom of God the world by
wisdom knew not God.
As you set
out on this journey to God you will encounter the obstacles he has
placed in your way. These barriers hide the wisdom of God and must be
torn down. As you destroy them one-by-one, you will move a little
closer to God, and find a little more of him waiting behind each. This
is a long and difficult trek, but if you will pursue it, you will
learn his secrets and eventually find him. Thou
turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
roadblock to spiritual understanding is your fallen Adamic nature. God
made human nature blind to the spirit realm. The
carnal mind is enmity against God. Adamic man is paralyzed by
sensuality. He is attracted to evil as filings to a magnet. Man
is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Like a
parasite, the carnal nature kills the things it feeds on. It steals
what it doesn’t deserve and destroys what it can’t have. But
we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as
filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like
the wind, have taken us away.
thrives on delusion. It believes what it likes, without regard to the
truth. It is a selfish, self-centered agnostic, that is incapable of
perceiving the existence of God, much less discovering his secrets. Thou
sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing;
and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and
blind, and naked.
loathsome conniver is perfectly suited to its task. As a specially
engineered apparatus, your Adamic nature renders God invisible. So
then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. As long as
you retain this dolt as your own character, you will never find the
secrets of God. There is none that calleth
upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou
hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our
obstacle to spiritual understanding is earthly glitter. The creation
of sinful man required an appropriate setting for his vain
hard-heartedness. So God made the present scheme of things as a
brilliant lure to the cravings of iniquity. The world was created as a
deception for the flesh. Worldly riches are the stratagem of God, to
hide his sovereignty and his wisdom from the corrupt nature of man. He
hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the
work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Adamic nature is captivated by physical trinkets and temporal
pleasures. These things call to the five senses, luring them to
addiction and destruction. The sparkles of earth are like bait for the
foolish, masking the sharp hook of spiritual death. For
what is exalted and highly thought of among men is detestable and
abhorrent, an abomination, in the sight of God. Luke 16:15
for physical things conceals the secrets of God behind a veil of
flesh. This is the contrivance of God, to hide his truth where only a
few will find it. For all that is in the
world, the lust of the flesh (craving for sensual gratification), and
the lust of the eyes (greedy longings of the mind), and the pride of
life (assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of
earthly things), these do not come from the Father but are from the
world itself. 1 John 2:16 (Amplified).
obstacles of carnality and worldly allure, comes a formidable
deterrent built into the Bible itself. The Bible is God’s initial
meeting place with man. Thus it is written in a style that can first
appeal to the unregenerate. From this perspective many verses are
introductory in nature, and others use allusions that tell not the
instance, God often describes himself as having human emotions. Thou
... hast fretted me in all these things. But God is not a man,
he does not fret, nor is he subject to any human frailty. Thou
thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will
God pretends that he doesn’t know everything. The
LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? But
actually, his knowledge is infinite. I am
Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
God jokes that he is caught unawares. Now
therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD? But in reality,
God orchestrates everything, always, everywhere. Known
unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
At times God
lets you think that he is forgetful. Then he
remembered the days of old. But God is not forgetful, nor weak,
nor constrained by any limitation. Yea, they
may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
of the Bible use fanciful expressions to enliven descriptions. Others
are satirical, or set within a narrow context. For example, some
verses paint God as being allergic to evil. Thou
art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity.
But in reality, God is the creator of evil. I
form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil.
scriptures make you think that God has lost control of his creation. Satan,
which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth. But
this is impossible. All things are of God.
some Bible texts might mislead you into believing that you make your
own destiny. He that believeth and is baptized
shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. But
in truth, God has not abdicated his throne in favor of your wisdom.
Your destiny and that of every man is orchestrated by God, and hovers
in his hand. No man can come to me, except the
Father which hath sent me draw him.
can also be very misleading and must be carefully considered. For the
Bible too has been wittingly fashioned, at times to conceal the
awesome, limitless grandeur of the Living God.
mistranslations and misinterpretations that God has ordained, you
could be misled to believe in a hell of eternal torment. These
both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. But
the truth is that God’s plan includes all his creation. All shall
one day be changed and delivered from corruption. None shall be
permanently lost. The crooked shall be made
straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; and all flesh shall
see the salvation of God.
are led by the Adamic nature are called “unregenerate.” Those
deceived by a lust for the world are called “sinners.” By the
wisdom of God, these two groups of people will squander their lives
trying to appease their five senses. As slaves to a vengeful master
they will toil for the wind. Men of corrupt
minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness.
are prisoners of their own carnal nature. It
is abomination to fools to depart from evil. Their brief time
on earth will be spent in futility, oblivious to God’s plan. They
will neither learn the secrets of God nor come at this time to his
dwellingplace. Having eyes full of adultery,
and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart
they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children. Being
unable to discern the presence of God, they will pass this
dispensation in the painful futility of licentious Adamic bondage. They
that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many
foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and
group, those people who are tricked by the Bible’s literary style,
are called “Modern Christianity.” They are ensnared by
interpretations of scripture that complement carnal thinking. Their
doctrines are constructed on a foundation of human values, emotions,
and goals. Though they have come to a basic awareness of God, these
people cannot move beyond the introductory texts and shallow
interpretations, for these appeal to the carnal man. In
vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of
striving for his spiritual height, Modern Christians pull God down to
their level, assigning him human attributes and failings. Thus they
cannot discern God’s infinite wisdom and power, nor the pervasive
perfection of his plan. Professing themselves
to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the
uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man.
Christians are satisfied with simple and incomplete spiritual
concepts, and so cling to spiritual adolescence. They believe that as
carnal creatures “enlightened” by the spirit, they have already
achieved some magical sufficiency, and thus need not search for the
deep things of God. Indeed, new ideas and deeper truth are taboo in
the modern church.
Christians have their energies diverted into group interaction. And
while this usurper reigns, they have neither the time nor inclination
to establish a personal relationship with their Heavenly Father. For
they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. They
believe in God, but fail to obtain his best, calling it heresy and
error where it interferes with their carnal doctrines or social
programs. For the LORD hath poured out upon
you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets
and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. And the vision of all is
become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed.
fallen Adamic nature, man is made spiritually blind. By the glitter of
earth, he is deceived. By juvenile interpretations of scripture, he is
lulled into complacency. All these things were designed by God to
conceal his wisdom and to baffle the human heart. And they work all
too well. Behold, ye despisers, and wonder,
and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in
no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.
spiritual understanding has been thwarted by these three devices since
the garden of Eden. Thus it is that the greatest secrets of God are
still largely unknown, though they lay in plain sight. There they have
been and there they are now, still safe from the carnal, the worldly,
and the easily satisfied. He hath blinded
their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with
their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I
should heal them.
By the plan
of God, the masses of humanity have been relegated to spiritual
blindness. And as if to drive nails in this coffin, God then speaks to
them in parables. All these things spake Jesus
unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not
unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet,
saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which
have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
God is not
trying to reveal his deep secrets to the masses of mankind. If this
were his intent it would have been accomplished long ago. To the
contrary, God has taken elaborate precautions to block the spiritual
understanding of most. And they understood
none of these things: and this saying was hid from them,
neither knew they the things which were spoken. It is God’s
plan to prevent any man from accidentally stumbling upon the truth. If
thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things
which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
multitudes of this present dispensation have been dismissed by the
Master. Jesus constrained his disciples to get
into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent
the multitudes away. The masses have been bypassed for the
secrets of God. For this age, they will remain deceived by carnality,
earthly riches, or Bible semantics. Many will
say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?
and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many
wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you.
selective situation, is the result of God’s foreknowledge and
design. In a great house there are not only
vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some
to honour, and some to dishonour. For the high secrets of God
are at this time reserved, for only a few. He
said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom
it is given.
God is now
in the business of winnowing the multitudes and separating unto
himself a very small group. Thou hast given
him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many
as thou hast given him. During this dispensation, he is looking
for a few good men, and no more. I pray not
for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are
searching the hearts and selectively choosing some to learn his
secrets. For many are called, but few are
chosen. A few will be taken for his high and secret plans.
These he will bring to heavenly revelations. 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. And with this instruction comes judgment,
to prove them and try them, to cleanse them from error, and to open
their eyes. The people are yet too many; bring
them down unto the water, and I will try them for thee there.
are being prepared as kings of the next world, being tutored into the
heavenly mysteries. As many as were ordained
to eternal life believed. They will come to possess that
intimate knowledge of God, that knowing by becoming, that God purposed
from the beginning. 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.
existence of this secret group is God’s greatest mystery- and you
can be part of it. For I always pray, the God
of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, that He may grant you a
spirit of wisdom and revelation, of insight into mysteries and
secrets, in the deep and intimate knowledge of Him. Ephesians 1:17
The road to
the supreme calling of God is an adventure, fraught with danger and
bristling with excitement. It is trod by spiritual explorers who are
clad with courage and perseverance.
reveals all that he is, but leaves only clues. Those who desire him
are not summoned to his throne, but rather are given a map. If their
blood runs hot for permanent wealth they will delight at this
challenge, and embark on a hunt for spiritual treasure. The pursuit of
this quest will develop their resourcefulness, test their mettle, and
prove their resolve. There is a path which no
fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen.
passion for intrigue is astounding. He has hidden his spiritual truths
behind a multitude of cunning deceptions. These he made traps for the
unwary, but victories for the vigilant. The obstacles increase the
stakes and heighten the challenge. It is the
glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search
out a matter.
thrill you feel when you’ve trekked for a time, and suddenly he
reveals a secret door. You pry it open and squeeze through, and there
by the flickering torch, your eyes gaze on a lost room of spiritual
This is the
verve of those who will come to find God. For he lurks in secret and
hides himself. He must be sought out by those who are disciplined,
fearless, and brash- these are the raiders of heaven. The
kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize
it by force as a precious prize. A share in the heavenly kingdom is
sought for with most ardent zeal and intense exertion. Matthew 11:12
God is a
mystery, waiting to be solved. His discovery is a challenge to the
spirit that beckons the brave and mocks the feeble. Strait
is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few
there be that find it. Any who would learn his secrets must
make it their passion to find him. Like prospectors of the celestial
realm, they must seek him and ceaselessly strive for their objective. It
was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should
earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the
is like no other. For it requires the perseverance of an archeologist,
the vision of an astronomer, the power of a warrior, the intuition of
a detective, and the love of a gardener. Ask,
and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it
shall be opened unto you.
pursue God are a breed apart, the quick and the bold, who electrify at
the thought of finding his secrets. For he
that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder
of them that diligently seek him. They thrill to the work. They
are captivated by the search for spiritual glory, having been fitted
with an insatiable need. Like military protocol, God is available only
on a need to know basis. Only those who desperately need to know him,
will ever find him. The works of the LORD are
great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
things of God are invisible to natural men. They can see what he does
and hear all about him, but they will never know him personally. Then
I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that
is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet
he shall not find it. God cannot be found by the natural man.
He can only be found by spirit beings. The
natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they
are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are
spiritually discerned. If you pursue God by human liturgy, or
in conjunction with the desires of mortals, he will remain veiled to
your eyes. For to be carnally minded is death;
but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
God is a
spirit. He dwells in a dimension where human desires and limitations
do not exist. God is a Spirit: and they that
worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. You also
are a spirit being. But you are now dwelling in a physical body and
subjected to carnality. If you aspire to find the high secrets of God
you must remove these impediments that hinder your access. You must
terminate your carnal nature, destroying its addictions and blindness.
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:
but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye
must begin to search for God in a land that lies beyond human
limitations. This new realm is a spiritual place where God is
absolutely sovereign over every detail in existence. By the spirit,
you must be willing to war against your own disbelief, and to strive
to understand the strange new truths that you see. This can be very
difficult. For the truth of God is far stranger than you can now
suppose. For as many as are led by the Spirit
of God, they are the sons of God.
As you set
out in search of your Heavenly Father, you will require some tools for
your journey. Without the proper equipment you can never succeed. This
necessitates a stop at the exploration office of Jesus Christ.
meet Jesus Christ you will be given a map and a compass. All
truth is in Jesus, embodied and personified in Him. Ephesians 4:21
(Amplified). The map shows the path that Jesus walked, and the
compass is the Spirit of Truth. Jesus revealed the way to the
treasures of God. If you want them, you need only follow his steps. Jesus
saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.
compass, the Holy Spirit is your guide on this trek. He will call
every turn and carefully lead you into the secrets of God. Howbeit
when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all
truth. He will also be your constant traveling companion, and
describe your final destination so that you will know what you are
looking for. Where there is no vision, the
people perish. These are the tools of spiritual discovery and
victory. With these you can find and acquire the celestial treasures
of God. God hath revealed them unto us by his
Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of
As you begin
your trek the Holy Spirit will guide you wittingly around the
pitfalls, and out of the Adamic danger zone. First he will lead you
out from sin, revealing the folly of its pursuit. Thus
saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from
your evil doings. Then he will guide you past the waiting
snares of earthly glitter. Love not the world,
neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world,
the love of the Father is not in him.
will emerge from the dark polluted city of Adamic bondage, into a
beautiful countryside, a virgin landscape of rolling green. Cool and
fresh the air will be, a colleague to the bright sunlight that warms
As you leave
the ramparts of carnality behind, the Holy Spirit will begin to
expound on the deeper mysteries of God. The Bible will give up its
secrets and explode with new life. There, apart from the crowds, as
you walk alone with these friends, you will hear the unspeakable words
of God himself. And in that day shall the deaf
hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of
obscurity, and out of darkness.
survey your surroundings, you won’t see many people. Because at this
time, God is not dealing with the masses. The
men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell
upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
will find you have entered a new spiritual land, called the ekklesia
. Ekklesia is the Greek word
that was translated “church.” But it really means, “the called
out, or called forth.”
A church is
not a building, or a place, or a set of doctrines- it is a person. The
ekklesia are those people who are called out of this world’s
systems. Lord, how is it that thou wilt
manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? They are
called out of Adamic corruption; they wish no longer to live by the
rules of mortals. Let every one that nameth
the name of Christ depart from iniquity. Lastly, they are
called out from the monstrosity of Organized Religion. Come
out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that
ye receive not of her plagues.
few will depart the deception of the masses to walk in personal
communion with their Heavenly Father. The
general assembly and church (ekklesia) of the firstborn, which are
written in heaven, ... the spirits of just men made perfect. They
will leave their earthly desires behind, while setting out to find the
life and secrets of God. To the intent that
now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be
known by the church (ekklesia) the manifold wisdom of God.
stirring freedom of this new environment your spirit will soar to
maturity. Unhampered by the shackles of flesh and the dogmas of
religion, you will grow strong and wise. In the presence of God you
will see truths that are veiled to mortals. You will learn things that
you never dreamed. Unto you it is given to
know the mystery of the kingdom of God. Your understanding will
reach out to embrace what seemed previously impossible. I
shall shew you plainly of the Father. Joyous, your spirit will
blossom and revel in the awesome plan of God. Blessed
are the eyes which see the things that ye see.
adventures await you in this new land and many hardships. But through
them all your Father will be there, comforting, consoling, and
personally instructing. To him that overcometh
will I give to eat of the hidden manna. And every inch that you
explore in this new spirit realm, is yours for a permanent possession.
The secret of the sweet, satisfying
companionship of the Lord have they who fear, revere and worship Him,
and He will show them His covenant, and reveal to them its deep, inner
meaning. Psalm 25:14 (Amplified).
If you will
turn aside from evil and seek God with your whole heart, you shall
surely find him- that is his promise. For
every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to
him that knocketh it shall be opened. When you come to desire
spiritual understanding more than your earthly life, he will answer. There
is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets. God is far more
eager to tell his secrets, than you are to hear. Thus he winnows
mankind, seeking some who will listen. For the
LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and
secrets of God will be given to those uncommon few, who leave off the
flesh and trust him in a land forbidden to mortals. I
have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and
thou didst not know them. There, in terrifying circumstances he
awaits you, to confer a king’s wealth. Whether by trial or blessing,
he tarries to transfer to you the treasures of immortal beings. He
revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the
darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
God has, he will give you. All that he is, he will convey. Beyond the
dreams of the human heart, he delights to lead on, to share his
character, his wisdom, and his glory, with the courageous and bold,
who love him alone. I will give thee the
treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou
mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God
desire a personal relationship with God, and who can pursue him apart
from human succor, have been divinely favored. But there is more. For
those in the ekklesia who continue to press their knowledge of God,
will eventually find themselves the ekloge
is the Greek word that was translated “election.” It means, “the
act of picking out, or choosing; the act of God’s free will, by
which, before the foundation of the world he decreed his blessings to
the choice that God made of you, before you were born. It is a
sovereign selection, made by him for his own purpose and pleasure. At
this present time also there is a remnant according to the election (ekloge)
of grace. This election is based on God’s knowledge of your
character and life, both of which he planned for you, before your
arrival on earth. That the purpose of God
according to election (ekloge) might stand, not of works, but of him
yourself in the ekloge of God portends more than just the end of
Adamic failure. For this choice of God is a magical threshold, that
leads to his greatest secrets. Israel hath not
obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election (ekloge) hath
obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
in the election, who are the subject of God’s choice, are called the
“elect” of God. Elect
comes from the Greek word eklektos,
which is closely related to ekloge.
Eklektos means, “picked
out, chosen by God; appointed by God to the most exalted office
conceivable.” God very definitely has favorites, and these are his
elect. They are destined for greatness. They will learn the secrets of
God. But who are they?
are the people that trust the Holy Spirit as their guide. Elect
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through
sanctification of the Spirit. The elect will cultivate a faith
in God’s power that exceeds human reason, even believing that God is
able to birth in them a character that matches his own. According
to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which
is after godliness.
are not deceived by the religions of man. They are unconvinced by
ceremonies, miracles, and manifestations. They desire only a purity of
spirit that can make them acceptable to their Heavenly Father. For
false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and
wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
ones are bound for a state of perfection that can never be found to
lack. For they are the rapt devotion, even the delight, of God
himself. Who shall lay any thing to the charge
of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
revelation of God is not casual or common. If you have been allowed to
perceive his glory, you have been selected for a divine purpose. Flesh
and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in
heaven. The spiritual things you can see with your heart are no
accident. They are a prophetic revelation of your destiny. Unto
you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to
others in parables.
glimpsed these glories, you must next strive to possess them. You must
put down the vanity of Adamic desire and cast aside your human notions
of God. Through the spirit you must fill your life with the virtue,
knowledge, self-control, endurance, kindness, godliness, and love that
is found only in divine beings. Brethren, give
diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these
things, ye shall never fall. If you feel drawn to this quest,
then you have conceived to the Holy Spirit and have garnered a place
in the elect.
your seat belt. Because it is given unto you
to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not
given. For though the masses of mankind have been blinded by
God, it is equally sure that the elect will come to the superlative,
sweeping, unveiled revelation of God. Having
the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and
understand the hope to which He has called you and how rich is His
glorious inheritance in the saints, His set-apart ones. Ephesians 1:18
divine choice of God, the elect will come to know him by becoming.
They will discover the vision and ability to walk a spiritual path
that will blast them into the celestial realm. Because
that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath
shewed it unto them.
will be given the knowledge of Salvation, and will be filled with the
Holy Spirit- but this is only the beginning. Moving beyond these
basics, they will come to understand God’s infinite sovereignty.
They will learn the depth of God’s love, and thrill at his all
The elect will discover their heritage, that the Anglo-Saxons of today are the lost tribes of ancient Israel- but they will not stop there. They will find out that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, not an appendage of God. They will learn that Jesus is an autonomous spirit being, just like his Father.
will stand awed, as suddenly before them unfolds the true purpose for
their own lives as well. For these will be ushered into the great and
high secret of God. They will be summoned into the magnificent
revelation of the greatest secret that God has ever conceived. A
wisdom that does not belong to this world ... a wisdom that came from
God, once a covered secret but now uncovered, which God marked off as
His plan for bringing us to glory. 1 Corinthians 2:6,7 (Williams).
crusaders will discover that they are to be fused into the pattern of
Jesus Christ. They will learn that they are to follow his example, and
like him, must eventually enter into the dwellingplace of God. We
speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which
God ordained before the world unto our glory.
Secret of God, is that you can become his Son, just like Jesus Christ.
“Christ” is a group of divine beings. “Christ” is not Jesus’
last name. It is the appellation given to any Son of God. It is the
assembly of the firstborn Sons of God, and it has many members. For
as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that
one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
the first Son of God, the glorious firstborn of many brothers. But
there will be more Sons of God, who will be exactly like him. That
he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
earthly experience in death and resurrection, Jesus Christ became the
first spiritually begotten Son of God. He was the prototype, the proof
that the process really works. And having completed the firstborn Son,
God is now perfecting the rest of Jesus’ brothers. As
many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God.
in the Christ company will be fashioned after the model of Jesus
Christ. First they will be born upon the earth as Adamites. Then those
destined for Sonship in this dispensation will be selected from among
the sons of men, as the elect.
will be shown a rare opportunity and will launch on a heavenly
journey. Their spirits will conceive to the spirit of God. They will
become literally, spiritually begotten. By this conception a new
spirit being will be fashioned within each of them. Being
born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word
of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
these infant spirit Sons will then experience a death and resurrection
process. Boldly pursuing their goals, they will be raised to maturity
by the trials of earth. But we all, with open
face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into
the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
will eventually become the full brothers of Jesus Christ. For
both he that sanctifieth [Jesus] and they who are sanctified [you] are
all of one [God]: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them
brethren. They are the firstfruits of the Adamic race. These
firstborn Sons are the Sacred Secret of God. It
pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by
his grace, to reveal his Son in me.
At the end
of this age this initial cadre of God’s Sons will come to the first
resurrection. They will assemble into the many membered Body of
Christ- and you can be one of them. This is the Sacred Secret. The
mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is
made manifest to his saints: to whom God would make known what is the
riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is
Christ in you, the hope of glory.
are the fond, doting desire of God’s heart. At
that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will
pray the Father for you: for the Father himself loveth you. They
are destined for the same incomprehensible spiritual magnificence that
you now see in Jesus Christ. That we might be
holy and blameless in his presence; in love, marking us out beforehand
unto sonship, through Jesus Christ, for himself. Ephesians 1:4,5
firstborn Sons will come to possess all the treasures of God their
Father. They will inherit the wisdom of the ages. In
that day ye shall ask me nothing. They will wield the power of
creation. And nothing shall be impossible unto
you. They will be given the scepter of the universe. Fear
not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you
the kingdom. They will dwell in the office, presence, and
brilliance of God, having been stamped with his description, for they
will in fact be his own offspring. They shall
see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
For the rest
of eternity this firstborn group of Sons will possess the same
character and capacity that Jesus Christ now has. The
sacred secret of God, Christ: In whom are all the treasures of wisdom
and knowledge hidden away. Colossians 2:2,3 (Emphasized). And
this is all the fullness of God. To know the
love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with
all the fulness of God.
The Body of
Christ is not a flock of good humans. It is a governing council of
immortal, supernatural, spirit beings. We know
that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him.
of the Body of Christ and the many membered Sons of God, has been kept
secret from the foundation of the world. The
mystery of Christ, which in other ages was not made known unto the
sons of men. Even now this mystery is virtually unknown upon
the earth, for it has been concealed from the masses of humanity. The
god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not,
lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of
God, should shine unto them.
If you can
perceive the possibility of this supreme spiritual destination, you
are highly favored of God. Blessed are your
eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. Though it
will take unearthly courage, make this vision the sole enterprise of
your time on this planet. For those who discover and attain the Sacred
Secret of Christ, will become the Sons of God, and come to inherit all
the excellence and capacity of their Father.
This is the
plan of God and the hope of his calling. Let nothing stand in your
way. Until we all attain to the unity of the
Faith and of the experiential, full, and precise knowledge of the Son
of God, to a spiritually mature man, to the measure of the stature of
the fulness of the Christ. Ephesians 4:13 (Wuest).