PART II - The Sealed Word Unveiled

By: Woody Godbey

We are looking at 4 end time signs that are not mentioned in studies as much as the more popular one’s.  Yesterday we looked at the powerless church, The Scattering/Shattering Of The Power Of The Holy People.

Our second end times sign is, The Sealed Word Unveiled.  "And he said, 'Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end'" - Dan. 12:9.  In the last days many of the mysteries of God will be given to His people who seek Him. I personally believe there will be a deeper understanding of God's ways. Just take a look at church history, God purposely prevented us from understanding all His ways. Jesus said they will hear but not understand. Paul heard words that were not lawful to speak when he was caught into the third heaven. God has a time and season for all things. The time of unveiling mysteries may be at hand. One such revelation is the understanding of the hidden mystery of wisdom. Paul said to the Corinthians, "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory" 1 Cor. 2:6-8.     
 
Is it possible that God is beginning to reveal His word and ways to His children like never before? So much of the Word of God is clouded in mystery and paradoxes. I’m sure there will be some who disagree with me but I believe that God has purposely placed mysteries in His word by design. Mysteries or paradoxes confounds logic and knowledge. There are verses in the Word of God that seem to be contradictions or just doesn’t make sense, but in reality they are mysteries and sometimes cause differing Christian doctrines and keeps some Christians from simply believing every word of God.
 
Let’s look at one example that we all can relate to.  The nature of God is debated among various offshoots of religious sects. In traditional Christianity, God is three persons of one essence. The paradox of three being one doesn’t make sense to many people. As a result, the clear teaching of this is rejected in favor of a non-paradox. Jehovah's Witnesses cannot accept God as three so they reject Christ as God. Other groups create strange doctrines to explain away the biblical teaching of a triune God. No human can completely comprehend God. The Bible reveals things about God that we know are true in spite of our inability to understand them fully. But I do believe God is beginning to open up the Scriptures in a new way that reveals many of the mysteries in His Word.  If you are a student of the Word of God, you have already witnessed some of the revealing in the past 45 years or so.  We understand many prophecies today that we didn’t understand 50 years ago.
 
It’s hard for us as humans to understand how God functions.  God functions in a realm where the impossible is possible. We simply need to believe His Word in spite of not understanding. That’s FAITH!  Jesus responded to the devil's temptation by declaring that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God Matt. 4:4. If everything was factual, then there would be no need for faith. God has chosen the way of faith for us to approach Him. I like to use the term “leap of faith.”  A leap of faith is leaping over all the objections of logic, reasoning and knowledge by faith to fall into the hands of God.
 
We live in an exciting age where God is opening up Scripture that has been sealed up for centuries and millennials.  There are no contradictions in the Word of God but there are mysteries that God will reveal in the last days.  In these last days, God will begin to reveal why the way of mysteries were and are necessary.  I believe we live in the age where God is revealing how His mysteries and paradoxes in His Word can be understood.  Way too many people are spending more time in commentaries than the Word of God.  Commentaries can be a great tool but they are the opinions of men.  The Holy Spirit is far more qualified!  Be a Berean and Study God’s Word.  You will be surprised what God reveals to those who diligently study His Word.  God Bless!