“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us” – 2 Corinthians 1:20
LIGHT FOR NOW: The first approach to solving mysteries is knowledge.
Jesus is the embodiment of the fulfillment of God’s promises, prophecies and plans to man. He is God’s positive answer to man’s negative situations and questions of life. This is why He is called the grace of God that brings salvation (Titus 2:11). God’s promises to you in Christ are yes and amen. This means that God does not turn around to say no to your prayers concerning what he had already promised you. His promises are automatic answers to you. The Old Testament books contain numerous promises, prophecies and plans of God for man which were full of mysteries, riddles and parables that could not be understood by them; such that, even today, it takes the reading of the Epistles, which is the explanation of the mysteries, in order to understand the old testament books (Ephesians 3:1-10). Even Jesus Christ communicated 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” (Matthew 13:34-35). It was because of ignorance that made the Jews not to accept Jesus or believe the gospel. The first approach to solving mysteries is knowledge or understanding, and not belief. It is knowledge that gives rise to faith. This is why whenever Jesus said something that was heavier than their ears could bear; they would pick up stones to stone him.
Jesus said, “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come”. On the way to Emmaus after his resurrection, Jesus met two of his disciples discussing. Luke 24: 27 says, “And beginning at Moses, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself”. Verse 45 of that same scripture says, “Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures”. Therefore, it is the Epistles that explained the mysteries in the Old Testament to us by the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 3:3-5 says, “How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery….. which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit”.
INSTRUCTION: Get an understanding of the scriptures.
Prayer: I receive by faith, every promise of God in His word to me, for his promises to me are already answered prayers, in Jesus Name! Amen!!
QUOTE: God’s promises are yea and Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS CHAPTER 5; EVENING: ACTS CHAPTER 5