Searching Out The Mystery of Messiah

The Bible has much to say about the hidden and glorious “mystery of Messiah”, as it is described in Scripture:

…Even 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 Messiah [Christ] in you, the hope of glory… (Colossians 1:26-27)

The mystery of Messiah was kept secret for generations, but now, through the Scriptures, we can begin to see into this mystery!

Every one of us has had ponderings and wonderings about this mysterious person, Messiah Yahushua [the Hebrew name for Christ Jesus]. He surely was no ordinary man!

Yahushua Messiah claims to be sent from heaven by His Father, Yahuwah Elohim [the Hebrew name for the LORD God]. Thanks to the many free Bible computer programs available, such as e-Sword.net, we can easily see this claim. In the Gospel of John, Yahushua claimed over 35 times that God had sent Him! This claim alone is mysterious.

Many have desired to understand the mysterious nature and mission of Yahushua. But He told us that the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven are revealed only to His followers, His disciples — to those who love Him and are as humble as a little child:

He [Yahushua] answered and said unto them (His disciples), Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them (who are not His disciples) it is not given. (Matthew 13:11) 

At that time Yahushua [Jesus] answered and said, I thank You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hid these things from the wise and prudent (the ‘learned’), and have revealed them unto babes (the ‘unlearned’, the helpless, defenseless, and truly humble). (Matthew 11:25)

The secret of Yahuwah [the LORD] is with them that fear Him; and He will show them His covenant. (Psalms 25:14)

He that has My commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves Me: and he that loves Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him. (John 14:21)

These verses show us that there are certain conditions for receiving understanding and insight into the mysteries and secrets of the kingdom of heaven. Only those who are Messiah’s followers, His disciples who love Him — who search for Him in the Bible, the written Scriptures, and who obey Him — they will find out His secrets, and the truth of His goodness.

The humble and the meek are the ones who meet these conditions. They are the ones who will receive the knowledge of God’s divine things, and they will receive the love of God poured into their heart through His Holy Spirit.

But those who are devious, perverse, unrighteous, or greedy are detestable to God. These will not receive anything from Him. God hides Himself from the wicked. But the humble of heart, those who hunger for His truth and wisdom, have the honour of seeking Him, and they will therefore find Him (Proverbs 3:32 and Jeremiah 29:13).

Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God] is beyond our human comprehension. And yet, He has made His invisible attributes — His eternal power and His divine nature — to be clearly seen through the creation of the world. God has also placed the essence of His laws within every man’s heart, bearing witness through every man’s conscience (Romans 1:19-21 and Romans 2:14-15).

God, by His Holy Spirit, is always reaching out to everyone, wanting to open the eyes and heart of anyone who will be honest with Him and search for Him. Those who are humble enough to admit their lack of understanding, humble enough to honestly search for God, humble enough to deny their own self-interests that they may serve Messiah’s interests, these are the ones who will find Him.

But we cannot begin to truly understand the mysteries of God apart from His written Word. We must be humble enough to search for Him by what He says about Himself in His Word, the Bible:

God is a Spirit – John 4:24a
God is holy – Psalms 99:9b
God is merciful – Psalms 116:5b
God is greater than man – Job 33:12b
God is the King of all the earth – Psalms 47:7a
God is Yahuwah [the LORD] – Psalms 33:12a
God is greatly to be feared – Psalms 89:7a
God is in the heavens – Psalms 115:3b
God is a consuming fire – Hebrews 12:29
God is not unrighteous – Hebrews 6:10a
God is not mocked – Galatians 6:7a
God is the judge – Psalms 75:7a
God is light – 1John 1:5a
God is love – 1John 4:8b
God is our Maker – Psalms 100:3a
God is the Holy One of Israel – Psalms 71:22b
God is greater than our heart – 1John 3:20b
God inhabits eternity – Isaiah 57:15a
God was in Messiah – 2Corinthians 5:19a
God was manifest in the flesh – 1Timothy 3:16b

The above phrases from the Scriptures reveal only a few of the eternal and mysterious attributes of Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God]. These things are far above our human understanding. And yet God has lowered Himself, He has humbled Himself to reveal, in great depth, His divine nature through His Word [the Bible].

It is through God’s Word that we discover the mysterious nature and mission of Yahushua. It is through His Word that we discover one of the most astounding of mysteries — that God was in Messiah, that God was manifested in the flesh through His Son, Yahushua Messiah. When we can accept and receive this truth, then we are beginning the awesome journey into searching out the ‘mystery of Messiah’ (Colossians 4:3).

The ‘Mystery‘ song by Misty Edwards:

You’re a mystery, like poetry – like a parable – a rhyme or a riddle.
You’re a mystery, wrapped in clouds, shouting so loud, just waiting to be discovered.
You’re a mystery – so intriguing. You’re a mystery – so inviting.

You saved Yourself for the weak, the broken and the meek.
Only the hungry dine. Only the thirsty drink deep.
You saved Yourself for the needy. You saved Yourself for me.

You’re a mystery, like poetry – like a parable – a rhyme or a riddle.
You’re a mystery, wrapped in clouds, shouting so loud, just waiting to be discovered.

I want to waste my life to search You out, search You out.
I want to waste my life to search You out, search You out.

I don’t want to build castles in the sand.
I don’t want to live in a fairy tale.
I want what’s real.
The knowledge of You will remain forever, remain forever.

I want to waste my life to search You out, search You out.
I want to waste my life to search You out, search You out.

It’s the glory of God is to hide a matter.
It’s the glory of a king to search it out.
I want to search You out.
I love the way You hide so I can find You.
I want to search You out.

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. (Proverbs 25:2; see also Revelation 1:4-6)

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