Methods change but the message does not.
What God has been doing in revealing His mystery has been ongoing, the same as always.
New things become available to new generations.
The Mystery of God has not been kept from us it has been kept for us.
It is the Holy Spirit who dispenses the gifts which are already deposited within us, and makes them available as and when.
The miracles and mysteries hinge on each or combinations of the nine gifts spoken of in 1 Corinthians 12.
These underpinned all that Jesus met each of His challenges with.
We have access to do the same and more.
The deposit is already within us to draw upon.
It is relative more to what we are aware of and therefore what we allow to be released.
What we hunger after and crave is what we have already tasted.
As would be the same in the natural.
Where have we tasted before only in the Spiritual realm.
Aligning with the Holy Spirit therefore releases what is withheld until it is recognised and asked for.
It’s availability has always been there but unseen.
The hidden mysteries then become possessed by us.
This revelation is not just for Sunday’s and being within church walls it is for 24/7 everywhere always.
As we awaken to this God’s mysteries manifest and we see they have always been there awaiting us to enter into God’s plan or us.
We have no need to find what has already been his gift to us.
It is in this place we realise also that what He holds for us is
“above and beyond all we could imagine”.
Just as in the OT or the Upper room before Pentecost, The Holy Spirit within each of us was a concept too far removed to be imagined, God had it as His gift to those who believed, obeyed and submitted themselves to His way.
The promise of the New Covenant was birthed in the unexpected that the God of all creation alone has power to manifest in Love.
What previously we would have denied, not understood we immediately step into as a truth brought alive from ink on paper to living and testifying to.
We can never ask or think bigger than God.
He is master of the mysterious and miraculous.
Totally unrestrained by time or space.
We are those privileged to be seated alongside Him as this era is walked out.
Our boundaries are limited, not by location, or what is available but only by our awareness.
We are here.
We enter into what is already ours.
We are not already there if we try to be.
Knowing is a state we need to be in.
We know we know we know.
It is God’s gift already given and we have already received.
There are no new truths for truths are and have been eternal.
The illustration shows the spectrum of the Holy Spirit coming. Indwelling and overshadowing. Being baptised in streams of living water.
Reborn to be light in the world. Dispelled of darkness.
Two Scriptures that come to mind:
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.”1 Corinthians 12:5 -11 ESV
“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.”1 Corinthians 12:27-28 ESV
The song King of My Heart. Bethel