ENGAGING YOUR HEART WITH THE THOUGHTS OF GOD.
God is faithful to man. He is a faithful God. Every of His calling is a call to fellowship with Him.
1 Corinthians 1:9 GOD IS FAITHFUL, by whom ye were CALLED UNTO THE FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.
God has called us into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ. God loves fellowship. In the place of fellowship with God is where we come into the thoughts of God. No wonder the word says God speaks to us now through His Son. It’s fellowship
Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and IN DIVERS MANNERS SPAKE IN TIME PAST UNTO THE FATHERS BY THE PROPHETS,
1:2 Hath in these last days SPOKEN UNTO US BY HIS SON, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
He speaks to us through His Son because when we hear the Son, we hear the father. Jesus communicates the words of the Father.
John 14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and THE WORD WHICH YE HEAR IS NOT MINE, BUT THE FATHER’S WHICH SENT ME.
At every word from the Son we hear the Father. Even as He uses the Holy Ghost to communicate to us through our spirit. We also understand that the words is from Jesus and if it’s from Jesus then we hear from the Father.
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, is come, he will GUIDE YOU into all truth: FOR HE SHALL NOT SPEAK OF HIMSELF; BUT WHATSOEVER HE SHALL HEAR, THAT SHALL HE SPEAK: and he will shew you things to come.
So as we hear from the Holy Spirit in our spirit we hear from the Son and the words are from the Father. Divine thoughts of God are communicated to us through His Word. That’s why we must learn not to disobey the Spirit of God. It’s because we are actually hearing from the Father.
We need to understand that we have the mind of Christ. The mind is the means where thoughts are being communicated to us. Minds is a strong force for the thought to be communicated. Paul said we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? BUT WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.
So we see that we have the mind of Christ. If we have the mind of Christ then the intention of God can be communicated to us through that mind of Christ in us. Even when secrets are kept from us. Through the mind of Christ we can engage the secret things of God. The Holy Spirit is the One that search out the deep things of God and then communicate them to us. This raise in us a responsibility for what is been revealed and a call to fellowship.
1 Corinthians 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: FOR THE SPIRIT SEARCHETH ALL THINGS, YEA, THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD.
The Spirit of the Lord searched then out and then reveals them to us. That’s why the Bible says the secret things are with us.
Psalms 25:14 THE SECRET OF THE LORD IS WITH THEM that fear him; and HE WILL SHEW THEM his covenant.
You see the word “is with them” and “He will show them” the secret things of God is with us. It is so because we have the Spirit of truth that searches the secret things out and even the deep things of God. We understand from Daniel that God communicate secret to His people.
Daniel 2:28 BUT THERE IS A GOD IN HEAVEN THAT REVEALETH SECRETS, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;
So we see that God reveals secrets. We must understand that He reveals them to us. The people of God that fear Him. Daniel in that passage had worked in the fear of God by denying the King’s meat. Daniel knew the secret that the magicians the king trusted for years could not know. He seek the Lord and the Lord reveals the secrets to Him. We must understand that in revealing secrets to us. He make known to us His thoughts. The ministry of the New Testament is to reveal that which was hidden from ages. God communicate thoughts to us through His spirit and His Word. We must understand that God communicates His thoughts to us. Even when He was telling Jeremiah about the thought He has for Him. We found out that He didn’t hide the thought, He communicated it to Him.
Jeremiah 29:11 FOR I KNOW THE THOUGHTS THAT I THINK TOWARD YOU, SAITH THE LORD,…
At this point of word in the heart of God it was only God that knew the thoughts. Thank God He didn’t stop there, because if He did then the thoughts is secret. But He said…
THOUGHTS OF PEACE, AND NOT OF EVIL, TO GIVE YOU AN EXPECTED END.
So we see that God communicates secrets and His intentions and His thoughts to us. Becoming open to God and His Word brings them to us. God don’t hide secrets, He reveals them to men. You remember He said in His heart concerning Abraham that shall I hide…
Genesis 18:17 And the LORD said, SHALL I HIDE FROM ABRAHAM THAT THING WHICH I DO;
18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
So we must understand at this point that God reveals secrets and His thoughts to His friends. People that are in fellowship with Him. Also remember Jesus said I tell you this because you’re closed but to folks that are without I speak in parables to them. In parables you hide words, not the whole thought.
Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, UNTO YOU IT IS GIVEN TO KNOW THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD: BUT UNTO THEM THAT ARE WITHOUT, ALL THESE THINGS ARE DONE IN PARABLES:
When you read this you will see that they asked of Him the parable and they were with Jesus. Fellowship brings about the true communication of the hidden things of God. We understand that God communicate secrets to us. He make them plain and open to us through fellowship, that’s why our walk is a walk of fellowship with the Son.
Finally, God reveals His thoughts to man. But man has to be a friend of God through fellowship with the Son. Jesus said the people that do not belong to Him do not need to know His secret, it is until they come into fellowship with Him. The Lord reveals His thoughts to mankind
Amos 4:13 (NLT)
For the Lord is the one Who…reveals his THOUGHTS TO MANKIND…
We therefore need to come into fellowship with God in other to come into the thoughts of God. Engaged yourself today with fellowship with Him and His Word. Keep walking.