Church of the Living Word

Understanding the Word Is Granted to Us by the Father
By Matt Walkoe   July 8th, 2018

The Living Word that we have experienced in this fellowship was born out of God opening the eyes of our spiritual father in the faith to truths in the Scriptures that had not been seen for many, many years. Much of what was revealed was fifty years ahead of its time. The answers that we are looking for today are still in that Living Word, we have only begun to plumb the depths of it. We must see a continuation of that impartation in us as a people, and especially in those who are teaching and ministering that Word to us.

We must cry for the Lord to take the seals off the Book, and take the veil off of our eyes and hearts so that we can understand all that He is speaking to us. Christ told His disciples it had been granted to them to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to others it had not been granted (Matthew 13:10-11). It is critical that we realize our ability to understand God’s Word is granted by the Father; it does not originate in us. Three times in the gospels Jesus told His disciples “blessed are your eyes because they see,” but He still needed to take them aside and explain His parables to them. There are many mysteries yet to be revealed, unless God opens our eyes we will not be able to perceive them.

In light of this, we must have a drive to restore people to a relationship with the Father. Jesus said, “No one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son” (Matthew 11:27). Gentiles come to a knowledge of the Father through His Son, Jesus the Messiah, but the Jewish people will only be able to see Jesus as the Messiah if it is revealed to them by the Father. The purpose of everything Christ did was to reconcile the world to the Father. Only in a relationship with the Father will our eyes and hearts be opened to see the mysteries that are hidden in His Word.

Despite all the training that the apostle Paul received as a Pharisee, he was blinded when He met the Lord. But then, by His grace, God sent Ananias to Paul to remove that blindness. Paul received his ability to understand the mystery of God’s intentions toward the Gentiles by grace and by revelation. Likewise, the only way we will see what God is doing today is by revelation. We will never understand it by our own intellect. God’s mysteries will only be understood as He grants us that ability. If we walk in the light we have, God will bring more light. Lord, give us revelation to see the mysteries that You want to reveal in this age. Give us a grace to see and hear, and hearts to understand Your Word.

Scriptures: Matthew 13:10-17; Matthew 11:25-27; Ephesians 3:1-7; (2 Corinthians 3:16).

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