- Rooted (Part 1): God Remembers the Roots
- Rooted (Part 2): Fearing the Lord Despite COVID
- Rooted (Part 3): Rooted By the Rivers
- Rooted 4: The Thirsty Pursuit
- Rooted (Part 5): Attracting the Oil
- Rooted (Part 6): How to Access the Voice of God
- Rooted (PART 7): Mysteries of Heaven
- Rooted (Part 8): The Manner of Constraining the Lord
Hello GTH Readers! Here is Part 7 of this ROOTED series, our guiding Word for 2021 at Revive Nations. To access the whole series, click here. Part 6 was all about keeping our hearts free, so we can clearly hear the Voice of God. Join Prophet Shyju Mathew, Founder of Revive Nations, as we continue to explore this powerful topic of being deeply rooted in Christ!
Micah 4 :2 states,“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths.”
Throughout the Bible, we see how when God’s people draw near, He will draw near. If you don’t have the Lord near you, you can be quite sure, that it is because we have not truly drawn near.
Our pursuit of His ways will always keep us humble.
Our longing for His Nearness keeps us researching, digging, wanting to understand His ways more.
When you come up to the mountain of God, when you come up to the house of the Lord, then no more are your own ways allowed. No more are your own traditions allowed. No more are your own experiences allowed.
On the mountain of God, you have to embrace His ways.
For in the kingdom of God, the strength of a believer is in their capacity to understand the things of God and that understanding, itself, is a miracle.
Here in Micah, God is saying, when somebody is hungry enough, thirsty enough to climb up this mountain, to go up, pay a price, to take time and seek Him, to locate the house of the God of Jacob, that once they reach there, God will now begin to teach His ways.
God is constantly looking at us, looking over churches, looking over nations, to see if there is anybody who is diligently seeking Him, that He can show them His ways.
Matthew 7:7 says, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find.
When your hunger increases, then God will begin to give you more.
When you start knocking and seeking, the Lord will begin to give more.
But our question might be, why does God hide things? Why does He conceal certain things?
To answer that question, look at the verse just before the challenge to ask, seek, and knock:
Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you. (Matthew 7:6)
People of God, in the Scripture, there are two things that are concealed by the Lord:
One, that which is holy can only come to you when you tap into that Spirit of Holiness.
That which is Holy comes to people who have sanctified themselves in the precious Blood of Jesus and who consecrate themselves.
Two, there are pearls, mysteries which specifically, the Lord Jesus forbids to be thrown to swine. In other words, we are forbidden to teach pearls to everybody. So how did the Lord do this? He concealed it.
In Proverbs 25:2, the Scriptures declare: It is the glory of God to conceal a thing and it is for kings to search it out.
The Scriptures are not just saying that it is the nature of God to conceal things. The Scriptures declare, it is the very glory of God! It is not just His wisdom. It is His greatness, to conceal His mysteries!
So, how do we know if we are a king or a swine?
And how will we know whether we are a dog, or a child in the house of the Lord? By our passionate pursuit to uncover the mysteries of God and in doing so, we encounter His Glory!
We hope this series is inspiring your life! To hear the full Word, head to Revive Nations Youtube channel here. Share with a friend, give and may the Lord open our hearts and lives to learn His Ways every day!
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