Secrets From Heaven

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Matthew 13:11

He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.”

O-bservation:

Jesus’ disciples had asked Him why it was that He spoke to the people in parables. Jesus answered by saying that the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven was not for them to know, but only for the disciples. So, our Lord spoke to the masses in parables, but He told His disciples that to them, he would give “Secrets From Heaven.”

A-pplication:

I really believe that many of the deep “Secrets From Heaven” that Jesus gave His disciples weren’t fully understood by them until after Pentecost. Some of their questions back to Jesus, and some of the liberties they took in their actions and words, suggest that they didn’t fully get or understand what was really happening. However, following  Jesus’ death and resurrection, and then His ascension into heaven as they all watched, the disciples were more ready than ever to unpack the Lord’s “Secrets From Heaven.” However, they first needed the power of the Holy Spirit for it to happen. They immediately left the Mount of Olives and went to the Upper Room as the Lord had commanded. They waited and prayed for power from on high. Ten days later, they were baptized with the Holy Spirit, and the Church was birthed. There is a certain depth in Jesus that you must be willing to seek, and if you will those same “Secrets From Heaven” will be yours.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

This AM, I’m reminded of Your words recorded by Your servant Solomon. “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” Those are Your words, my God, so here I am. I need a SECRET this AM. Amen

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