When Abraham obeyed the call of God, he was sent out by the word of the Lord sojourning his way looking for a “place” of where his promises would unfold.   He was scouting out the calling of the Lord.  The Bible says “that when he was yet three days off  — he finally saw the place afar off” (Genesis 22:4).  

Abraham could surely post or tweet to us all today that there will be a period in all our lives that we must be tested, by walking with God through that which we do not understand and makes no sense to the natural mind. Have you ever thought — God, you just don’t make sense? Honestly, I have. We walk through places and times in our own lives that we are even confused and that God allows us to wander in the wilderness even though we have destiny and purpose burning in our souls.

Why is it that God hides? Proverbs 25:2, says, “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”

There is something about the journey and the longing of the heart to apprehend His calling and promises that proves that we are worthy of the blessing. In fact, if you don’t want it bad enough to seek for it, knock for it, even struggle through painful trials —it will not be given.  The scripture above says, Abraham was yet three days off when he finally saw the place of the mystery of His will. You may not know what exactly you’re supposed to do, but the good news is, you’ll know it when you see it.  You may not know which place is your place right now…you may not know what job is your job, which divine assignment is yours…you will know when you see it.  Abraham “knew” and had the ability to discern it when he saw it.  God wants us all to learn to discern our place of destiny and the mystery of His will (Ephesians 1:9).  God “hides” it so that in our quest and in the process we develop prophetic instinct to know it when we see it.

Have you noticed that God doesn’t give us clear directions about everything?  He develops our heart and our instincts to become so alert, refined and alive in the journey — while we are being pruned in the uncertainties of life. This is the faith journey.  Faith is the substance of things hoped for.  Your heart will carry you to what you have hoped for and if you remain faithful in the journey—your heart will know it when you see it. Your heart has eyes.

God communicates with us on a heart and spirit level that others cannot communicate to us so that our “knowing” becomes alive by the burning of our hearts.  It is not discerned by the natural senses or with the natural eye…”eyes have not seen, nor ears have heard and neither has it even entered into the heart of man the things which God has in store for us that love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). It is discerned by the Spirit.

God has it for you but the only way it can be revealed to you is by His Spirit.  He placed His Spirit in us so that we would discern with spiritual eyes and ears and we would know it in the core of our spirit.  God hides revelation, promises and destiny in the Spirit and when you seek to cooperate with His Spirit there are discoveries, treasures and purpose that is apprehended.

It’s not hidden from us, but specifically hidden for us.  God will show you why you had to go through this, or why you had to go through that, and why you had to leave, and why you had to go or why you weren’t permitted access in some places.  Remember this, God wants to bless you in such a way that imitators and spectators cannot come.  When you remain faithful, you can rest and trust the mystery of His knowing your destiny shall become your reality.

Together Triumphant
— Pastor Brian
April 2020

Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7)
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