that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power (Ephesians 1:17-19 NKJV)
The thing about mysteries is that they are mysteries. Once you solve a mystery it ceases to be a mystery, it exits the realm of mysteries and enters into the realm of facts and knowledge. And God is unsolvable! So, in delving deeper into this thing about godliness, have it established here and now that our intent is not to unravel God, far be it from me that I shall even conceive the thought to attempt such a ridiculous albeit insane feat.
Our goal is to appreciate the mystery, which has potential to ignite a certain insatiable but healthy curiosity that keeps the soul of man crying for more, hence setting the man off on an unending journey to the centre of light. The mystery of godliness goes so deep that a thousand lifetimes is but too insufficient a time to reach even the shores of this divine island. If you ever run into a truely transcendent man, a truly spiritual man, he will tell you, even at his death bed that he was just about to begin to discover God. Paul, so spiritual as he was, yet cried; that I may know Him.
The essence of a mystery, I mean what makes a mystery a mystery is not the appearance of secrecy, it’s the challenge of understanding. There’s no magic, no hocus-pocus in a mystery, only the limitation of understanding and the elusiveness of knowledge. The depth of the mystery about a thing is often a measure of the superiority of the mind that created or caused or conceived it to the minds trying to unravel it. The extent of development of Albert Einstein’s mind poses a superior wonder to the mind of the college student meddling with quantum physics. To the college kids mind it’s a mystery. But there’s nothing magical about that, just a limitation in understanding.
As long as God is God, and man is man, as the heavens are higher than the earth so are the truths about God higher than what our minds can fathom. God will forever remain a mystery to us. Even the most transcended of us all will be humbled and rendered stupid in an attempt to explain God. We can only be granted just enough revelation into the hidden things of God to be like Christ, the God-man, the embodiment of godliness. Even when we are filled to the brim with the spirit of revelation and understanding in the knowledge of God, we will only have enough access into these things to know but three things only:
1. What He requires of us, how he wants us to live, what he expects of us and the like.
2. The divine and spiritual value of these things God expects from us; how they all come together to give expression to Him as God.
3. The resources that has been made available by Him to us, both those that work within us and those that manifest outwardly from us for the accomplishment and realisation of these expectations.
O LORD COME SOON!