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Secret, Secret, I’ve Got a Secret

When you were a kid, did you like to tell or hear secrets? Everyone loves to learn something that (they think) no one else knows. It makes us feel special.
Did you know God has secrets (treasures and mysteries)? The great thing about God is, he’s willing to share them! He is like a best friend, eager to share some of what He knows with us.
1 Cor 2:9-10a
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”[a]—
the things God has prepared for those who love him—
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit..
Like a good friend, though, he has certain conditions for sharing. In God’s case, those conditions have to do with who we are. He cannot share His secrets with everyone. But only those with the right hearts….
The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you,… the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.Luke 8:10, 15
Our heart is our spirit within us. Heart and Spirit our used interchangeably in the Word. Our heart is the spirit that is within us:
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezek 36:26
How does God reveal Spiritual things to us? He reveals them by His Spirit in our spirits.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
That is why unbelievers cannot understand the Bible (except to realize they need God). It is foolishness to them
This is crucial for all believers for a number of reasons:
Firstly, for assurance of Salvation and for Edification ( to know we are God’s children and to understand the Word of God):
Romans 8:16
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
To know that we are a Child of God we need to listen to God’s Spirit speaking within our spirits.
faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. Rom 10:17
Notice it doesn’t say the message is the Word about Christ. The message is hear through the word. We receive and discern the message through our hearts or spirits.
Messages are heard in our hearts. For ex: the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. Luke 8:15
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Secondly, for Sanctification ( to discern our sins). We never want to become sin-conscious, focusing on our sins more than the power of God to deliver us from sin. But we need spiritual discernment to recognize our errors so we can ask the Lord to help us correct them:
Psalm 19:12
12 But who can discern their own errors?…
Psalm 90:8
8 You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence
Jeremiah 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
In Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly. and 1 Cor 2:11, 1 Corinthians 2:11
11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
we have a Spirit which God’s Spirit uses to bring light into who we really are so that we can change to become like Him. The Lamp of God (God’s Spirit) needs to shine in our hearts, because everything that comes into the light becomes light!:
2 Samuel 22:29 You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light.
Job 12:22 He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light.
Eph 5:13 CJB But everything exposed to the light is revealed clearly for what it is,
Thirdly, for Revelation (the Spirit reveals the thoughts of God to us).
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
If God’s thoughts are so high, do we have any hope of knowing them? Yes! By the Spirit–
1 Cor 2:10b-11 The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God
Hearing the message of God, discerning our faults and knowing God’s thoughts, all wonderful reasons to be Spiritually Discerning. It’s how we find out God’s Secrets!