What do I mean? God does not reveal Himself to only certain special people in the Kingdom.Consider the following Scripture.
44 Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” Having said this, He breathed His last. (Luke 23:44-46)
Scripture says the veil of the temple was torn in two. So what was the significance of the veil? Was it not because God is Holy and righteous and the people of Israel are not? Read and consider Leviticus 16 in the requirements God made upon Aaron and the priesthood of Israel of old. The veil was there to separate a Holy and righteous God from a sinful nation because they were flesh and blood and not wholly spirit.
So then why was the veil now torn in two when Christ Jesus was crucified? Yes! there was no more need for blood to be sprinkled on the mercy seat nor in the Holy of Holies because as Christ Himself says “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. ” (John 14:6). Because now all who put their faith in Christ have access to the Father openly and freely. We no longer rely upon a priesthood as in the old covenant, nor in the institutional church system because we are each individually responsible to seek out and follow the Father through Christ Jesus our Savior. Consider the following from Exodus 19.
3 And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: 4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”
7 So Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before them all these words which the Lord commanded him. 8 Then all the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do.”(Ex 19:3-8)
Please read all of Exodus 19. By the time they have prepared to meet God and serve Him they are quaking in their sandals! On the third day the proclaim to Moses:
18 Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. 19 Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.” (Ex 20:18-19)
Now let’s flash forward to the New Testament in the book of Revelation. John makes this astounding statement.
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Rev. 1:5-6)
And Again another amazing statement. Not just from John, but from the four living creatures and the 24 elders before the throne of God.
8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
10 And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on the earth.” (Rev 5:8-10)
Is it clear now dear brothers and sisters? You have the authority through Christ to serve the Father, to seek out His will, to know the so called secrets of the Kingdom. You do not need to rely on someone with a doctorate, theological degree or seminary training to know the will, wisdom and knowledge that only He can bestow. For Scripture also says:
26 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. 27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. (IJohn 2:26-27)
Yes God can teach and will teach better than any man. No man should state that he is the keeper of the Truth but should be pointing others to Christ as I attempt to do. For anything that is of Truth on this blog is of Christ and not of me. For I am simply a chosen vessel for the moment.
Brethren, God can and will reveal Himself to anyone who seeks Truth.
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”(John 8:31-32)
Brother, that is a substantial post: I like how we can see clearly in scripture that Christ died to make us a kingdom of priests and members of a holy nation. This is so important for saints to realize–that what Christ died to achieve–is being denied [actively prohibited] by the traditions of the denominational systems.
There is a spirit that attends the false church system and brainwashes the people, so that, even when the truth is clearly presented in scripture, they cannot see it [for the sake of the scales over their eyes]. These are a people in bondage who have received [oftentimes] the true Spirit of God without enjoying the true liberty of the Spirit.
We know this is true because they can do nothing [or little] without being told what to do by another man [or a church program invented by man]: they are serving the system of organized religion, as if it is God; but it isn’t.