The Mystery of God in the Bible revolves around Christ perfectly summarised by Jesus in Matthew 13:11-17. His disciples asked question of Jesus about His use of parable stories to teach. Jesus answered and said to disciples, because it is given to you to KNOW Mysteries of KINGDOM of HEAVEN, but to them it is not given. 12 Who has is given more abundance but who has not from him is taken what he has. Mystery of God in the Bible relates to all mankind on earth so Jesus HELPS UNDERSTAND SALVATION PLAN of God to bring PERFECT joy, happiness, peace.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables because seeing see not and hearing they hear not neither do they understand. 14 In them is fulfilled prophecy of Isaiah which says, hearing they shall hear and not understand and seeing they shall see but not perceive or understand. 15 For the people’s heart is waxed gross, their ears dull of hearing their eyes they have closed; least at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart so be converted and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see and your ears, for they hear. 17 For truly I say unto you that many prophets and righteous men desire to see those things which you see, and they have not seen them and want to hear things which you hear but they have not heard them. The Bible says use wisdom in sharing Gospel so you do not cast pearls before swine to trample upon message, waste your time by useless distractive argument to create confusion rather than Godly Knowledge
Jesus told His disciples about Mystery of God in Christ Jesus Sent by God to save mankind from perishing. The Mystery is PERFECT JESUS the WORD made FLESH is the Seed God plants in many different hearts represented as soils by the Sower. A PERFECT Sinless MAN killed in place of evil people Mystery because no law on earth operates that way. Does not make sense to some people why God CHOSE HIS PERFECT SON in the place of those who should be punished yet ungrateful for God’s free forgiveness redemption.
Strong opposition to Jesus has grown so Jesus warns people of danger they are in if they rejected Him their Messiah. Their rejection is officially recorded and Jesus began to teach the people with parables. This different style of teaching used by Jesus, as well as the parables should be studied. Is large subject taught in some seminaries have courses on parables, but the basic principles is follow Jesus OWN meaning given to disciples. On that day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. 2 Great multitudes gathered to Him, so He got into a boat and sat down. The whole multitude stood on the shore.
3 He spoke many things in parables, and said “Behold, a sower went out to sow. 4 As he sowed, some seed fell by wayside and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Some fell on the stony places so did not have much earth; immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. 6 When Sun was up were scorched, and because they had no root withered away. 7 Some fell among thorns sprang up and choked them. 8 Others fell on the GOOD GROUND YIELDED a crop, some 100% and some 60%, some 30 %. So 9 those who have ears to hear, let him hear.”
Their ears are hard of hearing and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.’16 But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; 17 For assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, did not hear it. 18 Therefore, hear the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the WORD of the KINGDOM OF GOD, does not understand it, the wicked one comes and snatches it away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside
20 He who received seed on stony places, is he who hears the word, immediately receives it with joy 21 yet he has no Root in himself, but endures only for a while. When tribulation or persecution arises because of WORD immediately stumbles. 22 He who received seed among thorns is he who hears WORD but cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the WORD so becomes unfruitful, 23 He who received seed on the GOOD GROUND is he who hears the WORD and understands it, who indeed bears fruit so produces a hundredfold, sixty or thirty by making disciples of all nations.”
Matthew 13 is filled with teachings about the progress of KINGDOM of HEAVEN in this age. The chapter is a set discourse of Jesus Truth on Lord’s Ministry recorded by Matthew. Jesus teaching of 7 parables delivered on one occasion to develop the unified theme. When Jesus the King, was approaching a crisis in His Presentation of Himself it was necessary to challenge peoples’ faith concerning His Mission and His Identity. In view of this CHOSE to use parables to begin to uncover faith of TRUE DISCIPLES and to demonstrate judgment on all who refuse to see, hear.
As multitudes gathered around Him, He spoke to them in parables. In verses 10-16, after a first parable, Jesus explained to His disciples why He spoke in parables to the people. In verses 34 and 35, after parables, Matthew explained why Jesus spoke in parables. In verse 53 we have the summation of the discourse. So why does Jesus turn to use parables? He used some parables in His TEACHINGS but it becomes the supreme method used. The Disciples noticed the change so asked for reason. Jesus answered by circumstances of the disciple’s who believed in Christ.
We are not left to speculate about these things for text records Jesus’ answer. But first, what exactly is a parable? In Greek, word literally means throwing or placing things alongside each other for purpose of comparison. The technical definition of parable is extended simile. Compares and expresses clearly the KINGDOM of HEAVEN is like… story of the prolonged comparison simple simile. Extended metaphor or allegory ‘like or as.’ Hebrew word is masal [mah-shal]), means “to be like.”Jesus taught using parables to help explain to the world sums up Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ to Save all mankind from sin to reconnect with God of LOVE.
Parable story illustrates God Truth with intention to explain one by the other. A parable is an earthly story with heavenly meaning of life helps CLARIFY MYSTERY OF GOD IN HEAVEN, UNDERSTAND GOD BETTER to help us understand JESUS and each other. Jesus draws life experiences of people to explain Godly Principles for teaching about KINGDOM of HEAVEN. So His Method COMMUNICATES CLEARLY SIMPLY difference between GODLY LIFE in Christ and the worldly lifestyle. Rabbi Jesus teaches with parables to all people, all cultures to help understand Bible and gain WISDOM OF GOD ACCURATE TRUE KNOWLEDGE so people make BETTER CHOICE for ETERNAL future in Christ.
The purpose of using parable revelation illustration design is to COMMUNICATE Truth in every day terms. The text says it conceals Truth from those who refuse to believe in God in Christ. Jesus explained the MESSAGES are priceless so precious of value those whose view agrees have a PRIVILEGE through Jesus so people could UNDERSTAND the Truth that Jesus Came to REVEAL. Jesus emphasizes the parable is to reach those who did not believe or understand parables for understanding Truth, not hindrances. JESUS Used daily life Experiences they fully understand so familiar to them bring GODLY TRUTH. It is a Mystery to those outside inner circle of Jesus Christ The Mystery of God is also talked about in Revelation 10:7 about the Exclusive Prophetic Timing Schedule of God 7 Thunders; Mystery of God revealed Sealed Scroll in Daniel 12:7-9 to John.
Angels of God as the reapers in end-time harvest the GOOD Ground YIELD of Souls Dividends Interest in Kingdom of God so Sealed message revealed to John to warn whole world of unfolding MYSTERIES of God. So Sequence of events throughout history from Promised Seed Jesus of the woman in Genesis culminates finally to materialise in final stages set for wrath of God to crush head of devil FOREVER for PERFECT PEACE ON EARTH. So Angel pleads with God to SPEED UP end-times as ‘Time No Longer’ half hour Silence in heaven concerns unfortunate judgement unstoppable moments happening on the earth. All prophecies must be fulfilled to end of Book of Revelations is the FINAL CURTAIN of redemption in Jesus Christ BLOOD. SEALED events activated by God Controls major world events changing living history PERMANENTLY.
Once and for all GOD CHANGES course of history for Good for the Children of God have ETERNAL LIFE but destruction for stubborn evil wicked. GOOD Triumphs over evil as Christ did on the Cross Jesus Completes the last prophecy. Seated on the Right Hand of God in Heaven, JESUS is DESPATCHED to earth first to Rapture then RETURN again in Second Coming as Conquering Messiah. Like Sealed Scrolls of Daniel, 7Sealed Thunders not revealed to John by God, Revelation Shows SOME MATTERS BELONG TO GOD, TOP SECRET EXCLUSIVE MYSTERY KNOWN Only to God until set time unfolds on earth. Not all information from God to prophets is well understood by prophet at time if not relevant immediately. All the prophecies must be finished as things get worse on earth so God MUST SHORTEN EVIL DAYS of Great Tribulation or else no flesh will survive on earth. So the Mystery of God RELATES DIRECTLY in Christ to Save and Redeem all Mankind to Restore earth to THEOCRATIC ORIGINAL PERFECT STATE before sin. GODLY MYSTERY REVEALED ON NEED TO KNOW BASIS to the world.
Eventualities of reasons Jesus explains in passage, is to KNOW MYSTERIES of the KINGDOM of HEAVEN many generations given but not to antiChrists who do not Treasure the GIFT of GOD for Mercy and Forgiveness. Jesus Says those who have given more abundance of ETERNAL life disciple’s POSSESSED KNOWLEDGE of Mystery of KINGDOM of GOD GIVEN to them. Whosoever has not from him shall be taken away even that which he has so not given to people to know mysteries of the kingdom because they lack what the disciples possessed. Their possession of Faith created in them capacity to receive the MYSTERIES of KINGDOM. DISCIPLES possessed Faith in Christ. So RECEIVED JESUS MESSIAH by Faith in Christ their King able to RECEIVE so UNDERSTAND MYSTERIES OF KINGDOM OF GOD. And BETTER TRUSTS JESUS KING OF Kings. Is available to all who draw closer to God by faith in Christ Jesus the MESSIAH.
The people who reject Jesus as MESSIAH, could not be given the MYSTERIES of the KINGDOM as they will not understand it. So unable to see or enter into KINGDOM OF GOD because they did not RECEIVE Christ in danger even of losing all they possess the Disciples religious heritage was best ground preparation for Gospel. As argument continues people incapable of grasping secrets of KINGDOM of GOD, Jesus helps by adopting a new approach. So He uses visual image pictures to draw people into GOD’S KINGDOM. This way parables provide wider door for people to enter if they have faith in Jesus. Parables REVEAL the Patience and COMPASSION of Our Lord Jesus Christ for all mankind. To help UNDERSTAND MESSAGES, draw people near God to DISCOVER the hidden secret gems of KINGDOM of God which is preserved for loyal faithful followers of Christ Only Worthy to Understand Godly relevant meaning by learning more.