Matthew 13:11, “He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given”.
The success of any believer here on earth and in eternity largely depends on his ability to access and impose the supernatural on the physical world. For this to happen he must not only know the mystery but also have sufficient spiritual understanding to deploy it. The failure by many to explore these game-changers is responsible for the high rate of failure among believers in every part of the world.
Jesus in Matthew 13:3-10 spoke to the multitude that gathered around him with a parable and the disciples looking puzzled wondered why he taught in parables and he told them in verse 11 that “it is given unto them to know the mysteries of the kingdom”. Jesus expected the disciples to recognize that they can only win in this world by understanding and deploying the mysteries of the kingdom. If that was his expectation, then, I can assure you that it has not changed. He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). If Peter, James, John and the rest could not win without the mysteries; you and I cannot either.
The average believer is not designed to live a normal life. We are permitted to engage celestial collaboration in the affairs of this world. This is what makes the difference between a normal person or church-goer and a Son of God. In Matthew 16:19, we are promised the keys of the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 16:19, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt lose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”
These keys make a believer invincible and empowers him to subdue every situation. There was no challenge that Jesus faced that did not submit to the mysteries of the kingdom. Jesus never lived like an ordinary man. Even the way he spoke demonstrated he came from above (John 7:46). A believer that dares to believe and master the use of kingdom mysteries will become a terror to the world.
The challenge today is that we have become academic minded and we try to reason out the situations that confront us and this has made it increasingly difficult for the average believer to believe the things of the spirit. There is absolutely no academic or scientific explanation for the axe head that floated in 2 Kings 6:1-6 after Elisha deployed the mystery of spiritual substitution. A believer that is unable to believe such a supernatural phenomenon may never master the use of the mysteries of the kingdom.
The church of Jesus Christ has moved on. In the days ahead, the ability to know and deploy the mysteries of the kingdom will make a difference between church-goes and Sons of God.