Blessed be the glorious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As it is ,we live in the last days and the world in itself is coming to its end.Therefore, it is our duty to continue keenly digging deeper into the Word and learn everything concerning our redemption.
Mark 9:30 “And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.
31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day”.
Many times Jesus had been to Galilee teaching, preaching, healing and performing miracles in their presence of large crowds which had always gathered to listen to him. However, at the time while he was passing through the town,he did not want anyone to know about it. Why?The Bible in verses 30-31 says that Jesus did not want people to know where they were because he was teaching his disciples,
From the today’s Scripture, we happen to learn another character about Jesus. Even in our times,there are those whom Jesus will teach openly for all to hear;whereas others he will teach in secret places where no one else can hear.In teaching the crowds,Jesus did so openly. But those whom he had called and later became his disciples,Jesus taught completely different things in secret which he withheld from the crowds
While they were all alone in the barren heights,Jesus told his disciples what would take place after a short while. He told them everything concerning his arrest,crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.Also,Jesus revealed to his disciples God’s plan of bringing redemption to mankind. All the these things he told them beforehand, but the crowds he dared not to tell them.It was the disciples’ daily bread while on the Mount of Olives with the Lord Jesus (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21:5).
Elsewhere in the Bible we see him telling his disciples that whatever he had told them in secret,they were to say it in the open.And the same teachings we read and benefit from are the very things Jesus taught them.
We are not to be like the crowds who followed Jesus for bread,signs and miracles.Instead of wandering here and there marveling at the miracle-filled happenings in our lives,as did the crowds,we need to redeem the little time we still have working to become true disciples of Jesus.We will not know the unknowable (secret about the kingdom of heaven) if we don’t seek to become his disciples. All he requires is that we passionately commit ourselves to him.
Christ is unchanging; he is the same yesterday, today and forever.Let’s think that he cannot hide from us too.We should not leave it to chance and let him pass secretly through our villages,churches and gatherings without us knowing it.Therefore, let us not allow anything to keep us from recognizing his presence among us.For If we live as fools and lazy around, there are those seated in the secret rooms with Jesus Christ revealing to them things about our salvation.
As we commit ourselves to Jesus Christ by daily carrying our cross and shift our passion from worldly desires,we will become his disciples indeed.And he will reveal himself to us and teach us.Look on at how quickly the days flee,we are sure that the end is near.And all the signs have taken place,with prophecies about the end of times fulfilled. The grace we have through Christ is no cheap grace.He is not what we think him to be.Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God,as the bible says in 1 Cor. 1:24.Therefore if we become his disciples truly,we won’t remain the same. Starting today,let’s forsake whatever holds us back and commit ourselves to Christ and we will know the unknowable secret.
God bless you!