The Only True Things that are Secrets


There are so many things in this world that are already known and many others that are yet to be known. Whatever is known to many (that is, common people) is not a secret, however, if known to just one person or a group of persons working sincerely together, it’s a secret. Let’s take Coca-Cola for example. There are a number of people working together as a company to produce Coca-Cola. On the basis of the company’s policy and confidentiality agreement, each and all of these people working in the company ensures that the core secret beyond their production isn’t revealed. Anyway, whatever is kept a secret is in exclusive custody of a person or group of persons working together.

Secret is a knowledge not known or discovered by the common people. Since secrets are knowledge, man is given an explicit privilege to know and/or experience them. Moreover, secrets are of two types. They are: divine secrets and human secrets. Each of these secret categorization is of different sources. Divine secrets are sourced from the wisdom of God while human secrets are sourced from earthly wisdom or called the wisdom of this world. The scriptures illustrated and said so many things about each of these sources of secret types.

Let’s go back a bit into the occurrences and scenarios in the garden of Eden. First of all, we need to establish the truth that God Himself is the source of all knowledge. The devil, formerly called Lucifer or the Son of the Morning spent a number of ages with God before he was deranked and banished from being in heaven. His lustful quest to be like the Most High made him have a form of knowledge outside of God.  This form of knowledge is represented on earth as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

This particular tree was kept secret from man, not in terms of accessibility but necessarily and firstly in terms of experience (experiential knowledge).   Man eventually partook of that tree. Man (Adam and Eve) in his wisdom hid himself from the presence of the All Seeing One. Genesis 3:8 said “and they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.” On the basis of the new type of knowledge man had partaken of, he thought it wise to hide. He thought he could make it a secret.

The point I’m driving at is that, it is only the wisdom of this world that deceives us to thinking that we have and can do things hidden from the All Seeing One. The interesting story in the garden was when the All Knowing and Seeing One came like mere man to ask Adam where he was and if he had eaten from the forbidden tree.  Rather than admitting to have done wrong, man yet went further playing smart by the wisdom of this world. Man suffered dearly for it. I personally believe that man suffered to this extent not primarily because he sinned but because he refused to admit what he has done.

One of the many things the wisdom of this world has supposedly helped man with is to shift blame. You remember what Adam eventually said to God when he showed up before Him? “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.” He shifted the blame, and she likewise shifted the blame on the serpent. None among Adam nor Eve admitted their wrongs. But excuse me, didn’t Adam say and I did eat? Was he not the one that collected the fruit from the wife and ate? Was it forced into his mouth?

Coming back to the story of Lucifer. You remember we already establish the fact that he was with God for ages before being deranked and banished? He was actually in close relationship with God as seen in Ezekiel 28:12-18.

 Saying “12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.”

And Isaiah 14:12-15 says 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”

I had and needed to bother you with these long verses so as to establish a truth. And the truth is that nothing is truly hidden from God neither on earth nor in heaven. The devil was thinking in his heart and he hasn’t even executed his plans before his intentions were exposed and rewarded.

As regards the two sources of secrets, 1 Corinthians 1: 18-28 and chapter 2 verse 6-16 said few things but so much in those verses. But we will only pick point just few verses.

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are.

7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.”

Things to note from the last above verses are:

  • The wisdom of God is divine while the wisdom of this world is sensual (James 3:15).
  • The wisdom of God is the only true secret not known to anyone except such being is given the permission.
  • None of man’s deed (be it governmental, territorial, personal or cooperately and others) is truly hidden from God. It might be hidden from mortal man but not before God and His angels.
  • The eyes of the Lord behold all things to the fullest. It includes source, motive, result, willingness, level of unity and others.
  • The wisdom of this world is nothing to be compared with the wisdom of God.
  • The very foolish things before supposedly wise men confounds and dumbfounds them. That’s why the supposedly foolishness of God out rightly supersedes the ultimate wisdom of this world.

Never forget that the wisdom of this world is the perverse version and the extreme opposite of the wisdom of God. The wisdom of God remains forever while the wisdom of this world has its expiry date, no manner how supposedly long. The wisdom of this world can never glory before God, because it’s proud and self seeking.

These next few verses have a very strong connection.

“Proverbs 9:10-The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Psalms 25:14-The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

1 Corinthians 2:9-But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

Whoever fears the Lord, loves the Lord. Because such a person will always want to please the Lord. And he who loves the Lord must greatly fear/reverence the Lord. Total dislike and disregard the wisdom of this world and earnestly seek after the wisdom of God.

Acts 1: 7 and Matthew 24:36 respectfully says “and he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.”

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

 Thanks for reading.


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