Inaccessible secrets

Inaccessible secrets

Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know. – Jeremiah 33:3 

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. – Jeremiah 33:3

Isaiah 55:8-9 

 8 My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts, says the LORD. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.

 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

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When we consider our own meager and paltry abilities and resources, it is easy to simply shut down and feel hopeless despair. It is easy to ask the question, “who am I?” It may surprise you that these words were uttered by Moses (Exodus 3:11), David (1 Samuel 18:18), and Job (Job 9:14).

The Father dares the prophet Jeremiah to discover things that are totally unexpected, inaccessible, and hidden. He dares us to do the same thing!

The Father’s greatness outweighs our meager circumstances. Consider Moses when he climbed Mount Sinai for the first time. What did he bring with him? His garments, sandals, and a shepherd’s staff. That was it. That was the sum total of all that he had with him. The Father saw something entirely different! He did not see Moses’ limited human resources. The Father saw Moses’ resources + God’s resources.

Exodus 4:2 Then the LORD asked him, “What is that in your hand?” “A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied.

Moses had a stick, the branch of a tree. How could he possibly carry out the mission that the Father was sending him on? How can he fight the Egyptians armed with swords, spears, and chariots (the battle tanks of his day) with a stick?

No problem for the Father! Somehow, merely saying a few words, the Father infused the stick with the almighty power of God. It was no longer a mere shepherd’s staff. It was now the rod of God (Exodus 4:2-17)!

Exodus 4:20 Moses . . . headed back to the land of Egypt. In his hand he carried the staff of God.

REFLECT & PRAY

Things that are impossible through men alone, are mere finger work for the Father.

Father, what a track record I have! Who am I? I am and can be all that You meant for me to be. I humbly callout to You.

INSIGHT

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.   

The Hebrew word translated mighty, unsearchable, or inaccessible is batsar. This word was commonly used for walled fortresses. They were considered almost invincible being well fortified and protected. Consider ancient Babylon at the time of Nebuchadnezzar. Babylon’s outer wall was 56 miles long, 75 feet thick, 300 feet high, and wide enough for a 4-horse chariot. It was for all practical purposes, impregnable.

Metaphorically speaking, the word batsar came to mean mighty, incomprehensible, inaccessible, unknowable, hidden. Something that could not easily be known or grasped.

The Father dared Jeremiah to seek to grasp the unknown. In our day, we might say, “to dream the impossible dream.” Such dreamers in our day might be considered a bit weird, nerdy, or even insane. Unless of course their names were Edison, Bell, Einstein, Disney, Gates, or Jonas Salk. They defied the limitations of what was and had the courage to imagine and dream. They conceived, discovered, and invented things that did not previously exist. They were born to be creative geniuses, inventors, entrepreneurs.

The Father has ideas and plans that are beyond our wildest imaginations. It is too easy for us to limit ourselves to what we alone are capable of. The Father wants us to dare to dream, to risk, to get outside of our restricted safe zone.

The Father is never limited by the size of our family circle, two or more are enough for the Lord Jesus Christ join in. Our location is no limitation either, nor is the size of our wallet or savings. Such things are immaterial and insignificant when compared to the Father’s unlimited resources, power, and vision. He is awesome and magnificent. He has no limitations. He has no boundaries in space or time. He merely speaks and it comes to pass.  

The Father is always at work and invites us to enter into His ongoing work. The opportunities and possibilities are without end. Our only responsibility is to call upon Him and follow Him wherever He may lead us to go.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.   

The Father has an eternal plan. As we participate in His plan, He opens doors and He closes doors. He is not playing games with us, teasing us, or provoking us. But He does require that we participate via two-way communication. Sadly most of His children have only experienced one-way communication.

Oh, how little we know! Yet the Father has invited us to search and know His inscrutable and incomprehensible mind.

The Father has secrets which He wishes to whisper in your ear. Take the dare and call upon Him, and He will answer you and show you great and unimaginable things that you have never thought were possible or could ever be.

Deuteronomy 29:29 Secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those that are revealed belong to us and our descendants forever.

Although we may never understand His plans. We can rest assured that He knows what He is doing and why.

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