There is but one way to get to know the Father, and that is by getting to know the Son: Luke 10:22, “All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.” This is not only speaking of knowing the Father in eternal life, but to know the Father and his Will in this life. And the mystery to know the Father is indeed in knowing the Son: John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” We all know this is true since Jesus was the Word made flesh, who came out of hiding to work out his end of the mystery to even make it to the cross. This was no easy task to do, which is why Jesus remained hidden in mystery form from ages and generations: Colossians 1:26-27, “Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27) To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
The same reason that God had to keep Jesus, the Christ, hidden as a mystery from ages and from generations, still has an impact on us today even after the mystery has been revealed. And bear in mind how the scriptures says that the mystery was hidden from ages and from generations, as opposed to being hidden for ages and for generations. Although both ways would satisfy the meaning being set forth here; however, both ways would not satisfy the meaning being set forth here if only “hidden for ages, and hidden for generations had been stated. There were ages and generations from that time as there are from this time, out to stop the “Will” of God, that just could not know certain things at all: 1 Corinthians 2:7-8, “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8) Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” So we will need to work out our end of the mystery, just as Jesus, the Christ, being the mystery revealed in bodily form, worked out his end of the mystery in order to reveal the “Will” of the Father. We too will have to process the mystery hidden in the “Word” as it comes forth unto us in time, so that it will not be hindered by the prince of this world. We are not by any means the prize that stopping Jesus would have been to the princes, but as it is that Jesus has come and kicked the princes’ tails here on earth for now, we are the sons left here in which the princes would love to stop.
Now when Jesus had finished his work, he expressed his great joy to return to the glory in which he had with the Father before the world was: John 17:5, And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. We know that Jesus was the “Word” made flesh, and I can not imagine a better way to hide the mystery of the Christ Jesus from ages, from generations, and from the princes of darkness than to keep him in the Father’s bosom, undercover as his voice (Word), while having life in itself. WOW! Then the time came for the “Word,” with life in itself, to manifest or work through the natural process to be made flesh: 1 John 1:2, “(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)” We all know the short version by hard of John 1:1-2, “The “Word” was with God, was God, and the same was with God in the beginning.” And Jesus tells us in John 17:5, as stated above in this paragraph that he was with the Father not just in the beginning, but also before the world was, just hiding out in the bosom of glory until his time to come forth, to begin, the beginning: John 1:18, “ No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”
So you and I are left here, not alone thank God, to work out our end of the mystery to reveal the Will of the Father. When you receive the written “Word” to stand on, or a rhema or revealed “Word” that comes forth to aide you in the thing that you hoped for, just know that all “Word” from the Godhead has much more to it to offer you than you may initially get from it. There are enemies and adversaries, both spiritual and natural, and on all levels, that are out to stop you from working your end of the mystery to know the Father. Do not lose faith, and do not be quick to conclude, there is a mystery at work making sure that you get what you need to make the mystery within the “Word” be made flesh. So keep in mind that the “Word” that was sent forth from the bosom of the Father, and did its end of the mystery to work through the natural process of the virgin Mary, to be made flesh as was the “Will” of the Father. Then Jesus, the son of man, in bodily form, again took the “Word” that was sent forth from the bosom of the Father, and Jesus the man, did his end of the mystery to work through the natural process to make sure that he would die on the cross, and made it to manifest as was the “Will” of the Father. And now, you and I, in bodily form as the Church, each member must take the “Word” that is sent forth from the bosom of the Father. Then each of us with help from all of us, and especially the help from the Godhead, must do our end of the mystery to work it through the natural process, and make sure that in which we hoped for according to the “Will” of the Father, will be manifested or known. This is one reason we get “Word” in fragments and pieces, here a little, and there a little. And another reason why our fruit of the Spirit must be developed more and more as we go: we will need to at times, out last some things, to put up with some things, and shut up to some things. It will all be a mystery to our enemies, but to us, only the understanding that this is how we must get to know what the Father has for us, without our enemies stopping us no matter what they do. This is what I know: I know that once the “Word” is sent forth to us from the Father’s bosom, “Ain’t No Stoppin us Now, We’re On The Move! lol: by now, you know I couldn’t help myself with the song lyrics. OK, So Go Ahead And Work Out Your End Of The Mystery To Know The Father.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.