HIDDEN TRUTH IN A CODED LANGUAGE
Hidden truths in a coded language are the mystery truths of Scripture. Mystery in Greek language is known as "mystḗrion". It is a secret, of which requires initiation to gain. It is the secrets of God, once hidden but now revealed in the Gospel. It can also be a particular truth and detail of a revelation from God.
Reference: Matthew 13:34-35 New International Version (NIV) 'Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet.' “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.'
Jesus spoke the mysteries hidden since the foundation of the world in parables, and this fulfilled Psalm 78:2, which says, 'I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old.' The above referenced Scriptures made it clear that this was to fulfil the prophecy of Isaiah. This also tells us that Christ fulfilled many prophecies that were symbolically stated by this Old Testament Prophet.
Parables are simple stories used to illustrate coded spiritual lessons. They are usually short stories or illustrations but they reveal uncommon truth. Jesus used them often to describe the kingdom of heaven. Though parables were often hard to understand, Jesus described them in greater detail to His disciples. In this same chapter, Jesus was asked a question by His disciples why He used parables to speak. Jesus answered, "Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them" (Matthew 13:10-12 NIV).
In His days, Jesus said this because the Jews are God's people but their hearts were already dull since the nation of Israel as a whole refused to accept Him as the Messiah. For this reason, they were not given a clearer understanding or revelation about the secrets of the kingdom of heaven. Their own refusal to believe Jesus made them even more resistant to His teachings. So Jesus mentioned further saying, 'This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: "'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.' (Matthew 13:13-15 NIV).
Beloved, verse 16 of the same chapter says, 'But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.' This is the same with us in Christ today. The Scriptures are God's revelation of Himself and by His grace, our eyes and ears are open to understand the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven. Ephesians 1:9 (NASB) says, 'God made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Christ.' As a divine revelator, Jesus unveiled infinite truths and mysteries through parables but in this day and age, in order to see and live by these truths more clearly, we must cooperate with the Holy Spirit and engage Him for the deeper meanings to which the Scriptures point us.
Just as Jesus made His parables clearer to His disciples, He has assured us that the Holy Spirit - the Spirit of truth - will guide us into all the truth (John 16:13 NIV). How? When we yield to Him, the Lord will open our eyes to the hidden truths and revelations in His Word so that we can see and decode clearly, the mysteries of the Lord Himself revealed in every phrase and verse.
Scripture Reading - Deuteronomy 29:29; Daniel 2:22; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Colossians 1:6.
Guided Prayer: Dear Father, I thank you for insight into spiritual realities as I deepen my relationship and fellowship with the Holy Spirit. On a daily basis, I yield to your Spirit who searches all things, yes, the deep things of your mystery. Thank you for revealing yourself to me in the passages of the Scripture and for granting me the spirit of wisdom and revelation of your knowledge. Hence, I grow in intimacy with you and rejoice in the wisdom of your perfect will for my life, in Jesus' Name, Amen!