The Wondrous Dealing of God

The Lord revealed to me that it is in His plan to deliver His people from human intelligence and rational thinking in view of the walk in the supernatural realm in Christ Jesus, by acting in wondrous and strange ways. This is due to His intention to put an end to earthly wisdom and to cause human wisdom to depart because of the presence of the revelatory light of His wisdom from above (cf. Isaiah 29:14 i.c.w. 1 Corinthians 1:19).
Isaiah 29:14:
14 Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.” (cf. Matthew 11:25; 1 Corinthians 1:19).
1 Corinthians 1:19:
19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
In this regard, the childlike faith has a special significance, as a key to the doors of the realms of wisdom and knowledge of God, which are the treasures hidden in Christ Jesus (cf. Matthew 11:25; Matthew 18:2-3; Colossians 2:2-3 i.c.w. Isaiah 11:8).
Matthew 11:25:
25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.
Matthew 18:2-3:
2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Colossians 2:2-3:
2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Isaiah 11:8:
8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
Furthermore, it is childlike faith in the sonship of Christ that is connected with His governing authority and wisdom to rule fearlessly over the enemy in the joy of the Lord.
The Miraculous and Astounding Intervention of God
=> The Hebrew word used in Isaiah 29:14 for wonder’ is ‘pālā'’ and means among other things ‘to be wonderful, to be extraordinary, to be difficult to understand’.
The word is used for an event that seems unexpected, impossible and extraordinary to man. It is equivalent to a surprised, amazed reaction.
Moreover, it is related to God's saving intervention in favor of His people or even individuals (cf. Nehemiah 9:17; Psalm 106:7.22; Micah 7:15).
The word ‘pālā'’ describes the unexpected saving intervention of God which exceeds the expectations of people (cf. Psalm 17:7) and is at the same time linked to the fulfillment of a vow.
The word is also used to describe the close friendship between David and Jonathan (cf. 2 Samuel 1:26).
The Hebrew word for astound’ is derived from the Hebrew word ‘pālā'’ and indicates God's intervention in the form of a miracle, which can also be reflected in the form of wonderful advice through the structure of childlike faith and a correct understanding of authority in the sonship of Christ (cf. Isaiah 9:5). <= (note: The text set in ‚=>‘ is based on a word explanation of the words wonder/astound – pālā'’ from the Elberfelder Study Bible with the word key number: 6513, 6514, 6515).
On the basis of these scriptures, we can see that it is in God's interest to intervene for His people in an unexpected way and to surprise with ‘impossibilities’ in the form of miracles and His advice to deliver them from the controlling influence of human intelligence and earthly wisdom (cf. 1 Corinthians 2,6-9).
1 Corinthians 2:6-9:
6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 However, as it is written (cf. Isaiah 64:3): “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” – the things God has prepared for those who love him – …
The Bible passage from Proverbs 25:2 reveals that it is an honor for God to hide a thing, but it is the honor of kings to search out the matter. In this context the Holy Spirit revealed to me the principle of access to the realm of God's mysteries.

Proverbs 25:2:
2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.

The basic requirement for being able to search out the mysteries of God is that you have died yourself in Christ Jesus and no longer live according to your own ideas (see Galatians 2:20).

Galatians 2:20:
20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

As a result, Jesus Christ dwells in you through His Holy Spirit, and His blood activates kingship and priesthood (Revelation 1:5-6).

Revelation 1:5-6:
… 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father – to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

This divine activation means to be able to stand in the position of the kingship of Christ to confidently stand before the throne of grace to reveal the mysteries of God (see Hebrews 4:16a).
Hebrews 4:16a:
16a Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, …
The addressees of these mysteries herein are people who have a pure heart and honor what God speaks (see Matthew 7:6).

Matthew 7:6:
6 Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

In order to enter into the realm of the mysteries of God, it is unavoidable to walk through the realm of the dark cloud like Moses. This requires and involves living in faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and moving in it constantly before God.

In addition, we should be aware that if we want to enter into the realm of the mysteries of God as a king in Christ, we should have already given ourselves to the training of the Holy Spirit.
It is only in this that we mature to continue to walk in the understanding and in all circumstances under His guidance, because the path to the mysteries of God is connected with the uncertainty that implies our full trust and reverence for God.
God's Interest is to Hide Things

The Hebrew word for ‘glory’ used in Proverbs 25:2 is ‘kābôd’ and is related among other things to the ‘heavy glory/majesty of God’, which is why it is no coincidence that David describes in Psalm 18 how God creates darkness all around His tent and is hidden in thick black clouds.
His son king Solomon also spoke of the presence of God in the darkness (see 1 Kings 8:12 i.c.w. Exodus 20:21). (note: The words written in italics are based on a word explanation from the Elberfelder Study Bible for the word ‘glory – kābôd’ with the word key number: 3593.)

Psalm 18:11:
11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him – the dark rain clouds of the sky.

1 Kings 8:12:
12 Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud; …

Exodus 20:21:
21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.

This proves that it is in the interest of God to cover things that concern the depths of His being.

And this is also the reason why Jesus Christ spoke to people in parables or riddles and forbade certain persons at certain times to reveal the truth about Him or His deeds (see Matthew 13:10-15 i.c.w. Mark 5:43; Mark 7:36; Mark 8:30).
Matthew 13:10-15:
10 The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”
11 He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.
12 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.
13 This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah (see Isaiah 6:9-10): “ ‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
15 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.’
Mark 5:43:
43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.
Mark 7:36:
36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it.
Mark 8:30:
30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.
This access to the mysteries of God is not just given to anyone without sacrifice. Making sacrifices and living only from the perfect sacrifice of the Lamb of God leads us to a renewed thinking in divine servant hood, which the Holy Spirit works and refines in those who let Him.
This humble attitude and subordination to the Heavenly Father brings forth the potential of true governmental authority to reflect God as King, as Jesus said (see John 14:9): ‘Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.’
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm