The Greatest Secret in the Universe!
Hello, my name is Brother Bill and thank you for tuning in today.
The greatest secret in the universe was never meant to be a secret and in fact is presented clearly in God’s love letter to man, the Bible.
But after over 40 years of prayerfully reading this love letter every day I am astounded to observe very few people know this secret including some of the most religious people I know.
So, would you like to know the greatest secret in the universe?! Wonderful! It is my joy to share it with you and thereby, if you apply this secret, I can guarantee you the most incredible life, in fact eternal life, you will absolutely live forever and beginning today experience more love, joy, peace, forgiveness, kindness, goodness, faithfulness than you ever dreamed possible.
There is a realm, another dimension, the spiritual, divine, mystical realm of God that we can experience and enjoy and participate in every day!!!
Zechariah 12:1 says:
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“The burden of the word of Jehovah concerning Israel. Thus declares Jehovah, who stretches forth the heavens and lays the foundations of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him,”
In this verse, God likens the three most important parts of His creation as the heavens which are for the earth, the earth which is for man, and man’s spirit, which is the organ by which every human being can contact God, experience God, enjoy God and have an intimate, personal, affectionate relationship with God.
Man’s spirit is an incredible organ but most people do not even know they have a human spirit much less, how to turn it on!
It is like you literally were born into a large, dark room that has no external light or windows but has been wired with electrical wires, fantastic, wonderful, overhead lights and all you need to do is flip the light switch but no one ever told you a light switch even exists much less how to turn it on, or where it is! What a tragedy to go through your whole life in spiritual darkness when you had the switch to turn on the spiritual light all the time!
So wait no longer! We are going to learn a little bit more about this incredible divine light switch called our human spirit and then we are going to turn it on! Are you excited?! You should be. Your life is about to change for the better forever!
Now before we turn on our human spirit, let us look at some of its incredible power to transform our lives:
Romans 8:6b says:
“…but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace.”
Our human spirit is the chief way God gives us life and peace. Every human being is seeking peace because of the turmoil within and without.
Proverbs 20:27 says:
“The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the innermost parts of the inward being.”
Our human spirit when you turn it on, is flooded with God as light!
John 1:9 says:
“This was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.”
“For who among men knows the things of man, except the spirit of man which is in him?…”
1 Corinthians 2:11
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Human beings are very complicated beings but our human spirit has the ability to unravel the mystery and complexity that we are.
“But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.”
In this verse, Job tells us our human spirit has the ability to receive the breath of the Almighty in a most extraordinary way.
“That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”
He then went on to say “… truly, truly, I say to you, Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
These verses tell us that it is possible for God as the Spirit to come into our human spirit and regenerate our human spirit with eternal life!
Suppose two professors are talking about physics and the way light beams react in our atmosphere. And suppose sitting next to them, is the most well behaved monkey you have ever seen, even dressed up in a suit. No matter how hard that monkey tries, he will never
understand what they are talking about because he has the monkey life and the human life is on a whole plane higher. Monkeys don’t sit around wondering what the mystery of monkey life is all about – they are just thinking about their next banana. So too, until God’s life comes into your human spirit to regenerate it with God’s eternal life, you will never experience the divine electricity.
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truthfulness.”
There is a realm that the Bible calls the realm of the Spirit and our human spirit is the switch to make that realm real anytime you want!!!
“And the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets;”
1 Corinthians 14:32
This verse promises you can turn on the divine light switch any time you want and when you do, wonderful things happen!
“And the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly, and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Thessalonians 5:23
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This verse tells us that human beings are made up of three parts. Our physical body we all know. Our soul comprises our mind, emotion and will. But our human spirit is the deepest and most important part of our being.
God’s eternal purpose is to come into our human spirit as the eternal life every time we turn the switch on and then spread from our spirit into our mind, emotion and will flooding us with love, joy, peace, forgiveness, kindness, goodness, faithfulness etc.!
But there is a fundamental problem. We are like an electric radio that got unplugged, fell into the mud and now is so damaged, we can no longer connect to and play and enjoy the radio waves.
This situation is described below:
“For I do not do the good which I will; but the evil which I do not will, this I practice. But if what I do not will, this I do, it is no longer I that work it out but sin that dwells in me.”
It does not take a rocket scientist to understand that there is something fundamentally wrong with man.
I have travelled the world and the same headlines and news are everywhere: rape, murder, corruption, stealing, lying, etc. There is something within man that the Bible calls sin and it is personified and it causes man to not be able to live the kind of life he would like to live. No one likes to be greedy, jealous, or murderous. No one likes to be boastful, arrogant, or deceitful. No one likes to be irritable, lustful, or licentious. No one likes to murmur, complain, or curse. Nevertheless, man cannot escape his evil nature.
- Sin caused man’s spirit to be deadened: “And you, being dead in your offenses and sins.”
- Sin caused man’s mind to rebel: “And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by evil works.”
- Sin caused man’s body to sin: “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body to obey its lusts.”
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So, man has two problems before God that need to be solved in order for man to be able to have fellowship and union with God. First, man needs a Savior! Someone to pay the price that he cannot possible pay for the forgiveness of his sins and the cleansing of his entire being so that he might be fit to receive the life of the holy and righteous God.
When the apostle John saw Jesus coming to the Jordan river, he said: “…Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29b
When Jesus went to the cross, he did so as a perfect human being. He never once had to say He was sorry. He was both the perfect man and the complete God and when He offered Himself through the eternal Spirit, His sacrifice was accepted by God as payment in full to everyone who believes into Him and as proof, God raised Him from the dead fulfilling countless prophecies.
Just before His crucifixion, at the last supper, Jesus gave His disciples a cup to drink and He said: “For this is My blood of the covenant, which is being poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:28
Isaiah says “Surely He has borne our sicknesses, And carried our sorrows; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God and afflicted. But He was wounded because of our transgressions; He was crushed because of our iniquities; The chastening for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we have been healed. We all like sheep
have gone astray; Each of us has turned to his own way, And Jehovah has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.” Isaiah 53:4-6
After His resurrection and just before His ascension, Jesus said: “And he said to them, These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all the things written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and Psalms concerning Me must be fulfilled Then He opened their mind to understand the Scriptures; And He said to them, Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise up from the dead on the third day, And that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.”
Second, man needs another life, the uncreated, eternal life of God, a life that inheritantly has the capacity to live a life pleasing to God and man.
So now we come to the greatest secret in the universe, the solution to all these problems within and without and how to turn on our human spirit any time we want and
enjoy all the fruits of the Spirit (eternal life).
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“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
So now the secret!!!:
“Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking in the Spirit of God says, Jesus is accursed; and no one can say, Jesus is Lord! except in the Holy Spirit.”
1 Corinthians 12:3
Now at first, you may say “You mean all I have to do is call upon the name of some historical person named Jesus and all these wonderful things happen?! That seems way too simple.”
Well, first of all, let us review who Jesus Christ was, is and always will be.
Every single prophecy in the Bible, God’s love letter to man, either directly or indirectly refers to this person, Jesus Christ!
First, let us take a look at the meaning of His name:
Jesus is the Greek Equivalent of the Hebrew name Joshua which means “the salvation of Jehovah or Jehovah the Savior”. Jehovah means “I Am That I Am”. When Moses asked the the Lord who appeared to him in a burning bush what was His name, this Is what God said:
“Then Moses said to God, If I come to the children of Israel and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? what shall I say to them? And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. And He said, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.
And God also said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, Jehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial from generation to generation.”
So when the angel came to Joseph whose fiance, Mary was with child, listen to what he said:
“But while he pondered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife, for that which has been begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from
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their sins. Now all this has happened so that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,”Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son and they shall call His name Emmanuel” (which is translated, God with us).”
So Jesus is Jehovah, God, becoming our Savior and Christ is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word Messiah, which means the anointed. Christ is God’s Anointed, the One appointed by God to accomplish God’s eternal purpose.
There has never been such a man before or after that literally changed the entire course of human history.
He clearly and openly testified that He was the long awaited Jewish Messiah:
“The woman said to Him, I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ); when He comes, He will declare all things to us. Jesus said to her, I who speak to you, am He.”
“In that hour He healed many from diseases and afflictions and evil spirits, and to many who were blind He graciously gave sight. And He answered and said them, Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel announced to them.” John 7:21-22
So when Jesus was incarnated, God came into man and mingled Himself with man in an extraordinary way. He lived a perfect life so He could go to the cross and die a
substitutionary death on behalf of all of us. In His resurrection that Bible says:
“…The last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.” 1 Corinthians15:45b
He then appeared to His disciples: “And when He had said this, He breathed into them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22
Right now, Jesus Christ, as the life-giving Spirit wants to come into your spirit, regenerate you with the eternal life, forgive you of all of your sins and grant you a glorious new beginning.
“And whom He predestinated, these He also called; and whom He called, these he also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.” Romans 8:30
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So now what must you do to turn on your human spirit, receive forgiveness of sins and receive the eternal life of God.
First, you need to turn your heart right now to God. The Bible calls this repentence. Repentence is to have a change in mind. Previously you had your back towards God. Whether you were doing good or evil, you were turned away from God. Your mind was turned away from God. Now listen to what the Lord Jesus said:
“Repent for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.”
Second, you need to believe – receive the free gift of God. Believing is not nodding your head or agreeing or even being just appreciative. Like you take a piece of food into you, you need to pray with your whole being, asking the Lord to forgive you, to come into you, to be your Lord and Savior.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave authority to become children of God, to those who believe into His name.” John 1:12
Third, you need to pray, confess, call on the life-giving name of Jesus. Being a Christian is an open matter. God requires that your heart believe and that your mouth confess.
“That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved: For with the heart there is believing unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes on Him shall not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all and rich to all who call upon Him; For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans10:9-12
Please pray with me right now:
Lord Jesus! I am a sinner. I need You. Come into my spirit. Take away my sin. Fill me that I many have the life of God. I receive You right not as my Savior and life. I give myself to You. I ask this in Your name, Amen!
If you just prayed that prayer, you are now regenerated with the eternal life of God! Your life will never be the same. Jesus has forgiven you of all of your sins and there is so much rejoicing going on in the heavens right now!
“In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting.” Hallelujah! Luke 15:10
So rejoice! You could not be more pure and holy this very instant. God loves you and has saved you and is now living inside of you and He will never leave you.
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Next, you need to be Baptised! Baptism is a testimony before men. All believers should be baptized in order to be saved not only before God, but also before men.
The Lord Jesus said: “He who believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be condemned.” Mark 16:16
Through baptism, you are completely transferred from the kingdom of Satan to the Kingdom of God. Just like Noah was saved by being in the Ark, so to in baptism you are put into the ark, into the Body of Christ. When Israel experienced the Passover in Egypt, the very next thing God did was to baptize them through the Red Sea after which, they were no longer in Egypt under Pharoah / Satan’s tyranny but on the other side with God and God’s people in new land, a new realm. The importance of baptisim cannot be over emphasized.
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May the Lord Jesus richly bless you and your family as you learn to walk with Him and enjoy Him day by day!
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Acknowledgement: Much of the content and inspiration for this message came from “The Mystery of Human Life” © 1986 Published by Living Stream Ministry and is available at www.lsm.org or by calling (714) 991-4681