But in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets. Revelation 10:7
Have you ever been confused by things the Bible says? Or have you ever left a church service with more questions than answers?
Honestly, I hope that you have. I think that it's good to care enough about what God is saying in His Word and through His servants in the church that we allow those questions to come forth. Do you know why?
It's because, when we have questions, we'll look for answers. We'll dig even further into scripture. We'll pray. We'll talk to other believers to see if maybe they've learned the answer to our questions. And then when they tell us the answer, we'll go back to the Bible and test their answer to see if it checks out with the Authority on truth.
So I love questions. I love them because you can never have answers unless you have questions. A person with a lot of questions will become wise and intelligent over time. But here's the thing about questions-we'll always have more.
That's right. No matter how deep we go into the mysteries of God, there will always be more. No matter how much we know the Bible, we'll never know it all.
This could be frustrating for many of us, but here's some good news-a day is coming in which the mysteries of God will be finished. And this day is not far off.
We're in the last days before Jesus' return, which will mark the beginning of the Great Tribulation. During that Great Tribulation, God will send seven angels to blow trumpets. The last of these angels, when he blows his trumpet, he's going to hold it out for a long blast.
This long note will usher in the final things of the Tribulation-the bowl judgments, the five visions that John saw, and eventually Jesus' return to conquer and rule the earth. It will also mark the end of something very important-the mystery of God.
What does that mean? It means that, no matter how ignorant we are now, we have the promise of knowing Him fully, even as He fully knows us. It means that all of these questions that we have now, all the times that you have said, I can't wait to ask God this when I get to Heaven, all of these will be answered. The mystery will be revealed!
So if you have questions about God, seek Him for answers. And for all those questions that just never get answered, just wait; a day is coming when God will answer all your questions.
Prayer Father God,
I confess that I have a lot of questions, and some of them are even painful. Thank You for the hope of Your promise that one day the mystery will be finished and You will give me the answers I need.