- Joe Norton
Message Revealed (8/30/2020)
Second of a three-part study on Mark 4:21-23
“For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light” (Mark 4:22).
Even though a full understanding of the gospel had been withheld from the multitudes for the moment, Jesus says that at the proper time, everything they need to know for obedience will be revealed.
Essentially, Jesus is preparing the apostles for their full responsibility as they go into all the world to preach the gospel. He has explained the Parable of the Sower to them privately so that they can explain it publicly. And, as they accomplish this task, everyone will be able to hear and understand the gospel message clearly.
As well, this teaching can be carried to another level of meaning: in the resurrection, all of the prophecies will be understood, all of the mysteries will be revealed, all of the uncertainties will be clarified—everyone will have full understanding of the scheme of redemption at that time.