7 Why Are We Not Told Plainly?
charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the
Son of man were risen from the dead.” Mark 9:9
Say nothing until the Son of man is risen
in you – until the life of the risen Christ so dominates you that you
understand what the historic Christ taught. When you get to the right state on
the inside, the word which Jesus has spoken is so plain that you are amazed you
did not see it before. You could not understand it before, you were not in the
place in disposition where it could be borne.
Our Lord does not hide these things; they
are unbearable until we get into a fit condition of spiritual life. “I have yet
many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.” There must be
communion with His risen life before a particular word can be borne by us. Do
we know anything about the impartation of the risen life of Jesus? The evidence
that we do is that His word is becoming interpretable to us. God cannot reveal
anything to us if we have not His Spirit. An obstinate outlook will effectually
hinder God from revealing anything to us. If we have made up our minds about a
doctrine, the light of God will come no more to us on that line, we cannot get
it. This obtuse stage will end immediately “when” His resurrection life has its
way with us.
“Tell no man . . ” – so many do tell what
they saw on the mount of transfiguration. They have had the vision and they testify
to it, but the life does not tally with it, the Son of man is not yet risen in
them. I wonder when He is going to be formed in you and in me?