"The disciples came to [Jesus] and asked, ‘Why do you speak to the people in parables?’ He replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them." (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
“The disciples came to [Jesus] and asked, ‘Why do you speak to the people in parables (parabole: comparison, proverb, juxtaposition, an example by which a doctrine or precept is illustrated, earthly story with a heavenly meaning)?’ He replied, "The knowledge (ginosko: perceive, understand, become acquainted with) of the secrets (musterion: hidden things, mysteries, not obvious to the understanding) of the kingdom (basileia: royal power, kingship, dominion, rule) of heaven has been given (didomi: granted, shown, gift bestowed, supplied, entrusted) to you, but not to them.”
The disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables and proverbs?” He replied, “The knowledge and perception of the hidden mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been granted and entrusted to you, but not to them.”
Oh to know the secrets and mysteries of Heaven! In this passage, the ones who chose to leave everything behind and follow Jesus were the ones to whom the mysteries were entrusted. It is no different today. Much of The Word, much of what the Spirit is saying is not understood or comprehended today. It is a knowledge that sadly, the majority of the Body is quite oblivious to. There is only one way to understand and know the secrets of the kingdom – intimately know the Possessor of the secrets! It is not enough to have a casual relationship. Just as it is in the natural, it is in the spiritual. Would you give your bank account passwords to a general acquaintance or stranger? Of course not. This same principal applies here. God will bestow His secrets to those who intimately know Him and can be trusted with them. Today, mature into your role as a son or daughter of God. Don’t just hear, listen. Only then will the mysteries of Heaven begin to unfold before your eyes.