“He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.”
Daniel 2:22 NKJV
How does God reveal deep and secret things?
To Whom does He reveal deep and secret things?
Revelation comes by prayer.
Revelation comes to those who pray.
In the New Testament, there are two men who had unmatched revelation – Paul and John. These were men of prayer. The apostle John’s revelation of Jesus on the isle of Patmos was a byproduct of prayer. The apostle Paul wrote half the New Testament. This too was a byproduct of prayer. We know the former assertion to be true because John said I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day. The latter assertion is true because Paul said I speak in tongues more than you all.
So prayer breeds revelation. When you pray, you receive revelation. Prayer doesn’t make God speak. Prayer makes man hear what God has spoken. We know this because Daniel interpreted what Nebuchadnezzar had already dreamt. God has already spoken through His Word. So prayer as a discipline is necessary in getting revelation of the Word. One of the benefits of being prayerful is understanding the Word of God.
What are deep things? What are secret things? Deep things are things that God has hidden. Secret things are things that man has hidden. In other words, deep things are spiritual things and secret things are natural things.
God gives revelation as pertains to spiritual as well as natural things. The deep thing in the context of this verse is the interpretation of the dream. The secret thing is the dream itself. It’s easy for believers to appreciate that God can give them revelation of the Word. But He can, does and will give revelation of the “natural” world. God will give you insights into your day to day life, your business, your marriage, your job, etc. So being prayerful helps you manifest genius in your life.