For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance (Matthew 13:12).

In Proverbs 4:7, the writer says, “wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” We need to understand why we understand things of the Spirit of God. We understand because we desire to. We also understand because we are believers and have understanding because God has spoken it into us; therefore our nature is one of understanding. It grasps the truth of the Lord. The Spirit of God in us grasps His truth.

In Matthew 13:11, Jesus says, “it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven.” If it has been given to us to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven, then why do we not know them? Matthew 13:12 has a principle that has caused much concern for a great number of years. It says, “for whoever has, to him more will be given.” We need to understand the principle of God regarding why we do not understand. We always need Him to initiate His work in us. I call this “divine initiation.” Therefore, He gives each one of us a part of Himself: faith. We use this faith to pursue Him in a greater measure!

One can always tell how much someone desires something by the degree to which they pursue it. If someone really desires peace, they will pursue peace. If someone desires love, they will pursue love. If someone desires wealth, they will pursue wealth. If someone desires God, they will pursue God. We do not have understanding because we have not done with it what God intended.

If we use the revelation Jesus gives in Matthew 13:12, which says, “for whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance,” we will receive more revelation until we are overflowing with it. It is an amazing principle that the Lord is teaching us. I believe the Church has entered a period of supernatural increase. God will always add necessary things to us as we seek Him first. Understand the will of the Lord for your life, and enjoy the abundance He has promised to give of Himself.