When the disciples asked this question maybe the motive was not totally pure, but I have also asked God this question concerning His kingdom, wealth, our place on and in this earth.
So many books have been written about what is available to the believer.
Too many actually.
I have strong feelings regarding this matter.
I do not believe that all things are available at any given time, to all believers all at the same level.
Not all have a desire to or even have the knowledge that there are deeper levels in our relationship with Christ.
Just like children, we grow and develop at different levels.
We have growth spurts.
The parable of the sower shows this when in Matthew 13 it says, what was sown on good soil is the man who hears the word.
He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
A hundred fold is possible to have but if the seed is not cared for, as well as it should have been, it might have only produce thirty fold.
The man with good soil had to develop what understanding he had available to him at the time, so that he could move into a deeper comprehension of the things of God.
You must pay the price for the insights you receive and then you must walk humbly with those insights.
“To study the Word Of God and show thyself approved.”
To be totally used in the Kingdom of God you can not walk ahead of it, or behind it, but you must walk in it.
There must also be a total understanding of our present insight.
A good friend who is several years younger than myself brought a new insight into my life.
She said to understand something or to gain wisdom you must stand under it and accept any persecution that comes along with that insight and responsibility.
Then there is a total comprehension of what is taking place in your life.
The only way God can give you deeper insight is to weave what you do with the insight you already have.
In the church, God has leaders who He speaks to and through.
Yes, God speaks to us as individuals,
And yes, many spiritual leaders have abused what authority they thought they had.
I am fortunate to be a part of a local church that is God and shepherd led, and shows that example by being a servant.
A positive example from the Bible is Moses.
God always spoke to Moses, and the children of Israel followed that which had been spoken.
God certainly gives each person insight for their own personal life,
And he will give insight to the spiritual authority he has put in the local church.
One of the great principles of the Kingdom is He who has ears let him hear.
You must first listen and hear God speaking into your personal life, and then demonstrate it.
When Jesus said He who has ears let him hear I do not feel he was talking to each person who has natural and physical ears.
Christ was referring to the people who wanted to hear through their spiritual ears.
Those who would receive what was being said.
There was a young girl at a church I previously attended who did not hear very well.
Once at a service someone was singing and playing the piano and the girl walked up to the piano and placed her hands upon it so she could feel the vibrations coming from it.
She began to read the singers lips so she might receive the message of that song.
Christ can use someone like that.
Someone who is hungry to know what God is saying.
May our ears be open and our eyes set upon what God is doing in the local church today.