‘Nis•ta•rot’ are the secret things that God wants to keep away from ordinary human beings. Ironically, we, the human race, have had a burning desire to know exactly these things since the dawn of history.
This word is the source and origin of all mysteries! Although the use of the vowel ‘e’ vs. ‘i’ is different in the English word, which received a ‘y’, this is the ancient, biblical origin of the word ‘mystery’. The similarity between ‘mystery’ and the Hebrew word is in its source noun: ‘mis•tor,’ ‘a hiding place.’ Its root letters are the equivalent of ‘s.t.r’ which means ‘secret’ ‘hide,’ and ‘conceal.’ As such, ‘se•ter’ (secretly) appears exactly 200 times in the Bible. ‘Nis•ta•rot’ (God’s secrets) appear only once:
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever…”
A major component of God’s ‘nis•ta•rot’ that people are so curious about are the times and seasons secrets:
“He said to them, ‘It isn’t for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within his own authority…’”
So why on earth (or much above it), are we are still so eager to meddle in His business?