Over the past few years, I have discovered the essence on spending quality time and being in close fellowship with the Lord. The more I seek Him the more I find Him, there comes the never ending hunger and thirst for a closer intimate relationship with the Lord. Entering in the secret place and remaining there is where I long to be, where peace, perfect rest and fullness of His spirit is restored.
Jacob’s experience in the secret place
It might seem like the Lord’s promises upon your life is taking so long to come to pass. The fear of the unknown into a new journey, new direction in an unfamiliar way has made you come to stopping point in your life. Jacob experienced similar challenges when the Lord told him to return Home after spending 21 years with his Father in Law (Genesis 32:9). As he embarked on the journey fear gripped him, he became highly distressed because he thought Esau was after him for all the wrong reasons (Genesis 32:6-8).
Jacob realised straight away that he had to do something for there to be a divine intervention from the Lord. And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed over the ford of Jabbok. 23 He took them, sent them over the brook, and sent over what he had. 24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. 25 Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him Genesis 32:22-25.
He sent his family away over to the brooks while he was alone with God in the secret place. When you are alone with God situation changes, the Lord interrupts every plan for your favour according to His will, purpose and plan. Jacob wrestled with God and prevailed, his life, everything about him changed overnight. He met face to face with the Lord who gave him triumphant victory over every seemingly challenging situation (Genesis 32:22-32).
Elijah’s experience in the secret place
Elijah was at the point of giving up when Jezebel wanted to take his life after killing the Prophets of Baal. He felt his life was undeservedly worthless, in weariness and He slept under a tree where He had a angelic visitation from the Lord that fed him for forty days and nights (1 Kings 19:5- 8). After being strengthened, he found strength entering into the secret place to receive words of encouragement and instruction. Elijah found Him in the still small voice that give him specific instruction for the journey ahead ( 1 Kings 19:9-18).
I strongly believe when you take time out, away from the stress, ups and downs of life to find a hiding place where you are alone with the Lord, He rewards you greatly. When you are alone with God, praying effectively with all that is in you, your effective communion with the Lord produces effective results. You will find perfect peace, joy and a settled mind in His presence. When you enter into His presence heavy hearted you come out light hearted because His yoke is easy and His burdens are light. There comes the confidence, believe that God is able to do all that He has promised you and the faith within you increases.
The solution to the problems that you have been searching for is in the secret place. The specific instructions that would cause your business or ministry to increase and expand is in the secret place. The wisdom, knowledge, insight and divine revelation you search for, comes from the Lord in the secret place. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name, am the God of Israel Isaiah 45:3.
I pray that the Lord would stir up your hearts to find Him in the secret place. May He give you the secret treasures that is readily waiting for you. May He open the eyes of your heart to know Him more intimately in Jesus name Amen.
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