There are times when you feel so discouraged, burnt out and at the point of giving up on God or hopelessness. It feels like all around you is crumbling gradually. You know what, enter into His presence to receive more of His love, peace, joy and fresh hope for today and the future of tomorrow. The question is how do you enter into His presence in the midst of all the challenges you are experience. To enter into His presence, you need a key to unlock the door that gains you access into the secret place. Do you have the key to the secret place? How do you unlock/ open the door with the keys He has place in your hands?
In my last post I wrote about what could hinder you from gaining access to the secret place, The key to the secret place . I would be emphasizing more on the what gains you access to the secret place.
The key to enter into the secret place
Right heart and standing with God
Nothing is hidden from His presence and He longs for us to lay our burdens down ensuring our motives and thoughts are pure and righteous (Psalm 139:23-24). The steps of the righteous are ordered by God and He delights in their ways. A pure and holy heart through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour gains you direct access to the secret place (Psalm 37:23, Matthew 5:8). During trials and tribulations, He is with you and willing to see you through those challenges.
Fear and reverence of Him
The Lord God is Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscience because He is the creator of the universe. Do not be afraid of Him but enter in His presence in honour, awe, deep respect for who He is, all He has done and about to do. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding Proverbs 9:10. When you begin to understand Him on a deeper intimate level, He ushers you into His presence and gives you revelation, insights and enlightens your heart over situations that seems to be a stronghold in your life.
Let your hearts and ways be humble before Him. Humility is an act of surrender, submission and sacrifice to the Lord. Offering your life to Him pleases the Lord and causes Him to act in supernatural ways releasing His blessings to us. But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6. Be mindful of having or displaying false humility in His presence as the Lord God sees the heart and this could hinder you from entering the secret place.
In Tune with the Spirit
Without working in alliance and unity with the Holy Spirit, it is absolutely impossible to unlock access into the secret place (Ephesians 4:1-6, Acts 17:27). You have the mind of Christ and the Father’s heart, it is time to be in tune with His Spirit so you can understand His ways, will and plans. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God 1 Corinthians 2:10-11.
There are so much more keys that permits you to open the door to the secret place, i would encourage you to spend time studying the word to understand more on this.
Therefore in times of trouble, during the storms of life, find a secret place that would cause you to enter in the most holiest of all. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock Psalm 27:5. When all around you is crumbling, maybe you have been made redundant, unemployed, or you have been praying for answers to a specific problem and it seems like you have been unable to gain access into the secret place. The time is now to take a step back in surrender and submission to the Most High God and use the keys to unlock/activate access into the His presence
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