God is a God of the secret place. God relates with people in solitude. All through the scripture, men accessed the secret things by paying the price of the secret place. Joseph was in the secret place when the Angel told him not to put Mary his wife away (Matt 1:20).
We are living in a time when the price of the secret place is higher that it has ever been. Our daily schedules are so choked up that we no longer have 30 mins solitude before God in an entire 24 hours a day. This is indeed a perilous time according to the scripture.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2Ti 3:1
We are living at a time when we love ourselves more than we love God. We plan our days on numerous activities and leave God out entirely or sometimes on leisure. This is the reason why the glory of God has not been really manifested on believers. The test of the Secret place is a function of love for God. If you love God sincerely, you will strive to be alone with him. Its just like a wife who claims to love her husband and spends time with him only in the public. Such is a Christian who only spends time with God in the Church. Until we are in solitude with God, we cannot have the benefits that the kingdom of God Carries.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psa 91:1
Dwelling in the secret lace of the Almighty is optional, but those who observe it shall have the shadow of his wings as their abode. If only we can pay the price of the secret place everything that we are confused about would have been clear to us. In Hosea 14:7, the bible says “They that dwell under His shadow shall return. They shall revive as corn, and grow as the vine. The secret thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon. Every blessing is present under the shadow of the Almighty but it only accessible through the secret place. Every one who cherishes the virtues available in the secret place always enjoys the freshness that comes from the right hand of the almighty.
Jesus Christ in Matt 6:1-6 taught us that God only rewards services or prayer that emanates from the secret place. If you want to see result in your prayer life, its time to switch on to the secret place. The reason why many serve God without prove to show is because their services is void of the secret place.
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise ye have no reward of your father which is in heaven. Matt. 6:1
Today, we have so many wasted scarifies and prayers which is void of the secret place. So many people blame God for their failures and misfortunes who have no secret place before God. Its time we begin to pay the price of the secret place.
Now, let’s look at what the secret place represents. This will enable us to move towards paying the price for this great access to our kingdom inheritance. The bible in Matt 6 recognizes two secret places; the secret place of the heart (Matt 6:3) and the physically set aside secret place (Matt 6:6) these two are expected to be the place of communion with God. God being a God of the Secret place always honors those who upholds the relevance of these places. These two secret places are very important to the success of any believer.
The secret place #1. The heart
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of the meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great prices 1 Peter 3:4.
The secret place of the heart is called the hidden man and it’s of a great price before God. “That a scarifies is painful to you is not a guarantee that it will provoked heaven for blessings. It is only when it is done from the willingness of the hidden man. Many serve God out of compulsion or human favoritism, whose heart is not in agreement with what they are doing.
God told Samuel in 1Sam 16:7 that, He look not at outward appearance, but on the heart. Please know that, those who follow God in the secret place of their heart attract praise from God and not from men. (Rom 2:29). If you have missed it before now, I admonish you to let this be your turning point. Let your relationship with God be a heartfelt one. Grant God access to your heart in fellowship and your life will witness a supernatural turnaround.
Don’t be deceived by the praise of men or the sweet words of men. Let the peace of God rule your heart (Col 3:15). Don’t fall into the error of believing that going to a particular church will end your suffering or take you to heaven. Nothing works in your life until it can work in your heart. Remember this that God is not a respecter of persons, Church or organization, but only those whose heart is perfect towards Him (Act 10:34)
The secret place #2 – A set place and time
“And when He (Jesus) had sent the multitude away, He went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, He was there alone” Matt 14:23
“And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God” Luke 6:12.
Our Lord Jesus Christ, though He is God, had time to pray (commune) with the Father despite the multitude that always seek Him. This is where a lot of us are missing it today. We spend so much time in ministering to people or doing our own business, but have little or no time to separate ourselves alone to God. The secret place of the heart must be balanced with a set place and time to meet God, if you must become like Jesus.
Jesus had a secret place; we also must have a secret place. You must have a set place and time to be in solitude with God. This is the secret of your advancement with God. We must set aside a quality time everyday in solitude to fellowship with God in word and prayer.
Many complain about time, but if we can have as much time to eat, bath and dress, then we must have time to be alone with God. One period of the day to invest in solitude with God is the night time especially very early in the morning (this is based on my personal experience). Jesus made use of this period, and we also can take advantage of it. The time you invest in the secret place is a great insurer of your destiny.
Mar 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
You must be aware that there is a great weakness in the land: It is a lack of knowledge. People hew out cisterns that can hold no water, instead of filling themselves with the Word of God.
You see, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear. . .”(I John 4:18 ). And where is God, who is Love? He is in the Word. He has embodied Himself in the Word. The Word spells destruction to all evil, because God is in the Word, and He is greater than all evil. Therefore, he that dwelleth in love is master of evil situations. He that dwelleth in GOD, in His presence and in His Word, is master of evil situations. We have no fear! We are over every sickness! Ours is a perfect redemption!
It’s the dawn of a new day for you. The God of the secret place is waiting for you in that secret place that you will begin to create. He is there to reveal secret things to you (Deut 29:29); He is there to fight your enemies (Ps 81:7); He is there to make you outstanding (Dan 2:22-25). Don’t ignore this call, create a secret place today and see your life taking a new turn for glory
We must make time for private meditation, and for being alone with God. It must not content us to pray daily and read the Scriptures, to hear the Gospel regularly and to receive the Lord’s Supper. All this is well. But something more is needed. We should set apart special seasons for solitary self-examination and meditation on the things of God. How often in a year this practice should be attempted each Christian must judge for himself. But that the practice is most desirable seems clear both from Scripture and experience. ~ J.C. Ryle