THE POWER OF SECRETE PLACE
2 weeks ago Evangelical Ministry 3
Text: Psalms 91:1
Focus: Helping members to value and develop a quality time with God personally.
1. What is a Secret Place?
i. It is a secluded place where one can personally have intimacy with God. God is everywhere, but, He does not meet with people everywhere. In salvation, God manifested Himself to all men. Titus 2:11. But, in our intimacy and walk with God, He hides Himself in the midst of Light. 1 Tim. 6:16. Hence, we must seek Him. Isa. 8:17
ii. It is a Place of Illumination, where destinies and purposes are revealed.
iii. It is a personal altar of prayer. It is not necessarily a Physical location but a spiritual state.
iv. It is a Place of encounter and angelic visitation. Gen. 32:24-30
v. It is a place of rest. Rest from the pains and troubles of this life. Matt. 11:29, 1st Peter 5:7
vi. It is a place of Revival and Restoration. Ps. 23:2
vii. It is a place of conformity. 2nd Corinthians 3:18, John 3:30
viii. It is a place where we submit our will for the Father’s will. Matt. 26:36-39
2. Why do we need the Secret Place?
i. To renew our strength. Isa. 40:30-31
ii. To gain more access to Light. Exodus 34:29, Ps. 34:5
iii. To be cleansed from filthiness. Isa. 6:4-7
iv. To become conform to the image of Jesus Christ. Rom. 8:29
v. To be protected from the enemy. Psalms 91
3. How to build/develop a Secret Place.
i. Make out time.
ii. Find a neat solitary place.
iii. Be broken and contrite. Ps. 51:17
iv. Seek Him and attract His gaze. Don’t seek Him just for bread. Jer. 29:12-13
v. Spend longer period. The lengthier the better.
vi. Be Consistent. Do it everyday.
Things you can do in the Secret Place.
ii. Bible study
vii. Quiet time.