T H E S E C R E T P L A C E

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The Secret Place is a revelatory message to enhance your journey to the top. It is about Heavenly secrets that make for earthly victories!

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T H E S E C R E T P L A C E

  1. 1. THE SECRET PLACERev. Paulson Clinton Halliday<br />" He that dwelleth in the secret place ofThe Most High shall abide under the shadowof the Almighty. I will say of the Lord He ismy refuge and my fortress: my God in whom will I trust. Surely He shall deliver thee fromthe snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence" . (Psalm 91:1-3)<br />Heavenly secrets (mysteries) make for earthly victories! An encounter with a single divine secret can make you a celebrity for life. Behind every outstanding and meaningful success is a secret. Don't struggle to death. One secret from God is what you need to shine for life and eternity. God is the greatest of all beings. He is higher than all, more powerful, more successful, richer. His city and streets are made of gold; His walls built with precious stones, His gates pearls. Rev 21:18-21.<br />PURE GOLD! His throne is surrounded with unapproachable lights (1Tim 6:16). His swimming pool; a crystal sea (Rev 22:1). His personal servants innumerable. (Heb 12:22).<br />WHAT MAKES HIM THIS POWERFUL AND GREAT?<br />Secrets! Hear Him say: For my thoughts, neither your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.“ Isaiah 55:8-9.<br />God has secrets! His secret places Him above the best of man. It places Him HEAVEN HIGH! Hear the word say: The secret things belong unto God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do the word of this law. Deut. 29:29. God does not only conceal things, He also reveals them. When divine secrets are revealed, possession is inevitable. So, god reveals in order for us to possess.<br />Hear the word declare: The secrets of the Lord is with them that fear Him; and He will show them His covenant. Ps. 25:14. the secret of the Lord! What a world!!<br />You cant have the secret of the Lord and not be star. Its your turn to rise geometrically. Its your turn to advance beyond every visible and invisible boundary line men have drawn for you. Its time to scale the heights. Daniel declare: He revealeth the deep and secret things: He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him.<br />What do you want to know? Not only are all secrets with Him, but also He has the power to reveal them. The secret He revealed to Daniel life but also led to an extra ordinary promotion. Then the king answered unto Daniel, and said, of a truth it is that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets,seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of all the governors over all the<br />wise men of Babylon Daniel 2:47-28. This piece will set you on the path of discoveries, the path of revelations and illumination.<br />Your eyes will be opened and you will come forth with testimonies. Its your turn! You are next!! Welcome to The Secret Place.<br />SECRETS<br />Our God is a God of secrets! Men of exceptional attainment and excellence are men that discovered certain divine secrets. Every excelling man has at least a secret. Most times the difference between a man that succeeds and the man that fails is the secret at the disposal of one over the other. A secret could be defined as that which is kept away or hidden from the knowledge of others. It can also be defined as an unknown or unrevealed method of achievement.<br />In Deut 29:29, the Bible says: The secret things belongeth unto the LORD, our God, but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do the words of this law. So, God has secrets and desires to reveal some of His secrets for our benefits and the benefit of our children.<br />A revelation of divine secret is a means of transfer of ownership. It belongs to God seal of ownership until it is revealed. No revelation, no possession. No revelation, no change of ownership. One secret from God can make you a millionaire. One secret from God can save your life, deliver you from danger and from your enemies. One secret from God can end your confusion and give you direction. It can turn your family, job and business around.<br />The Bible says he that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall definitely abide under the shadow of the Almighty. But where can I find the secret place and what does it mean to dwell there?<br />THE SECRET PLACE<br />The secret place is simply a place where secrets are kept. The secret place of The Most High is simply the place where The Most High keeps or stores His secrets for the purpose of preservation and concealment from unauthorized persons. Where then does The Most High hide His secrets? Of course in His Word. The Word of God is coded. It is restricted from unauthorized persons. Poachers cant access it.<br />In Luke 8:4-15, Jesus ministered the Word of God popularly called The parable of the sower. All the people present heard Him but could not understand the meaning. In verse 9, the disciples approached Him and asked for the meaning and He told them in verse 10 ¦unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parable [coded form]; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.<br />The secret of God are coded in His Word. Only authorized persons are given access to enable them understand it. Unauthorized persons cannot decode it. The Bible talking about the secrets of God concealed in His Word says in Proverbs 4:22, for they are life unto those who find them, and health to all their flesh. From these scriptures we see that an unauthorized person will not have access to the deep meaning and truth of God word; thus it is called mysteries.<br />Another scripture that proves that the Word is the place where God hides His secrets is found in Matthew 2:1-6. in this scripture, the wise men from the east saw the star that foretold the birth of Jesus and followed it to Jerusalem. On getting there, they met Herod the king and enquired of him where The Christ was to be born. Herod the king did not know, so he sent for the chief priest and scribes and demanded to know from them where The Christ should be born. They immediately revealed to him from the scriptures that The Christ would be born in Bethlehem of Judea. It was a secret hidden in the scripture which even Herod the king did not know.<br />1Cor. 2:8 says if the princes of this world had known that killing Jesus would only result to our salvation and glorification, they would not have crucified Him. Yet it was written and hidden in the scripture. The Word then is the secret place of The Most High.<br />PROFIT<br />Hear this: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable. That means when it truth and meanings are rightly accessed, it has the ability to deliver profit. Secrets give men undue advantage over others. They give men superior position and equip them for uncommon profit. Your time has come! You must uncover, discover and recover to make progress.<br />DWELLING IN THE SECRET PLACE.<br />To dwell in the context of the scripture means, to focus, to concentrate, to settle down, to set or fix one mind, or to continue.<br />When we put our understanding of dwelling together, we have: he that focuses, concentrates, settle down, sets or fixes his mind or continues in the Word of The Most High shall LIVE under the shadow (coverage or training) of The Almighty. Shadow does not only mean shade or defense but it equally means trail, like one being shadowed. This confirms what Jesus says in John 8:31-32 If ye continue in my Word ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. It also confirms James 1:25. He that looketh into the perfect law of liberty and continueth therein this man shall be blessed in his deeds”. All these actually mean that if you settle down on God Word, God presence will trail you wherever you go, to deliver you and to ensure you are blessed in all your endeavours. Some of the results of dwelling there are:<br />LANGUAGE: Where a man dwells affects his language. For example, ghetto dwellers have their own language and those that dwell in the high brow or the elitist areas like GRA {Government Reserved Area} have their own language. When I got born again newly and started studying the Word, my language changed. I can vividly remember an incident in Kaduna Railway Station where I met a friend whom I had lost contact with for a long time. He first saw me and walked up to my excitedly. On sighting him, I was equally excited and started jumping up and shouting, praise the Lord, Alleluyah He was so shocked. He then stopped and started asking, what has happened to you? Your language has changed, I have never heard you say Praise the Lord” before I replied, have crossed over to the other side. I am born again.<br />WHAT REALLY HAPPENDED TO ME?<br />My focus: The things I concentrated on changed. My dwelling or the things I dwell on changed. Automatically my language was changed. In verse 2 of our text, we can see the language of the man that dwells in the secret place. When trouble comes he speaks of his God. He boasts in the power of his God to project him. He is not afraid of the devil or any calamity. His language is that of confidence and trust in the power of his God. He does not confess to god how big his trouble is but rather confesses to his trouble how big, powerful and mighty to deliver is God is. When you dwell in the secret place of the Most High, your language will definitely change. Instead of fear, you will speak faith, instead of poverty you will speak prosperity, instead of defeat you will speak victory. Praise the Lord!<br />THE RESPONSE OF EL-SHADDAI<br />Almighty means El-Shaddai; the God that is all-sufficient; the God that is more than enough. God is excited and thrilled when we express our faith in Him; when we boast in His power to deliver. Psalms 34:2 says: My soul shall make her boast in the Lord. Psalms 44:8 goes further to say: In God we boast all the day long<br />When we boast in our God and declare His power He shows up to deliver. He response with great power to set things right. According to verse 3 of our text above, when we boast, He will surely show up to deliver us from every snare or trap of the enemy. In Daniel chapter 3, three Hebrew boys boasted in the power of our God to deliver. When they were thrown into a fiery furnace, El-Shaddai showed up to deliver them. In Acts 16:25, Paul and Silas boasted in the power of our God as they praised Him in the prison and El-Shaddai showed up with an earth-quaking power and delivered them.<br />ACCESSING THE SECRETS<br />You may enter into a secret place and not find the secrets hidden there. To have access to the secrets, there are rules. I will spell out these rules as simple as possible.<br />1. You must be Born-Again<br />The Bible clearly says there are people to whom it is not given to understand kingdom mysteries (Luke 8:10). It says from these people it is hidden (Luke 10:21). God only reveals His secrets to His children. The Bible says: unto the son He saith (See Heb 1:8). You have to be a son to partake of this feast of mysteries! God ways are wining ways. There is nothing new out there in the world. It is the same old sins: greed, craftiness, hypocrisy, fornication, cheating and outsmarting each other. God ways are wining ways. He says Behold I will do a new thing. Isaiah 43:19. To be born-again you need to repent of your sins, invite Jesus into and believe Him with all your heart and confess His lordship over your life.<br />2. Dependence on the Holy Spirit<br />Once you are born again, you need to be baptized with the Holy Spirit. You need to spend time praying in the Spirit so as to grow, charge your spirit and sensitize your spiritual antennae (Jude 20, 1Cor. 14:4). The Holy Spirit becomes your constant Companion and Helper. So you need to be conscious of His presence, friendship and ability. He is the ultimate decoder of the secrets of God and can also teach you how to maximize it (1Cor 2:9-12; John 16:7, 12:13) (John 14:16 Amplified).<br />So, you must actually ask for His help and assistance. Don't do it alone, involve the Holy Ghost! You cannot manifest until He manifests(1Cor 12:7, Romans 8:19). His manifestation gives you a platform on which you can stand to manifest.<br />3. Prayer<br />Scriptural prayer is made to The Father, in the name of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit. So, when we are talking about prayer we are not talking about fighting with demons or quarrelling with the devil. We are talking about the sweet fellowship [communion] that exists between the Father and His children. We are talking about exercising our right of access into the presence of our father. We are talking about enjoying His presence, intimacy and holy intercourse. It all about taking a good advantage of our relationship with the Father and fuelling it through fellowship to a point where we become fond of each other and begin to long for more of each other so that whenever we see each other we begin to share secrets, confiding in one another. This is nothing short of supernatural love affair.<br />4. Search<br />Now that we have the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (that has gotten us born again), the love of God (that enables us to have a relationship with the Father) and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit (that opens up a new horizon of divine friendship with unlimited potentials), you must search the scripture so tat you can be assisted to find secrets that will take you to the level of celebrated, accelerated living. This is your Godly Heritage.<br />Conclusion<br />So if you can dwell in the secret place of The Most High (THE WORD) and allow the secret place to affect your language, El-Shaddai will show up to deliver you. AMEN!<br />

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