Sunday, December 22, 2013

HAVE YOU FOUND THE SECRET PLACE?

“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;” ( Colossians 1:9-10)

Paul prayed that you and I would actually be filled with the knowledge of Gods will, in all wisdom, and spiritual understanding. 


So what is the Fahers will? 

Since the day of Pentecost, (the day when God released His Holy Spirit into the earth) men and women of God have actually been proclaiming the Fathers will to the nations. 

2 Corinthians 5:18 says; “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ--”  What is the Fathers will? ....  RECONCILATION. Gods desire is to reconcile you and I to Himself. To bring you and I to a place where He can pour out His love to us and reveal to us Who He really is.

Romans 5:10 says “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” The truth is that while were still lost in sin, Christ reconciled us to the Father. He has brought us back to a place that is specifically designed for His children. This place is a place of covering, a place of protection, a place of  provision, and peace, a place of revelation.

Turn with me over to 1 Samuel 3:21, here we read: “And the Lord appeared again in Shiloh: for the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh by (or through) the Word of the Lord.”

The word “Shiloh” here is defined as a literal place. It is a literal place of safety, rest, peace and prosperity. The word “Shiloh” is also a prophetic name that describes the Messiah. Ancient Jewish interpreters understood this. The Word Shiloh then describes what Jesus Christ would become to all mankind.

JESUS CHRIST IS OUR SHILOH PLACE.

According to Eph 2:5-6 the Word says that when we were dead in our sins, God raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. The heavenly place here is referring to that placed called Shiloh. 

Listen, God has raised us up from a position of bondage and slavery, and to a place of liberty and freedom. This place that Paul is talking about here in Ephesians has been described as a secrete place in the Old Testament.

In fact when we begin to look at Psalm 91 we read about a secret place that is found right next to the Father Himself. This is referring to Shiloh, the secrete place where only Gods children can dwell and be safe. 

We now realize that it is there, in the secrete place in Christ, that Father God is able to reveal Himself to us.

As the prophet Samuel entered this place on earth, the Father would reveal Himself to him, through the spoken Word of the Lord. We are no different, this place found only in Christ Jesus is the place where our Father reveals Himself to us as well. And He will do it through or by His Word.

Many unbelieving people say; “Well if God is real, why doesn’t He reveal Himself to me?” Well my friend, you need to hear the written Word of God first, and begin believing it, in order to experiance this secrete place called Shiloh. 

You begin experiencing this place by accepting the sacrifice of Gods Son, Jesus Christ. (Romans 10:9-10) By accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you will soon realize that same power that raised Jesus up from the dead, raised you up together with Christ, into that secrete place beside God. (Romans 8:11

When you see this place through faith, the place under the Shadow of the Almighty, (Psalm 91:1) you will then be able to hear and recieve what the Father has been speaking.

This is how and where God reveals Himself to you and I.  In fact God told Joshua to meditate in His Word day and night, and then he would gain the very wisdom of God and have good success. (Joshua 1:7

Deuteronomy 28:1 says: “If thou wilt diligently listen to the voice of the Lord thy God. . . Then all these blessings shall come on thee.” 

Jesus said in John 14:23; “If a man love Me, he will keep My Words; and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

You see this reconiled relationship with the Father, where His will is known, and His blessing is enjoyed, only comes in the secrete place called Shiloh. 

Accept Jesus as your Lord, and Savior, today! Begin to experience the awesome benefits and realize the place where God has positioned you. And know that it is there, that He will reveal Himself to you through His spoken Word. It is there that you will remain stable, and unshaken. It is there that your victory is certain and your FREEDOM is truly experienced. It is there, in Your Secrete Place - In Christ Jesus!