Entering The Secret Place of Worship
I am writing this hub for those of you that have a desire to know God in an intimate way.
We discover a glimpse of this intimate place when we study the life of King David and his beautiful words recorded in Psalms ninety one of our Holy Bible.
This Psalms begins with "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty"!
When we discover and dwell in the power of the Secret place the power of the Holy Spirit that resides within us will protect and hide us so that we cannot be disturbed by the enemy.
The Holy Spirit gives us the strength to overcome our physical surroundings through deep intercession and groaning's that we do not understand at the time but as we spend time there and ask for him to reveal it to us then we can pray in the spirit and with the understanding that he so desires to make known unto us..
The Door To the Spirit
Before I get into the deep truths of divine intimacy, let me say that singing our favorite songs that may give us an emotional high is nothing unless we are in true worship coming forth from the adoration that is in our hearts and that is why some people tend to fall back in the same routine and leave church feeling like they missed something.
There are some who leave a church service today more entertained than elevated which seems to be the church norm.
I hope you have enjoyed this hub so far but now it is time to discover the secret to dwelling and abiding in that most holy place where only few have arrived.
We start by studying the First and Third chapters of the book of Ephesians where we will find the Apostle Paul praying for the Ephesian people the most important prayer that a person can pray for another believer.
He is praying that God would take these people deeper and deeper into an intimate knowledge of who he is.
We all know there are several names of God and each one defines his character and I strongly suggest that you do a study on his names and you will like me be in full adoration of who he is.
We find in Exodus 19:18 that Mount Sinai was covered with smoke because the Lord descended upon it with fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently.
The people heard the sound of a trumpet sounding loud and increasing in volume followed by a voice proclaiming his name and proclaiming his glory. The word says that Moses spoke and God answered him by a voice.
Paul in this First Chapter is praying and asking God to grant a prayer to the Ephesians that only the holy Spirit is able to give.
We find in Chapter Two and verse 18 that we have access to God by his Spirit.
Paul is not asking for more strength, more motivation or more determination for these men but for them to be endued with Spiritual Wisdom and Revelation that would bring them to a greater understanding and revelation of the Knowledge of God.
We look at the First Chapter and starting at the 17th verse we find the prayer prayed by the Apostle Paul for these Ephesian people.
I want to emphasis that when we pray this prayer by praying these scriptures mentioned above that we are praying a prayer that God recognizes.
Are you hungry for that deeper walk and seek for that intimate relationship with the living God then I strongly suggest you study the life of King David and find out what real worship is all about.
True worship begins when we se our Lord for who he is, catch a glimpse of his holiness.
It is how we esteem (Value) (Admire) him for who he is.
We worship him in our heart and we praise him with our voice to vent out the worship that is filling our heart.
I want you to know that there is power unleashed when we enter into true worship and praise.
It will get his attention and cause the burdens that are attempting to hold us captive to loose their grasp as we get our eyes and focus on him who loves us and gave himself for us.
How To Enter In
Solitude is the key to hearing God’s voice in knowing Him and preaching His Word with an anointing that will break the grasp that the powers of darkness have on the people.
Jesus said that when we pray, we are to go into our closets in private and it is in that private place that Satan is restricted and cannot hear our prayers because we are covered by the shield of His love.
It is time to get past the Sanctuary of worship and enter in to a wonderful relationship with Christ who is not flesh and blood but an Eternal Being.
Nothing should ever be allowed to take the place of being in his presence.
There should never be a question in our mind when it comes to our relationship with him.
I am talking about People places and things including family which are temporal and will come to and end but our place of being in direct relationship with him will determine how much he can trust us with in the world to come.
We need to come into a place of holy reverence for who he is and what he has done for us that we might be called sons and daughters of the most high God.
We have got to get past regular worship which is filled with man made forms and agendas which exemplify the flesh more than the creator.
I am talking about when church becomes more than good meetings and good preaching.
It is when we get tired of church in the norm and the world being able to sit comfortably in our meetings and there is no conviction of their sin and way of life.
When we enter in and seek his presence with our whole heart, we are guaranteed by his word that he shall be found.
The problem is that people today want a neat religion that they can control.
There is nothing the church needs more today than a fresh encounter with the holiness and presence of the living God.
Men and women have made attempts to bring God down to their level and lower his standard and requirements for living but when his presence and holiness is introduced to us by his Spirit then we find and discover that he is the Standard and has called all men and women unto repentance.
The scriptures reveal that great men of God trembled and fell on their faces when they found themselves in the presence of the holy Angels and we can only imagine what it will be like to meet this awesome Eternal being one day and give an account of our lives.
This Awesome Creator has extended unto each of us an invitation to accept his pardon and his grace through the finished work of his son Jesus Christ in giving his life as a ransom for all that receive his pardon and forgiveness.
We have received the Spirit of his Son into our hearts making us Sons, Daughters and Heirs of his royal family.
This Awesome God is calling us to come out of the outer court of the sanctuary and into the inner court of his presence and grace.
Christ has offered to share his Glory and his throne with his people for the scriptures state that one day we shall judge Angels.
When we dwell in this intimate place, the powers of darkness cannot pervade for it is our private time of knowing God and experiencing Him in a way that can only be described as complete intimacy.
I tell people that approach me concerning my walk with Christ and the high anointing on my life that they can go drink from the same fountain that I drink from and that is the fresh clear water of the Holy Spirit by spending time with him in solitude.
I now will relate the intimate secret in praying this prayer and that is because no one outside of Christ can pray this prayer.
I now ask you if you are ready to develop that special prayer time and pray these scriptures every day in your prayer time.
I strongly suggest you memorize these powerful scriptures and get them in your spirit man.
I conditioned myself some years back to memorize and pray these scriptures every time I had a spare moment on my hands.
I would catch myself quoting and praying these scriptures while driving my 18 wheeler late at night and usually around 3 am.
I found that most demonic activity has calmed down at that time of the morning.
Dear reader are you ready to go further then turn to the Third Chapter of Ephesians and start at the 1st verse.
Here we find the Apostle Paul launching deeper in this prayer and thanking God for who he is in a spirit of worship.
He then asks God to grant unto them to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man that they might know the unfathomable Love of Christ.
Here Paul is praying for spiritual growth and well being of these Ephesians that they might know the length, the depth, and the height of God's love shown to us through the giving of his son to suffer our penalty of death and by raising him up for our justification that we may become sons and daughters of the most high God.
When we become sons and daughters and have received the spirit of adoption into his royal family, then this prayer states that there is nothing that we can think of that he is not able to bring to pass.
The bottom line is that God will honor this prayer and the Christian Life has God's Mercy as its foundation.
All our songs, praise, prayers, communion services, preaching and our giving reflects upon the mercy of God that is clearly seen in Jesus Christ the Son.
Dear reader, because of his mercy, my whole life that was upside down and empty of meaning is now one of worship and adoration for this wonderful God whom I call my friend.