23 February 2020
The Secret Place – Part 1
Ps 91:1 – He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. NKJV
There has been this recurring thought that the Lord has brought to me several times over the past few weeks. It has found its way into everything I have been teaching lately. The thought is this,
“The principles of the Word work at the highest level of efficiency through close fellowship with the Lord.”
“There is no true victory without fellowship with the Lord.”
In thinking about 2019 and all the good teaching and Word that we have heard and looking at 2020 and thinking about the prophetic words that have been spoken over the Body of Christ and over our church here, I realize that God’s intent in teaching and declaring is not to produce principled robots of obedience but rather those who through fellowship express His nature and desire in the world where He has stationed them. God desires fellowship and that is why He has given a “Secret Place” to every person on the planet.
In this series, we are going to look at some ways to have and maintain close fellowship with the Lord.
Part 1 – We begin this series in Mark 3 where we see Jesus calling and separating the 12 to Himself. We read ” Mark 3:14 Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, 15 and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons: NKJV. We all love the miracles that God does, there is no doubt that God is a healer and a deliverer, but notice that before these men went out their first call was to be with Him. We begin to talk about what this means in this first message. Remember, “The principles of the Word of God work at the highest level of efficiency through close fellowship with the Lord.” We are learning to live from the “Secret Place.”