THE SECRET PLACE
Now that January 2010 has literally flew into a new month, I can look back in amazement at what transpired over the past 31 plus days. As a part of the national intercessory prayer movement, the Lord called me to a Nightwatch daily, from midnight to 6am EDT which required total commitment, focus and energy...alongside everything else.
Am not called, by Him, to reveal the Heart of God or the Fruit therein, of such a powerful "prayer-a-digm" as Watchmen on the Wall, but believe it to be true, that strategic shifts are being effected in the Heavenlies.
Why? Because we are called to so do, for such a time as this. How? Being cleansed daily by the renewing of your mind, body and soul. When? When He calls. What? Repentance is the high octane fuel that fires the engine. Who? Christ...and Christ Alone.
So what does any of this have to do with the "Secret Place", Well, while intercessors can open portals through prayer, we can only be effective if what is done, seen, observed in the Secret Place, can be mirrored outside of it. Also, trust me on this, things are going on in the Spiritual realm that 98% of American Christians and their leaders have no clue of and therefore, most pewsitters live outside the Will of God.
One major revelation came during Worship Time at the recent B.M.I.C. retreat on Friday night, where we all went off to focus our minds and hearts on God. Coming off battle after battle and many victories in spiritual warfare for months on end, the LORD revealed to me headon - the entire reason I should rest and it happened in a Secret Place at the retreat center.
Read those two verses above from Psalm 32. They hit me like a cool wind on a hot summer day. They jumped out at the page so forcefully, I had to sit to down, stand up, walk around, and run over to Dr. Earl Powell and metaphorically 'shout it from the mountaintop': "LOOK AT THIS!!!!" LOOK AT THIS!!!"
With all the deep theology, church history story, praying the Scriptures, bible study etc etc...my God and my King had one comforting, substantive, real, plain as day message for me - Verses 1 and 2 of Psalm 32!!! Hallelujah! The rest of the psalm fleshes it out, but this Revelation was more than just Confirmation, it was/is a Promise to you, me and everyone out there of what awaits the man or woman of God, in the Secret Place.
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