The Secret Place Part 4: Being Energized

The result of our persistence and abiding in the Secret Place is stated by Paul by The Holy Spirit in Colossians chapter 1:5 “Your faith and love rise within you as you access all the treasures of your inheritance stored up in the heavenly realm. For the revelation of the true gospel is as real today as the day you first heard of our glorious hope, now that you have believed in the truth of the gospel.”

What is the purpose of having those treasures here on earth?  We are to do the works of Jesus.  Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2 Corinthians chapter 10:

3–4 For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide. 5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. 6 Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience.

Because of our time in the Secret Place with FATHER, we are empowered to bring every thought into captivity that is contrary and defiant of the true knowledge of GOD.  Our mind must become a servant to our spirit and kept in full obedience to FATHER’S Word and Divine Intent for our lives.  When this happens we become energized with Divine Power for the pulling down of strongholds where people hide themselves.

Demons will try to convince us of something that is not true in order to deceive us into acting amiss of FATHER’S Word.  We must prepare ourselves for the times ahead when the “lying wonders” become rampant and attempt to deceive everyone, even the elect.  We must be able to discern Truth even when it appears that the observed “facts” would challenge our spiritual understanding.  The deceptions which lie ahead are directed toward the mind, will, and emotions thus will come across to many as reality.  Only those who have taken into captivity every thought contrary to The Word will be able to properly discern what is happening.

Paul also wrote in Colossians chapter 3:

3 Christ’s resurrection is your resurrection too. This is why we are to yearn for all that is above, for that’s where Christ sits enthroned at the place of all power, honor, and authority! 2 Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm.

Our thought life should reflect Heavenly realities.  If we are easily distracted by the natural realm, then we are in need of more time in the Secret Place to reset our priorities.  I am the only one who can assess whether I am easily distracted.  It is up to me to fill my thoughts (set my mind) with the Heavenly realities given to me by The Holy Spirit and spending time in the Secret Place under the shadow of My Heavenly Father.

Holiness requires separation and the Secret Place is where you and I can experience the Presence of Our Heavenly Father on a consistent basis for The Holy Spirit resides on the inside of us, not in some distant temple built by man.  As each of us lives a “separated” life, the level of energized power grows within us and we become fully confident to deal with the challenges set before us.  The demons will recognize us just as they recognized Jesus and Paul.  They will depart from our midst and no longer rule over people’s lives with whom we come in contact.

When our spirit is united with The Holy Spirit, then we are walking in the Divine Nature.  1 Corinthians 6:17 expresses this Truth: But the one who joins himself to the Lord is mingled into one spirit with HIM.  Let us embrace this reality as we walk out each day.  The devil does not want us walking in the Divine Nature and will attempt to deceive us in any way possible to keep us from that union.

The Holy Spirit expressed through Paul in 2 Corinthians chapter 11:

13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

Our ability to discern will be heightened and we will be able to rightly judge the intent of those who claim to be ministers of righteousness thus we will not be led astray by their doctrines.  When we put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts, we are no longer subject to the devices of the devil no matter what form those devices take on.

The Holy Spirit warns us in 2 Timothy chapter 3:

3 But you need to be aware that in the final days the culture of society will become extremely fierce and difficult for the people of God. 2 People will be self-centered lovers of themselves and obsessed with money. They will boast of great things as they strut around in their arrogant pride and mock all that is right. They will ignore their own families. They will be ungrateful and ungodly.

3 They will become addicted to hateful and malicious slander. Slaves to their desires, they will be ferocious, belligerent haters of what is good and right. 4 With brutal treachery, they will act without restraint, bigoted and wrapped in clouds of their conceit. They will find their delight in the pleasures of this world more than the pleasures of the loving God.

5 They may pretend to have a respect for God, but in reality they want nothing to do with God’s power. Stay away from people like these! 6 For they are the ones who worm their way into the hearts of vulnerable women, spending the night with those who are captured by their lusts and steeped in sin. 7 They are always learning but never discover the revelation-knowledge of Truth.

Doesn’t this passage accurately describe what is happening all around us?  It is critical for us to walk in the power of The Holy Spirit so that we are not deceived in any manner.  Let us be fully energized as we dwell in the Secret Place so that we are adequately prepared each day to deal with this broken world.

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