The Secret Of The Lord: Sermon By Apostle Gobanga
The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.Psalm 25:14 (KJV)
For who hath stood in the counsel of the Lord, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?Jeremiah 23:18 (KJV)
Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.Amos 3:7 (KJV)
God desires to share His secrets with His people. He wants to invite you into His circle. His secret is within the tabernacle of your heart.
Real prophets live in the inner sanctuary (Secret Place, Holy of Holies). This is a place where you do more of listening than talking.
God’s covenant is preceded by His secret.
The difference between a true believer and a nominal one is that true believers have access to the secrets of the Lord and have reverence for the Lord.
God delights in revealing His secrets to those who fear Him.
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.Matthew 11:25 (KJV)
There is a place beyond having the head knowledge of the word of God where you understand what God is saying and have the fear of God.
Those that fear the Lord have the Spirit of God.
God desires to manifest the covenant of grace (eternal redemption, counsel of peace) to those that fear Him.
Now the crown shall become a reminder in the temple of the Lord to Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen the son of Zephaniah.Zechariah 6:14 (AMP)
The role of the Son is the Head of the elect and the assurance for the covenant of grace.
And so [because of the oath’s greater strength and force] Jesus has become the certain guarantee of a better covenant [a more excellent and more advantageous agreement; one that will never be replaced or annulled].Hebrews 7:22 (AMP)
Regarding the covenant of grace, the role of the Father was to prepare for the Son a Body and to anoint Him with the Holy Spirit in eternity.
God was to also be with Christ in all that He would do on earth and to deliver Jesus Christ from the power of death.
Then I said, “Behold, I come [to the throne]; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.Psalm 40:7 AMP
This refers to the eternal counsels of the Godhead pertaining to Jesus that only the Holy Spirit can reveal to those He wills.
The eternal covenant is a triple tablet of the mind, heart and will of God containing immutable counsels of God written by the fiery finger of the Holy Spirit.
Those who have access to the things of the Spirit are spiritual. Consecrated things belong to them that are spiritual.
Those born of the Spirit have the life of God within them and are able to perceive the mind of God and read the Bible with revelation.
A nominal Christian is a stranger to the spiritual transactions of God. They think that any communication with God is a one sided matter.
Nominal Christians who have a lake-shore salvation cannot access the secrets of the Lord.
Those who have the fear of the Lord are able to hear and promptly obey what the Lord says or asks.
Marriage is spiritual. Without the fear of the Lord, there are divine secrets of marriage that you cannot access.
The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him.
There is something unique and profound about you that needs you to commune with God in the secret place so that the Lord can disclose it to you.
Attaining to a certain level of wealth and influence in society is not synonymous with spirituality.
People are fighting to be famous but not fighting to be in God’s presence. This is wrong. True fame is being known in the heavenly courts.
Do you have access into the circle of God? It is possible for you to have access to God through Christ.
There are certain accurate things about your background that God can reveal to you that will not even need you to go to a prophet.
The covenant of God has been ratified by the blood of Jesus.
The Trinity have a special counsel concerning you. You are the apple of God’s eye.
What we have seen and heard we also proclaim to you, so that you too may have fellowship [as partners] with us. And indeed our fellowship [which is a distinguishing mark of born-again believers] is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.1 John 1:3 (AMP)
God created the earth to give to us men. All He does is with us in mind. God’s desire has always been for us.
When Lucifer fell with a third of the angels, there was no redemption plan for them. But God orchestrated a redemption plan for humanity before time. Even the angels marvel at this.
What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?Psalm 8:4 AMP
The Godhead has always consulted about your destiny. God wants to commune with us but if we have a defiled heart, it incapacitates you to handle the secrets of God.
Put away childish things and embrace maturity. God wants us to walk in a level of reverence and consecration. The more consecrated you are, the more God will trust you.
The highest council of the universe is the council of the Godhead. Out of the counsel (secrets) of the Godhead, the history of everything and everyone.
The things about you not explicitly stated in the Bible are accessible to you when you commune with God and fear Him.
Maturity in your faith (or prophetic ministry) is not by your gifting but by your fruit and your heart.
God wants to reveal to you certain issues about your life that you should deal with.
There are heights, depths and breadths of the mystery of your life (past, present, future) that only God can reveal to you.
God wants to disclose His promises to you. He wants you to come to the place where you understand the covenant that He has made about you.
There are certain heights, depths and breadths of revelation about yourself and others that you will never walk in unless you commune with God.
Where purpose is concerned, we are all firstborns.
Allow God to invite you into His private council.