The Secret Place Of The Most High (Part 4) – The Treasures Of Darkness & The Wealth Of Secret Places (Part 2): Sermon By Bishop Gobanga
The secret things belong unto the Lord our God, but the things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all of the words of this law.Deuteronomy 29:29 (AMPC)
He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding!Daniel 2:21 (AMPC)
The two most important dimensions are time and season. They are important realities in the Kingdom of God.
Time is a temporary interruption of reality. It cannot be bought or sold.
If time does not work in your favour, it can destroy you. Align yourself with God’s time.
Time and season are instruments of measurement, application, the planning and execution of prophetic purpose.
Time has a beginning and an end. If God did not create time, terror, sin and calamity would not end.
Our disappointments and frustrations have an end due to time.
You need to ascend the secret place of the Most High to touch base with divine tangibility.
Time is an instrument applied to the perfection of saints. This is the conduit of process – it conducts you through a natural course until perfection. God uses time to perfect us and also assess us via testing (not tempting).
God uses time to assess us to find out whether we are ready for the next level or not. God will use time to initiate a process of preparation.
In the dimension of time, change is possible. In eternity, there is no privilege of change. In the dimension of time, there is no permanence. Change is a constant.
Employment is fulfilling someone else’s vision. Work is expression of our personal vision in light of purpose.
It is incumbent upon the person that has experienced failure to ascend the secret place to see hidden treasurers in the dark places.
Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.Ephesians 5:16 (AMPC)
Change is inevitable. It is constant in the dimension of time. Change is predictable. Everything in creation must change.
The first reaction to change is resistance so we must come to a place where we accept change. This year we will experience change as a congregation as well as individuals.
Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.2 Corinthians 4:18 (AMPC)
Time does not relate to God in the same way as man because God lives in eternity.
God takes us through time and process for the sake of maturity so that as sons we may have an inheritance. God disciplines sons. It is an induction and a training, being cultured.
In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth.Genesis 1:1 (AMPC)
In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.John 1:1 (AMPC)
The Word is the full expression of the Father; the heartbeat of God. Christ was the Anointed One chosen to fully express the Father. Jesus was the human form of the same.
And of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs; and all their kinsmen were under their command.1 Chronicles 12:32 (AMPC)
The Sons of Issachar operated in their mandate at a crucial time when there was no singular leader in Israel.
It is dangerous to not have a prophetic eye as we observe happenings to be able to understand things and fit in the agenda of God.
God is a being who is a planner and uses time and seasons for this end. As INFEMI, we need to understand the things He wants to do.
Time and season are instrumental for the assignment over your life. You cannot get access to some treasures in the hidden places unless it is the right time. It is important ask ourselves what we are missing out on and be aligned.
The sons of Issachar were able to interpret the spoken word of God.
God desires for us to look at our past and discern how it will affect our future. Your past is a foundation of your present.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.Proverbs 25:2 (AMPC)
There are things that God has hidden from us and will reveal only to those who are obedient. God will only reveal things to us when we submit to His will. God wants people who are submitted to Him that He may reveal His treasures.
And He made from one [common origin, one source, one blood] all nations of men to settle on the face of the earth, having definitely determined [their] allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (their settlements, lands, and abodes.So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us.Acts 17:26-27 (AMPC)
We serve a God of order. We all came from one person – Adam.
God wants us to seek His character so that we can be able to seek His wealth and treasures in the secret place.
God reveals to us things in coded ways. There is need for interpretation through the Holy Spirit.
Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny].1 Corinthians 2:10 (AMPC)
God moves in the lives of those that obey Him. We not only need the gift of the Holy Spirit but the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit will reveal to you the person of Christ in whom are hidden the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
When we are positioned in the grand family of God.
The Bible is a coded book and such there are things that will not be revealed to you literally.
Let Bible interpret itself. However, the Holy Spirit is the One that inspired the Holy Bible. Unless revealed by Him, there are mysteries that we will never understand.
For He says,‘ Precept upon precept, rule upon rule, rule upon rule, here a little, there a little.’Isaiah 28:10 (AMPC)
Unless the Holy Spirit enables you to connect links, you cannot understand Scripture.
Man shall not live by bread alone but by the word of God. Man cannot live by the law but by the breath of God and what He has spoken, which can never contradict the logos.
Unless the Holy Spirit is present in our lives, we will misapply the word of God and even destroy others as well as subjugate women.