All of us like hearing secrets. It gives us a thrilling emotion knowing that we may be the only ones who has access to information the general population doesn’t. But if we really think about it, was the information given to us really a secret? And if so why should we know this?
What about this scenario. You are flipping through the channels and happen to come across an evangelist who speaks with authority and provides encouraging words. If you are in a vulnerable place, you might believe the words coming out of his/her mouth. Take note the messages are always about how destitute your situation is, there is always a need of a financial breakthrough, the sickness, disease or any other ailment that besets you or a loved one could be healed through the power of God. And as you are reeled in a little closer, the preacher says something to this effect:
“I remember when the Lord told me 20 years ago, that my people are in need of harvest….”
And then they proceed to tell you scripturally using biblical language such as “seed time and harvest,” “sowing and reaping” and “help is on the way.” Next, the convey the importance of your faith must be proved and that is best expressed in a financial faith offering, preferably, asking for the money that folds. The denominations start off in 10s, with a $10 offering, and gradually reaches up to the tens of thousands. Because after all, this is what the Lord told them. And to seal the deal, they confirm that your seed (money) planted in good ground (their ministry) will reap you a harvest (whatever you are paying God for) in said year; like 2017 because the number seven on the end of the year is the number of perfection and therefore, your harvest will be perfected in Christ Jesus!
Sounds like a bunch of Christian garbage? It is but only the desperate and gullible will fall prey to this. At the end of the day, what ends up happening is the one who wrote the check will have a depleted bank account, disappointed in God, or might end up testi-lying to make it appear that God blessed them. Why all of this? Because it was all built upon a LIE.
When we hear a secret, it usually comes from a close acquaintance that has gained our trust or a distant associate that has a hidden agenda to manipulate and deceive. The secrets of the Lord are not some illuminati conspiracy theory given to only a few religious elites. The bible is an open book for God’s children and those who walk in fellowship with the Lord will know his word and his voice.
“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.” Psalm 25:14
Secrecy with God implies closeness, intimacy, and consultation. Talking with God should be a familiar conversation that he has with all of his children. The secrecy many pretend to have with God is nothing more than an illusion of power and special access to God that does not exists. Those who do not go through Jesus Christ are thieves and liars. What about the tele-evangelist that has a word from the Lord? Aren’t they real? Let me put it like this, if you have to ask, you already know!
Those who walk upright before the Lord not only see his salvation. He reveals his divine ordinances as well. Honestly, you are not going to get those heavenly instant messages in a three-minute sound bite or between commercials. Throughout your life, God reveals in the scripture where he makes his covenant, how he keeps it, and when it is being violated. No need to write a check or jump up and down in a praise for a blessing. As long as you walk in reverential fear and respect God’s word, he will be more than happy to give you the inside scoop.