Friday, 27 March 2015

God's Secret Places

The House of God
The Lord wants us to find refuge and
protection in His house. There is an instinctive drive
in people that causes them to seek God during times
of trouble. Somehow, I believe, they know that there
is a place of safety in the Lord, and there is.
Psalm 27:5 says, "For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place
of His tabernacle He shall hide me." The house of
God is much more than the building where a church
meets. It is the family of God, those who believe in
Him. There is safety in the fellowship that exists and
in the power of unity among believers.

  The Presence of God
Psalm 31:19-20 says, "Oh, how great is Your
goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear
You, which You have prepared for those who trust in
You in the presence of the sons of men! You shall
hide them in the secret place of Your presence from
the plots of man..."
Would the devil want to be in God's presence?
Of course not! He hates God, and when we are in
God's presence, we are safe. I encourage you to live
in God's presence not only in your prayer closet, but
everywhere you go, praying silently, worshiping in
your heart and acknowledging the presence of the Lord within you by the Spirit all day long and even
through the night.

Prayer and Worship
Psalm 32:6-7 tells us, "For this cause
everyone who is godly shall pray to You in a time
when You may be found; surely in a flood of great
waters they shall not come near him. You are my
hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.
Just as the devil hates God's presence, he also
hates prayer and worship. The spiritual power in
prayer and worship will cause him to flee as you
draw near to God. We must pray and worship often
and rest in the security that exists therein.
The house of God, the presence of God, and
prayer and worship—these are some of the Lord's
"secret places" of refuge. They are places we need to
stay in order for our prayers to be most effective.
They are strong towers that resist the enemy.
 ... this is from Mike Servello's book

God's   Shield   of Protection