New Glory Devotional: THE SECRET PLACE OF THE ALMIGHTY – Friday Nov 23, 2012.
By Pastor Ayodeji Agbelusi
Memorise: “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1).
Read: Psalm 91:1-end
There is a big difference between boldness and bold-face. While bold-face is merely an outward display of strength and human ability, boldness is an inner spiritual strength which commands its recipient to be strong and mighty in the battles of life. You can never succeed in life through bold-face. You need boldness to walk through the wilderness of life and return with victory songs. “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” (Proverbs 28:1). Inner strength is a function of the power of God resident in the life of a believer in Christ Jesus. Until you move onto righteousness, you can never be victorious in life.
“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” (Psalm 25:14). The closer you are to God the better you enjoy His benefits. The best of God is in His secret place and if you have no access into His inward parts, you cannot partake of the divine blessings. That’s why you must take your relationship with God serious. Except you want to deceive yourself, if you are not dwelling in God and God in you, you cannot enjoy the full package of divine blessings. In fact if you are blessed at all, it will be the normal daily blessings that are released on everybody on the earth. “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. ” (John 15:5).
The secret place of the Most High is the place of intimacy with God. You are not fully covered from the alarms of hell and death if you are not in a relationship with God. This world is loaded with evil and your only route of escape is God through genuine salvation. If you are not in God you automatically become a prey in the hands of the enemies. Everything shakes a man outside the coverings of the Almighty. The Word of the Lord says: “Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.” (Psalm 74:20). You can only be empowered to succeed and breakthrough in this cruel world if you dwell continually on the word and pray ceaselessly. The world of fashion cannot bail you out! Riches and fame are not your way of escape. Wealth and affluence will fail you in the battles of life. You must know your God to be called a winner on the earth.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1). Where is your dwelling place? In the presence of God or the company of your sinner friends. Where lies your strength and power? In God or your riches and influence? Don’t be deceived, you cannot be secured outside divine security. Get all the soldiers of this world, they will fail you when the battles of life roll in. This is your time to get back to God. You have suffered sickness, poverty and the attack of the wicked enough! You have been cheated and robbed enough. Don’t allow the devil anymore. Reject evil relationships with sinners and be connected to God and His people. Let go and let God. Get started with true devotion to God and be loaded with His word for your desired testimonies. I pray for you this day: You will never be trapped in the snare of the fowler that lurks around to destroy your tender soul.
Father, get me into your secret place and grant me access to the blessings of heaven required for my utmost deliverance on the earth.
Pray, plan and prepare to attend Holy Ghost Congress 2012.
Theme: Signs and Wonders
Date: 10th – 15th December 2012
VENUE: REDEMPTION CAMP, KM 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.
MINISTERING: Pastor E.A. Adeboye and other anointed men of God.