The Real Secret

The Real Secret

“Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost parts. “Psalms 51:6 Amplified
“The spirit of man [that factor in human personality which proceeds immediately from God] is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts. “  Proverbs 20:21 Amplified

Why are God’s word, power, and principles hidden from many today?  The answer lies in finding the “Real Secret” to living in the presence of God. 

A “secret” was recently formatted, packaged, and presented to the world as “the power to speak positive things and have them come to pass”.  This is a biblical and spiritual principle that demonstrates power in the natural world. (Mark 11:23).  However, it loses its power to heal a life when it is mixed with selfish desires that operate in lives of those who do not know the Author of Truth.  The truth is that a biblical principle does “work” in the natural world.  However, biblical truths become half-truths and deformed when implemented by those who have no inward connection and relationship with real “Truth” (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

The “Four A’s
Appearance, Accumulations, Access (connections), Ability (notoriety)

The world’s system ties success to external manifestations in appearance, accumulations, access (connections), and ability (notoriety).  I call them the “Four A’s”.  Each of these things in and of themselves is not evil.  However, if they become a “god” in your life, trouble is on the horizon. It is when they become the absolute goal in life that they enter the spiritual danger zone. Those who pursue the attainment of these “Four A’s” to the exclusion of relationship with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit suffer great spiritual loss.   When pursued as a priority, the “Four A’s are in direct opposition to the message of Jesus Christ.  This message is loving God with all your spirit, soul, and body, and your neighbor as yourself.

The goal of the world’s system is to tie every principle of truth to the achievement of the “Four A’s” in life. If a biblical truth works in attaining a selfish goal, use it!  If it can gain more clients for me, exploit it!  If I look good, that is the goal!   These things may work for a while, but the “Whole Truth”, and nothing but the “Truth” eventually finds its way into the life of every human being.  This happens because God loves man and wants every human being to spend Eternity with Him.  God always shows up in the life of a person to draw that person to Him.  He is too often refused.

Now let’s get to the “Real Secret”.  The secret lies in your private life.  It was the private life of the woman spoken of in Proverbs 31 that gained her notoriety with God.  She was recorded as excelling all women of her time (Verse 29).  Imagine that!  Her secret was that she possessed a reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord and was devoted spiritually and naturally to Him.  This is the “Real Secret”. 

Are your inward thoughts saturated with the experience of God’s word being real to you in daily manifestations?  Is your life guided by the Holy Spirit Who knows all Truths for Eternity?  Do you rely on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross for your continual right standing with God?  The “Real Secret” is constant, unbroken fellowship with the One with Whom you will spend Eternity.  Be a possessor of the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord.  Be devoted spiritually and naturally to Him on a daily basis.  Possess the “Real Secret” for Eternity!

Why "Hepzibah in Training?"

More than twenty five years ago I stood in a powerful praise and worship service. As I entered into worship weeping in the presence of the King, I heard the voice of Jesus in my spirit. He called me two names. The first name was Hephzibah and the second was Beulah. I was stunned and immediately sat down on the bench to ponder these two names. Neither of these names appeared flattering to me.

I left church and called my sister, a mighty warrior of God, and told her that God had called me two names. Her reply was “If God called me names; I needed to find out what they meant.” I searched scripture and found that the name Hephzibah means, “The Lord delights in her” and that Beulah meant, “Thy land is married (committed, spoken for, etc). Needless to say, I was delighted in the significance of these two names that my Savior has bestowed upon me. My goal and treasure in life is to fulfill the plan for my life on this side of Eternity and to train for the other side of Eternity.

I offer you the revelations, thoughts, and meditations that God imparts to me in this blog “Hepzibah In Training”.

I thank you for your comments.