In the Secret Place

God is bringing forth sons and it is contrary to all the spectacular fireworks associated with such teaching. It is in the quiet place, in the lonely place at His feet that we are sealed as sons. The dealings of the Lord upon our spirits do not excite the religious soul realm in us. Walking as a son is first and foremost a relationship with the Father in the secret place. This is typified in the Scriptures when Jesus would retreat to a lonely place to pray.

There is much clamoring in the outer court of God’s Temple, and even in the holy place of the moving of the Holy Spirit there is much noise. But in the holy of holies there is a silence. “But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him (Hab.2:20).” The “earth” that is spoken of here is the earthen nature. In the place of His presence the Adamic nature ceases to express itself. The outward clamor in Christ’s name produces very little.

In 2nd Cor. 2 Paul speaks of how he was in fear and trembling among the Corinthians and that he determined to know nothing among them except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The soulish realm of religion has an itch to preach that no amount of scratching can satisfy. It drones on incessantly. But as we learn the way of the cross our words become spiritual words such as Paul describes in this second chapter of Corinthians. Solomon wrote in Ec. 5:

1 ¶  Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.

2  Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.

3  For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words.

These are offensive passages to Adam. The voice of the fool (Adam) comes through many words. With God, less is always more. The spiritual is never going to look spiritual. We should never be afraid of coming behind because we see others constantly in the limelight. In many words is dilution. We should desire to carry the weight of God in our words. It is ironic that the deeper we move into God’s presence, the less we have to say. We would think it would be just the opposite. Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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