Bible In One Year-Day 229 (Sunday, August 17, 2014)
Daniel entered into a personal retreat, which ushered him into the deep secret of God’s agenda to the whole world. His approach to receiving answer to his heart concerns is worth considering if we want to get deep revelation in avery situation. Psalm24 says this;
Psalms 24:3-5 “Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.”
This was the position of Daniel which helped his victory in prayer. The greeatet victory a prayer could ever have is to breakthrough into the secret of the spirit realm because that is where the truth is. When you take action based on that which you discover in the spiritual realm, you are bound to get result.
Daniel 10:12 “Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.”
Daniel approached God with a pure heart, a top secret was given to him. This is what the psalmist says in Psalm 25:14
Psalms 25:14 “The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.”
To know God’s secret, humility and genuine thirst for understanding are sure prerequisites. God’s Secret cannot be given to a proud heart, nor to a careless person. No one knows the state of a man’s heart but God. Therefore, the discretion of revealing His secret is only with Him.
Deuteronomy 29:29 “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
God has secret, but they are revealed to those He has approved as His own; whose heart is not lifted up, nor careless with His words. Many are seeking for deep secrets concerning their situations but couldn’t get them just because the heart might be pursuing with a wrong motive unlike Daniel who gave glory to God for the revelation of the secret of the king’s concern.
Daniel 2:19 “Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.”
Daniel’s heart was not lifted up. If you look into the life of Daniel, you will notice these attributes in his life;
- He loved the Lord with the whole of his life; he could not live out His presence for a day.
- He sought the Lord with a plain and pure heart.
- He was not double minded, but focused.
- He presented himself to God with humility of heart.
- He served the people with the fear of God in his heart.
- He was very much interested in God’s secret in every situation; i.e. he was more interested in what God has to say. Whatever anyother person says never mattered to him, even in the face of threats. God took delight in him because he feared Him more than he loved his own life. He sought God’s presence at all times. He was totally given to uncompromising prayers, seeking the face of the Lord at all times.
For you to begin to receive deep revelations, these attributes must be in you; no doublemindedness. You must humbly and fervently adopt the prayer of the psalmist;
Psalms 25:4-5 “Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.”
This prayer should be from a genuine thirst for God’s ways. if you really want the secret behind your situation to be revealed, have it behind your mind that it is to be used as God would want it used and not for your selfish desire or pleasure. The benefit of this is far beyond just knowing the secret, but for great exploits and for Christ to be revealed in you. Daniel expressed his experience in Daniel 11:32
Daniel 11:32 “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.”
Paul’s experience is as follows:
Galatians 1:16 “To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; …”
Daniel got the revelation of his own end. He prayed until he got the revelation of what will be his end; he will rise die and rise to his inheritance in the Lord in the last day.
Daniel 12:13 “But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot (inheritance) at the end of the days.”
Beyond seeking for revelation of this present time, let us seek for the revelation of the end as well so that we could be more focused as not to lose eternity. If one has not received the revelation of Jesus Christ, such has lost eternity; until Christ is found, there is no eternal life but eternal condemnation and damnation.
Mark 16:15-20 “And he said to them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”
Beloved, there is a prophecy that has not been fulfilled but will definitely be on the last day; there shall be a separation of all (living or dead) into two basic categories. Where you will belong depends on what you found here on earth before tasting death or before the trumpet blows according to Daniel’s revelation;
Daniel 12:2 “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Hosea1-5. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Pastor Supo Abayode
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries