by Tammy Phillips
March 7, 2022
“Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.“ (Exo 23:20 NKJV)
The Lord has a place prepared for each of us to be right now. Are you in the right place? Don’t we all want to be in the right place at the right time? His will is for us to be…
- In a place of health, not in a place sickness.
- In a place of happiness, not sadness.
- In a place of good, not bad.
- In a place of enough, not a place of need.
- In a place of faith, not in a place of fear.
“And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for [am] I in the place of God?” (Genesis 50:19 KJV)
“In the fear of the LORD [there is] strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.” – Proverbs 14:26 NKJV
- In a place of refuge, not a place of peril.
- In a place of wisdom, not a lack of knowledge.
- In a place of prosperity, not pandering.
- In a place of contentment, not depression.
- In a place of liberty, not oppression.
- In a place of joy, not pain.
- In a place of life, not death.
- In Him, not a place of our back turned on Him.
Where is the Lord’s place? It is a “secret place.” Didn’t we all like hideouts as a kid. I loved to go to secret places where I could escape the world and no one could find me. I would hang out there for hours. As adults, don’t we crave the secret hiding place even more, though many would not admit it?
Where is the Lord’s place? Where is the “secret place?” It is in His presence. He keeps us in His place. It is where we can hideout.
“You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.” – Psalm 31:20 NKJV
Where is the Lord’s place? It is a “secret place.” It is the secret place of the Most-High. It is our dwelling place. HE is our dwelling place. The Lord is our place.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most-High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. … Because you have made the LORD, [who is] my refuge, [Even] the Most-High, your dwelling place,“ – Psalm 91:1, 9 NKJV
Where is the Lord’s place? The LORD is our hiding place. We are hidden in Him. He is a place we can go, stay, and hide. He preserves us in trouble and surrounds us with deliverance.
“You [are] my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah” (Psalm 32:7 NKJV)
When we need God (Isn’t that always?), we must go to Him. We have to close the door to all the outside noise and call on Him in the “secret place.” He will answer and reward, give away, deliver (again), repay, recompense, render, requite, and restore openly. Great reward is found in the secret place of His presence.
“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who [is] in the secret [place]; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly
… so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who [is] in the secret [place]; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” – Matthew 6:6, 18 NKJV
Where is the Lord’s place? It is a “secret place” where He can share His plans, purposes, and lead us to the place of victory. When we have been in the “secret place” of His presence, we come out smelling like the sweetness of Jesus. Undeniably, we can share His sweet smell in every place. It victoriously overcomes the stench of this world
“Now thanks [be] to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” (2Co 2:14 NKJV)
When you do not know where to go nor what to do….
I enCOURAGE you to go to your Hiding place, enter the “secret place,” the presence of the Most- High. Do not give “place” to the devil. (Ephesians 4:27 NKJ) Do not stay in the place of sickness, sadness, need, fear, peril, lack of knowledge, pandering, depression, oppression, pain nor death. In His presence, in the “secret place,” can be found health, happiness, faith, refuge, wisdom, prosperity, contentment, liberty, joy, life, enough, and more than enough.
Stay in your place…the right place…the”secret place” of the Most-High.
“Like a bird that wanders from its nest [Is] a man who wanders from his place.” (Pro 27:8 NKJV)