What if I told you that at the end of 2018, we will know more of God’s splendor?
That we’d fall on our faces in tears at seeing Him in His beauty?
That it will break our heart over how we’ve neglected Him?
Bobby Conner spoke these words in early August at a teaching on The Secret Place held in Moravian Falls, North Carolina. For five decades, Bobby Conner has ministered worldwide as a seasoned prophet of God. Uniquely anointed with a profound, passionate love for Jesus Christ and a fervent desire to discern and herald God’s voice to prepare the Lamb’s Bride to establish God’s Kingdom, Bobby is called to awaken the warriors to arise and contend for the true faith.
I savored the opportunity to set aside the duties of daily life and immerse myself in scripture. It felt like a long, luxurious soak in a warm tub, the purity of God’s Word washing me clean as the fragrance of His Spirit energized my spiritual senses. I try to set aside a few days each year for this type of conference to keep myself on track with the Lord.
Reasons to Schedule Time in the Secret Place
- The secret place is a person, not a place. Coming into the secret place is meeting with God, just you and He alone. I know you know this. I’m just reminding you to emphasize the person you are meeting with over the location.
- Frequenting the secret place often keeps us moist and pliable clay in the potter’s hands. Who wants to be dried out, brittle clay? The Master Potter can only create beautiful vases from moist, pliable clay. Only the Holy Spirit saturates. Two hours a week on Sundays evaporates readily.
- The secret place to me is sitting before God’s fireplace, the place of fiery passion where I acquire His fire and my heart is forged in His flame (Isaiah 60:1-5). It is where our zeal, passion and commitment are strengthened like bonded steel. As a result, His glory shall be seen upon us! The wind of the Holy Ghost fans the flames of hunger within us — we hunger for deeper knowledge of God the longer we stare into His flaming eyes of love and listen to His Word echoing within.
My heart was hot within me. While I was musing, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue. Lord, make me to know my end and to appreciate the measure of my days–what it is; let me know and realize how frail I am how transient is my stay here (Psalm 39:3-4 AMPC).
He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught] (Isaiah 50:4 AMPC).
Sow for yourselves according to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); reap according to mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, to inquire for and of Him, and to require His favor, till He comes and teaches you righteousness and rains His righteous gift of salvation upon you (Hosea 10:12 AMPC).
In Part 2— Pathway to the Secret Place I will share more on why we want to luxuriate there, what it is and what it does for us. You won’t want to miss it!