How Do We Enter the Secret Place?

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.—Hebrews 4:16 Yesterday we talked about the secret place of prayer: “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1).

How do we do this?  How do we approach the heavenly places, this secret place?

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace,”Hebrews 4:16 says,“that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

We are to come boldly, with confidence.

Hebrews also urges us to be, “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

We can enter into the secret place with boldness and confidence when we look to Jesus and set our gaze firmly on Him.

This can be a new way to pray for many of us.  We seek God, worship, come to Him with our petitions and intercessions – all good. Then He asks us to follow Him deeper.

“Be still and know I am God,” He says.  Stop for a moment in time, see yourself seated in heaven with your Lord, and listen, feel yourself drawn up into His presence.  Feel the wind of His spirit lifting you up.  Be quiet, be still, and know.

Know, perceive, learn, and experience the presence of God. We can read and picture heaven in Revelation chapters 4-5 where John was told, “Come up here,and I will show you what must take place after this," and other places in Scripture.

We can go to this place of prayer, be filled with His Spirit, and experience being with Him and hearing His voice.

 

DEVOTIONALSRay Bentley