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“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” — Psalm 91:1

The Bible says God has a secret place.

Is this just a euphemism for God’s general care or is there, really, a place (physical or spiritual) not even suspected by most?  Is it just a euphemism for heaven or can the living person enter?

Psalms 31:20 calls it a “Pavilion” or “tent” saying it is a place of God’s presence, a place of safety from pride and strife of tongues. Job calls it a place of wisdom and that it is “hid from the eyes of all living” (Job 28:21) so at this point it sounds a bit like heaven, but not so fast! The New Testament, using the term “mystery”, says it is now revealed!

Paul said he discovered it and we could, too!

“By revelation [God] made known unto me the mystery; as I wrote afore in few words,  whereby, when ye read ye may understand…)”– Ephesians 3:2-4

He wrote the secret mystery is that God always planned to join himself with mere human beings — and actually does so in Christ! This mystery, he said, is “Christ in you” (Colossians 1:27) and that we actually enter into Christ like we enter our clothing (Galatians 3:27).

More than a euphemism, the Bible says our bodies actually become a physical part of Christ and that what we do in our bodies, both good and bad, is being done with and to Christ’s body. (1st Corinthians 6:13-17) This is why we need to do right things with our bodies. That same passage says those joined to Christ are one spirit, the human spirit infused and one with God’s Holy Spirit.

God’s secret place, his pavilion? Safe in Christ!

“God raised us up and seated us in the heavens with Christ Jesus … to show future generations the greatness of his grace by the goodness that God has shown us in Christ Jesus.” — Ephesians 2:5-7 (CEB)

Start reading the Scriptures from this perspective and a whole new world opens!

– fritz
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“Perhaps the greatest obstacle to enjoying God’s love is our mistaken belief that we have to be a delight to ourselves before we can be a delight to God” – Sam Storms The Singing God page 147

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There is a secret society who’s membership spans countries, cultures, and languages. Crossing all social organizations, genders, and churches, overcoming barriers of philosophy and all political parties it can be found anywhere and everywhere. Members can meet for the first time in foreign countries, recognize each other quickly, and form an immediate bond stronger than family!

No, it’s not the Freemasons, the Illuminati, the Rosicrucian’s, or Skull and Bones; those are only poor imitators and impostors. This society is much older and once entered it satisfies completely, filling one with indescribable joy and true pleasure (Psalm 16:11; 36:8).

Yes, it is hidden and has been from the beginning (Ephesians 3:9) but hidden in plain sight, hidden only from the eyes and minds of those who refuse to see it (John 9:39-41; Romans 1:21-22)!

Its teachings are secret but proclaimed openly for all to hear (John 18:20).

The membership is exclusive but that exclusivity is maintained only by the excluded, themselves, for everyone is welcome to join (Revelation 22:17).

What does it take to join? A sense of excitement that stirs with the possibility of experiencing something more, something real in a world that values the false. It takes a willingness to admit need, willingness to let go of sinful desires and one’s own way, a commitment to say “Yes” to Jesus where ever he leads

What an adventure!

– Fritz@langgang.com

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