• Welcome to Christian Forums
  1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

  2. The forums in the Christian Congregations category are now open only to Christian members. Please review our current Faith Groups list for information on which faith groups are considered to be Christian faiths. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum.
  3. Please note there is a new rule regarding the posting of videos. It reads, "Post a summary of the videos you post . An exception can be made for music videos.". Unless you are simply sharing music, please post a summary, or the gist, of the video you wish to share.
  4. There have been some changes in the Life Stages section involving the following forums: Roaring 20s, Terrific Thirties, Fabulous Forties, and Golden Eagles. They are changed to Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Golden Eagles will have a slight change.
  5. CF Staff, Angels and Ambassadors; ask that you join us in praying for the world in this difficult time, asking our Holy Father to stop the spread of the virus, and for healing of all affected.
  6. We are no longer allowing posts or threads that deny the existence of Covid-19. Members have lost loved ones to this virus and are grieving. As a Christian site, we do not need to add to the pain of the loss by allowing posts that deny the existence of the virus that killed their loved one. Future post denying the Covid-19 existence, calling it a hoax, will be addressed via the warning system.
  7. There has been an addition to the announcement regarding unacceptable nick names. The phrase "Let's go Brandon" actually stands for a profanity and will be seen as a violation of the profanity rule in the future.

The Secret of the Lord

Discussion in 'Deeper Fellowship' started by Minister Monardo, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. Minister Monardo

    Minister Monardo Well-Known Member

    +2,383
    United States
    Christian
    Celibate
    Psalm 25:10 The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him,
    And He will show them His covenant.

    The essential nature of this relationship is conveyed by these words found in Job.
    Job 15:8 Have you heard the secret of God?
    And do you restrain wisdom to yourself?

    True fellowship among saints in fellowship magnifies the counsel of God
    Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the counsel of the saints,
    and to be held in reverence by all.

    The Righteousness found in Christ gives access to the one who believes.
    Proverbs 3:32 For the perverse person is an abomination to the Lord, but
    His secret counsel is with the upright.

    Jeremiah echoes the words of Eliphaz in Job 15, and points out the tragic
    consequences of ignoring the counsel of the Lord provided by His chosen ones.

    Jeremiah 23:18 For who has stood in the counsel of the Lord, and has perceived
    and heard His word? Who has marked His word and heard?

    This is a steadfast confidence we have in the promises of God’s Word
    Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His
    secret (counsel) to His servants the prophets.

    The Hebrew word here comes from the word for foundation.
    [H5475]-sod=secret, private counsel>[H3245]-yasad=foundation H3245 - yāsaḏ - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon (kjv)


    This is what the Lord is referring to here:
    Matthew 7:
    24
    Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them,
    I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
    25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew
    and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.


    Consider the use of this word in the setting up of Solomon’s Temple.
    1 Kings 5: 17 And the king commanded them to quarry large stones,
    costly stones, and hewn stones, to lay the foundation of the temple.
    1 Kings 7:10 The foundation was of costly stones, large stones, some
    ten cubits and some eight cubits.

    And now our Lord and Christ is the foundation of His Temple
    Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I lay in Zion
    a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure
    foundation; whoever believes will not act hastily.
    What does it mean to not act hastily?
    To wait on the Lord, to hear His Voice!


    The Secret Counsel of the Lord and True Righteousness
    Romans 9:
    30
    What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness,
    have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith;
    31 but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to
    the law of righteousness.
    32 Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were, by the
    works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone.
    33 As it is written: Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense,
    and whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.

    Therefore, to seek the Lord's Will by faith is to receive His Secret Counsel.
    The fear of the Lo
    rd and the secret counsel of the Lord are both found in His Presence.
    The first time you experience the Lord in the secret place of your prayer sanctuary,
    you will know the fear of the Lord. When you can clearly hear His voice amidst the
    noise of your own thoughts, that fear will turn to unspeakable joy.
    This is why the Psalmist says: “ He will show them His covenant.”
    This is absolutely
    mandatory to successfully doing the Lord's work.

    Herein is the overcoming Christian life described by Paul.

    1 Corinthians 3:
    11
    For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid,
    which is Jesus Christ.
    12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones,
    wood, hay, straw,
    13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because
    it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work,
    of what sort it is.
    14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures,
    he will receive a reward.
    15
    If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved,
    yet so as through fire.
    16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the
    Spirit of God dwells in you?

    How are we to build that which is priceless upon the sure foundation of Christ?
    Only by walking in the secret counsel of the Lord. If you do not yet know His Voice,
    you do not know His fear, and you have not perfected obedience to His Will.
    You have to get your mind right by the transformation of the Holy Spirit.

    Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by
    the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable
    and perfect will of God.

    This requires the humility of “a broken and contrite heart” Psalm 51:17
    This is to participate in the building of the True Temple of the Spirit in Heaven.

    Isaiah 66:
    1
    Thus says the Lord:Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool.
    Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?
    2 For all those things My hand has made, and all those exist, says the Lord.
    But on this one will I look: On one who is poor and of a contrite spirit,
    and who trembles at My word.
     
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. Minister Monardo

    Minister Monardo Well-Known Member

    +2,383
    United States
    Christian
    Celibate
Loading...