Isaiah 45:3 says, And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
It is time for this inheritance to be received. The hidden riches of the secret places are ready to be revealed. I am going to tell you the secret.
Now you can be rich in beauty, personality, family, love, health, brains, happiness, fun, creativity, etc. Being rich doesn’t always have to refer to money. That is the secret.
The Holy Spirit produces sonship. What does it mean to be a son? These sons will rule and reign with Him. They will restore the earth, destroy death, turn the Kingdom over to the Father. Our destiny is to be with Him in His glory, not just to have the power to heal the sick and raise the dead. Those things are done in faith, and have been done by men who haven’t come into sonship yet. Some Old Testament saints who had never had a salvation experience and 70 of Jesus’ disciples did miracles and they hadn’t received the Holy Spirit experience yet. Don’t praise and worship God because you are trying to get something out of him. That is philao love. God wants us to agape love him.
Daniel 3:17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego, had the correct attitude. God is able, but if He doesn’t do what we want, we will still serve our God. Not yours. There is no formula to get God to do what you want. You can not manipulate God. We just have to love God anyway. Unconditionally.
John 21: 15 – 17
Jesus said to Peter, Lovest thou me? Peter, do you agape me? Peter answered, Lord you know I am only human, I phileo you. Jesus said, Then feed my lambs. Jesus asked the second time. Peter, do you agape me? Peter answered again, yes Lord I phileo you. Then feed my sheep. Jesus asked for the third time. Peter, do you even phileo me? Now Peter gets upset, but he still answers yes I phileo you. Then feed my sheep.
Jesus wanted Peter to agape love Him. Peter only phileo loved Jesus. This means that Peter only loved Jesus when Peter got something out of it. Jesus wanted Peter to love Him even if Peter didn’t like what was going on.
Lambs refer to baby Christians. Sheep refer to mature Christians. God can use you to feed the people even if you are not an agape lover. However, I want to be an agape lover, because that is what God wants.
In what way was Jesus rich? Philippians 2:6 says Christ Jesus was in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. That means, He possessed the fullness of the attributes that make God God, and he didn’t feel like he was stealing from God.
John 17:5 says Oh Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
That word glory should have been translated think or thought. Strongs G 1391 from 1380.
So now the verse would read, Oh Father, put your own thoughts in me, those kind of thoughts like I used to have before the world was. In the beginning Jesus was very rich in God’s thoughts. He gave that up when He got a human body. Now He is asking to think that way again. I do believe God answered His prayers and gave Him, His way of thinking. Now Jesus’ body is in heaven. But the Body of Christ is here right now on earth. So now it is time for us to also ask to think like God.
God always wanted to live in man, but He couldn’t because of sin. When Jesus got a body, God got a piece of earthly real estate that He could live in. God was manifested in the flesh. Jesus was rich in God, and for the second time, He gave that up, this time on the cross, He became poor in God, so that we could become rich in God.
Ephesians 3:19 says that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now that’s rich!
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be glorified together. Because we are joint-heirs, that means that we inherit, the same thing that Jesus inherits.
John 17:22 says, And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Here Jesus is speaking, He says, the thinking that the Father gave Him. Jesus gave to us, so that we can be one with Jesus, just as Jesus and the Father are one.
Romans 8:17 said that we are joint-heirs with Christ. That means we get the same amount of the same thing. If you limit your inheritance, you limit what Christ gets. And Jesus Christ our Lord deserves it. So please take your share, so that He can take His.
Being rich doesn’t always refer to money. In this case it refers to thinking like God. Having His Glory. So if you think like God, all the other things will fall into place and you will receive beauty, personality, family, love, health, brains, happiness, fun, creativity, etc. and oh yea, I almost forgot, money. Lol. Thinking like God is the secret place.
I want to be rich in God’s thoughts.
Oh Father, put your thoughts in me.