*👤MINISTER: _PASTOR FRANK ADDO_*
👉MEMORY VERSE: _”But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”_(Genesis 2:17)
Secrecy is something which is known by God and a particular person alone. Satan came to know the secret between God and Adam because Adam unveiled this secret to Eve, from whom Satan heard it. God commanded Adam not to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in order not to die. Secret is something that you have it in mind and you haven’t disclosed to any other person. It is known by you and God. In some cases, it may be a mystery that God has given you alone until it’s time for it to manifest.
In 1Kings 13:7-29, there is a true story about a disobedient Prophet who was sent by God to Bethel. He ordered Him not to eat or drink anything, and He shouldn’t return through the way by which he entered the township of Bethel. He disclosed this to a retired Prophet of God in the town and he was deceived to eat and drink, instead of doing what God asked Him to do. Thus brought death upon him on his route back home. He disclosed this secret and it led to his death.
Also in Genesis 37:5-11, the brothers of Joseph the Dreamer hated him severely, after they had heard about the dreams depicting his elevation by the Lord God, above his family. Eventually, he was sold into slavery by his brothers and we all know the hardships he had to go through.
There are two main types of secrets: they are good and bad secrets. Bad secrets must be disclosed to the right people who can help us out of impending troubles aimed at overtaking you. For instance, one who hears a strange voice to kill himself, one who practises witchcraft, one who tells you about his willingness to cause harm to somebody, and one who keeps a secret sin over years without telling any resourced person. These are all examples of bad secrets which shouldn’t remain secret.
Who am I to tell my evil secrets and good secrets? The person should be knowledgeable in God’s Word, must be trustworthy, and should be known inside out irrespective of the positions they wield. God considered hiding from Abraham what He wanted to do. He knew that He couldn’t hide His Word from Abraham because He could trust Him (Genesis 18:17-19). The effects of losing your good secret to the wrong person is that, it makes you embarrassed, untrustworthy, disrespected and despised by men and God, loss of blessings, divine power and it can even lead to death (Judges 16:20, 1Kings 13:20-24).
Micah 7:1-6, is teaching us that we are in the bad times when people are always engaged in committing sin. This is the main reason why God is telling us not to believe in any friend, nor disclose everything to our married partners without being vigilant. Proverbs 20:19 tells us that we shouldn’t meddle with talkative people. A talebearer is only good at exposing your powerful secrets.
*PRAYER: Every secret of mine that has been manipulated by the evil one is restored to its originality in Jesus name.*