When the lord hides you – Part 1
Some weeks ago during my morning devotion, I read from Jeremiah 36 and when I got to verse 26, the word of the Lord hit me with power through the phrase, “but the Lord hid them.” This phrase could have been the topic of this message, except that I believe the Lord wants me to bring this experience home to many others and not just write concerning what He had done before. The truth is that whatever the Lord had done before, He can do over and over again; hence the topic is “When The Lord Hides You.”
In Jeremiah 36, we find the account of how the wicked king of Judah, Jehoiakim burned the scroll of God’s Word given to Jeremiah and then commanded Jerahmeel, the kings’ sons, Seraiah the son of Ariel and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel to seize Barack the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet. But the Lord hid them. Many of us are conversant with messages of revelation and manifestations, but what of that of hiding, as we found here? Divine hiding is as real as divine revelation. God cannot be the most powerful revealer unless He is also an effectual hider. Actually, the one who is revealed might have been hidden before he was revealed. May the Lord hide you from every power that is looking around for you for evil in the name of Jesus. No matter how powerful, skilful, well-trained, organised or strategic your enemies are, especially in the area of searching, they shall not find you. Amen.
Divine Hiding Is Divine Intervention
Our God is powerful and has the power to hide His own people from danger. Sometimes, we can be too prominent, too self-important, too conscious of ourselves and the Lord needs to hide us. Sometimes, God could hide us in the sick-chamber, the valley of shadow or the cleft of the rock. Let us learn to enjoy the privacy of obscurity or solitude. But there are many times the Lord hides His own from evil things and evil persons. There are many references to such in the Bible. Elijah was hidden from the claws of King Ahab and Jezebel the witch, while David was also hidden from the claws of King Saul. Therefore, when the Lord hides you,
• No Evil Eye can see you. (2 Kings 6:18-19) As many evil eyes looking for you, may the Lord hide you.
• No Evil Hand Can Touch You. The King wanted to seize Baruch and Jeremiah. But whoever cannot see you, cannot seize you. That is why it is difficult for a man to seize the wind. When the dragoons of Claverhouse were scouring the mountains of Scotland in search of the Covenanters, a godly folk that gathered on the hillside for prayer would have fallen into their hands had not a cloud suddenly settled down effectually to conceal them from their pursuers. May the Lord hide you from your evil pursuers. Amen.
Rev. Dr. Israel Kristilere, Shepherdhill Baptist Church, (Sanctuary of Grace & Glory), Baptist Academy Compound, Obanikoro, Lagos.
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