2019 – FRIDAY 26 JULY
THE SECRET PLACE OF THUNDER
You called in trouble, and I delivered you;
I answered you in the secret place of thunder;
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
The poetic nature of Psalms often depicts God’s workings in very descriptive terms.
The secret place of thunder could refer to one of three references to God’s awesome interventions – or even a mix of all three.
A. God hid His people from judgement when he lashed Egypt with thunder and lightning.
B. God displayed His power with thunder and lightning when He destroyed the Egyptian army in the Red Sea.
C. The giving of the law on Mt Sinai – was attended with great sounds of thunder.
Sufficient to say that God in the Old Testament dwells in the covering of clouds and His voice at times sounds like thunder.
HOWEVER WE ARE NEW COVENANT PEOPLE
The secret place of thunder is an Old Testament description of the manifestation of a Holy God.
Thunder is an Old Testament type of the law.
It is a mystery.
It is powerful.
It is fearful.
We are helpless before it.
NO LONGER ARE WE IN FEAR
Jesus has broken the power of the law so that it no longer thunders and intimidates is.
His secret place for us – is abiding in Him.
No more shouts of accusation.
No more fear to enter His presence.
We are now resting in His fullness.
WE CAN NOW LISTEN FOR HIS VOICE
His voice of tender love.
His voice declaring you righteous.
His voice of assurance.
His voice of unlimited grace.
SOME SAID IT THUNDERED
The last time we heard Godly thunder was on the day of Pentecost when God poured out His Spirit on all flesh – and the power to live above the Old covenant law – was given to all who believe.
The thunder was now coming from within God’s people – as they prophesied and revealed the risen Christ.
GOD THUNDERS THROUGH HIS NEW COVENANT PEOPLE – WHO DECLARE BOLDLY GOD’S LOVE FOR ALL.