God's Secret

God’s Secret

by Ty Gibson  |  August 9, 2013

Apparently God has a secret to tell us. And it’s the best secret imaginable. If we lean in close to Him through Bible study and prayer, we’ll hear Him whispering the confidential mystery into our hearts. Be still and listen:

“The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant” (Psalm 25:14).

Did you catch that? The secret of the Lord is “His covenant.” That’s the thing He’s so eager to “show” us. But what is it? Does Scripture wrap language around the idea so we can grasp what it’s all about? Yes, it does. Through the prophet Isaiah, God defines His covenant like this:

“I will make an everlasting covenant with you, My faithful love promised to David” (Isaiah 55:3, NIV).

So the essence of God’s “everlasting covenant” is His “faithful love.” This is the thing—the big thing—God wants you and me to know most deeply, most clearly, most intelligently. This is the secret He’s constantly whispering for any and all to hear. He is eager for us to understand His love, and something particularly special about it: specifically, that His love is “faithful”—constant, reliable, unstoppable, trustworthy. He is filled with a quality of love for us that nothing can change or repress.

But where’s the proof?

How can we know God’s love is, in fact, faithful?

One word: Jesus!

God’s covenantal love took on flesh in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. “I will . . . give You as a covenant to the people” (Isaiah 42:6), the Father said to His Son before the incarnation. Jesus is God’s covenant personified. Paul explains how God’s faithful love played out in Christ when he said, “He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death” (Hebrews 9:15). Jesus proved that God’s love is faithful “by means of death.” By the supreme act of self-sacrifice! His death is the embodiment of God’s covenant because it demonstrates beyond any questionable doubt that God’s love is so faithful that He will stop at nothing to save us.

The mind opens or closes to God’s whisper in accordance with what we believe about Him.

One more question: why is God’s faithful love called a “secret”?

Certainly it’s not because He’s deliberately keeping it from us. Rather, it’s because we don’t tend to get it. The wall is in us, not in Him. God’s love is only unknown to us to the degree that we believe things about Him that block our perception. As long as we believe ill of Him our hearts can’t see what He is so eager to show us. Insightfully, Ellen White wrote:

“The whole spiritual life is molded by our conception of Him, and if we cherish erroneous views of His character, our souls will sustain injury!” (Review and Herald, January 14, 1890).

The mind opens or closes to God’s whisper in accordance with what we believe about Him. David indicates that only those who are in a particular posture of heart can know the secret of God’s covenantal love: it is only discernable by those who “fear Him”—that is, those who know God with reverential adoration. Those who are awestruck at the beauty of God’s character will be prepared to hear and understand His secret.

Are you listening for the secret of the Lord?

Ty Gibson Co-Director
Light Bearers
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  • “The wall is in us, not in Him.”
    so true
    Isaiah 55:3…
    Amen
    thank you

  • Albert Podorski

    Just reminds me one of your presentations on the Beauty of the Lord as found in Ps. 27:4 “One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in His temple.”
    Thanks a lot for sharing your passion for the Secret of the Lord – His faithful Love, but what a wondrous love – that´s why I have asked the Lord this morning in my devotional time to help me gaze upon His Beauty – the beauty of His character of love.
    Thanks Ty for this beautiful gem of truth.
    Your humble and passionate fellow-servant in our Lord Jesus Christ,
    Albert G. Podorski.

  • John Sheffield

    Thanks Ty,
    The Lord impressed me over and over again years ago with Ps. 25:14. I still remember the setting and circumstances as if it were yesterday. Coming from extreme distress growing up as a child, my picture of God was completely distorted.
    His gentle and mild persuasion through that “one verse” has given me a most thrilling and beautiful picture of God over time. God is Love!
    The covenant-promise of His unfailing love is not such a secret anymore. He has, and continually breaks down the barriers of my heart. May we just LET Jesus do the work in us. May you be blessed in the Lord today.

    John S.

  • Tim

    Judges 13:18 And the angel of the Lord said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?

    God’s secret is Christ

  • Cynchia

    Ty, how is it that you are so insightful? “The mind opens or closes to God’s whisper in accordance with what we believe about him.” “If we lean in close to him through bible study and prayer.” Wow!! Isn’t this the true open door that God has set in front of those who repeatedly,privately, habitually lean in close, to hear that precious whisper of love? Oh, how beautifully the light shines from on high! Thank you, God bless you. I am praying for you and your ministry.

  • ‘Jesus… the love of God personified.’ Amazing!

  • I would love to see the 2013 Rise Health lectures. I am sorry I missed those, and I did purchase the set of DVD and so sorry the four of these were not included. My mistake! But if these are available on computer I would appreciate reading them, Thank you so much and God Bless all of you! Nellie Sabes