pt. 4 The Secret God wants you to know
The DVD advertisement of “the Secret” states- “This ground-breaking
feature length movie presentation reveals The Great Secret of the universe. It
has been passed throughout the ages, traveling through centuries... to reach you
Jack Canfield author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” says: “Since I
learned `The Secret' and started applying it to my life, my life has truly
become magical.” And: “Decide what you want. Believe you can have it. Believe
you deserve it, and believe it's possible for you.”
A word of caution is needed. There are those inside the church that associate themselves w or promote those who are involved in the Secret.
Paula White recently appeared in the Dallas Morning News alongside Donald Trump (Class ”Think Big”) Tony Robbins (Class – “unleash the Power”) and a number of others who are going to teach Classes on becoming a millionaire. Among them was Secret teacher Jack Canfield whose subject in class was none other than “the Secret”. Whites Class was called “Why God wants you wealthy.” (“This weekend can make you a millionaire” Dallas Morning News May 7, 07.)
One should not be surprised with others doing the same. For example Loren Cunningham the founder of YWAM on Benny Hinn’s program is talking about the blacks and god instilling their leadership skill said this:
“As I began to see how God was starting to give Africans in diaspora as well as from Africa new leadership worldwide. I saw that they took the leadership into the realm of music. I saw they leadership into the area of athletics and you, you see it in the area of the arts look at the ones that won the Oscars last year. Their coming up. The richest woman in America is also one of the greatest communicators in the world, Oprah Winfrey. You begin to see this as you watch Cosby who is not only a communicator, but a funny one at that and as you see this, it goes out into the politics, the leader of the United Nations is an African from Ghana , the second most powerful man in the world is Colin Powell. The first most powerful; woman in the world is Condaleeza Rice. And- and you begin to see this and you say what is that God is up to and I began to watch and I saw the area of the spiritual leadership. ” He then mentions Dr. Adeboye, (Hinn Interview with Cunningham from Kona Hawaii YWAM Feb. 2003 Day Star programming )
Did God give Oprah her leadership? Is she promoting God? She promotes visualization, channeling, yoga, and various other occult type practices along with denying Jesus as God and the only way along with her guests on her program. So how has God raised up Oprah. With a lack of discernment like this, no wonder the church is in a state of compromise, the most visible people are leading the Church in a wrong direction.
Rhonda Byrne explains the law of attraction in various ways: “Nothing [good or bad] can come into your experience unless you summon it through persistent thoughts” (p. 28). “Your thoughts are the primary cause of everything” (p. 33).
What about babies and children that die or are murdered, are we to believe they attracted this to themselves. Maybe they will say the parents had a part in attracting this- but this idea still goes against man being in control of the universe and it certainly does not help anyone who wants to live in the real world. Where is the compassion? There is none from a amoral force, it is bankrupt of morals.
Charles Fillmore of Religious Science was teacher of the Secret before it was recently released for commercial use in our day. He said: “A most important part of the law of mind action is the fact of thought-unity. It is absolutely necessary to understand the nature of this fact before one can demonstrate the power of the superconscious mind” (Christian Healing, Charles Fillmore Unity School of Christianity p.30).
We know about the subconscious mind but a superconscious mind? What he means ids god like powers contained within us all. How can everything made obey us? How can we as creatures make the universe obey our desires?
Charles Fillmore described it as “a mental system that holds man as being one with God (good) through the power of constructive thinking.”
Religious/mind Science teaches thoughts become things. What if several people all want the same thing- like a job. Who gets it? The one with the strongest influence on the universe. This becomes an answer to a misuse of power, a force that has no say in how it is used by competitive creatures all reaching for the same things.
Are we to believe that all of us are controlling the universe or is it like then Bible teaches- none of us are; God is. The Universe is not God, God according to the Bible is intelligent, in fact he is the most intelligent of all creatures and things that he has created- he is all knowing. In the Secret the Universe is incapable of making any judgments and waits for man to dictate to it what it is to do.
Joe Vitale is one of The Secret teachers interviewed on Larry King Live (Larry King called the DVD the “most profound information he has run across in 40 years.”)
A caller asks: “I'm just curious, where does God come into the whole “Secrets”.
Vitale answers: “God is all of us. God is the secret and everything about it. This is a law from God” (Larry King Mar. 8th, 2007) (emphasis mine)
Everyone is God is their secret. This becomes a denial of what God wrote to mankind to help us. We are fallen creatures striving to regain what we once had. We use the most absurd ideas and inventions of our own mind, our vain imaginations to restore ourselves to what man once was.
There is a law- God’s law and everyone has broken it. God has moral laws -that is the universal law just like gravity. And there are eternal consequences to breaking these laws. God wants you not to be ignorant, for we have all heard ignorance of the law is no excuse .The REAL Secret, God’s secret, is revealed to all mankind in his gospel- by sending his Son to earth to live a perfect life die for our sins.
Rom.16:25-26: “Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now has been made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures has been made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith--According to my Gospel.”
Since the world began means in all past times this has been concealed, so it was a mystery – until Jesus Christ came into the world. But now God's plan of saving people was made known to all nations by the “writings” of the prophets and the subject of the prophets- Jesus Christ.
God’s secret is revealed in the gospel by sending Jesus Christ to earth. Jesus wants everyone us to live a abundant live- John 10:10 “ I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” This means a changed life, one that is holy and spiritual but he must deal with our sin to give us this life. We must be changed from creatures that practice sin to those who want and practice righteousness, living the life of the Spirit instead of the desires of the flesh (the things of the world the Secret offers). The things the Secret offer cannot be given to us without our being trustworthy and seeking and knowing the giver of these things. Jesus says “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness , and all these things shall be added to you” (Matt 6:33-34). Why? Because it is in Jesus Christ “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3). This was kept hidden and is now revealed to everyone. But it is still kept a secret by those deny God’s way and offer people another way- i.e. the secret.
I John 1:5-6: “This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.” Jesus never lied and he is called the light of the world.Jn.3:19 “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”
When we tell people about Jesus and his death for our sin "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory” (1 Cor. 2:7-8).
Paul writes in Eph. 3:3-7 “by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already, by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ), which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel”
Vv: 8-11 “that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery , which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Paul asks for prayer that he may “boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel”( Eph. 6:19). Why? Because it is the greatest gift God has given to mankind.
Col. 1:27-29: “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.”
Psalm 25:14: “The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.”
Those who want to know God and his truth seek God by his ancient eternal word in the Bible. He will reveal himself to them and give them His promised blessings because they respect Him above all others. God has shown you his love by giving you His word so you may know the right way. We do not need to choose what we think feels right but what is right, because he has given us the way. Spiritual tends may come and go but God’s way will not change.
God says, Isa. 45:19: “I have not spoken in secret, In a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, 'Seek Me in vain'; I, the LORD, speak righteousness”
This is the secret everyone should know- the gospel which god has revealed to all mankind. Because this is what will affect your life now and throughout eternity.