But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Jesus Christ
We all look for doors of breakthrough to walk through. Doors of promotion. Doors of opportunities. Doors of ministry.
I sense in my spirit that the Lord is calling many to “SHUT THE DOOR and pray to your Father” (Mt. 6:6). The Lord wants unhindered time with His sons and daughters, right now!—that means all unnecessary distractions removed for an extended season. I see much grace extended by the Lord in the secret place as we humble ourselves before Him. Deep, personal renewal in the Lord.
This is the door to minister unto the Lord in the secret place.
Paul had his Macedonian call in the night (Acts 16:9)—many are about to encounter the Lord in a similar fashion. This is the breakthrough many have been crying out for. It is the breakthrough to know His clarion call for your life in this immediate season.
Behind SHUT DOORS, the Lord is going to issue life-altering clarion calls. For some the call will be geographical in nature. For others it will be to university campuses scattered about. And for some it will be to a nation abroad—or simply a city in the next state over. Others will be called to specific industries to bear His glorious image in media, government, education and entertainment. Regardless of where, it is a call that originates in the heart of the Father.
Read the words of Acts 16:9 and allow the words to penetrate your spirit so faith arises in your heart to seize your calling from the Lord: “A vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing and appealing to him, and saying, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’”
“Come…and help us” is the clarion call you must hear from the Lord in the secret place.
We must come into the full reality of Matthew 6:6 in this immediate season: “But when you pray, go into your room and SHUT THE DOOR and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” It is the call to seek Him in the secret place.
Our call to Him must precede our call to them. Why? Our ministry to Him in private always precede our ministry to them in public.
Shut doors precede effectual doors. As you SHUT THE DOOR, you will be able to declare that “a WIDE DOOR for effective work [will open] to me” (I Corinthians 16:9).
When we hear our Macedonian call in the secret place, we’ll recognize those “wide doors” that we must go through that lead us to effective kingdom work.
We thereby must shut the door. Pray. Seek His face. And cultivate our secret history in the Lord. From the secret place, the Lord will entrust us with His Macedonian call to “come over to…help us.” Then we possess the depth of Christlikeness necessary to walk through effective doors of breakthrough so that the “news about Him [will] spread throughout all” nations (Matthew 4:24).