The book of Job 1:3 made an interesting statement about a man by the name of Job and the instance of his wealth.
According to that verse, we are told that this man Job was the greatest of all the people of the East, meaning that his wealth surpassed all the men of the East.
Moreover, Job 1:1 gave us insight into whom the man Job was, and it says, there was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil.
Job, being a blameless and upright man, and one who feared God and shunned evil. However, it was in Job 29:4 that Job actually told us the source of his wealth, saying, “As I was in the days of my youth when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle”
In other words, Job possessed the secrets of God, and it was that secret of God that translated into wealth and affluence. That in turn made him the greatest man in the east.
King David equally confirmed what Job said in Psalms 25:14 where he said, “The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.
Also, Isaiah 45:3 says, “I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.
In addition, Psalms 66:12 Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
In reality, therefore, it is our heart’s desire that God should bring us into this wealthy place. The wealthy place is the place which, as Isaiah 45:3 puts it, It is a place God gives the one the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.
In our society today, there are few men and women who are in full command of these treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places prophet Isaiah talked about.
For instance, in my country, some years ago, our Central Bank gave each bank that was operating then to recapitalize with the tune of #25 billion Naira or close down their operation.
Incidentally, some banks closed down operations because they could not meet up with the 25 billion Naira recapitalisation. Do you know that some time ago, pastor E A Adeboye needed #25 billion for the roofing of the old auditorium at redemption camp?
Pastor E.A. Adeboye announced to the people present at that meeting that he required 25 people who will undertake the roof of the old auditorium with the sum of #I a billion each.
However, before he could start calling out for the 25 people, one man in that meeting sent him a note that he will undertake the roof of the auditorium alone. This means that he will provide the 25 billion alone, that others should not bother.
Do you think that the said man after went broke as a result of releasing the 25 billion for the work of God? Never, but instead, the man’s wealth seems to tripled, meaning that he was more in command of treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places.
Another man that is equally in command of the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places is Bishop David Oyedepo. Some years ago, they valued his worth and said that he was worth $150 Billion.
However, Bishop David Oyedepo reacted, saying that it was an insult for them to say that he was worth $150 billion. Rather, he said that he is worth more than that as he is worth Philippians 4:19.
The book of Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. Please, what I am trying to bring out is that there are people who have access to God’s secret of prosperity but are still serving God faithfully.
For Me and you, we should learn to access this God’s secret if we ever think of going to be in command of the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places.
The deeper our knowledge and understanding of spiritual matters, the deeper will be our access to God’s secrets. It is then that we will be in command of the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places.
No wonder Jesus while on earth once in Luke 5:4 told Peter saying, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” We should seek deeper secrets of God.
That is to say, we should learn to launch out into the deep in our spiritual knowledge and understanding if we ever wish to have a reasonable catch. There are some catches that are not possible in shallow waters.
Obviously, some are fishing in shallow waters and the best they could ever get are little fishes, while until they launch out into the deep that they will make a reasonable catch.
One man in the bible that was in command of the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places was Solomon. The said Solomon, it was wisdom that conferred on him the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places.
It was for that reason that Solomon while speaking in Proverbs 4:7 said, “Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding”.
We should therefore learn to go for wisdom and understanding if we hope to learn to access the secrets of God that could enable us to be in command of the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places. Shalom!