It is Day 4 of the 21 day Prayer and Fasting…. (Click HERE to read about it)
Today, we take a look at the secret revealing God.
While drinking Coca-Cola one hot sunny day, I discovered that there is no type of Cola drink that tastes like Coca-Cola. Not Pepsi, not Dr Pepper, not Big Cola. None tastes exactly like Coca-Cola.
Have you ever wondered why Coca-Cola tastes the way it does?
That no matter how many producers of Cola drinks in this world, that none can ever taste like Coca-Cola?
Even Pepsi the second closest rival to Coca-Cola in the Cola drinks market doesn’t taste like Coca-Cola?
This is as a result of what’s known as trade secrets. According to Wikipedia, a trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information not generally known or reasonably ascertainable by others by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors.
Key word in the definition is “economic advantage over competitors”. It’s not a trade secret if it doesn’t give you an advantage.
A trade secret is not generally known to the public, it confers some sort of economic benefit on its holder and is the subject of reasonable efforts to maintain its secrecy.
Coca-Cola’s formula is the most famous trade secret in the World and it’s rumoured that no Coca-Cola employee knows the full recipe. Not even one. That two employees each know just half of the recipe, and only two people know the combination to the safe where it’s stored.
In 2006, a Coca-Cola employee and two accomplices tried to sell the Coke recipe for about $1.5m (£800,000) to the world’s second biggest cola maker, Pepsi. To its credit, Pepsi promptly notified Coke officials, and the group was busted.
That’s how secretive, potent and valuable Coca-Cola’s trade secrets are.
Are you aware that God has His Own secrets.
Yes, you heard that right.
God has His Own secrets and they are more valuable and more potent than Coca-Cola’s secret recipe but not as secretive.
God’s secrets are embedded in the Bible and only those who take out time to read, study and delve into the Word of God can get a hold of His secrets. The Bible said in Deuteronomy 29:29 that “The LORD our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that He has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.” (NLT).
Are you aware that great men have their secrets?
For Abraham it was his absolute faith in God.
For Moses it was his love for his people.
For David it was his love for God.
For Samuel it was service to God.
For Jesus it was His love for us.
This shows you that divine secrets are bookmarks for greatness. You can never grow beyond the level of divine secrets at your disposal. Greatness isn’t achieved by mere wishing but by constant search and heart felt engagement.
The Bible said in Proverbs 25:2 that “It is the Glory of God to conceal a matter but the glory of Kings to search it out”.
Only kings search out the deep things of God and those sought out secrets distinguish the seekers and stands them out in life.
Remember that the secrets things that make life beautiful, enjoyable and worth living belong to God.
We need to eanestly seek for divine secrets by engaging in fervent prayer and fasting and studious engagement of the Word of God.
Once these secrets are revealed to you, it makes you a star in any field.
It’s the help divine secrets that a business can turn around.
It’s the help of divine secrtes that a business contract can be signed, selaed and delivered.
Its divine secrets that can turn a job seeker to an eployer of labour.
Its only divine secrets that turned Joseph from a slave to a Prime Minister.
May you located divine secrets that will transform your life like a dream of the night.
See you tomorrow.
Message preached by Pastor Edwin Eyela at Winner’s Chapel, Oghara, Delta State.
Written by Kurtis Smith