The Third Ingredient of the Inner Court by Pastor Melissa Scott

October 6, 2013 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

In the New Testament, “And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus went out into a mountain to pray, and he continued all night in prayer to God.” (Luke 6:12) Before He chose His disciples He spent all night in prayer. If the Lord of Glory spent time, I’d better spend it. Stay in His presence.

What is the third ingredient of the Inner Court? Ministry to the Lord is hidden.

Hear me closely. In this outer court where I minister to human need, I am seen. There’s a guard at the gate, another guard over there, and the line of believers. Everybody sees me perform out here. They see me get the job done. Ministry to the Lord is hidden. Nobody sees what you do in there. And that, by the way, if I can parenthetically put it in, might be why the God who knows the heart puts priority here. Only a people with the faith who truly believe that the invisible God is with us will go into the inner court. You can get lost in the activity of working for the Lord, but you have to really believe He is alive to do what one old saint did, which is to just sit down, put a chair in front of him, believe God was right there and talk to Him.

This is hidden; nobody sees you do this.

God help us in our Puritan dominated work theology of the Kingdom if somebody thinks I’m not working for God; if you are hidden away ministering to Him you are viewed as a failure.  But not to God.


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