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God's Secret, Hidden People

(The children) of Elam 1,254.  -Ezra 2:7

Do you feel hidden?

The name Elam means secret or hidden.  Do you feel like you are on the shelf, not being used by God?  Maybe you are part of God's secret agents.

God has people who are in secret.

I have this idea that God has His attention on secret people.   I believe that God has rewards for secret people coming.  You may feel on the shelf, but you are actually hidden for a special purpose.  God has you in reserve.

The number one thousand, two-hundred, and fifty-four; tells us God's plan for his hidden, secret, and in reserve children

One thousand speaks of recompense. 

Recompense means that you will be compensated or made amends to, due to harm or loss you suffered. In Genesis 20:16 is the story of Abimelech recompensing Abraham and Sarah.

Two speaks of fellowship, partnership, and co-laboring (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12). 

There are hidden people who have felt like they are "going it alone", who are about to be joined by someone.  Two also speaks of testimony (1).  Your testimony is about to be strengthened by corroborating testimony.  You are about to be complimented and affirmed in the message that God has uniquely given you that has seemed to fall flat to others because you have been a lone voice in your realm saying these things.

Hundred speaks of prosperity. 

Prosperity means prospering.  You will prosper.  In Genesis 26:12, Isaac prospered because God blessed him.

Two hundred speaks of expectancy. 

Twenty is the number of expectancy and two hundred is twenty, ten-fold (2).  Twenty is one less than twenty-one and twenty-one is seven times three.  Seven is spiritual  perfection and three is divine perfection (3).  Twenty anticipates twenty-one.  Ten means complete (3).  Two hundred means complete, full expectancy.

Perhaps you have struggled in hiddenness with hope being deferred making the heart sick (Proverbs 13:12).  Like a pregnant mother, you are going to become encouraged in expectancy.  You will expect to see God move.  You will be a person you cultivates an atmosphere of faith.

Two hundred also speaks of insufficiency (John 6:7, Ezra 2:65). 

In the world and in the flesh, we don't have the resources to do God's work and please God.  We need God's help, God's grace, anointing, power, and miracles.

Fifty speaks of jubilee or deliverance. 

Fifty is the number of God's deliverance and rest at the perfect time (3). The year or time of God's favor is coming for secret people: deliverance, rest, liberation, and recovery of sight (Luke 4:18-19).

Four speaks of God's creative works (3). 

I believe that secret people will see God's creative works.  God is going to be on the move, in your life.  You'll see God move.  God will make a way where there is no way.  God will do works in creation.  The kingdom of God is going to break into the earth realm again in your view.

Have you ever wondered why all the lists of families and names in the Bible?  I think they reveal to us that God cares for and has plans for individuals, families, groups, and tribes.


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Footnotes:

1.  Testimony of two witnesses:  Num. 35:30; Deut. 17:6, 19:15; Matt. 18:16; 2 Cor. 13:1; 1 Tim. 5:19; Heb. 10:28.

2.  Twenty years Jacob waited to get possession of his wives and property, Gen 21:38,41.  Twenty years Israel waited for a deliverer from Jabin's oppression, Judg 4:3.  Twenty years Israel waited for deliverance through Samson, Judg 15:20, 16:31. But his work was never much more than "begun," Judg 13:25. Twenty years the Ark of the Covenant waited at Kirjath-jearim, 1 Sam 7:2. Twenty years Solomon was waiting for the completion of the two houses, 1 Kings 9:10; 2 Chron 8:1. Twenty years Jerusalem waited between its capture and destruction; and Twenty years Jeremiah prophesied concerning it.  Bullinger, Number in Scripture: Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance

3. Bullinger, Number in Scripture: Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance







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