Secrecy is a Temporary Illusion


One of my favorite things to have is a secret.  There is something exciting about knowing something no one else has discovered.  There is a powerful feeling that comes from knowing a secret…unless the secret is about yourself.  

In the Bible, we often see that sin thrives in secrecy.  One of the most potent things we can do in our spiritual growth is to find community and cultivate authenticity.  Our pretty little lives need to be deconstructed.  Once we’ve identified our sin, we can deal with our sin.  James 5 teaches us this happens best in community.

One day every secret will be  made known.  Jesus will be unveiled, once and for all, as the KING.  The Gospel will be Universal.  The devil will be exposed for all of his tricks and games.  Satan is not the only one that will be exposed, and we’ll do well to remember that.

NOTHING is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.  Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops
-  Luke 12:2-3

If your greatest fear is that you might be exposed in some area, the enemy has a firm grip on your life.  An unrealized weakness is incredibly dangerous.  It’s important to be honest with ourselves, with God, and with others.  It really is pointless to hide things.  Even if it works, it won’t work for long.

When Jesus uncovers, He brings restoration and healing.  It’s like showing a doctor an open wound.  The doctor knows what to do.  In time, the wound becomes a scar.  A scar is just proof that healing has taken place.


Aaron is the pastor of Spring of Life, a new church in Portland, Oregon. He's the owner of Amplify Creative.