The inner room is the place where we meet with God and he speaks to us

I Kings 22:24-25 & 2 Chron 2:23-24 “Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near and struck Micaiah on the cheek and said, ‘How did the Spirit of the Lord pass from me to speak to you?’ Micaiah said ‘Behold you shall see on that day when you enter an inner room to hide yourself.’”

The Hebrew word for ‘inner’ is Cheder (2315). It is used elsewhere in scripture to mean innermost, innermost parts and inside.

A good illustration of the use of the word is Proverbs 20:27 “The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the innermost (Cheder 2315) parts of his being.”

Another illustration of this from the Old Testament is the word Debir (1687). This is used for the innermost room of Solomon's temple, the Holy of Holies. It is derived from the root Debar (1696) which means to speak, so the inner sanctuary was a place of speaking.

John 4:24 “God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

It is the place of quiet where Jesus tells us to go when we pray.

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Mt 6:6 “But you when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.”

When you are in your inner room it is important to close the door to distractions around you. It is the place Jesus frequented when he often withdrew and went alone into the wilderness, or up a mountain to pray.

Beautiful pink and white apple blosson nestled in a tree
Learn to blossom in the secret place and you will soon become fruitful.

Ripe apples ready for picking light by the sun.

1. Introduction.
2. God's nature as creator and communicator.
3. The role of the Bible.
4. Turn aside when you notice something.
5. Be careful what you worship.
6. The Holy Spirit quickens things.
7. Hide and seek using parables.
8. Ask the Holy Spirit.
9. The inner room is where we meet with God.
10. The importance of peace and stillness.
11. Don't hurry God will speak.
12. Waiting and longing takes us higher to a place where God acts.
13. What price do we have to pay?
14. Holding a word for a time and part of the whole picture.
15. How do we know it's from God/Act in faith?
16. Jesus is open to persuasion!
17. The Language God uses to communicate.
18. God communicates through our sensory organs.
19. God communicates primarily to the heart.
20. God offends our mind to change our heart.
21. Listening depends on your heart attitude.
22. Circumcision is the cure to a hard heart!
23. Listen to your heart
24. Eyes.
25. Lift up your eyes.
26. Make sure your vision is clear.
27. Ears/hearing the voice of the Lord.
28. Reach for higher levels.
29. How God communicates - impressions.
30. Seeing with the eyes of your heart.
31. Visions.
32. Open visions.
33. Trances.
34. Signs.
35. Dreams.
36. Conclusion.
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