• Michael L. Smith

Hidden Ones

Updated: Sep 4, 2019

Psalms 83:3 (KJV)

They have taken crafty counsel against thy people and consulted against thy HIDDEN ONES.

God has "hidden ones" in the world today. Men and women of God that are rarely "seen or heard from". Christians that are on fire for the Lord and willing to serve him in any capacity necessary.

These children are not looking for self-glory or trying to make a name for themselves. They are not looking for a pat on the back or a thank you card in the mail. These mighty Christians don't have to be massaged into a ministry or motivated to action. When their number is called by the Lord THEY ACT.

These "hidden ones" are not noticeable in a crowd of people. Like Jesus, they have "no form or comeliness, and no beauty that we should desire them", (Isaiah 53:2) These hidden ones are not TRYING TO BE FLASHY OR BE SEEN FOR THEMSELVES. They only want Christ to shine in their lives.

Psalms 83:3 (KJV)

They have taken crafty counsel against thy people and consulted against thy HIDDEN ONES.

These "hidden ones" are tucked away in the earth by God. They are sons and daughters that live a normal life. They go to work and come home. Some are elderly and retired. They read their Bible and meditate on scriptures. They live a life of constant prayer. These hidden ones yearn for the presence of God and desire to live a holy life.

These are the ones that clean the toilets of the church on Saturdays. These are the ministers that do prison ministry, a ministry that very few want to do.

These hidden ones sacrifice worldly activities and instead go to prayer meetings to intercede for ministries and the "lost" of the world. These hidden ones support ministries with their finances. Many use their talents and trade to further the Gospel of the Kingdom.

These hidden ones can be "trusted" to give a timely word to someone else when God calls them. They are willing to forsake all and "go" when the command is given. They will minister the Gospel to a stranger at Walmart, or a stranded motorist on the side of the road.

Most of these hidden ones are peppered across the earth. ONLY God knows where they are. They are cell groups for the army of God and can be activated against the Kingdom of darkness at ANYTIME.

1 Kings 18:3-4 (NKJV)

"And Ahab had called Obadiah, who was in charge of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly. For so it was, while Jezebel massacred the prophets of the Lord, that Obadiah had taken one hundred prophets and HIDDEN them, fifty to a cave, and had fed them with bread and water.)"

Allow me to set the stage for you. There was a famine in the land caused by the prophet Elijah. Because of the famine, Jezabal, a wicked woman began to murder all the prophets of the Lord.

At the time there was a "hidden one" in the land named Obadiah. He was an everyday person that was a servant to the King of Israel, which happened to be Jezebel's husband.

When his "number was called" by the Lord, he risked his life to hide other "hidden ones" inside of a cave. The 100 hidden prophets were secluded in a cave surviving off bread and water as they tarried in the presence of the Lord day and night.

At the time these 100 prophets didn't have a ministry. There were no invitations to preach, nor were they even known.

So...what was their purpose for hiding? Their purpose was to wait on the Lord until the appointed time. These prophets were some of the 7,000 men in the land that hadn't bowed their knee to Baal. (1 Kings 19:18) These hidden men would soon be released from a dark, secluded, wet cave to preach the name of God throughout a wicked land. God KNEW where they were, and He would soon call their number.

A few weeks ago a Christian lady asked me to write another prisoner and encourage him. I was humbled and honored that I had been called for this task and I spent most of the night and all of the next day praying over and penning a letter to the inmate. God knew that He could trust this "hidden writer" therefore He called my number.

Some of you may have noticed that I haven't written much lately. Honestly, I haven't felt led to write. I didn't awake today thinking that I would write a sermon. I was reading my daily scriptures when my eyes scanned Psalms 83:3. Then like I had stepped on a landmine, this sermon exploded out of my spirit onto my tablet. MY NUMBER WAS CALLED AND THE HIDDEN MAN AROSE.

I am constantly telling God, "God, I am here and willing to do whatever needed to or go wherever needed. I am Your hidden one".

God knows where you are. He has you hidden away for a specific purpose. At times ministry is simply "standing before the Lord" in His presence. (1 Kings 17:1) "Hidden ones" don't go out looking for ministry, THEY ARE MINISTRY, waiting to be called to duty.

God Bless,

Joshua Drucker

“Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth”