The Hidden Ones
“The world seems empty and its significance is no longer apparent, which begs the question: “when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” (…will he find faith on the waves of the ocean?) – Luke 18:8
The proper nature of faith/trust is not to seek other ways (Mat. 6:33). It will mean asking God to knock out our bridges and supports so at long last, we can walk on water (Mt. 14:28-31). As with Peter, our sinking brings about despair and panic, but we must reach a certain degree of despair for trust to be born. Peter brings us to principle Truth: We cannot call upon the Name of the Lord and not be saved – (Mt. 14:30; Rom. 10:9,13).
This is where we see the primordial role of the hidden ones. They have a modest appearance and for the most part are silent and they don’t splatter others with ready made maxims. …instead, they pray. We must believe in their influence of hidden, radiating prayer. Their radiance does not spring from actions, words, or prestige, it comes essentially from them being in depth. This is why these people may be hidden in depths of a desert or in a high-rise in Chicago. They, having, nor desiring no means of action in their power, yet they radiate from the depths within. They do not seek to be known and they shun gatherings where people live oddly in a facade to congratulate or condemn each other. These “hidden ones,” “ocean invokers” are not sheltered from conflict, but they are not immersed in the polarization of greed and violence. Their influence is hidden and mysterious (Col. 1:27; Judges 13: 17-21) because they are in communion with IAM within. Hence they reach others from this within. “and the heart is deep” – Psalm 64:6. No-one could suspect such people rooted in God (Col. 2:6-8, v7) are the ones who move the world for good. God says: “I will leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people and they shall take refuge in the Name of Lord (Zeph. 3:12).” “I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries” – Jer. 23:2. “Even so at this present time also there is a remnant” -Rom. 11:5
The ‘hidden ones’, the ocean invokers have a motto: “I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.” – Psalm 131:1, and their prayer : “O God, do not remain quiet; do not be silent. And O God, do not be still. For behold, your enemies make an uproar, and those who hate you have exalted themselves. They make shrewd plans against your people, and conspire together against your hidden ones.” – Psalm 83: 1-3
I conclude with what I said in the beginning: “The world seems empty and its significance is no longer apparent, but the the hidden ones are fully significant. So, beware, there are two ways to be deceived: one is to believe what isn’t hidden; the other is to refuse to accept what is. -Seraphim OJN
“You hide them in the secret place of Your Presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.” – Psalm 31:20