The study notes in this section are Matthew’s personal outlines and therefore they have not been edited.  As a result, you will find some grammatical errors.

The Secret Place Of Abundance

FOUNDATION STATEMENT: As believers we can get we can get to a place of abundance where we live above the curse and Satan cannot get His hands on us.-Psalm 91, 1 John 5:18

I. Zoe is the light force of God that darkness cannot overtake (John 1:1-5, 1 John 1:1-2)

A. Zoe was manifested unto them in Jesus; What they had seen and handled was zoe

B. We have it working in our lives & now we are showing it to you

1. History tells that they tried to boil John in oil and couldn’t kill him

2. How is eternal life manifested in the physical realm? Because it’s more than just going to Heaven and it’s something that can be manifested in the physical realm.

C.We are telling you about this zoe; How to walk in it and manifest it in your life

D. When you start understanding and experiencing zoe, it’ll fill your joy tank up

1. When zoe is being manifested & ur experiencing Heaven on the Earth ur joy is full

2. John 16:24 – When the receiving starts the joy begins rise


A. God is Light; There is no darkness in him

1. There is no sickness, no curse, no poverty, no defeat, no depression in God,

a. Absolute zero is where zero heat exists (-273 degrees C, -459 degrees F)

b. No heat energy remains, molecules cannot move, and nothing can live there

2. Ezekiel 1:27-He saw God & said he’s a fire from His loins up & from His loins down

3. Habakkuk 3:4 – God is a spirit, He’s not covered in flesh

4. Exodus 33:18-Moses wanted to see His glory, but it was so powerful that God had to hide him under a cliff to keep from killing him;That goodness destroyed all badness

5. Acts 12:7-10 – The Light showed up when Peter was in prison

B. God is Love; God = Light and God = Love; Consequently then Love = Light, Light = Love

1. There is absolute zero darkness in love

C.God is Zoe-Life (John 1:1-5)

1. Zoe = Light and Light = God — God = Zoe b/c Zoe = Light and Light = God

a. In zoe there is absolute zero death force

2. Consequently in zoe there can be no manifestations of the curse, sickness, poverty

D. In God who is Love, who is Light, who is Life, there is abundance, there is Heaven on the Earth, there is the Garden of Eden b/c in God/Love/Light/Life there is no darkness at all

1. God is good and in Him there is zero bad

a. God is the Healer and in him there is zero sickness

2. That’s all the curse & manifestations of death & there isn’t any of that in God

E. The law of opposites; God and Satan are direct opposites of one another

1. If God is Light, Life, and Love then Satan must be darkness, death, and hate

III. You dwell in God/Life/Light where there is no darkness by dwelling in the Love of God

A. When you don’t keep the commandment of love you walk in darkness (1 John 2:10-11)

1. When you walk in love, you walk in the light, because God is love and He is light

2. When you violate the commandment of love and get over in darkness, that’s where death is and that’s where the curse is

B. When u don’t keep the commandment of love u walk in the force of death-1 John 3:14

1. That force of death is not in you because you’re born again, but you’re releasing it in your life by violating the law of love

a. You’re living in that death force & consequently you’re seeing the curse manifest

2. When you walk in love, you abide in life

C.If you say that you have participation with Him/Light/Life/Love and you walk in darkness (violation to the commandment of love) that’s a lie (1 John 1:6)

1. Fellowship – participation, sharer, companion, partner

2. You can’t walk in hate/strife and participate in this life/light force

D. The way that you know that you have intimate fellowship with God/Light/Life/Love is you keep his commandments (1 John 2:3-6)

1. The person that says that they have intimate fellowship with this Light/Life/God/Love and doesn’t walk in love is a liar; You can’t walk in zoe without walking in love

2. When the love of God is being perfected in you that is how you KNOW that you are dwelling in Him/Light/Life/Love/God

E. The person that dwells in love, dwells in God, who is life, who is light (1 John 4:16)

1. If you’re going to say you abide in him, walk in love as he walked (1 John 2:6)

IV. The wicked one touches you not: That’s abundance (Psalm 91)

A. This secret place that he’s dwelling in is Love. It’s the light that darkness cannot comprehend, it’s the life that death can’t overtake, it’s God.

1. If you’re going to dwell in the secret place of light/life/God you have to dwell in love

a. He started the first verse talking about being in love

2. 2-He begins to speak faith-filled words, but he was dwelling in love first

a. He’s fully persuaded– Surely, Shall,/No evil/No plague

1) He believes the love/the light/the life (1 John 4:16)—IN HIM I trust

2) He knows that darkness can’t come in this light

b. 9-He did this by dwelling in the Love of God and speaking faith filled words

c. 10-There-Where?-In light, In life, In love in God

3. The key issue was He stayed out of fear & He set his love upon God

a. If you get out of love you’re out of light/life/God, & over in a place where darkness resides & that death force works to effect every area of your life

4. It’s God’s will that we be far from oppression (Psalm 91:7,10, 5, 14, Isaiah 54:14, Ephesians 1:16-22, 1 John 4:17)

a. The Psalmist set his love upon God and that’s why there was no fear, and because there was no fear he was far from oppression

B. Jesus dwelt in the secret place

1. He never once violated the commandment of love (2 Corinthians 5:21)

a. He dwelled in love, in light, in life, in God

b. Through the blood we can live a sin-free life

2. Jesus hid himself in the secret place of love/light/life & darkness couldn’t come on him (John 8:59); Death came but couldn’t find Jesus b/c he was in a secret place

a. John 8:12 – When you follow him you walk in the light of life

3. Jesus was able to walk free from evil because he kept his Father’s commandments and abided in His Father’s love (John 14:9-10)

a. If we will keep his commandments we can abide in his love, the way he abided in his father’s love and walk free from evil the way he did-John 17:14

4. That force of death that manifests evil has been abolished

a. John 8:51, John 11:25-26, John 10:10, 2 Timothy 1:10

C.Keep yourself in love and the wicked can’t touch you (1 John 5:18-20, 11-12, 1-5)

1. Satan’s looking for people who have the love off, the light off, the life off (1 Pet 5:5-9)

2. Satan is looking for people who live their lives in violation to the commandment of love because fear his is way in

3. If you do sin you repent and it’s like you never sinned (1 John 1:9)

a. But you got to have the commandment of love on your mind to even catch it

4. Keeps himself – Where? – In love

a. This whole book is talking about God being love, God being light and whosoever dwells in love dwells in God who is light, it talks about the commandment of love

5. You keep yourself in love and the wicked one touches you not – That’s abundance – This was Jesus’ prayer (John 17:5)

V. We are light

A. Adam (Genesis 2:23, Genesis 1:26)

1. Man – Ish comes from Word eish, which means fire

2. He was made in the image of God, who is light; Psalm 8 – He was crowned w/ glory

a. Rom 5:12-Through sin he lost it; Sin came into the world & death/darkness by sin

B. Jesus came to get us life abundantly (John 10:10)

1. Ephesians 5:8 – You are light; Romans 13:8-14 – Put on the armor of light