Dwelling in the Secret Place of God
Psalm 91:1-2,14-16 KJV
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
What does Psalm 91:1 mean, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty?” The Word of God says we are to abide in Christ (John 15). To abide means a continual and constant dwelling under His shadow. How near do we have to be in order for His shadow to fall upon us? The closer we walk to Christ the closer His shadow is to us to provide for us His great and precious promises.
He promises He will answer our prayers and comfort us in times of difficulty. He promises to remain with us and protect us when we are troubled. Can anyone claim these precious promises? No! They are promises only to those who “know my name” and love the Lord with all their heart, mind and soul (Psalm 91:14). A personal relationship with the Lord is required to have such special promises.
Are you dwelling in the secret place of the Most High and abiding beneath the shadow of the Almighty? Special promises and privileges come with remaining in that secret place. The Most High God is Elohim, the true God of absolute authority and supremacy. To abide under the shadow of the Almighty is to be in the presence of El Shaddi, the ever-existent One, the One mighty to nourish, supply and satisfy.
Lord, thank You, that I know Your name.