Dwelling in the Secret Place of God
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. . . 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 to be in a state of spiritual rest, regardless of outward circumstances. How near do we have to be in order for His shadow to fall upon us? As we draw closer in our relationship to Christ, we grow nearer to His shadow which is a metaphor speaking of His provision and cherished promises.
God 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 treasured promises? No! They are promises only to those who “know my name” and love Him (Psalm 91:14). A personal relationship with Christ is required to have such special promises. We do not have to leave our responsibilities, or our relationships to dwell in the secret place.
Are you dwelling in the secret place of the Most High and do you abide beneath the shadow of the Almighty? 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 Shaddai, the ever-existent One, the One mighty to nourish, supply and satisfy.
Lord, I’m blessed to know Your name.