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Dwelling in the Secret Place of God

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.

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In the Garden

In the Garden Matthew 26:38  Then saith he unto them, "My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me."
Matthew 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-50; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:1-11
When Jesus entered the Garden of Gethsemane, He knew He would be arrested, shamed, humiliated and put through severe testing. The Word of God makes it clear that Jesus knew all things that would happen to Him and that nothing was a surprise to Him or out of His and the Father’s control. 
This same Jesus understood fully all that His dying would entail. He knew what pain he would bear before He ever set foot in the garden. He knew of the floggings he would endure leaving him to the point of death. He knew of the metal spikes that would pierce His body–––the most excruciating pain one could experience. That night during His prayer, every sorrow He had ever known seemed to fall upon Him. We could never comprehend the depth of Christ’s agony or the terror of divine wrath He would suffer …

"But for the Glory of God"

“But for the Glory of God” John 11:l-4  Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha... This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
Have you ever considered that your suffering is a gift from God to you? I knew the suffering of Jesus was a gift to me, but I hadn’t thought that my suffering was gifted to me by God. It is hard to think that suffering is a gift when you are in the midst of the suffering.
Mary and Martha had sent word to Jesus that Lazarus was very sick. In that message they included an important word to us whom suffer, “he whom thou lovest is sick.” The sister’s of Lazarus were hurting for their brother and wanted Jesus to be there for him. Jesus did not come to Bethany immediately, but waited awhile before coming to them. Mary and Martha both said to Jesus, “Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.”
Jesus knew Lazarus was sick and that he had already…

When Life Hurts

When Life Hurts 2 Corinthians 12:9   And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Have you ever hurt so bad  that you felt like your heart would burst inside? The pain you were experiencing was overwhelming and there seemed to be no end in sight? A Christian’s life is not excluded from perplexing circumstances that are uncomfortable or even painful. If you read the story of Paul,  you will see that the events of his life were filled with distressing and traumatic trials.
Without experiencing the agonizing days of being shipwrecked, beaten, once stoned, and afflicted with a thorn in the flesh ( 2 Corinthians 11:25; 12:7-8), how could he ever write, “My grace is sufficient for you.” Paul realized that the power to fully endure such adverse situations came only through the power of God. How else could he rejoice in prison and be able to…