The Secret Place #1

The Secret Place

When we think about the secret place In God, most of us would turn to Psalm 91. Ps. 91 was written to comfort the people of God in the wilderness while going through the 40 years of trials and to comfort and to assure the children of God in all ages of His providence in their earthly pilgrimage. In it we read “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the almighty. He will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress my God; in Him will I trust. [Psalm 91:1-2].

There are many benefits for us in this passage, of which we have a part. There are always responsibilities in receiving the blessings.

First, he that dwells; in the Hebrew is “Yashab” to sit down; to dwell; to remain; to settle in; as taking up a homestead or staking a claim and resisting all claim-jumpers; to possess a place.

Second, shall abide; abide is to stay; continue; to make your continual abode; to bear patiently; to be faithful to; to accept the terms or consequences of; as to abide by a treaty.

Third, under the shadow of, to be in the shadow of a person is to be very close; move when he moves; stop when He stops; to feel the warmth; and being protected from the burning rays of the earthly sun; sheltered from dangerous elements and much more.

Forth, he will say of the Lord; speak forth; give witness; proclaim the goodness. Words are like seeds being planted. When we speak, he is my refuge my fortress, we are planting the seeds of His goodness we are reinforcing and multiplying His protection around us.

Fifth, Say in Him will I trust. Trusting in the Lord is a sign of Faith; God is a God of Faith; we cannot please God without faith [Heb.11:6]. The more we say something, the more it gets down on the inside of us stimulating the faith for that subject. This is why we don’t say negative things about ourselves or others. If we continue to tell our children that they are a failure, that they always do wrong, never do anything right. That is exactly what they will become. If we say over and over our boss is always picking on us, words are seeds planted for the boss to always pick on us, and so will the next boss. We are still reaping our own crop of seeds.

So-- we dwell with our Lord, we abide with Him, stay close enough to be in His shadow, we witness of His goodness and live in the results of that goodness. We say, speak --planting seeds, into our future, always uplifting and positive about ourselves and others.

This makes very clear to us, that we get established in Jesus in a very steadfast relationship. So many times, we either take Him for granted or never think seriously about the awesome supply or advantages He has supplied. There are many promises in His word and conditions to receiving. All through His word, He says IF you do, then I will do. He told us to Ask, Knock, and Seek; He said He would answer, open and reveal.

The entrance to this kind of life is to understand this; “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. He that believes on Him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [John3:16 and 18]. The plan of God is for us to “Dwell in the Secret Place.”

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