Abiding in the Shadow . . .
He Who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty (Whose power no foe can withstand).
Psalm 91 (AMP) begins with a declaration of stability and security for all those who dwell “in the secret place.”
Where is the “secret place?” How do we find our way into it? How do we “dwell” there?
The “secret place” is held secret from those who reject the Lord, His church, and are unwilling to reverence and obey His Word. The key to entering the “secret place” and finding protection “under the shadow of the Almighty” is that of learning the ways of God and yielding to them in willing obedience.
This precious, holy and powerful place is open to all who “will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I (confidently) trust!” He is an ever present help to those who recognize their own weakness and are willing to cast all their care upon Him. It is for this one that it is written:
“For (then) He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. (Then) He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you. Only a spectator shall you be (yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High) as you witness the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place, There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent. For He will give His angels (especial) charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways (of obedience and service). They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.”
That one who is in communion with the Lord, His Church, His Spirit and His Word will continually abide in the “secret place” of deliverance from all his enemies and promotion over those who would hinder his ways. Yes, the “secret place” is the “in Christ” place.