PSALM 91:1 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
I would like us to find out what or where the secret place of most high is. From the above scripture, there are some key words to understand before we can fully understand what PSALM 91 means.
DWELL: to dwell means to live in or at a specific place. To be permanent in an area. To be stuck, sort of. To be firmly founded/built.
SHADOW: the shadow of an object heralds its /their presence. It is mostly easy to determine what you may encounter or come across with when you see their shadow. So shadow means the PRESENCE of someone or thing.
Lastly, the key note to understand PSALM 91 is to find out what is THE SECRET PLACE.
First, we must agree that the most high is GOD and so to understand the secret place, we must know who God is in JOHN 1:1-5 in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him, all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.”
So we know that GOD IS THE WORD, THE BEGINNING, COMPANION /RELATIONSHIP (with God), THE CREATOR, THE LIFE, THE LIGHT, THE OVERCOMER (SAVIOR), JESUS.
Now the secret place is not necessarily hidden but a discovery. When you find out a secret about someone, they cannot question the reality of you knowing, that can only question how you found out, because secrets exit but revealed by discovery.
But it is easier to know the secret place of the most High (GOD) having a clearer understanding of who He is.
As for the WORD, if you want to find the word the best place to go is the BIBLE.
Same way if you want to know about the beginning of time, creation or the creator, life, the light, overcomer, savior and Jesus, you will need to go to the BIBLE.
So the secret place of God, the most high is the HOLY BIBLE.
Practically, when any believer even most times unbelievers encounter an issue and go to the BIBLE they experience peace, answers and or solutions. As a believer, I believe you can attest to this.
So what PSALM 91:1 means is WHEN YOU ALWAYS LIVE IN THE HOLY BIBLE (making all decisions and choices based in the word) YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD . And when you are in the PRESENCE of God, protection, provision, redemption and praise will be your portion.
Ladies and gentlemen this is why we must be JESUSCENTERED because JESUS IS THE LORD GOD and when your focus (dwell) is on Him, by going BACK TO THE BIBLE you are guaranteed coverage through His presence/shadow and we are know that the presence or shadow of God is manifested as the HOLY SPIRIT . Let’s go BACK TO THE BIBLE.
BY PASTOR ERNEST A. BOATENG OF JESUS CENTEREDD MINISTRY.