Psalm 91 Verse 2

Psalm 91:2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

In Psalm 91, verse 2, we enter the secret place  by declaring, “Lord, You are my refuge, You are my fortress, You are my God, I put my trust in You.”

Faith is released when we speak it, see 2 Corinthians 4:13 “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;” Pray it, Declare it, Speak it aloud. Allow the Word to do the work.

To experience the benefits God has provided, we must receive them by faith. Let’s look at faith. What is your picture of faith? Have you ever thought, “I must not have enough faith?” That is an enemy trick to disqualify you. It’s really not about having enough faith, it’s about using the faith that God has given you already. We are not the source of our faith, it is not something we muster up, we do not manufacture our own faith.

Rom 12:3 tells us, “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”

By declaring, “The Lord is my refuge and my fortress; my secret place”, you are exercising the faith that God has given you. You are making a decision to believe the Word of God.

It is only by faith can we enter the secret place of the Most High. There is no amount of our goodness or good works that will open the door to the secret place; Jesus is the door. He is our righteousness.

Phil 3:9 tells us our righteousness comes from God, “..not having mine own righteousness, which is of the works of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.”

When Jesus was getting ready to ascend to heaven He told His disciples that He would not leave them orphaned but that the Father would send the Holy Spirit to be with us, to empower us to do the same things that He did on earth and more. One of the missions of the Holy Spirit is to be our teacher, our guide, He is to lead us into all truth.

1 Cor 2:12 tells us, “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”

In Psalm 91, the Spirit of God is revealing to us that the secret place has been freely given to us. “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” We choose to be in the secret place when we release our faith in what Jesus has done for us, when we declare that the Lord is our hiding place, our strong tower, our fortress, a refuge of safety.

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Psalm 91 Verses 9-10

Psalm 91:9-10 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

We are at the half way point in our Psalm 91 verse by verse study. I hope you are enjoying the journey. Are you starting to see how rich this psalm is?

In verse 9, we see something new. There are two voices represented [9 Because “you” have made the Lord, who is “my” refuge; Even the Most High, “your” dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;] Who are these two voices? It could be the psalmist singing to the congregation, but I believe it is much more. Not only is David singing to the congregation, he is also singing to his own soul and prophetically to Jesus, the Messiah, and to us, those who are in Christ.

In Psalm 91: 9-10, it may appear at first glance the psalmist is just recapping the situation but let’s look through the eye of faith. He is declaring to himself, “9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;” He is building himself up on his most holy faith. (Jude 20)

There are many psalms where the psalmist speaks to his own soul. For instance, in Psalm 103 he instructs his soul to bless the Lord.

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:

In Psalm 42:5, the psalmist encourages himself in the Lord by telling himself to hope in God.

5 Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him
For the help of His countenance.

What a wonderful way to start each morning, “Lord, you are my refuge and my fortress; You are My God, I put my trust in You.” And then, remind your soul, declaring, “Because I have made the Lord my dwelling place, No evil shall befall me, No plague shall come near me!”

Hallelujah!