Psalm 91 Verse 1

Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I used to read this scripture and wonder, “How do you get in the secret place?” “Do you have to be good enough?” “Am I in the secret place?” “Where is this secret place?”

Oh my, have you ever had any of these thoughts? Do you include yourself or disqualify yourself when you read this? As we go through this Psalm verse by verse, we will be looking at correlating scriptures to increase our understanding and answer these questions.

There are two words in Psalm 91 verse 1 that indicate this is a permanent place of residence, abide and dwell. This is not some place where we move in and out of. This is where we reside, where we live, where our home is.

To truly understand scripture we must get a clear picture of what we are hearing or reading. Many people think the things of God are so abstract; they don’t have a clear picture in their heart or mind of what they are hearing or reading. They don’t SEE it, worse yet, they don’t see themselves in the scriptures. To truly meditate on God’s Word, we must get understanding. Proverbs 4:7 tells us, “Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” Understanding comes from the Spirit of God, He is our teacher. Revelation does not come from mental reasoning; it comes to us in our spirit.

Let’s pray together, Father, in the name of Jesus, we ask you to open our hearts to see and understand your Word by the power of the Holy Spirit as we go through this teaching. Amen.

As we start our journey and discover where the secret place is; we will see where God Himself has placed us. We will get a bigger picture from the word of God of the secret place.

Psalm 31:20 tells us, “You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence; From the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion; From the strife of tongues.” This psalm describes the secret place as the presence of God, a secret shelter, a place where the spirit of strife can’t find me.

Song of Solomon 2:14 tells us it is a place of fellowship.

Sos 2:14 “O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
In the secret places of the cliff,
Let me see your face,
Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet,
And your face is lovely.”

In this verse, God is asking us to come into the secret place where He can hear our voice and see our face. It is a place of intimate fellowship. Mat 6:6 also speaks of a place of intimate fellowship in the secret place. It is the place where we talk with God.

Mat 6:6 “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”

Isa 45:3 tells us there are riches in the secret place.
“I will give you the treasures of darkness
And hidden riches of secret places
That you may know that I, the LORD,
Who call you by your name,
Am the God of Israel.”

Isaiah 49:2 tells us God causes us to be mighty warriors in the secret place.

Isa 49:2 And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword;
In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me,
And made Me a polished shaft;
In His quiver He has hidden Me.”

When I speak His Word, it is a sharp and polished weapon against the enemy. It is a weapon of accuracy that hits its target like a lightning strike. The secret place of the Most High is truly a glorious place to be, the devil cannot even find you in the secret place of the Most High God. He doesn’t know our strategy. He doesn’t know where we are.

There are even more scriptures we could go over but I will close today’s entry with Colossians 3:1-3, “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”

One of the reasons the enemy cannot find us in the secret place is this is where by faith we have been crucified with Christ and our life is hidden in Him!

By faith we are living In Him; living in the finished work of the cross; abiding in Christ is the secret place. It is a place where we completely trust in God and receive freely His grace and salvation.

Praise the Lord for His goodness!

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Psalm 91 Verse 11

Psalm 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.

He has given His angels charge over me, to keep me in all my ways. That means He has assigned angels to me, to make sure that I don’t get hurt in any way.

Is it worth it to give your life to God and make Him Your dwelling place? I say a big YES!

Let’s look more into angels. Heb 1:14 asks the question, “Are they [angels] not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?” There is a myriad [too many to number] of angels, this scripture says, “are not all” sent forth for us.

In Second Chronicles, Hezekiah strengthen the people saying, “Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles.

When a great army of horses and chariots came against Israel, the prophet Elisha’s assistant ran to him saying, “What shall we do?” Elisha answered him, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Sometimes the circumstances seem overwhelming, but never forget, we are not alone. I want you to see there are more with us than there are with them. There are as many with us as there needs to be to accomplish the mission. Psalm 103:20 says, “Bless the LORD, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word.” When we speak the Word of God, we bring His voice into the earth, into our situation. Listen for the voice of God within you, He will give you the words to speak.

One of my first encounters with angels came shortly after I made Jesus the Lord of my life. This was way back before ATM cards and cell phones. We had just moved to a new house and we needed groceries and supplies. My husband told me there would be enough gas in the car to get to the store and then I could get some cash back to fill up the tank on my way back.

As I drove to the store, I prayed, Lord, I am trusting in You to get me to the store and back and I believe You will put gas in the car supernaturally if I need it. I made it to the store okay, bought what I needed, but when I asked if I could get cash back with my check, I was told, “No, your account is too new.” I loaded my groceries into the car, strapped in my two little boys who wanted to come along, and tried to start the car. The car sputtered a bit, but would not start. I was out of gas.

Before I could open the car door, there were two men standing at the car window asking if I needed help. I told them I was out of gas and they quickly replied, wait right here, we will be back. In less than fifteen minutes, they were back with five gallons of gas. I asked them if they had a business card so I could send them money. They replied, “No, this is what we do,” and they were gone.

Praise the Lord! The Lord and His angels have rescued me many times since then, more than I am even aware of. Every morning we can thank the Lord that His angels are working on our behalf. Thank you Jesus for your lovingkindness.

If you have had an encounter with angels, please share it in the comments 🙂