Psa. 91:1 ¶ He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
It is one thing to be a guest somewhere, an entirely another thing to move in and live there. That is what the psalmist is describing in Ps. 91. The words of the old King James Bible ring loud and clear, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”. Wow! What an incredible promise! What an incredible option! I don’t have to just visit the Shadow of God, that place can become my home. That is the whole point of our Christian faith, we have access into the holiest of all. I love how SPURGEON describes this life in his Treasury of David. Here are some of his thoughts.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High. The blessings here promised are not for all believers, but for those who live in close fellowship with God. Every child of God looks towards the inner sanctuary and the mercyseat, yet all do not dwell in the most holy place; they run to it at times, and enjoy occasional approaches, but they do not habitually reside in the mysterious presence. Those who through rich grace obtain unusual and continuous communion with God, so as to abide in Christ and Christ in them, become possessors of rare and special benefits, which are missed by those who follow afar off, and grieve the Holy Spirit of God. Into the secret place those only come who know the love of God in Christ Jesus, and those only dwell there to whom to live is Christ. To them the veil is rent, the mercyseat is revealed, the covering cherubs are manifest, and the awful glory of the Most High is apparent: these, like Simeon, have the Holy Ghost upon them…”
There are blessings available to those who choose this life. These blessings are not ones you can see with your eyes or touch with your hands yet they too are tangible. Living in the Shadow of God brings us to a place of heavenly blessings; a powerful sense of God’s sovereignty is ours, an indescribable joy that is not of this world, supernatural power for ministry, and an unthinkable heavenly language of divine communication. Yeah, there is absolutely another way to live, it is life in the glory of Shaddai’s shadow.