SHADOW DWELLER

Ps.91:1 – He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

If you paid close attention to this passage, you found the key to being in the world but not of the world. Did you see it? This place of rest in the midst of turmoil and hard work is this, making the Lord your habitation. The temple was the place, in the Old Testament, that God had chosen to dwell. In the New Testament, He has chosen to dwell in His local church. The gathering together of His people for worship becomes our QUIET HABITATION. This is our place of safety from the storms of life and the place of rest and restoration on our journey. It also becomes our place of fellowship, teaching, correction, accountability, and empowerment. Follow the ark, it may lead you through some unusual places, but the ultimate destination is the glorious city of God. So you and me, we are just passing through. Our citizenship is in heaven. As we travel through new and uncertain terrain, you can be sure of this one thing, God Himself is our QUIET HABITATION. Adam Clarke describes the secret place spoken of in this Psalm.

“In the secret place of the Most High. Spoken probably in reference to the Holy of Holies. He who enters legitimately there shall be covered with the cloud of God’s glory-the protection of the all-sufflcient God. This was the privilege of the high priest only, under the law: but under the new covenant all believers in Christ have boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus; and those who thus enter are safe from every evil.”

For the Jewish person at the beginning of the Christian era, this had to be the most shocking thing of all, entrance into the Holy of Holies. The Jews knew the sacredness of the holiest of all and the power that resided there. To consider entering that place was unthinkable. The apostles not only said we could go there, they said this would now be our habitation. Christ has made it possible for anyone to abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Entering His presence and cultivating life behind the veil is our place of safety. In these last days perilous times are upon us. Learn to be a shadow dweller, that’s where we find refuge from everything being thrown at us.