In my living, Lord let Your presence be.
‘There is Life Beyond’ – a much higher form of life than on earth, God wills to bring man to where man was intended to be before the fall. You are able to verify this with evidence that there is a Creator. Our free will determines our destination.
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V1 “He that dwelleth, in the secret place of The Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty“
The Psalmist begins with ‘He that dwelleth’. We notice – He starts out with a big capital H, if we were to question why, it would appear the writer wants to get our attention, by putting emphasis on saying the word He – He that dwelleth: Who is the he that the psalmist is relating to? It could be you, it could be me or anyone else, whosoever he is, that dwelleth in the secret place.
What does the word that relate to?He that works gets a pay cheque.
It is something that we look forward to, a future event that will happen or take place by doing something, like, He that dwelleth.
In reading the word dwelleth we understand it to mean dwelling in a place permanently, like living in our home. It does mean that, but in searching the word dwelleth, here it means to abide for
a period of time, to return and keep returning during difficulties which do arise.
Psalm 42: Explains this clearly – “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.”
The English version for hart is a young male deer. We notice the word water brooks, as plural, telling us this is not the first or only time the deer was seeking a water brook. The deer was panting, saying he has been chased for sometime, short of breath and fearing for his life. An enemy, likely wolves picked up his scent and are pursuing him. The water brook is his only hope to save his life. As soon as he reaches the brook, the water will take away the scent and he will be freed from his enemy.
“So panteth my soul after thee, O God.”
The Secret Place
V1 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of The Most High“
If a survey was taken, we very likely would find
many people who dwell with secrets which can not freely be shared with someone else. Relating this to burdens we carry which oppress our mind, the weight of heavy feelings that cannot be gotten rid of. For healing to come there is only one person we can trust and feel comfortable with to share freely. He came to heal the broken hearted and set us free. The Most High, The Almighty, who knows and understands everything about us, whatsoever we have done or said. There is nothing hid from Jesus, being the divine God who came down from heaven to live as a man and died for us. He knows the attacks we are faced with, Jesus living in the world was also under attack. He is our personal God and desires for us to get to know Him personally. Seeking Him for all our personal needs, in the secret place where secrets are shared. This is the secret place where The Most High and you can come to have fellowship, a secret place where no one else knows what you share together. A secret place were you abide with Him by pouring your heart out to Him and no one knows but you and Him. To me this is therapy for the soul.
Jesus Our High Priest
Hebrews 4:14 to 16
V14 “Seeing then that we have a Great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our profession.”
V15 “For we have not a High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
V16 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”.
We always have need, but there are times we are faced with having more desperate need like when the deer panted after the water brook. Then we return to the Lord for His help and abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Where there is a shadow there is shade, where there is shade there is protection.
Psalm 91:2 There is a differencebetween V1 and V2
V2 “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge (safety), and my fortress (protection): My God, in Him I will trust”.
In V1 David wrote, ‘He that dwelleth’. He is relating to whosoever, whosoever it is that dwelleth.Now in Verse 2 – He is referring to himself. “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge, He is my fortress: My God; in Him I will trust. David is saying, God did this for me, but if you apply V1, He that dwelleth’, God will do the same for you.
V3 Relates Back to Us
“Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence”. (There is much to share on this verse and I will get back to it).
V4 “He shall cover you with His feathers and under His wings shall you trust: His truth shall by your shield and buckler”.
The Jewish people know this verse is referring to a Prayer Shawl called tallit in the Hebrew culture. The four corners of the Shawl are called wings with strands of string tied in knots which are spaced. At the end of the wings are tassels called feathers. The wings with the string tied in knots and the feathers are reminders to pray for healing, deliverance, praying blessings upon children and family, prayer for peace, etc. The Prayer Shawl is like a small tent you come under where you abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Malachi 4:2 Refers to the Prayer Shawl “But unto you that fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings“.
V5 “You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that fleith by day;
V6 Nor for the pestilence that walked in darkness, nor for the destruction that wasted at noon day”. Terror by night – This is common through dreams. Arrow that flieth by day, destruction at noon day. Evil takes no rest, day or night.
1 Peter 4:12 “Beloveth, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you. As though some strange thing happened to you. But rejoice in as much as you are partakers of Christ’s sufferings”.
V7 “A thousand shall fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come nigh you”.
V8 “Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked”.
This psalm has many promises, along with having key words which hinge on how to receive. A powerful key word is in –
V9 *Because* you have made the Lord, which is my refuge, even *The Most High* your habitation*.
V10 *There* shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.
Because and there
*Because*, when you make the Lord your habitation*, there*, is where no evil shall befall you.
Along with making the Lord our refuge as our habitation, the psalm speaks of other blessings.
V11 “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways”.
V12 They shall bare you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone”.
V13 “You shall tread upon the lion and adder: The young lion and dragon you shall trample under feet”.
The word shall is used throughout this psalm. Shall appears to be used as being a word to express future events to follow in due time, indicating not to lose hope. We plant the words of this psalm as a seed in our heart, being watered with frequent reading, with expectation to bare fruit in season.
V14 *Because* He hath set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him. I will set him on High *because* He hath known My name.*Because* you made Jesus your refuge your habitation.*Because* you set your love upon Jesus.*Because* you have known My name – therefore
V15 applies – “He shall call upon Me and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him”.
V16 “With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation”.”He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”.
Getting back to V3 – “Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler”.Many years ago when my parents lived on a farm, on one corner of the barn there was a limestone on the ground. Whenever it rained it directed the water to flow away from the building. A drop of water may seem like a small thing, but drop by drop in time of years it wore a hole in the rock.
The Snare of the Fowler
Satan is clever and crafty. Like a drop by drop of water on the rock, little by little he wills to draw us away from Jesus, drawing us back into the ways of the world, by taking advantage of our
leisure time. Satan uses the things of the world we watch and hear, things we read, talk shows we listen to mixed with darts of good and bad. Little by little in a cunning way, using worldly entertainment to draw us away from God, slowly losing sight of our first love and our hope. Our own negative words will snare us.
What value do we put on our soul?
Is there any greater hope than the hope we have in Jesus, the hope of eternal life. Are the ways of the world greater than our hope to live forever? If we gained the riches of the whole world, it cannot compare to what God gave us; our soul, to live forever and ever to be with Jesus.
Believing in Jesus
John 3:15 A common scripture verse. “That whosoever believeth in Jesus should not perish, but have eternal life”.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting Life”.
Now John 3:18 is worded different. “He that believeth on Jesus is not condemned”.
What is the difference between believing in Jesus and believing on Jesus
I was questioning to understand, what is the difference between Jesus using the word in Jesus, and on Jesus, what does He want to tell us. During the night I heard the word construe: Not understanding the meaning of the word or knowing why it was spoken, I looked in the dictionary for the meaning of the word, which is – (to explain in grammar, to apply the rule to a word of a sentence). This led me to understand the difference in Jesus saying, to believeth in Jesus, and to believeth on Jesus. Whosoever believeth in Jesus is only the beginning of believing on Jesus.
To Explain this in another way:
A child does not depend in the parents, but depends on the parents for love and care.
Getting to know Jesus and the The Holy Spirit
Believing on Jesus is the start of a new way of life. It is God’s way of bringing man kind back to where God had intended man to be, before the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. We are drawn back to Him through the power of The Holy Spirit, which Our Father gives to us, when we ask Him. When He comes He reveals Himself with a gift and will dwell with us forever. He leads us in our walk with Jesus, teaching us the ways of God.
We soon come to realize and know there is a much higher form of life which guides us, and awaiting us when our days are fulfilled on earth. But till the appointed time, God wills for us to come to know Him, to commune with Him and He with us.
Believers Become Receivers
Believing is an alleged fact standing on the ground of evidence – Jesus through the power of The Holy Spirit draws us into the Kingdom of God.
John 1:12 “But as many as received Him (Jesus), to them gave He power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on His name“.
In the Body of Christ, there are receivers and believers.
How do Believers become Receivers?
Ephesians 1:13 Answers this question. “In whom (in Jesus) you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth the Gospel of your salvation: In whom (in The Holy Ghost) also after that you believed, you were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise”.
How Do We ReceiveThis Gift From The Holy Spirit?
In Acts 2:38 Peter explains on how to become a receiver. “Then Peter said unto them, repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of The Holy Ghost”.
The Lords Prayer in Luke 11:4 we ask Jesus to – “Forgive us our sins; as we forgive everyone that
is indebted to us”. By sincerely saying this prayer to Jesus we receive our salvation.
In the same way we asked Jesus, we ask Our Father for this gift, asking The Holy Spirit to come upon us. By faith we believe on Jesus, expecting to become a receiver.
In my walk with the Lord there are many times I fall short in the things I say and do, and at times, things I should have done but didn’t do. I may not have regarded this as sin.
1 John 1: 8 to 10
V8 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us”.
V9 “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”.
V10 “If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us”.
We understand that John is writing to believers and receivers, to the church.
1 John 2:1 “My little children, these things I write unto you”.
Repenting is the way to the Lord and is good soul therapy.
In spite of all the good works we do, they cannot die for our sins.
“He that dwelleth, in the secret place of The Most High shall abide under the shadow of The Almighty.”
WHERE WILL WE SPEND ETERNITY?
“The body without the spirit is dead” – James 2:26
One thing we can prove without doubt is that theres is a much higher form of life then we have here on earth. We prove thisto be true by the choice of our free will.
Something to consider:
In the beginning mankind was createdto live forever, to never die.
My mother, my dad, my sister who once were alive, died. When deceased you can talk to the body but there is no response.The body is cold and lifeless. That part which made themtalk, walk, act, think has left; only the body is left behind.
WHERE DID THAT PART GO?
Where will my spirit spend eternity?
God gave every human being on earth He created, a free will to choose. Jesus is the only divine being who came to give His life forour sins that we may be with God forever.
By our free will we choose, asking Jesus to forgive our sins.We are justified by our sayings and fulfill what Jesuscame to do. Our spirit reunites with our creator.
John 10:9 – “I am the door:by me if *ANY MAN* enter in, *he shall be saved*.”
MERCY, PEACE, LOVE, AND GRACE
In my living, in my singing, Lord let Your presence be.