Psalms 91:1-3 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
Be one of those who choose to dwell in the secret place; it is a place of victory and security. Through a careful review of Psalms 91, we can identify at least eight (8) benefits that come with dwelling in the secret place. The first benefit that is mentioned is God’s continued covering and protection; the scripture said, “He that dwelleth in the secret place…they shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”. The shadow of the almighty refers to His covering and protection.
The second benefit is God’s deliverance. He promised in Psalms 91:3 that he will deliver the person who dwells in the secret place from the “snare of the fowler and the noisome pestilence”.
Courage is the third benefit of being a person who lives in God’s presence. His word promises that “they shall not be afraid for the terror by night nor the arrow that flieth by day”. Become fearless by choosing to dwell in the secret place.
The assurance of victory is the fourth benefit that comes with dwelling in the secret place. The scripture tells us that “a thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee”. What that tells us is that in His presence victory is certain. Victory is certain because when we have Him with us, He fights for us and He has never lost a battle.
Power and authority over everything in our world is the fifth benefit that we unlock by dwelling in the presence of God. Psalms 91:13 promises that if we abide in His presence “we will tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon” we will trample them under our feet. What that is saying is that we will have power and authority not only over things in our environment, but also over the forces of darkness. How can we make it without this power? Stay in the secret place.
The secret place is also a place of promotion; that is the sixth benefit. The scripture says “I will set him on high, because he hath known my name”; that speaks to promotion. Promotion comes in the presence of God; Ruth got her promotion when she left the land of the Moabites and went to live in Jerusalem where the presence of God dwells.
The seventh benefit of dwelling in the secret place is answered prayers. Psalms 91:15 says, “He shall call upon me, and I will answer him”. Abiding in God’s presence is a secret to getting answers to your prayers. In Exodus 25:22 God promised that He would speak to us in His presence.
Long life is the eight benefit that comes with living in God’s presence. Everyone wants to live long. Unlock long life by continually living in His presence. There are too many benefits that come with living in God’s presence for us not to make it our dwelling place.
Life Application: Choose to live every day in God’s presence and unlock His protection, deliverance, courage, victory, power and authority, promotion, answered prayers and long life.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your presence. I will continually dwell in your presence and enjoy the benefits that come with that. Keep me in your secret place. In Jesus’ name, amen.