Wednesday, 27th October, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations" (Psalm 90:1 KJV)
In this day and age, when there’s so much trouble and crises, with a seemingly overwhelming spread of evil around the world, many are thinking, “Is there hope?” But when you study the Scriptures, you’ll understand God’s divine plan for His children in a tempestuous world. For example, Psalm 91; the first verse is as inspiring as it is comforting. It says, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Your location in the Spirit is the “secret place of the most high”; that was the best way the psalmist could put it. The second verse (Psalm 91:2) sheds more light on it; it says, “I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” That means the Lord Himself is that secret place, because He is your refuge and your fortress. Therefore, that you dwell in the secret place of the most high means you dwell in Him. In the New Testament, that place is called Christ: “…if any man be in Christ…” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Notice the underlined expression, “in Christ,” showing that Christ is a place in God. How could anyone be disadvantaged in Christ? It’s impossible! In Christ is glory only—always and forever! In Christ is life forevermore; you’re shielded from harm, evil and destruction. No wonder it says in Psalm 91:7 NIV “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.”
"Dear Father, thank you for your glory in my life, for your presence in and around me. No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper, because I dwell in the secret place of the most high, and I abide under the shadow of the Almighty. The greater One lives in me, and in Him and through Him, I reign and triumph gloriously over Satan and the elements of this world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
Isaiah 43:2; John 16:33
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Timothy 3:1-17 & Jeremiah 23-25
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 8:1-11 & 2 Kings 17-18