Jun
21

The Dwelling Life

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THE DWELLING LIFE
by Eddie Lawrence
 
Psalm 91: He who dwells 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 I will trust.”
 

INTRO – David was surrounded by his enemies but he learned the secret of dwelling with God. This changed everything and secured his sense of victory. Let’s just look at the first two verse of what many call the SOLDIER’S PSALM and note four specific truths about secret place living and the dwelling life.
 
1. THERE’S  A SETTLEDNESS ABOUT IT.
 
Psalm 91: He who dwells 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 I will trust.”
 
-You can be homeless and yet have a home – it’s just the wrong home. You can still feel lonely in the middle of the masses, until you find your resting place in God.
-We were made to dwell in God’s presence. This is our true sphere we are to live in. As Adam was created and awakened to live in God’s presence, so are we.
-In Christ, we are seated in the heavenlies.
-We have the comfort of knowing we are where we were created to be when we are living in the conscious awareness of His presence in our lives. This is our dwelling place. We are just passing through this world, but our true dwelling place is in Him and with Him. We do not have to stake our claim on the shifting sand of this temporal world. We can have that settled peace with in our soul that we were made to dwell with God.
 
2.  THERE’S A SECRECY ABOUT IT.
 
Psalm 91: He who dwells 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 I will trust.”
 
-This speaks of the definite activity that surrounds our spiritual life in the unseen realm. We are not moved by what we see but what we believe and know to be true about the presence of God.
-Regardless of what place you are not at in the material world, it’s force against you is trumped by the life and energy you draw from the secret place of the most High God. Your feet may be on planet Earth, but your spirit man is anchored in the secret place of God.
-Jesus taught us to draw away into a secret place away from man so that we can spend time with the One who dwells in the secret place. When we live in the secret place, then the love and power of God that will fill your life will not be kept a secret. People will see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.
 
3. THERE’S A SECURITY ABOUT IT.
 
Psalm 91: He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LordHe is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
 
-As you read the above verses, note the sense of safety that David had knowing he lived in the presence of the One in control of all things. I can imagine a little child standing beneath his/her Father and resting in the shade of their stature knowing that Daddy can handle anything. Daddy will protect and take care of me. This is our true position as sons and daughters of God.
-What comes to your mind, when you hear the words “refuge” and “fortress”? A place to hide and get away from danger and stress. A place to be protected and feel safe. A place to run to away from threats and harm. Father wants us to know we are safe and secure with Him. Read Romans 8:28-38 for a N.T. picture of this.
 
4. THERE’S A STEADFASTNESS ABOUT IT.
 
Psalm 91: He who dwells 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 I will trust.”
 
-Like David, we too can make our declaration, “In Him I will trust!” We will not be moved by the lies of the enemy. We will not be driven into doubt and uncertainty. We will confidently rest in the truth of who we are and Whose we are. We will be driven and tossed by every wind of doctrine. We will not bow to unbelief and despair.
 
WE WILL DWELL!
WE WILL ABIDE!
WE WILL TRUST!
 
Conclusion: If you were to read the rest of this Psalm, you would see a listing of the benefits of this dwelling life. But first, you must take that step to dwell in the right place and trust in the right One. Will you do that now?

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