"THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH" Psa.91
"He [they] that dwelleth (Psa.90:1) in the secret place of the most High shall abide (Psa.15:1-5) under the shadow of the Almighty."
Yea, in the shadow of My wings shall My remnant make their refuge - Psa.57:1. They shall be kept as the apple of Mine eye (Psa.32:8), hidden under the shadow of My wings (Psa.16:8), like as to an apple under the shade of its tree - S.S.2:3. In the shadow of my wings, even in my shade of protection and preservation (Psa.121:5-7) shall they rejoice - Psa.63:7. For in time of trouble shall I hide them in My pavillion: in the secret of My tabernacle will I hide them - Psa.27:5.
For there in that secret place shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat and for a place of refuge and for a covert from storm and rain - Isa.4:6. And a man, even my strong people (Isa.25:3-5), shall as an hiding place from the wind and a covert from the tempest, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land - Isa.32:2.
I the Lord, shall set them upon a rock (Psa.27:5), even a solid foundation of Christ's divine truth and knowledge - Matt.7:24,25. Therein they shall be hidden and covered in clefts of that rock (Ex.33:21, 22), partaking of hidden riches (Isa.45:3) here in the secret places of the stairs which reach heavenward (S.S.2:14) wherein shall be offered in this tabernacle, sacrifices of joy - Psa.27:6. I the Lord Jesus Christ shall be their rock, their fortress, their deliverer and high tower - Psa.18:2; 144:2; 2Sam.22:2. My name is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it and are safe - Prv.18:10.
I shall be their strong rock for an house of defence to save & deliver them (Psa.31:2) even to the uttermost - Heb.7:25. Only I the Lord can deliver them in My righteousness and cause them to escape the snare of death. Only I can be their strong habitation, their rock and fortress - Psa.71:2, 3. I am the Lord their God and I shall lead them to the place of the rock that is higher than them, and only here in My rock shall be a shelter and a strong tower from the enemy -Psa.61:2,3.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge (Psa.142:5; 62:7,8) and my fortress (Jer.16:19): my God: In Him will I trust."
I the Lord, shall be their refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble - Psa.46:1; Deut.33:27. Am I not also their hiding place (Col.3:3) and their shield (Psa.119:114), and shall I not preserve them from trouble (Psa.32:7) by hiding them in the secret of My presence from the pride of man, keeping them secretly in a pavillion from the strife of tongues? - Psa.132:20. They shall have learned that in the fear of the the Lord is strong confidence: and in this place of piety My children shall have a place of refuge - Prv.14:26.
Surely the secret of the Lord is with them that reverenty fear Me, saith the Lord - Psa.25:14. I the Lord shall be a stronghold in the day of trouble for them that trust whole heartedly in me - Nah.1:7. Oh how great is My goodness, which I have laid up for them that fear me; which I have wrought for them that trust in Me before the sons of men - Psa.31:19.
"Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisesome pestilence."
I the Lord have brought them into the net and they went through fire and water but yet shall I bring them out into a wealthy place - Psa.67:11,12. Spiritual wealth and riches shall be in their house - Psa.112:3. When they pass through the troubled waters, I shall be with them. And when they pass through the rivers of death, they shall not overflow them. When they walk through the fire of painful trials they shall not be burned; neither shall the flames of wrath kindle upon them (Isa.43:2) for they shall be as a brand plucked out of the fire - Zec.3:12.
I the Lord shall deliver them in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch them - Jb.5:19-24. They that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be fully delivered (Mat. 24:13) and it is to them that I will give power over the nations - Rev.2:26.
"He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler."
I shall cover their heads in the day of battle (Psa.140:7) and My truth shall continually preserve them - Psa.140:11. As birds flying, so will I the Lord of hosts defend them; defending them also will I deliver; and passing over I will preserve them - Isa.31:5. Their soul waiteth for the Lord who is their help and their shield - Psa.33:20. I the Lord, am a shield (Psa.59:11) and a buckler (Psa.18: 30) unto them that put their trust in Me - Prv.30:5. I shall compass them roundabout as with a shield (Psa.5:12) for I alone am their refuge and their strength, a very present help in time of trouble - Psa.46:1. Yea, I am the Almighty and I shall be their defence and they shall have plenty of the silver of my redemption & deliverance - Jb.22:25. Through it all, I shall be their defence and the glory of their strength - Psa.89:17; Psa.59:9, 16, 17.
VERSES 5 & 6
"Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night: nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday."
The sun shall not smite them by day nor the moon by night - Psa. 121:6. When they sit in darkness I the Lord shall be a light unto them (Mic.7:8) and by My light shall they walk through darkness when the secret of God is upon their tabernacle - Jb.29:3, 4. Yea, they shall be far from oppression, for they shall not fear terror for it shall not come nigh them - Isa.54:14. Whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell saftely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil - Prv.1:33.
"A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee."
Behold, whosoever shall gather against them shall fall for their sake - Isa.54:15. They shall fall even by their own counsels - Psa.4:10; Jb.18:7. One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one (Isa.30:17) and their enemies shall fall before them by the sword - Lev.26:8. One shall chase a thousand and two shall put ten thousand to flight - Deut.32:30. They themselves shall fall upon the sword but they shall not be wounded - Jl.2:8. There shall not a hair of their head perish - Lk.21:18. By wise counsel they shall make war and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety - Prv.24:6.
"Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked."
I the Lord shall let them see their desire upon the enemy (Psa.59:10) when I shall turn back their captivity before their eyes, casting out their enemy and undoing all that has afflicted them - Zep.3:15-20. For then shall that wicked be revealed, whom I shall consume with the Spirit of my mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of My coming - 2Ths.2:8. Then shall the wicked be cut off from the earth and the transgressors rooted out of it, for the upright shall dwell in the land and the perfect shall remain in it - Prv.2:21,22. These shall be kept from the evil in the world (Jn.17:15), for I the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer - Psa.31:23.
They that wait upon Me and My way, shall I exalt to inherit the land and when the wicked are cut off thou shalt see it - Psa.37:34. The full salvation of the righteous is of Me and I am their strength in time of trouble. I the Lord shall help them and deliver them. I shall deliver them from all wickedness and save them because they put their full trust in Me - Psa.37:39,40.
"Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation; thee shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling."
These have loved the habitation of My house and the secret place where my honour dwelleth - Psa.26:8. I the Lord, will bring Israel again to My habitation, even a sure dwelling, a peaceable habitation, a quiet resting place (Isa.32:18) and his soul shall be satisfied for I will pardon them whom I reserve - Jer.50:19, 20. At destruction and famine shall they laugh; neither shall they be afraid of the beasts of the earth - Jb.5:22. There shall no evil happen to the just - Prv.12:22; Prv.19:23. I shall allow no man to do them wrong for I say with power, touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm - Psa.105:14,15. No weapon that is formed against them shall prosper - Isa.54:17.
Surely in the flood of great waters, they shall not come nigh unto them (Psa.32:6) for the I the Lord shall deliver them from every evil work and preserve them unto My heavenly kingdom - 2Tim.4:18; Psa.33:18,19. In My faith I shall establish them and keep them from evil - 2Ths.3:3. Surely I shall fight for them and defend them (Psa.5:11; Zec.9:15) and they shall hold their peace - Ex.14:14.
"For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways."
Are not my ministering spirits sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? - Heb.1:14. Surely they shall also gather out of My kingdom all things that offend and them which do iniquity - Matt.13:41. The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them (Psa.34:7) for their angels do always behold the face of their Father in heaven - Matt.18:10.
In time of trouble, I the Lord will preserve them and keep them alive; and they shall be blessed upon the earth for their God will not deliver these unto the will of his enemies - Psa.41:1,2. The angel shall seal these servants of God in their foreheads - Rev.7:3. These beloved of the Lord shall dwell in saftey by Me; and I shall cover them all the day long - Deut.33:12. But woe to the rebellious children saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of Me; and that cover with a covering, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin - Isa.30:1
"They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone."
I the Lord shall be their confidence and shall keep their feet from being taken - Psa.3:26. I will not suffer their feet to be moved (Psa.66:9; 121:3) for they shall be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace (Eph.6:15) having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell upon the earth - Rev.14:6. I shall set their feet in a large room (Psa.31:8; 18:19), anchored sure and steadfast to their forerunner (Heb.6:19) to stand before the Son of man - Lk.21:36. I shall make their feet like hinds feet and set them up on My high places - Psa.18:30. I shall hold them up and they shall be safe - Psa.119:117.
"Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet."
I the God of peace shall bruise Satan under their feet shortly - Ro.16:11. Through me shall they run through a troop of the wicked and by Me shall they leap over a wall of evil and death - Psa.18:29. Through Me (Psa.44:5) they shall tread down the wicked, treading down serpents and scorpions and all the powers of the enemy - Lk.10:19. Through Me will they push down their enemies; through My name and nature will they tread them under until they are ashes under the soles of their feet - Mal.4:3. Surely in my time, I shall subdue the people under them and the nations under their feet - Psa.47:3.
"Because he hath set His love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high [even that secret place], because he hath known My name."
They shall be more than conquerors through the Lord their God that loves them - Ro.8:37. For unto the woman who is in travail ready to bring forth the Son, is given two wings (Psa.61:1) of a great eagle (Duet.32:11), that she might fly (Prv.23:5) into the wilderness into her place of divine refuge where she is nourished and kept and delivered from the face of the serpent - Rev.12:4. These, even the remnant of the woman's seed which have known and kept the commandments of their Christ (Rev.12:17), shall have honoured My name, not desiring their own ways nor finding their own pleasures, nor speaking their own words, but have delighted themselves fully in their Lord.
Therein, I shall cause them to ride upon the high places of the likeness My power and glory - Rev.12:5. They shall dwell on high: their place of defence shall be in the munitions of rocks - Isa.33:16. Here there eyes shall see their King in beauty (Isa.33:17) even face to face, and then shall they know even also as they are known (1Cor. 13:12) and they shall walk in My image and nature forever - Mic.4:5.
"He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him."
In that day, whatsoever they shall ask the Father in My name, I will give it them - Jn.16:23-26. They shall make their prayer unto Me and I shall hear them - Jb.22:27; Psa.145:18, 19. Because they have kept the word of My patience, I will also keep them from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth - Rev.3:10. Behold, I will make them of his enemies to come and worship before their feet and to know that they are the beloved of God - Rev.3:9. For when men are cast down then they shall say, there is lifting up, and I shall save & deliver the humble person - Jn.22:29; Psa.97:10.
"With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation."
The scripture saith, "Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour (Isa.45:15), but it shall be said in the last day, lo this is our God, we have waited for Him and He will save us this is the Lord, we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation - Isa.25:9. For behold, I the Lord cometh out of My secret place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity - Isa.26:21.
Therefore, quickly now while the time is yet right, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to the Father which is in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward reward thee openly - Matt.6:6. Come my people, enter thou into thy chambers and shut thy doors about thee, hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast - Isa.26:20.
Seek ye the Lord all ye meek of the earth..it may be, if you have sought righteousness and meekness with your wholeheart, that ye shall be hid in that secret place in the day of the Lord's anger - Zep.2:3. There shall be prudent men which forsee the evil and hideth themselves: but the simple shall pass on and are punished - Prv.22:3.
Oh God prepare mercy and truth which may preserve us (Psa.61:7) for only by thy mercy and truth iniquity is purged : and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil - Prv.16:6. All the paths of the
Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that God shall choose. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him: and He will shew them His covenant - Psa.25:10,12,14.
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Blessed are they whom Thou choosest and causes [by thy mercy] to approach unto Thee, that they may dwell in Thy [secret] courts: then shall they be satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, even of Thy holy temple [whom we are] - Psa.65:4. Let integrity and uprightness preserve them O lord, even those that wait on Thee - Psa.25:21.
"Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me." Psa.50:15
K. Ross McKay