“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. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shall thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid of 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. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation.” – Psalm 91:1-9
LIGHT FOR NOW: At the point of salvation, you are saved and kept saved in Christ; Christ is your safety zone.
From the previous explanation where we looked at the word “secret” (“sether” in Hebrew), it can be deduced that based on its usages, it is explained further as:
• A place of hiding.
• A place where the person hunted will not be seen.
• A place of protection.
From the following body of scriptures: Deuteronomy 32:38; 1Samuel 25:20; 1Samuel 19:2, it will be noticed that whenever the word “sether” is spoken of, two people will at least know the place, it’s not just one person. So, “sether” can be a place of two people meeting or where somebody hides another. It now makes sense when David says, “…the secret place of protection; to keep away from”. Note that “sether” is not a particular place or geographical location. That’s why the next word after “secret” which is the word “place” was not in the original Hebrew manuscript. must have been inserted by the authors.
Hence, Psalm 91:1 can be better read at this point as “He that dwells in the secret of the Most High…” or “He that dwells in the hiding or protection of the Most High”. It has nothing to do with a particular place; it’s the fact that the person is shielded. That’s why even in 1 Samuel 19:2, where David must have spoken from, the word “place” is there; hence, it was italicized, which means it was added by translators. “Sether” simply has to do with a secret, protection, or to hide from. It can be a place, or it can be words. It is not a geographical location or a structure built with human hands, it’s ’s the fact that the person is shielded. Therefore, at salvation, Jesus became our shield; he shields us from harm. No form of harm can come near you because you are shielded in Christ; speak words such as this over your life. Glory!!!
INSTRUCTION: In Christ, we are shielded; acknowledge this.
CONFESSION: I affirm that in Christ, I am shielded, protected, and preserved from all sort of harm in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
QUOTE: We are saved and kept saved in Christ.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: 1SAMUEL CHAPTER 19; EVENING: 1SAMUEL CHAPTER 25
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I am shielded and kept saved in CHRIST.