Where do we find God’s secret place of refuge?
“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‘ “
When you’re in the secret place of the Most High, the enemy can’t even see you, and NOTHING from the enemy can actually touch you.
He doesn’t even know how to locate you. He can run right at you and not even see you.
Our Secret Place is like a Star Trek cloaking device; that renders us invisible to the enemy’s sensors and attacks
The Bible tells us that it is because of Christ’s propitious sacrifice on Calvary’s Cross and our faith in Him, that we can NOW boldly and confidently come into God’s presence (Eph 3:12).
And it is in Psalm 100 that we are given the keys of entry into God’s Presence:
Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
These are the rules for engaging the enemy in spiritual warfare that the Apostle Paul is talking about in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6.
Adjusting our thinking and putting on the Mind of Christ is something that we, as Christians, have to practice everyday.
The Lord is Our Refuge
Written by Dick Mills
“The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms”
— Deut. 33:27
A refuge is a place of safety. In a game of refuge, the animals instinctively know they will not be trapped or shot at.
Likewise, we Christians have a refuge, a place of safety and security from the traps and direct attacks of the enemy.
In speaking in this sense of security in the Lord, the psalmist David wrote:
“Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them”
In modern versions, this word “offend” is usually translated, “snare, trap, capture.”
Thus, this is a Biblical terminology for Satan’s attempts to capture believers and make them into prisoners of fear, poverty, sickness, anger, lust, insecurity, etc.
In the original Hebrew, the word translated “refuge” here is me’ownah (meh-o-naw’), meaning “a lair, den, asylum, retreat, or home.”
As believers, our place of safety, of retreat, of refuge from the assaults of the enemy, is the Lord God of hosts.
“Refuge” (me’ownah) is also the word used for the tabernacle or temple where God dwells.
We Christians have our individual dwelling places, our me’ownah. God also has His tabernacle, or me’ownah – His dwelling place.
We not only have the security of our own homes, but we also have an added spiritual security in the place of worship.
When we worship the Lord in spirit and in truth we find a beneficial refuge from doubt, disbelief, distrust, despair, dismay, and disturbance.
The Lord is our refuge: our lair, den, our retreat, our home, and our tabernacle!
[Source: The Spirit-Filled Believer’s Daily Devotional by Dick Mills]
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