Sunday, January 4, 2009

Our Dwelling Place

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, " He is my refuge and my fortress my God, in whom I trust." - Psalm 91:1-2

To dwell is to abide in, to find rest in, to depend upon. A dwelling is also a place. A place where we can find rest in a world that is not our own. It can be a place we retreat to when weary or afraid. After all, we are strangers and aliens in a foreign land. Have you felt like one lately? That this world just isn't what it's supposed to be? If you have felt like a stranger in a foreign land the Lord gives you this wonderful promise that if you dwell in Him; you will find rest. He will be your refuge and your strong hold. He will restore your strength. He will equip you for your divine calling.

Verse 9; If you make the most high your dwelling-even the LORD, who is my refuge-no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.

To dwell in the promises of God. To abide in and trust in His truths. To find rest in a place that is our temporary dwelling. To rest in moments of chaos and confusion. To trust is to know for certain that my Lord will not tarry forever and will come back to get me when the curtain closes this side of eternity. To trust completely in things not seen.

Jesus came the first time to dwell among us to reveal to us the truth. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John:1:14. He came down from His heavenly throne to live in our world under the same limitations that you and I live in. He suffered death, so that by the grace of God, he might taste death for everyone. Paul tells us in Hebrews that it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of our salvation perfect through suffering. Hebrews 2:9,11.

Fitting for God to make US perfect through HIS suffering. Our salvation through His suffering. Our salvation when we trust in his provision and sacrifice. Lord, may I never take your suffering for granted. You died once and for all for the sins of all those who call on your name. Your name is a strong and mighty tower. Your name is a dwelling. Yeshua.

You will come again to ransom us from death. You are the First and the Last. The Alpha and Omega. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is, and is to come.

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