This morning I would like to share on the topic of the “Secret Place” referred in the Psalms 91. Let’s read the scripture:
‘He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty’
Notice this verse begins with the words “secret place” as the object of our dwelling. So where is this “secret place” David was trying to show us? The verse also suggests that when we dwell in this secret place, we would come under His presence, the shadow of the Almighty.
Many writers have referred to it as the ‘Most Holy Place’ referred to in the Bible when God instructed Moses to build the Tabernacle as the dwelling place of God. This is beautiful, suggesting God want to be with His people, yes you and I!
If we are to find that secret place, we have to study the Chapters in Exodus showing us how the Tabernable was put together piece by piece and there I believe God will give you revelation of His words.
You see in Moses’s time, Christ has not yet come to live in us and as God is holy, there has to be, at that time, a system of cleansing, of making sacrifices by the Israelites through their priests to make atonement for the forgiveness of their sins and transgressions. Aaron was their high priest and each year, he has to go into the Tabernacle from the outer court to the Tabernacle proper where we find the 2 chambers, that is Holy Place and the Holy of Holies. So the Tabernacle has 3 parts (1) Outer Court (2) Holy Place and (3) Most Holy Place.
Here we see the number 3, typifying yes the Trinity of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Notice that we too are also tripartite, made of spirit soul and body! Yes the wonder and mystery of God! Now remember another three in the statement made by our Lord Jesus “I am the way, the truth and the life”.
So as a type, in our daily walk we need to remember them as we learn to journey from the outer court to the Holy Place and then to enter into the Most Holy Place, typifying His “Secret Place.” We need to fellowship with the Holy Spirit and seek His assistance to enter into His Presence! That’s where we find His Life, the God kind of life!
Remember the many special places mentioned in the Bible about the presence of God:
Notice in the scripture below that the “Glory of God” was present when Jesus was with Peter, James and John. This could be the secret place referred to.
“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.“
(2) Jesus baptized in Jordan River (Matthew 3:16-17)
Notice that in this instance the “Heaven” opened and the Father spoke of who Jesus is. This too could be the secret place:
16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
I venture to say that when we are in the “Secret Place”, we can expect to have the presence of God and to hear His voice speaking to us.