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Pastor Phil Derstine   9-11-2022

 Making God your Dwelling Place

·      Psalm 91:1 (KJV) “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

·      (NIV) “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”

·      Dwelleth (Heb: yashab) - to sit down; to dwell; to remain; to settle in; to possess a place and live therein.

·      Psalm 91:9 (NIV) “If you make the Most High your dwelling – even the LORD, who is my refuge – then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.”

 

Jesus said, “Abide in Me – remain, continue, dwell

·      John 15:7 “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

·      vrs.5 “…brings forth much fruit

·      vrs.2 …He prunes it...for more fruitfulness

·      vrs.7 “…ask what ye will, it shall be done”   

·      vrs.8 “Herein is my Father glorified…so shall ye be my disciples.

·      vrs.10 “…ye shall abide in my love…”              

·      vrs.11 “…your joy may be full…”

·      To Dwell in the Secret Place, You must get close to God (to get under His Shadow)

 

How to Dwell in God

1.     LOVE Him

·      Psalm 91:14 “Because he loves me, says the LORD, I will rescue him…”

·      I John 3:18 (AMP) “Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity.)”

·      Matthew 25:40 “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

2.     SPEAK about Him

·      Psalm 91:2 “I will say of the LORD…”

·      4 Things I will sayHe is my refuge, He is my fortress, He is my God, In Him will I trust.

3.     NAME Him

·      Psalm 91:14 “I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.”

·      Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous run into it and are safe.”

4.     CALL upon Him

·      Psalm 91:15 “He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”

·      Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved.”

·      Jeremiah 33:1 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

 

God answers back (8 things God says He will do)

·      Psalm 91:14 Because he loves me, says the LORD, I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. (15) He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. (16) With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

·      Psalms 91:9 “Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;  (10) There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.”

·      The closer you get to the light source, the bigger YOUR shadow…

·      II Chronicles 20:15 “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army.  For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”