Wednesday, 26 November 2014

MAKE THE MOST HIGH YOUR DWELLING

TEXT: PSALM 91: 9-13
“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. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the Lion and the Cobra; you will trample the great Lion and the Serpent.
The best place to be is the presence of God, because in His presence there is no sorrow, danger, evil occurrence or any negative circumstance. A dwelling is a home or a place of shelter where you can have access to some basic needs that gives comfort. The safest place to be is the presence of God; making the almighty your dwelling guarantees your safety. There is no amount of trained security men that can guarantee safety, the scripture says in Psalm 127:1 that “unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman wakes up in vain.” We have heard of great and powerful men around the world being killed despite the maximum security they put in place. This buttresses the fact that no amount of gadgets or trained security men can give you assurance of safety. The bible tells us in Psalm 16:11 that in the presence of God there is fullness of joy. Why? Because our God is the custodian of unspeakable and unending joy, joy never ceases from His presence! Hence you should make the presence of God your dwelling so that you can enjoy all the benefits abound in His presence.
This brings us to the point of analysing the benefits of His presence. The first benefit is security, if you make the most high your dwelling; no harm will befall you. Secondly, no disaster will come near your tent because you are dwelling in His presence; this makes your tent to become God’s habitation. The third point is that the Lord will make His angels to guard you against evil; you will be untouchable for the devil. The fourth point is that the Lord will command the host of heaven to lift you up in their hands, far above principalities and power, the Lord will cause the angels to pamper you that you will not strike your foot against a stone (this means that you will be well attended to that you will not experience a moment of hardship or pain).

Making the lord your dwelling entails mutual relationship with God, having close fellowship with Him, following His leading and listening to His instructions and warning. Anybody that is living in disobedience cannot make the lord his or her dwelling. Proverbs 1:33 says “whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease without the fear of harm.” Absolute obedience to God is what makes us dwell in the presence of God, and when we make the lord most high our dwelling our safety is guaranteed.  

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