PSALM 91:9-12 PART 2
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.
11. For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Habitation -c) an abode of God, the Tabernacle or temple.
Dwell -c) NT, Rev. 12:12. “skenoo”, to occupy as a mansion, as God did in the tabernacle of old, a symbol of protection and communion — the human body as the abode of the Spirit.
Dwell -c) NT, Rev. 17:8. “Katoikeo”, to reside.
We studied the Church yesterday. Today we will study our spiritual temple. What must we do to have God dwell with us?
John 14:23…If a person really loves Me, He will keep My Word–obey My teaching; and My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make Our home (special dwelling place) with Him. Amp.
We must always know that we will reap what we sow. If we obey His commands, we will be blessed in a great way. We will be in a truly safe place because He is with us. He has made the first move with His crucifixion. Now it is up to us to draw near to Him and obey His Word.
In the book of Revelations, there are 2 distinctly different Greek words for dwell. Their meaning has to do with the inhabitants of the earth and those who dwell in the heavens. Those who dwell in the heavens are filled with the Holy Spirit and are seated with Jesus as it says in Eph. 2:5-6.
Those who dwell (Skenoo) in the heavenlies have the Greek definition of being in the protection and communion of the Lord. This is where we all need to be to be safe.
Those who are the inhabitants of the earth, (dwell – Katoikeo) simply reside. They are basically on their own with no spiritual protection from above.
- Rev. 7:15
- Rev. 12:12
- Rev. 13:6
- Rev. 21:3
- Rev. 3:10
- Rev. 6:10
- Rev. ll:10
- Rev. 13:8, 12,14, 14.
- Rev. 14:6
- Rev. 17:8
Revelation 12:12 Therefore be glad (exult), O heavens and you that dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in fierce anger (fury), because he knows that he has only a short time left.
This is clearly telling us the importance of where we dwell. Judgment will come upon the inhabitants of the earth, not those who dwell in the heavenly realm or are seated with Christ. This is what I believe to be the spiritual rapture. We must learn to be spiritually raptured before we can be ready to be physically removed from the earth before its destruction.
Therefore, it must be our daily habit to come to Him in prayer, communion and repentance and in praise and worship and not forsaking the assembling of ourselves as believers. In other words, we must serve Him and not ourselves giving Him the reins or control of our life. As we do our best, He will be there to guide us along every pitfall we may have. He is so good to us and an ever-present help in times of trouble.
But most of all He is there to love us every day and be with us every moment.