“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the almighty”
I thank our Lord Jesus Christ profusely, our High Priest, that He “loves us and released us from our sins by His blood – and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father” (Revelation 1: 5-6), because, in the practice of our priesthood, we are blessed to dwell “in the shelter of the Most High” and therefore be further blessed to “abide in the shadow of the almighty.”
A simpler way of saying this is: The more we minister to God in His presence (In His shelter), the more aware we are blessed to be of His ever nearness, protection, and power over our lives (the shadow of the almighty).
To be in God’s shadow is to be as near as you can be to Him, nearer than you are to your own shadow.
Knowing that we are truly abiding in the shadow of the almighty is a great benefit we receive in our blessed service as priests to God in His presence. The more real time we spend before God in His presence, ministering joyfully before Him, the more of an imprint His presence and Lordship stamp on our new hearts and minds as we live throughout our every day.
By spending actual time in God’s shelter within us, our inner room, the inner court, the temple of the Holy Spirit within us where Christ dwells, we are supremely blessed to live in the ever awareness of God’s protective and always refreshing shadow presence over us even as we go through our day – not in bondage to this world, or to ourselves, but truly free in Jesus Christ – in this world but not of it – being the best we can be with God’s grace in this world without having to ever take our eyes off of Jesus or feel apart from God.
Oh yes, we thank You Lord for giving us this key, in Jesus Christ, so that we ourselves might know, taste and see, that “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the almighty.”
Beloved child and priest of God, I encourage you to dwell in His shelter this day so you may be renewed and enriched as you abide in the refreshing shadow of your almighty loving Lord. Hallelujah!