Psalm 91 Series Part 1 of 7: The Secret Place.

Psalm 91:1

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High (Elyon),
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty (Shaddai).”

It is more and more obvious that the world is increasingly becoming a darker, more confused, and more dangerous place. There is so much fear, danger, and violence everywhere.  God’s protection for these days isn’t just a nice idea:  IT’S ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL!

Signs Of The End Times.

The Apostle Paul described what it would be like at the end of days. What he wrote in the 1st chapter of Romans has, not surprisingly, come true word for word. Men claiming to be wise have indeed become foolish. 🤦🏼‍♀️ They have “exchanged the truth of for a lie and worship the creature rather than the Creator.”  They call good evil and evil good. Everything is backwards. So God has given them up to their evil passions.

Terror is on the rise world-wide, there is rampant anti-Semitism, and outright attacks against Israel, even on her Temple Mount.  We have witnessed terrible attacks in various places; a rise in natural disasters; people rioting in the streets, random violence and looting on the rise.  Chaos and lawlessness are everywhere you look; and the latest is the viral plague unleashed on a global scale.  It’s like the world has gone crazy! 😮

In light of all these things, people are understandably more stressed and fearful than ever. Yet Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled.” That’s a tall order! How can we be restful and not fear in such troubled times?

These are all signs that the end of the ages is near and that Jesus will soon return to earth. You and I, Church, have something the world doesn’t have:  The protection of Almighty God.  He knows how to divide between His people and not His people. 💖

The Place Of Safety.


The secret place is the safest place. That’s where we want to…..NO; where we NEEDto be. It is here that God protects His people. What is this place?  Where is it?  The key to finding and opening the door is hidden in the Hebrew text.

Five Names of God.

Contained within this beautiful Psalm are five different Names of God in the Hebrew text.  Each has been included for a specific purpose.  Even the order in which they are mentioned is a key. Five, in case you didn’t know, is the number of grace!

(For more on the topic of why five is the number of grace, you may follow the link below:

The first two Names are in verse one:#1:  Elyon [עֶלְיוֹן]  Most High God.

#2:  Shaddai [שַׁדָּי] Almighty God.

The next two are in verse 2:  “I will say of the LORD (YHVH – יְהוָֹה), “He is my refuge and my fortress;  My God (Elohim – אֱלהִים), in Him I will trust.”

#3:  Yahweh [יהוה] The Hand of Grace, Nailed in Grace. Technically it is written as “YHVY.” Vowels have been added to help us pronounce it, though it is known to the Jewish people as the “Unpronounceable Tetragrammaton.” Unlike out Jewish brethren, we as believers in Y’Shua have no fear of blaspheming the Name by mispronouncing it.

You may follow the link below for more on that topic:

#4:  Elohim [אלוהים] is God as “Creator.” This is the first name of God that appears in scripture, right in verse 1 of Genesis 1. YHVH is the second mentioned because it speaks of the Covenant Keeping One. It is not mentioned until man was created.  Only after we appeared on the scene was there anyone with whom to cut a covenant.

#5:  Y’shua [ישוע] Savior:  That’s JESUS!

The 5th and final Name you might miss if you neglected to check the Hebrew text. It is the very last word of the entire Psalm: Y’shua, in verse 16. That’s right: it literally ends “in Jesus’ Name!”

“With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation (Y’Shua).” 🙌🏻💖

Secrets In The Hebrew Language.Hebrew is a language of picture writing, like Chinese.  Each of the 22 letters has a picture, a number, a color, and a musical note associated with it.The letter, “Zayin [ז] is a picture of a sword.

It’s worthy of note that in this particular psalm, there are more of the Hebrew letter zayin [ז] than in any other psalm.  In rabbinical tradition, the rabbis say that this “sword” cuts you off from every evil, and there are 10 in all in Psalm 91! 

Know what that means?  You are cut off from ALL the curses of the Law!  Five names of God, a picture of Grace, means that GRACE IS GREATER THAN THE LAW.

Law Of First Mention.

The Law of first mention is the principle of interpreting of Scripture which states: “The first mention or occurrence of a subject in Scripture establishes an unchangeable pattern with that subject.  It remains unchanged in the mind of God throughout Scripture.”This law reveals keys to reveling truths in scripture hidden in the order of words, names, and numbers.  Let’s test it out, shall we?

First Mention Of Elyon.

The first Name of God mentioned in Psalm 91 is “Elyon;” but the first mention of The Name, “Elyon,” in the Bible is in Genesis 14 where Abraham met Melchizedek:

“And he {Melchizedek} blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of GOD MOST   HIGH, (Elyon) Possessor of heaven and earth; And blessed be God Most High,Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all.” (Genesis 14:19-20 NKJV)

Abraham and Melchizedek.

“Elyon” owns everything.  He possesses ALL of heaven and ALL the earth.  He delivers our enemies into our hands!  Melchizedek, King of Salem, met Abram just after he returned from rescuing his nephew, Lot, and all his household.

Prior to Abram’s meeting with this king, Lot and his family had been attacked and taken captive by the Amorites.  This King Priest offered Abram “Bread and wine,” after which Abram gave him a “tithe of all he possessed.”

Hmmm…..Bread and wine…..what does that bring to mind?  Communion which speaks of Jesus’ death! 💖

Different Kind Of Tithe.

After partaking with the king of Salem, Abram gave Melchizedek ten percent of all that he owned.  Clearly, the tithe predates the Law by more than 400 years.  But this tithe is different from that which the Law required and brings blessing but no curse if you fail to offer it.  It is not given out of duty to the law but out of a heart full of the revelation of Who Jesus is.

What prompted Abram to give this King Priest a tithe of all was his revelation of who Jesus is!

The second Name of God in this Psalm is “Shaddai.“ The first time it is mentioned in scripture is in Genesis 17:  “When Abram was NINETY-NINE years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am ALMIGHTY GOD(Shaddai); walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

God Renewed Abraham’s Body.

At this point in his life, Abram was WELL PAST his natural ability to father children.  But not too far gone for God.  NO!  He renewed both Abraham and Sarah’s youth.  Abraham not only had Isaac but, after she died, he fathered six more children through his second wife, Keturah.  WOW!  At that point in time, he was well north of 100 years old, folks!  Oh yeah; God can make your body fruitful again!  He renewed his youth like the eagle’s.

(For more about Abraham and Sarah and how chanaging their names made a big difference, follow the link below:

God purposely waited until Abram’s body had become “dead” so that there would be absolutely NO DOUBT it was Him Who accomplished this feat. The God Who made everything stepped in and said to him in effect, “I Am Almighty God.  I Am able to make your body fruitful again.”

Divine Order.

The two chapters in between these two “first mentions” of these Names of God in Psalm 91 are in the exact same order in the book of Genesis as they are in this psalm:  Elyon first; Shaddai 2nd.  THE TWO CHAPTERS IN BETWEEN, 15 & 16, CONTAIN THE KEY TO FINDING THE SECRET PLACE.  Find out what God is saying in these two chapters and you will find the Key to the Secret Place.

Jesus preached the gospel to Abraham by showing him the story written in the night sky.

Genesis 15.

In chapter 15 God (Jesus) preached the gospel to Abraham written in the night sky.

(For more on that topic, you may follow the link below to learn about the real story in the stars and, no, it has NOTHING to do with astrology!:

God was the One Who made the stars, placed them in the heavens, and set them in motion.  Believe it or not, He place them there to tell the timeless story of His Beloved Son: Jesus!  They speak of The Great Champion God would send to defeat the devil.

Abraham saw that story in the night sky and believed the very same Gospel that you and I do, though he didn’t know the Champion’s name would be Jesus.  His belief in the promised Messiah was “Credited to him as righteousness.”

This entire chapter is all about being JUSTIFIED BY FAITH, NOT WORKS, just as you and I are taught.  “Not by works, lest any man should boast.”  In fact, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THE BIBLE GOD TELLS US HOW TO BE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH.

Key #1 to finding the Secret Place:  Understand you are justified by faith, not works.

Abraham sends away Hagar and Ishmael.

Genesis 16.

In Genesis 16, Abraham sent Hagar and her son packing.  The Apostle Paul, in Galatians 4, calls her a “Type of The Law.”  In verse 9 God speaks to Hagar and says to her: “…Return to your mistress, and SUBMIT YOURSELF UNDER HER HAND.’”  Just as Hagar is a typology of the law, Sarah is a depiction of Grace.  God is plainly telling us that the Law is lesser.  GRACE IS GREATER THAN THE LAW.

Key #2: CAST OUT HAGAR, the Law.  WE ARE UNDER GRACE:  Sarah.

You’d better KNOW that you cannot produce fruits by law; only by grace. These two keys: Justification by faith and Ruled by Grace, not law,give us perfect rest and perfect peace in Jesus and His finished work.  THIS IS THE SECRET PLACE.

You may follow the link below to Part 2 where we’ll discuss the importance of what you “SAY” of the LORD:

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