The Shadow of the Almighty, by Deaconess Adebisi Olobaniyi
IN the midst of chaos and confusion, where do you put your trust, what do you fill your mind with, are you living in fear, anxiety and worry have they taken root, or you just don’t care any more.
Psalm 91:1-2 KJV He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord , He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
The shadow of the Almighty is a place of safety,
There is another shadow, we are not to dwell there. sometimes looks bigger, at the sight of God’s shadow it disappears. We might walk through but not to be afraid. Psalm 23:4 KJV Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Almost on a monthly basis, bomb blast in one nation or the other, wars, fire outbreaks etc Our focus should be on God and not the government or man.
Psalm 127:1-2 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
These does not mean we don’t take of ourselves or family, or affairs but in Christ Jesus. Our focus should be on God.
Proverbs 21:31 KJV The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.
I read a lot of article of how to keep safe in such a time as these, my advice stay in the shadow of the almighty.
God’s promise to His children: the shadow of the almighty
1. It shields Psalm 46:1 KJV God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2. It comforts Psalm 46:2 KJV Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3. It helps us Psalm 46:5 KJV God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
4. It protects Psalm 46:7 KJV The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
5. It sustains Psalm 46:5 KJV God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
6. It deliversPsalm 46:9 KJV He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
7. It guides Psalm 46:8,10 KJV Come, behold the works of the Lord , what desolations he hath made in the earth.  Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
COME, BE STILL
8. Our God is great. Psalm 46:10 KJV Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
How do you get to abide there?
By dwelling in the secret place of the most high, the secret place of the most high God is in Christ Jesus. Give your life to Jesus Christ. Study His word daily, be full of thanksgiving, let His praise be on your lips and His testimony your guide. He loves you and want to be your friend, your guide, your saviour, your everything.
Psalm 17:8 KJV Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
This sermon was delivered by Deaconess Adebisi OLOBANIYI on June 18, 2017.