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Where Is God’s Secret Place? (P...

Where Is God’s Secret Place? (Part 1)

Psalm 91 begins with the words “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” So the question of where His secret place is, is answered in this verse, it is under His shadow, (or we might say in His presence). This secret place is […]

Following The Presence

Following The Presence

After Israel’s 40-year detour of wondering in the wilderness, the new generation is finally ready to enter the promised land of Canaan. According to Joshua 3:1-5, the people left the old encampment and came to the Jordan, which was now the final barrier separating them from their new land, and here, they stopped, and waited until they received […]

Better… (Part 5)

Better… (Part 5)

Proverbs 14:2 says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death”, and the same words are repeated in 16:25. The truth is that the fallen nature of man drives him through darkness, and by deception makes him think he is on the right way, while all the time his […]

You Can Sing In The Night

You Can Sing In The Night

There is an old song that says, “You can have a song in your heart in the night”, and Psalm 42:8 certainly backs that up saying, “The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me.” Certainly darkness covers the earth today; not the darkness that […]

A Secret Place

A Secret Place

In a world that is filled with anxiety, unrest, and fear, our heart cries out for a secret place of refuge from the “storm”. That place of refuge is not found by vacationing on a remote tropical island, a white-sand beach, or a mountain top cottage; it is only found in the presence of God, […]

Extreme Praise

Extreme Praise

Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Psalm 150:2 The Hebrew word here for “praise” is halal, and means to shine, boast, rave, and to celebrate clamorously. To some this may seem extreme, but that is the directive here: “Boast of the Lord! Rave of Him in His sanctuary.” […]

God Promises You Joy (Part II)

God Promises You Joy (Part II)

Looking again at the promise of joy we find a classical verse in Nehemiah 8:10, where the returnees from captivity assemble in the open square and Ezra the priest reads extensively from the law of God with a group of Levites meticulously explaining the meaning. This apparently produced sorrow for breaking the law, and repentance, […]

The Power of Praise

The Power of Praise

Praise Invokes The Presence Of God II Chronicles 5:13 – indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the […]

The Tribe of Praise

The Tribe of Praise

We may begin the pathway of praise at Genesis 29:35: and she conceived again and bore a son and said, “Now I will praise the Lord.” Therefore, she called his name Judah… “Judah” means “praise”, and out of this man comes a great tribe of Israel… Jacob speaks important words over Judah, giving him the […]

God Promises To Be With You

God Promises To Be With You

This world is filled with terror, anxiety, uncertainties, and disasters; if our eyes are focused on these, they can become overwhelming. Do you remember the story of Peter walking on the water? When his eyes focused on the surroundings, instead of on Jesus, he began to sink, Matthew 14:30. God has promised to be with […]