By: Tim Sader
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 36:7)
Last week we learned that we are living stones hewn from our quarry, God; He sent His son Jesus to be our cornerstone so He can hold us up when we build our lives on Him. A few days ago my mom was telling me about a dream she had about a relationship that ended but the other person still wants another chance. In the dream she heard the Lord tell her that it was time for her to get into the shadow. At first it felt scary because it was unfamiliar and she knew the other person couldn’t come there with her. The same reason she needed to be in the shadow was also the reason he couldn’t come there at this time. In the dream there was the shadow and then there was the deeper shadow where she was completely hidden and that’s the shadow she was going into. When she woke up and thought about being in the shadow of the Almighty’s wing where no foe can stand. There are three kinds of shadows I can think of; the shadow of death, shadow of the Almighty and the shadows cast by an object when light shines on it. Today we will examine these kinds of shadows from a biblical stand point. Last night I went to see the movie Four Blood Moons about the contents in Pastor John Hagee’s book with the same title. At the end was a panel discussion about whether or not the four blood moons on back to back Passover and Pentecost is a significant sign from God. One question a panel member asked is, “why won’t Israel be able to see this blood moon if it is so significant to them?” Pastor Hagee had no simple answer for the scientist at that time. On the way home from the movie I felt like God revealed to me that it is because Israel is in the shadow of the Almighty. God’s unfailing love is priceless because we can take refuge in the shadow of His wings where no foe can stand against us.
There is no hiding place or deep shadow where evildoers can abide in to hide from their enemies (Job 34:22). By the wonders of God’s great love for us we are saved by His right hand when we believe and find refuge in Him from our foes. Then we can be the apple of His eye; hidden in the shadow of His wings from the wicked wanting to destroy us and from natural enemies surrounding us (Psalm 17:7-9). When we dwell in the shadow of the Most High we are abiding in the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1). The land of Israel, beyond the Jordan, across the sea and to the Gentiles; all people living in darkness have seen a great light shining on all of us living in the shadow of death. The light has come upon us and that light is Christ (Matthew 4:15-16). After Christ came and the apostles started their ministry they had the power of God on them so much that people would lay the sick in the street just so Peter’s shadow would fall on them when he passed by (Acts 5:15). Don’t be fooled folks, every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of light who doesn’t change like shifting shadows (James 1:16-17). There is a shadow that men cast that is always changing but God never changes. His light shines so bright there is no shadow unless He covers us and hides us under his wings, in the shadow. He loves us and has no problem when we run to him for refuge. Honestly he wants to be our help, if it wasn’t true He would not have sent His son to save us. Let’s remember to dwell in the Shadow of the Almighty so we can be safe from our foes and the enemy of our soul.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16