Moses had discovered the secret place.
For days at a time he would go into the mountain to meet with God. He had even put up a tent – called the Tent of Meeting – where he would meet with God, as scripture says “face to face as a man speaks with a friend.”
Moses wrote Psalm 91 about dwelling in the secret place of Most High. Look at verse 9, where it tells us about what the reward is:
“Because you have made the LORD [Yahweh or Jehovah], who is my refuge, Even the Most High [Elion – there is no one higher than Jehovah], your dwelling place [you live there!], No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.”
The angels have been given a command to watch for you, they are assigned to you.
I don’t know what its like for you, but when I get to heaven, my angel is going to come to me and say, “You see this scar? You see this bruise? that was all protecting you. You didn’t know it at times, but I was there and took it for you.” Are you like me? Is your angel really beat up? There are some of you, when the Lord transformed your life, your angel said, “Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
It goes on in verse 14 to say,
“Because he has set his love upon Me [because he loves the Lord his God with all his heart, soul, mind and strength], therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.”
This is not just an intellectual knowing. The word in the Hebrew meas as a man knows his wife. It is an intimate knowing you know that Name carries authority and power! Every demon of hell has to stop at that name.
“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”
Moses knew this. Joshua knew it also.
Joshua and Caleb went out as spies. They saw the giants and cities the giants were protecting. While everyone else was trembling saying, We can’t take those cities! We’re like ants to them!” But Joshua said, “Yes we can. I know the name of the Most High. He will fight for us. All we have to do is shout the name of Yahweh and our enemies will be defeated. I know because I meet with Him!”
The rest didn’t know. The camp of Israel didn’t know. When they 10 spies gave the report – Israel became afraid like the 10 spies because they didn’t know God like Joshua knew God. Because when Moses would go to the tent of meeting, Joshua would go with him. Joshua knew place of the Most High.
In Exodus 19 and Deuteronomy 4, we see that all of Israel could have been like Moses and Joshua.
While Moses was on the mountain, God told him to tell the people that in three days He would come and meet with them. On the third day, they readied themselves and God came down on mountain. It says that God spoke with them face to face and verbally gave them the 10 commandments Later he would write it in stone.
In Deuteronomy 4, Moses said, “You heard His voice. You saw the thunder and lightening, but you heard God’s voice. He spoke with you face to face.
That’s where God wanted to meet with them regularly face to face.
But it says that Israel backed away. The 70 elders said, “Don’t you ever let this happen again. It is way to scary. You go and you talk to God face to face, but don’t you let God come down and talk with us like this face to face ever again.”
And you read later on that Aaron, his son and the 70 elders went with Moses to the mountain and the glory of God came down on the mountain. Aaron, his son and the 70 elders sat and had lunch, while Moses and Joshua went into the very glory of God and met with him face to face.
I read that, and I think, “Are you crazy? What are you doing doing eating lunch? Get to the glory!”
That’s why it says in Psalm 103 that God revealed his mighty acts to Israel but to Moses he showed His ways.
What’s the lesson here?
It is exactly what Moses wrote in Psalm 91.
God doesn’t want you to occasionally experience His glory or just have a wonderful time with God. He wants you to dwell, to live your life, in the secret place of the Most High. He wants your home, living room family room, and car to be the secret place of the Most High. Where ever you are, to dwell in that secret place!
Dear friends, this wraps up this series on the secret place. Jesus showed us how it is possible to dwell in the secret place in John 14. To find that out, you can listen to the rest of this message here.