Who Can Live in Your House?
The most secure method of protecting yourselves from diseases and other disasters from the enemy is within the shelter of the secret place of God. This place was introduced to us in Psalms 91; and we found out that it is a spiritual place which you can reach by having an intimate relationship with God. I also shared with you my experience in getting into this secret place.
Many people might still be unsure of the requirements for getting into God’s secret place. Well Psalms 15 gives you the prerequisites. The Psalmist asked the Lord the following question.
Who may dwell in your Sanctuary or who may live on your Holy Hill?
The Sanctuary and Holy Hill are other names for God’s secret place. This is the Lord’s reply:
- The person whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous.
- The person who speak the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue.
- He who does not wrong his neighbor or cast any slur (backbiting, slander) on his fellowman.
- One who despises the ways of all vile people but honors those who fear the Lord.
- The man who keeps his oaths even when it hurts.
- He who lends his money without usury and does not accept bribe against the innocent.
Anyone who does all of the above will never be shaken. You may be saying to yourself, “oh sure! No one can do all these things! You must be perfect and no man is perfect.”
You are so right if you are thinking along this sentiment. But you do not need to get perturb about it because God already knows our weakness and he has taken care of our flaws so that it will be easy for us to enter into his sanctuary.
The apostle Paul was a great man of God who preached the word of God all over the world. He dwelled in the secret place of God and received numerous revelations from God which he recorded in the books that he wrote in the bible. In-spite of this he recognized that he had a terrible weakness which he constantly sought the Lord to remove. However, God did not remove the thorn (weakness) in his flesh but told him instead:
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Additional References: John 17; James 1:22-25; 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10; Romans 12:2; Psalms 18:30; Hebrews 7; Hebrews 12:14-29; Hebrews 13.
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