The devil, being the greatest enemy of man walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour – 1 PETER 5:8. And in MATTHEW 10:36, Jesus said, “And a man’s foes, (used by the devil) shall be they of his own household.” For example, Judas, who was used by the devil to betray Jesus, was amongst Jesus’ disciples. In JEREMIAH 5:26, God also said, among His people are found wicked men, who lay wait, as they that setteth snares, and actually, they set a trap, to catch men. Joseph was warned in a dream to flee with the child, Jesus, to Egypt, when the devil, through his human agent, King Herod, sought to destroy Jesus – MATTHEW 2: 13-14, 19-21. And until the death of King Herod, Jesus was in the hide-out in Egypt – MATTHEW 2:19-21.
THEREFORE, ABIDING UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY, IS THE ONLY HIDE-OUT FOR BELIEVERS IN CHRIST AND THIS HIDE-OUT IS THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH GOD. as written in PSALM 91:1b. This secret place is nothing but the TRUTH, which is the shield and buckler of every true believer in Christ – PSALM 91:4b. And the truth is that word of God, that is not corrupted by the enticing words of man’s wisdom, as spoken by Paul, and I quote from 1 CORINTHIANS 2:4, “And my words and preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.” Many believers in Christ, today, are not dwelling in the “Secret Place” of the MOST HIGH GOD, because they have made LIES their refuge, and have hidden themselves under falsehood, which are the wrong doctrines and wrong practices that go on, today, in most churches. Unknown to these believers in Christ, they are unprotected and they have made a covenant with death and agreement with hell – ISAIAH 28:15, and I quote, “Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through,, it shall not come near us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.” There is no safety in carved or graven images of the cross, or in vain repetition of Psalms neither is there safety in putting one’s bible or wooden or iron cross under the pillow. The name of the Lord, which is the Truth, is the only SHIELD AND BUCKLER, and it is a strong tower, where the righteous can run into and be safe – PROVERBS 18:10.
For example, in JAMES 4:4, the Spirit of truth says that believers in Christ, who are in friendship with the world or who are friends of the world are adulterers and adulteresses, and that they are enemies of God. THE ENEMIES OF GOD, CAN NEVER BE UNDER GOD’S DIVINE PROTECTION. The word of truth, in 1 CORINTHIANS 6:14-18, also says that genuine believers in Christ, MUST NOT BE unequally yoked together with unbelievers. CAN BELIEVERS IN CHRIST, WHO DO NOT OBEY THIS GOD’S DOCTRINE OF SEPARATION, EVER BE UNDER GOD’S PROTECTION?
In 2 TIMOTHY 4:3-4, it is prophesied by the Spirit of truth that, “THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY (BELIEVERS IN CHRIST) WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE, BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS, SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES, TEACHERS, HAVING ITCHING EARS. AND THEY SHALL TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM THE TRUTH, AND SHALL BE TURNED UNTO FABLES.” This is exactly the spiritual condition of most believers in Christ today, hence they are unprotected from all the arrows that fly by day, from the pestilence that walks in darkness, from Satan’s destruction that wastes human lives at noon-day, and from every enchantment of witches and wizards.
The mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, that is, the hidden truths in the scriptures, make up the truth Jesus has been talking about. And these truths are given only to the righteous nation, who have been weaned from milk and drawn from the breasts. This milk is the rudimentary Christianity, that is meant for babes in Christ who will not be able to eat the strong meat of the word of truth, as written in MATTHEW 13:11, which I quote, “He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; but to them it is not given.” In ISAIAH 28:9, it is written, “Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.”
The Spirit of truth, therefore warns all believers in Christ, in PROVERBS 23:23, to buy the truth, and never to sell it, in exchange for anything else in this world!
Jesus Christ says in JOHN 8:32, “AND YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE!”