Almighty’s Shelter – Part 1

(New Year Service - Jan 1, 2024)

Author: This psalm was written by Moses. (Psalms 90:1 NIV)  A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.


  1. Stay, Settle/Dwell:

(Psalms 91:1 NIV) ‭ Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 

Dwelleth and not visiteth. There are some people who visit the dwelling place of God. They visit and go.


He was a skilled hunter. The father told him to hunt and prepare food to bless him. He hunted and prepared the food. But Jacob deceived him and got the blessing. Still his father blessed him. He got the blessing. What did he do in return?

He did not please his earthly father nor heavenly father. He wanted the blessings but not the peace of the blesser, his father.

(Genesis‬ ‭26:34‭-‬35‬ ‭NIV‬‬) When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite. [35] They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.

 Esau made a marriage covenant with the Hittites. He married against the will of God. These were love or lust marriages.

Their personalities and faith were so different from the covenant family. When Rebecca goes to pray to God, she goes for pooja. Value systems are conflicting.


 ஆண்களை அதிக தூரம் நடக்க வைக்கும் விஷயங்கள் ரெண்டு? ஒன்று பிகர், மற்றொன்று சுகர்!


(Genesis‬ ‭28:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬) Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac, he married them.

(Deu 7:1-2 NIV)  ‭‭

[1] When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations—the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, seven nations larger and stronger than you

 [2] and when the Lord your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy. 


This is the life God has given us. Ask God about your marriage regarding the will of God. ie When me and Priya were to be married, she was a student. I asked her daily routine. Her prayer time at 3 am and relationship with God was everything happy and appealing.


  1. Show: (‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬) And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.

(Matthew‬ ‭23:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬)They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.” 

Prayer in private or public is meant and addressed to God. People who don’t pray in private, pray long prayers in public. It is not addressed to God but to please people. Elijah prayed earnestly. In private he prayed and had his relationship with God. In public he said “Hear me”. There came fire from heaven. The 120 disciples prayed sincerely to God, that a violent wind came from heaven with tongues of fire.


  1. Unity of show:

Ananias and Sapphira got together for and show and lie to the Spirit.(‭‭Acts‬ ‭5:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬) Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?  

Lied to the pastor. Peter lied to the Holy Spirit.

Why do you Dwell?

You dwell and live where the Lord lives. Students spend more time in schools and colleges. 

Parents asked the college watchman, “Is this a good college?”

watchman: “probably the best. I did my engineering here & got campus placement.

  1.   School/ College: Why do you go to school? To acquire knowledge. This helps in career opportunities. In school people study from books. God has given the church as school and college. God has given us the Book of books- the BIBLE. All other books will inform. But the Bible will inform and Transform. Look at the nutritional content of the word of God. The vitamins, proteins, and fats you get from food.
  2.  Water: God’s word is a fountain of water. It is refreshing, it keeps us going. (‭‭John‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬) but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” In the world nothing seems to satisfy. A man who goes walking needs a cycle then wants a motorbike. Those who travel by motorbike want a car. Then he sees the one coming in the Benz or Audi car. One with a luxury car, looks at the flight and wants a private jet. Nothing seems to satisfy. One film after another, people are unsatisfied. ‭‭(Ephesians‬ ‭5:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬) to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 
  3. Milk: ‭‭(1 Peter‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬‭‭) Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, Milk is for growth. Babies long for milk. The babies longing for milk will cry- will ask. The more you get fed the more you long for. You crave for it and should be crazy for milk- the word of God. Milk also gives strength.
  4.  Meat: God’s word is meat. (‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭5:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬) But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. The strength you get from water is not comparable to that you get from milk. The strength you get from meat is not comparable to what you get from meat.


  1. House: என்னுடைய வீடு ஜெபவீடு என்னப்படும் என்று எழுதியிருக்கிறது; (My House is called House of Prayer) Bring people from around your house to your house to pray and fellowship.

Praise the Lord. I am Smithi Jane. For the past few months, I have had lower backache with severe pain. I am taking online coaching for entrance exams and 8- 10 hrs. of classes a day have taken a toll on my back. The doctor said that the back pain was unlikely given my age. I was suffering a lot from this, and it made me very weak and unable to do regular work and affected my studies also. Last week, I spoke to the Pastor and the pastor prayed for me. I also agreed with the Pastor and prayed along with him. And in the following days I could no longer feel any pain. I am completely healed. Praise be to God!! Through this experience, I learnt the power of agreeing in prayer and the healing power of God. Thanks to The Healer: Yahweh Rophe and to my pastor for praying for me. Thank you 6-3-2022

Livingston of Shotts, on two different occasions, preached with such power that in each service 500 were converted. Both sermons were preceded by a night of prayer.

Charles Finney, after spending a day in the woods in prayer and fasting, preached that night to a phenomenally irreligious congregation. The sermon was accompanied by such divine power that the whole congregation, except one man, fell prostrate upon the floor, and voiced their agony under conviction of sin, in such loud outcries that the preacher was forced to stop.

 2. Work: We spend more time in our workplace. What is our work?

‭‭(Matthew‬ ‭28:19‬ ‭NIV‬‬) Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 

Make disciples all around you. Go to places where you preach the gospel and make disciples. 

 i.e you stay in a lodge for some time and handover the key. But you have your house key. You dwell, stay, and settle there. What is the place you like to live in?

3. Secret Place:

The place where you tell secrets. The lovers meet in a secret place. Tell your Heart’s desires. Tell your joys and sorrows. You can’t share your secrets to everyone but alone to God. When you share your secrets to God, you abide, rest in Him.

4. Shadow: How does a shadow form? Sunlight falls on you and your shadow falls on the ground. Without the presence of the person, there can be no shadow. God is present there above you. How is His appearance? (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭66:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬) This is what the Lord says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. 

 11-6-22 Praise the Lord, போன வாரம் ஏதோ பிரச்சினையால் என் கம்பெனி பிசினஸை மூடியது, நான் அந்த கம்பெனியில் சுமார் 6 வருடங்கள் வேலை செய்தேன், துரதிர்ஷ்டவசமாக அந்த நிறுவனத்தை மூட முடிவு செய்தார்கள், நிறைய கம்பெனியில் வேலை தேடினேன், மேலாளர் பதவி காலியிடம் இல்லை. , அதனால் நானும் எனது குடும்பத்தினரும் பிரார்த்தனை செய்தோம், ஆனால் எனக்கு  வேலை கிடைக்கவில்லை, எனக்கு ஒரே ஒரு வேலை வாய்ப்பு கிடைத்தது, அவர்கள் எனக்கு வேலை வழங்குகிறோம் என உறுதிப்படுத்தினர், என்ன ஆனது என்று எனக்குத் தெரியவில்லை, அந்த நிறுவனமும் நியமனக் கடிதத்தை வழங்க மறுத்தது , நான் ஒவ்வொரு புதன் கிழமையும் குணமாக்கும் ஜெபத்தில் தவறாமல் கலந்துகொள்கிறேன், சென்ற வாரம் நான் அந்த நேரத்தில் ஜெபத்தில் கலந்து கொண்டேன், நான் எங்கள் மூத்த போதகரை சந்தித்தேன், அவர் என்னிடம் மூன்று நாட்கள் உபவாச ஜெபம்(Fasting prayer) செய்ய சொன்னார், இந்த வாரம் நான் உபவாச ஜெபம் செய்தேன். புதன் கிழமைக்கு முன், பணி வழங்க மறுத்த அதே நிறுவனத்திடமிருந்து எனக்கு வேலை வாய்ப்புக் கடிதம் கிடைத்தது, உபவாச ஜெபம்(Fasting prayer) அதிசயம், உபவாச ஜெபம்(Fasting prayer) செய்ய வலியுறுத்திய கடவுளுக்கும் எங்கள் மூத்த போதகருக்கும் நன்றி. இப்படிக்கு  கார்த்திகேயன்

 (Psalms‬ ‭17:8‭-‬9‬ ‭NIV‬‬) Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings [9] from the wicked who are out to destroy me, from my mortal enemies who surround me. 

(Psalms‬ ‭57:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬) Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.

 A sister who comes to our church has not had her monthly periods for the past six months. I asked her what you are doing with the prayer oil from our church. She anointed and prayed. God helped her body to function normally and healed her body. Praise God! – sister. 10-3-22 Rathi Prabhu

 (Song of Songs‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬) Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.