I heard, “I want you to tell My Precious Children about Peter’s Shadow.”
“Oh LORD, what about Peter’s shadow?”
“My Child, Peter’s Shadow was not his own earthly shadow made by the sun, but that was My Shadow that healed the people!”
And as I pondered this, I was shown this verse that I had not really noticed before. Colossians 2:17
“These are a SHADOW of the things to come, but THE BODY THAT CASTS IT BELONGS TO CHRIST.”
WOW! Oh brothers and sisters, when we see “Shadow” in many many places in The Bible, it is the Shadow of Jesus, for He is in both the Old and New Testaments. Jesus is God, for in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
He hides us in His Shadow in Psalms,
- we sit under His Shadow with great delight in Song of Solomon, we take refuge in His Shadow in Psalm 36,
- we are hidden in the Shadow of His Wings in Psalm 17,
- we abide in the shadow of the Almighty in Psalm 91,
- and this was revealed to me also, that even the Valley of the SHADOW of death in Psalm 23 is His Shadow.
WOW. When you are born again, even His Shadow is a place of Light and Life.
Mankind has always been in His Shadow, for as the Psalmist asks, “Where can I go from His presence?”
As it says in Psalm 139, “Yea, the darkness hides not from You; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to You.”
“Beloved. He that dwells in the Secret Place of the most High shall abide under the Shadow of the Almighty.
My Shadow does not shift or change, but even My Shadow is a place of Light.
I know this sounds confusing to the intellect of man, but spiritual things are only understood by the Spirit.
Many of My own have been afraid of the Shadow of death, but even that shadow is Mine. There is no place you can go where I AM not.
Where can you go from My Spirit, or where shall you flee from My Presence?
If you ascend up into heaven, I AM there; If you take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there My Hand shall lead you, and My right Hand shall hold you.
If you say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,” — fear not Beloved, The darkness and shadow hide not from Your God, but the night shines as the day, the shadow and the light are both alike to Me.
I AM your Keeper. I AM the Shade on your right hand. The sun will not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. For you dwell in My Everlasting Presence, hidden in the Shadow of your Savior.
Unlike earthly shadows that shift, My Shadow is steadfast and immovable.
I AM in you and you in Me. I AM the same yesterday, today, and forever. Yea, though you walk through the valley of the Shadow of death, you shall fear no evil.
Even when you feel you are in the dark, you still dwell in the Light.
I AM The Shadow and I AM The Light in which you walk and dwell. In the Shadow of My Wings you are protected.
And everywhere you go in My Name, you also carry My Shadow, My Presence.
I AM The Light and My Body is the Shadow cast.
As it is written, “The Body that casts it belongs to Christ.”
Know this, Beloved, you shall do even greater things as The Spirit leads. In your shadow as in Peter’s, the sick shall be healed, those tormented by evil spirits shall be set free.
Yes, My Child. For it is Christ in you, The Hope of Glory!”
“The Shadow of Your Wings”
“As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, so that at least Peter’s SHADOW might fall on some of them as he passed by. Crowds also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those tormented by unclean spirits, and all of them were healed.…” Acts 5:15-16.
“These are a SHADOW of the things to come, but THE BODY THAT CASTS IT BELONGS TO CHRIST.” Colossians 2:17.
“As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my Beloved among the sons. I sat down under HIS SHADOW with great delight, and His fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and His banner over me was love.” Song of Solomon 2:3-4.
“Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the SHADOW of Your wings,” Psalm 17:8.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the SHADOW of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1.
“The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is the SHADE on your right hand.” Psalm 121:5.
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now HIDDEN with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:2-3.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is NO variation or SHADOW OF TURNING.” James 1:17.
“SHADOW OF TURNING”:a shifting shadow: 644 aposkíasma (from 575 /apó, “from” and skiazō, “cast shade”) – properly, a shadow created by turning. Typically shadows change according to the changing position of the sun (being short at midday and lengthy at nightfall). But God doesn’t change (shorten or lengthen!)because He Himself is His the only absolute reference point! Unlike a SHIFTING shadow, caused by revolution, The LORD is immutable and possesses all power and life in Himself. (©Biblehub)
“He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.” Daniel 2:22.
“How precious is Your loving devotion, O God, that the children of men take refuge in the SHADOW of Your wings!” Psalm 36:7.
“Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy, for in You my soul takes refuge. In the SHADOW of Your wings I will take shelter until the danger has passed.” Psalm 57:1.
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the SHADOW of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4.
“Where shall I go from Your spirit? or where shall I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, You are there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Yea, the darkness hides not from You; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to You.” Psalm 139:7-12.
“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the SHADOW of death, a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:2.
“Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and SHADOW of death, Light has dawned.” Matthew 4:12-14
~ Deborah Waldron Fry