Description of Engedi taken from the Bible dictionary. Nelson's New Illustrated Copyright 1995, 1986 by Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Engedi (spring of a kid) is an oasis on the barren western shore of the Dead Sea, about thirty five miles South East of Jerusalem. It lays on the eastern edge of the rugged widerness of Judah, which contained many hideouts where David sometimes hid when he was fleeing from King Saul.
1 Samuel 23:29 says, ' And David went up from thence, and dwelt in strong holes at Engedi. 1 Samuel 24:1 also says, ' And it came to pass when Saul was returned from followiing the Philistines that it was told him saying, behold David is in the wilderness of Engedi." Engedi was watered by a hot spring, yielding an abundance of fresh water that burst forth hundreds of feet above the base of a large cliff. Song of Soloman 1:14 says " My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in vineyard of Engedi." Yes Engedi, in spite of it's location, was a prosperous place, known for it's fruitful palm trees, and fragrant balsam oil.
In your walk with God you may find yourself on the run like David. Understand that you need a place like Engedi, that you too can find refuge. Yes at Engedi there are many hideouts, and the enemy cannot find you there. At Engedi especially during the turbulent times of your life, you can retreat and refresh yourself. The waters are continually flowing, washing and cleansing you over, and over again experiencing an awesome presence of peace, even though the enemy is in hot pursuit. You have the assurance that you are safely hidden away in the cleft of the rock. Oh the beautiful scenery at Engedi, even though the surrounding areas are desolate and dry. Engedi remains rich and an continual oasis.
You will find that Engedi is the place to spend your time, especially while Abba Father is preparing you to fulfill your purpose, making you ready to walk to your destiny. Engedi is actually the place where you encounter Abba Father personally. Each time you go to Engedi. you are being changed from selfish to selfless. Until there is a total transformation into the very likeness of Jesus Christ, where your heart cries at Engedi, it is not my will Lord, but thy will be done!
I challenge you to find your Engedi, the place of prayer, where you spend time in the word of God, praying continually. For prayer like Engedi is an oasis, refreshing and restoring in the midst of what you are going through. Continual persisent prayer will keep you hidden from the enemy. Prayer will take you to the height to view the beautiful scenery, beyond the desolate and dry places. Prayer will keep the living waters of God flowing in your life. Engedi awaits you and me. Purpose in your heart today to make Engedi a part of your daily life. Abba Father awaits you at Engedi!!!