He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”
Everyone instinctively protect their lives, family and belongings. The art of protection came from God. I don’t mean protection that stems from fear but protection that stems from covenant responsibility. The bible declares that we are the apple of God’s eyes, so whoever attacks us directly attacks God. Psalm 91 shows how God’s protection outfit operates. For you to benefit from God’s protection you must
Come under his care by becoming a member of his family. You give him permission by committing your life to Christ. You do this by declaring his lordship over your life and your faith in his ability and power to keep you safe. In addition to your declaration of faith, you proof your faith in Him by your obedience to him. As you know faith without works is dead because it abides alone. So you have to talk and act secure in God’s protection power. Never lose sight of the magnitude of God’s power and effectiveness of His ability. Never focus on the opposition focus on God. Remember, if God is for you, no one stands a chance against. To activate God’s protection over my life , I personalise psalm 91 and declare it over my life until the peace of God floods my heart.
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Personal declaration for the day
I am a child of God and as father protect his child, God protects me. The blood of Jesus is my divine insurance against any opposition.
Questions for you to reflect on
- How safe are you ?
- Where does your protection come?
- How do you activate your protection?
- When was the last time you activated?