Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Security and Angelic Care

Everything we receive from our Lord is received by faith.  Faith in who He says He is.  It is not just faith in faith, which is futile and empty. Faith is in the person of our great God, Elyon, the Most High God. If the Lord says it in His Word "that settles it!"  His Word is true and every man a liar.

Psalm 91:9 continues with reassuring promises to those who have made the Most High God, the LORD, their dwelling place and refuge.  He is our deliver from every possible type of affliction. Supporting this truth is Psalm 34:19  "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them ALL." 

Psalm 91:10 contains both a personal and family promise: " No evil shall befall you nor shall any plague come near your dwelling."  While we need to claim this promise by faith as protection for our entire household, sometimes what we see as evil is a blessing in disguise.  As Joseph said to his brothers:  Gen 50:20,"But as for you, you meant  evil against me: but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive."

We are in a war, and God has given us His Word as an offensive weapon.  In the midst of the battle, we have the LORD, (Elyon) as our security, our resting place, our rock.  "Blessed be the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle." Ps. 144:1)  We have the Name of Jesus to come against every foe, that has to bow at His Name.

The promise of angelic protection in verse eleven is very comforting.  This verse can be translated in the following ways: "For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways."  "For He will order His angels to care for you and guard you wherever you go."  For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways," and "For He will give His angels (especial) charge over you, to accompany and defend and preserve you in all of your ways,  ( of obedience and service)."  It is encouraging to know that our Father personally protects us with His heavenly angels and His strong right arm, His Son. Angels are God's messengers and they will do God's bidding and obey His commands.  They act on our behalf.

Psalm 90:13 promises us that we will trample or tread upon the lion, the cobra and the sepent.   This a a promise of victory over evil.  God has given us, through Yeshua, authority over the works of the enemy.  In His name, we continue His mission.  "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil" (1 John 3:8).  The Father of Glory has put all things under Jesus' feet (Eph. 1:22).  As we abide in Him, the enemy is under our feet as well.  "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall be any means hurt you."  Luke 10:19)

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