“A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee” (Psalm 91:7).TEXT — Psalm 91:1-16
In her book, “Pray and Grow Rich,” Catherine Ponder tells the story of a British regiment commander, Colonel Whittlesey, who served in World War I for more than four years without losing a man. When asked how his regiment achieved the feat, Colonel Whittlesey said it was because the officers and men in that regiment memorized and repeated regularly the 91st Psalm, which they called their “Psalm of Protection”.
In this Psalm, God presents Himself as the mighty One who protects His people from all evil, as they abide “in the secret place of the Most High”. The “shadow of the Almighty” will protect them as He covers them with His feathers. God’s people are expected to trust Him as their refuge and fortress while holding on to the truth of His revelations. Then they will not be afraid of the “terror by night nor for the arrow that flieth by day…” He promised to give His angels charge over His people, answer their prayers and satisfy them with long life.
Entering into “the secret place of the Most High” is through salvation from sin – a gift that God gives to everyone who repents from their sins and confesses Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. Every child of God is entitled to this protection that comes from Jehovah God. But then, as with all the promises of God, this blessing must be appropriated by faith. Our World War story tells us that the officers and men of the regiment “memorized and repeated regularly” the Psalm for it to work for them. Today, as the Lord sends His people out as “sheep in the midst of wolves”, He has also assured them of His abiding presence: “and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world”. The thief comes to steal, and to kill and to destroy, but the eternal God remains our refuge and underneath us are His everlasting arms.
Thought for the day
God’s presence dispels all dangers.
- in one year
- LUKE 20 – 21
Victory is sure with Jesus on our side. Amen.
God has always kept His word.
I want to dwell always in the secret place of the most high God, and not on and off , I need God’s grace and I also plead for the children of God to help me in prayers.
Thank you brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus
Only with God, one can be in safety.
The lord is truly our refuge, he’ll see us through this election.
I am greatly blessed, this app is so amazing.
I am grateful to God Almighty who made all things.
And for His Grace All days.
I am highly grateful, Amen.
I am blessed to have access to such a fountain of life on daily basis. The good Lord is my refuge.
The eternal God remains our refuge.
Amen, Praise the Lord!!
Great may Lord keep the ministry, but I need the application thanks, God bless.
God’s presence in our lives is everything
I believe in God’s protection at all times
More grace sir,I tap into this anointing
I shall dwell in the secret place of the Most High so I can abide under the shadow of the Almighty
We’re saved to the uttermost by His grace.
God is my fortress and refuge through him I’m saved and secured