Living Under The Shadow Of The Almighty
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1
Like the shade from a giant oak is the shadow of the Almighty spread out over His people. Protection from the enemies of God and a refuge from the storms of life, His covering is a pavilion in the midst of the deserts of the earth. To those who dwell in the secret place with Him are welcome under His divine shadow.
When I was a child and went out with my father I was never afraid because I stayed under the shadow of his six foot plus frame and I knew that I was protected from whatever evil that was out to get me, so it is with the people of God, we have a fortress of protection from the evils of this world to run to in time of trouble. Psalm 91 provides an overview of the benefits that are available to those who would choose to live and abide in His presence. Under the shadow of His wings are the blessings of healing, deliverance and protection as well as His ever present thoughts of welfare for us, His children.
The world is ruled and controlled by the enemies of faith and dominated by fear, doubt and unbelief. Sickness, disease and infirmities of all kinds are ravishing the populations of the earth with many of these maladies totally out of control with no hope for a cure. Millions die without Christ in their sin and sink down out of sight into eternal damnation away from the protection and favor of God forever! Life today is a fearful place in which to live, but without the divine protection of God it is a hopeless place with no escape from its grasp and the only thing to look forward to is a quick and painless death!
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God in Him will I trust." Psalm 91:2
THE SNARE OF THE TRAPPER
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the trapper and from the perilous pestilence. Psalm 91:3
Living under the shadow of His wings provides untold benefits of deliverance, healing and divine prosperity. Protection from the evils of this world and the deadly pestilences that stalk their prey in darkness are vanquished by His powerful sword that disintegrate the lies and deception of the enemy. Our heavenly Father is our refuge and fortress in times of trouble and keeps a watchful eye on His children as they pass through the storms and trials of life.
Satan is a master at subterfuge and camouflage and tries to trap the saints of God through his trickery and unending schemes of deception, always looking to gain a stronghold to stop our forward motion with God. Even with all of his cunning the saints have been given all authority to bind and loose as well as tread upon the powers of darkness rendering them powerless against us! We have the weapons of God's arsenal given to us to defeat the enemies of faith, divinely powerful to destroy strongholds and the snares of the enemy.
The world we live in has no hope with all that is befalling them in these last days, no protection, no comfort and no healing from the ills of life, but we have the benefit of entering the secret hiding place away from the storms and winds of judgment. Hidden from the world in a refuge of protection far from the plagues and maladies of this present life we enjoy the presence of God's Spirit that strengthens us with joy and peace that flows like a mighty river.
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. Psalm 91:7,8
NO EVIL SHALL BEFALL YOU
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 plaque come near your dwelling. Psalm 91:9,10
Jesus gave the apostles all authority over the powers of darkness and gave the promise that nothing by any means would harm them. We have those same promises of power and authority given to us as well to execute vengeance and dominion over the enemies of our soul. Our hindrance to all of this and the main reason we don't see the outcome of our promise is unbelief.
In order to see the fulfillment of God's promise we must take take Him at His word and believe. Standing on the promises of God is like being grounded on solid rock, if He said it, its true because God cannot lie and His word does not return void as if it had no power. When we surrender under the shadow of His all encompassing love and protection we move out from the valley of the shadow of death where the world resides and begin to dwell in a supernatural place of divine covering in which dwells His holy presence of power, light and glory!
The world has no remedy for the many ills coming upon it with pestilence and destruction and fear dominating their very existence and they run to the self help gurus and and medical science but to no avail, even the astrologers can't help them. All the Yoga and meditation in the world can't bring peace from the mighty storms of life, only the peace of a loving God can quiet the soul and bring it into a safe harbor where it can dwell in safety. Are you living under the shadow of His wings or under the shadow of death where fear rules and peace is non existent, if so, run to Him, submit your soul to a faithful Creator who loves you more than you will ever know this side of Heaven.
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. Psalm 91:14-16