Psalm 91 – Part 4

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Psalms 91:1-16 NKJV
(1)  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
(2)  I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
(3)  Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
(4)  He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
(5)  You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
(6)  Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
(7)  A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
(8)  Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
(9)  Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
(10)  No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
(11)  For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
(12)  In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
(13)  You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
(14)  “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.
(15)  He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
(16)  With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

The protection and blessing of God is not automatic even for those who are followers of Christ. It must be received and walked in and the only way that can happen is when you know God’s truth that comes from His Word.

Psalms 91:4 NKJV
(4)  He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

It is God’s truth that protects us.

There are many people who genuinely love God but are living far below what God intends for them because they simply are now aware or they do not believe it.

We need to learn from God’s Word what we are to accept and what we are to reject or resist.

God’s Word will contradict and overcome all of the negative circumstances and contradictions in your life.

  • God’s truth contradicts doubts and fearful thoughts.
  • God’s truth contradicts negative circumstances.
  • God’s truth contradicts sinful people who are in opposition to His plans in the earth.

When God wants to change or do something, the first things He does is He speaks.

All the actions of God begin with the words of God.

Genesis 3:14-15 NKJV
(14)  So the LORD God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life.
(15)  And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”

God’s Words IN you are going to start His actions FOR you.

How does God do this?

Romans 4:16-17 NKJV
(16)  Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all
(17)  (as it is written, “I HAVE MADE YOU A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS”) in the presence of Him whom he believed–God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;

For this to work in Abraham’s life, he had to cooperate with what God was doing in his life. The way that he did this was he began to speak out of his mouth words that were in line with God said and he believed what God said in his heart.

If you are going to receive everything God has promised you, you are going to have to be willing to contradict your doubts, fears, and the negative circumstances that come against you in your life.

Just because you have a really bad thought does not mean that you should put words to it and say it to others.

The doubts have to ride the elevator down to your heart but to get there they have to pass by the floor of your mouth. As long as you don’t put words to those doubts they do not get into your heart.

It is not your good words that change your circumstances. It is the power of God’s truth on your lips that changes things.

Three things that Abraham did:

  1. He held on to hope. 

Romans 4:18 AMP
(18)  [For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be. [Gen. 15:5.]

Hope is the ability to see something good happening to you.

  1. He did not dwell on the negative circumstances.

Romans 4:19 NKJV
(19)  And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.

  1. He became stronger in faith by praising God for the answer before he had the answer.

Romans 4:20 AMP
(20)  No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God,

The end result of doing these three things will produce something in you:

Romans 4:21 NKJV
(21)  and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.