Psalms 91 – Part 15

24 07 2013

“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.”

This is God talking to us.  So, we will call upon God.  When we do this He will answer us.  Wow!  He answers us!  Like in the New Testement…Ask and you will receive.  We just need to do the asking.  Yes, He does know what we need, but He’s waiting for us to ask.

He will also be with us in trouble.  No, the Christian life is not all a rose garden…unless you want to add the thorns.  There are thorns along the way.  But, Jesus is there along with you.  You will NEVER be alone.

He will rescue us and honor us.  How does he honor us?  By giving us favor.  That’s a whole other lesson, but you can have favor of man.  That isn’t by badgering people.  Be patient.  Be friendly.  You can be in the world, but not of the world.

Look to Jesus.  Ask Him.  Keep yourself sheltered under His mighty wings.  He loves you so much.  He loved you so much that He died for you.  Please…come to Him today.  Time is short.

Psalms 91 – Part 14

6 07 2013

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.”

This is God talking to us.  He loves us!  Whoa…have you ever thought about that?  I mean REALLY thought about that.  Just sit back in your chair right now and ponder that statement.  God Loves You……………….

That’s a mind-bobbling thought, isn’t it?  Our finite minds can’t even fathom that God would love us.  He’s too busy.  There are other more important things for Him to handle.  But you know what?  He can do those and take care of you at the same time.  How can He do that?  He’s not finite!  He is ALL!  All-powerful; All-knowing; All-loving; All-everything!

Another thought on this, is that this is really talking about us loving God.  But, we can’t know how to love Him until we realize that He loved us first.  That’s why I brought this out so you could realize just how much He loves us.

But, because He loves us, He will protect us.  Why would He do this?  You know, my finite mind can’t even hardly answer that question.  I just know He does because His Word tells me so.  Not only that, I have received His protection…many times.  He rescues and protects us from many things that we have no memory of, too.  I think when we get to heaven, we will find out just how many times we have had that protection.

Then, He acknowledges my name…My name!  Wow!  He acknowledges me…little ‘ole me!  All I can say about that is, “Thank You, Lord!!!!”  And the big thing is that in Revelation, it says we will be given a new name!  My name now is my earthly/flesh name.  But I will be given my spiritual name in Heaven.  So, He not only know my flesh name…but He knows my spiritual name, which I don’t even know – not yet!

So, let’s just accept His love today.  He showed it unconditionally.  God, the Father, sent His own Son, Jesus, to die for you.  He is the only one who was raised from the dead.  He took your sin on the cross and died for you.  Will accept Him and His love for you today?  That is my prayer for you.

Psalms 91 – Part 13

14 06 2013

“You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.”  These are all names of our adversary…the devil…satan.

Lion? He walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  Who’s the whom?  That’s us believers…the ones who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  But, he also goes after those who are on the edge.  He doesn’t want them to go to God.

Cobra?  That’s a snake.  In the Garden of Eden, he came to Eve as a snake…a serpent.  As you remember, he got her to go against the Word of God.  That’s what he wants to do to us…to go against God’s Word.

So, let’s put this all together, and it pretty much comes down to that we are going against satan and his legion.  How is this possible?  He uses people, but we are part of God’s army!  We have armor! (see Ephesians 6:11-18)  God has given us this power to use!

My prayer for you is that this will not scare you away from Jesus.  Jesus is calling you today.  You come to Him, you have the ability to fight off the enemy.  Use His Word He’s give you…the Bible.

Psalms 91 – Part 12

8 06 2013
“They will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”
This is a continuation of what we had previously been talking about.  They is the angels.  They will lift you up.  Up from where?  From hurting yourself.  None of us really knows how many times the angels have saved us…have kept us from being killed.  They are on assignment in protecting us.  But, we do need to ask God to send them.  But also, God just intervenes and sends them because He has something in store for us to do for Him.  We just need to be obedient.  Yes, there’s that dirty word.  Obedience.  God does ask for our obedience to Him.  We just need to get into His Word to find what to be obedient to.  When we do that, we go back to verse 1…Abiding. Shelter.

Psalms 91 – Part 11

29 05 2013
“For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your wa  Oh my, what a promise.  We have all grown up hearing we have a guardian angel.  But this says ANGELS!  There is nothing like knowing that God’s angels have charge over me.  They are guarding me in whatever I do and whatever I get in.  I believe when we reach “Home”, that we will be amazed at how much His angels saved us from death.  They protect us from so many things!
They also keep me in all my ways.  Well, I’m trusting that my ways are His ways.  That is the best way of knowing that I will be kept in my ways, for if I am out of His will, why would they?  I need to be on my toes…be obedient.  Then I can expect the protection I need.  
How about you?  Are you being obedient?  Are you following His Word?  Are you in His Word?  Are you praying to Him?  Please, come to Him now…I beg you!  He’s at your heart’s door knocking.  Will you let Him in?

Psalms 91 – Parts 9 & 10

22 05 2013

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

Today will be doing verses 9 & 10 together because it goes together.  We will be following one thought…refuge with NO harm.  Wow!  Have you ever thought of that?

First we have to realize and say that the Lord is your refuge.  What exactly does that mean?  According to the dictionary refuge means: a shelter or protection from danger or trouble.  That’s a sweet picture I see of being in a cave during a storm.  Also, think of soldiers in a foxhole during combat.  Shelter.

You also need to make Him your dwelling.  Dwelling is where you live.  Let Him live in you.  How does that happen?  Accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  Believe and accept that He died for you and would have done it if you were the only one here.  He loves you that much!

Then it says when you do this, no harm will overtake you…no disaster will come near your tent.  When we think disaster, we think what has just happened to Oklahoma.  That is disaster in a big way.

But your tent?  Most people would think that is where you live.  Go with me here a minute.  When my mother passed away, my Dad told me that she wasn’t there anymore…she was living in a tent.  So, here we go.  You are a spirit.  That’s the real you…on the inside.  You have a soul.  That’s your intellect…your thinking.  And you live in a body.  That’s what this is saying here.  No disaster will come near your tent.

But, you have to be abiding in Him.  Believe Him in EVERY area of your life.  Sickness?  He can handle that.  Rejection?  He can handle that, too.  He was rejected.  He knows how you feel.  He will NEVER reject you.

So now the ball is in your corner.  What will you do?  Will you reject Him and His protection and comfort?  Will you accept Him and all He’s done for you and given you.  The answer is up to you.  Accept Him today.

Psalms 91 – Part 8

17 05 2013

You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.  This is BIG!

This doesn’t mean that if you are in the service that you won’t have to lift a finger to protect…to do your part.  But, you will be spared.  You will see the enemy go to flight.

But, this also has another meaning with it.  You belong to Jesus.  You are following Him with all your heart and being.  The enemy, our adversary the devil, will be using people to come against you…those who are not following Jesus.  They will be judged.  The Lord will have vengeance on them for us, His children.

So, where are we going with this?  We get ourselves under His protection, and He will protect us from the adversary.  Miracles will happen.  They happen everyday and we just don’t see them (another lesson).

Let’s go out there and stay protected under God’s wings.  He loves us so much He sent Jesus to die for us

Psalms 91 – Part 7

16 05 2013

A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.

What a promise of protection!  No matter what or who comes against you, you will be protected!

God wants to protect His people.  Just bring to His remembrance what His Word says.  No, God doesn’t forget, but He wants us to remind Him so it reminds you!  Yeah, sounds backwards, but it works.  When you hear yourself saying something, you get it to the inside of you.  You remember it, then!  Wow!

So, just remember, He wants to protect you from all, who, or what may come your way.  Accept that protection today.

Psalms 91 – Part 6

11 05 2013
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.  Whoa, doomsday!  Let’s start at the beginning.  I had to look pestilence up in the dictionary:  a fatal epidemic disease (bubonic plague); something morally corrupting.  Now in these days epidemic could be thought of as Aids.  Morally corrupting?  What isn’t morally corrupting these days?  That’s all we see around us!
Next is destruction at noonday.  Destruction:  action or process of causing so much damage to something that it no longer exists or cannot be repaired.  That’s pretty explainable.
So, let’s put this altogether with what we have learned so far.
This goes with verse 5.  We won’t be afraid of the pestilence; we won’t be afriad of destruction.  And why?  We have put ourselves under the Shadow of the Almighty!  We are trusting explicitly in Him!  Why?  Because we know that we know that we know that He cares so much for us that He will keep us safe.
So, how can this be, you say?  It can be because you have accepted what Jesus has done for you.  Jesus came and died and rose just for you.  If you were the only one here, He would have done it just for you.  Will you receive His forgiveness today?  He’s waiting for you to come with open arms!  He Loves You!

Psalms 91- Part 5

3 05 2013

You shall not be afraid of the terror by night.  That reminds me of being a child.  You always seem to think that a monster is after you when all is quiet and you are in bed.  But, that just isn’t so.  Just lean on Jesus.  He is by your side.  He won’t let anything bad come to you.  But, there is a condition.  You have to ask Him!  Yes, He does know what you need, but He just wants you to ask.

Nor the arrow that flies by day.  Wow.  That is what we seem to be living through in these days.  Terrorism is everywhere these days…even in small villages.  No one seems to be exempt anymore.  So, what are we do?  The first sentence sums it all up.  I WILL NOT BE AFRAID.  Fear is opposite of faith.  Where fear is, faith isn’t.  So, which do you want to live by?  Fear or faith?  I personally choose faith.  Some would call it blind faith.  But it isn’t when you have faith in the Almighty God when you choose to abide in Him.

So, do you choose to abide in Him, too?  It’s is real easy.  He made it that way.  He wants all to abide in Him.  He made us for fellowship with Him.  Come to Him today.