The ABC’s of divine protection

Presented by: Pastor Donna on May 1, 2016.

Divine protection is guaranteed to those who abide under the shadow of the Almighty and truly love God as reflected in Psalm 91. This verse-by-verse elaboration shows how you can receive divine protection in today’s dangerous world.

91 He that dwelleth 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 will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath 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 honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

 

God foresaw the kinds of dangers we would be presented with now, in the twenty-first century.  He declares the end from the beginning.  He promised specifically to protect us from calamities that face us today. Among those dangers are resurgences of once extinct diseases, threat of nuclear bombs in the hands of terrorists, children being shot in schools, people slaughtered in movie theaters, car crashes, plane crashes and much more.

We can have divine protection and security. Security is the state of being free from danger or threat. Also we use the word security to denote guards and institutional defenses to protect businesses, governments and other sociopolitical entities.

Is it possible to feel secure in this dangerous world? Psalm 91 tells us so. King Davis also trusted God when he was afraid.

Psalm 56:3 King James Version (KJV)

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

It’s comforting to know that we can live in a place that is inaccessible to our enemies — both human and the Devil. God is our place of refuge. He promised this protection under the Old Covenant and also the New Covenant.

Using a mnemonic ‘ABC’, this message details ways you can apply Psalm 91 and have complete protection from all disaster, sickness and attacks.

If we will just believe and act on the words of this Psalm (91), we will be able to live in total freedom.