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TITLE: A PROMISE SPECIALLY FOR YOU
By esther robinson
04/26/06
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Please let me know if this would fall into the devotional category. Planning to share with a few friends.
A PROMISE SPECIALLY FOR YOU.

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence (Psalms 91:3).

For whom is this promise given? Not to anyone who walks on the highways but to those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High. Feeling the presence of the Lord is dwelling in the secret place of the Most High.

Can we go away from the presence of the Lord without Him being aware of it? Well, it is possible for us to go away from the presence of the Lord but not without His knowledge.

“For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the Lord” (Jonah 1:10).

“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me” (Psalms 139:7-10).

Almighty God deals differently with those who go away from His presence.

One well-known example of a person who went away from the presence of God is prophet Jonah. Knowing the power of the Almighty God, he traveled to Tarshish instead of Nineveh. Jonah went down into the lowest parts of the ship, had lain down, and was fast asleep. Perhaps this happy thought passed his mind before sleep. “At last! I am in a comfort zone.” God had been waiting exactly for this time. Everything that is supposed to be smooth becomes ruffled. What Jonah perceived as ‘comfort’ became a ‘chaos’ zone. When one flees from the presence of God, he is forced to reveal his identity to the people of this world. We’ll become liable for answering many questions. Are we bold enough to face such questions? Jonah, being a good man admitted his predicament. He boldly gave this statement. “Throw me into the sea.” He never wished that trouble should also come upon his fellow travelers in the ship.

"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him…” (2 Chronicles 16:9). You can never escape the eyes of the Lord.

God promises protection for us around the clock. Security is provided all through the night, day, darkness and noon. “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday” (Psalms 91:6,7).

Today, let us rejoice making sure that we are in the presence of the Lord. In other words, be assured that we dwell in the secret places of the Most High and claim this promise in our life. “Surely God shall deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence” (Psalms 91:3).
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