YOUR SHADE & YOUR SHIELD (PSALM 121:3-6)He will not allow your foot to be moved. He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.” (NKJV)
There is an assurance of protection when we lift up our eyes to Jesus and keep them fixed on Him. Fear leaves, and doubt and unbelief begins to melt away. This is because Jesus is the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2), and when we fix our eyes on Him, we become strong. We become like Him! He fills us up with faith and we begin to believe like Him and see what He sees. There is a miracle in the making! These words of Scripture are like life giving treasures from Heaven, so receive the promises our Abba God is making to us today.
He will not allow you to be moved. There are people or forces trying to push you out of your God-given place and the Holy Spirit is assuring you today that all of Heaven is backing you up and with you. “He will not allow your foot to be moved”! You will not be pushed out. There is a calling and a purpose where you are. You have been appointed and anointed to fulfil an assignment. The enemy uses people to distract you and disrupt what God has planned but he cannot succeed so long as you fix your eyes on Jesus and stay where you are. What God has designated for your life cannot be taken from you unless you decide to give it away. There are inheritances, gifts, relationships, even careers or jobs which people have been thinking of giving up, because of pressures that have come from around you. I see even land and buildings which are meant for you which you have been delayed from receiving. Stay where you are dear friend. God is with you. He surrounds you with His favor like a shield. He has commissioned angels to help you and to bring you into the fullness of your destiny, and into the completion of your assignment. This is not a time to quit. It is a time to refocus on Jesus and set your face like flint, knowing that He is on your side. Isaiah 50:7: “For the Lord God will help Me, therefore I will not be disgraced. Therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed.” People can try to push you out but God will not permit it! If you decide to stay where you are, if you choose to take what is yours, know that He is on your side and fighting on your behalf. Not even your feet will be shifted from where you stand, hallelujah!
The Lord is your “Keeper”. Isn’t it amazing that the Lord our God never sleeps. He never blinks an eye or loses sight of you for a moment. He is your Keeper – He keeps you resting in the palms of His hands. A Keeper is someone who has complete responsibility (and maybe even ownership) towards someone or something (an inn keeper, zoo keeper, or bee keeper, for example.) There is nothing you will lack because no good thing will He withhold from those who trust in Him. (Psalm 84:11). All He asks is that while He keeps you in the shadow of His wing, you keep your eyes on Him. “My precious child, you are never alone. With great love, I cherish you, I treasure you. I protect you wherever you go. I am breaking all the doubts that rose up to haunt you, and the fear of being alone. Know that I hold you in My hands every moment and I am guarding you as the apple of My eye through each day and each night. Trust in Me. Lift up your eyes to Me. I am guiding you into your destiny.”
He is your Shield! God is promising us His protection not only from the supernatural elements but also from the normal things of life which might not work in our favor. When you are covered by the Almighty God, there is nothing that can harm you unless you believe it will. That is why it is so important that we keep our eyes on Him! We often accept certain aspects of life as “normal” (like sickness, accidents or disaster) when God has shown us it does not have to be so because we are His supernatural kids! Because He is our “Keeper”, and we are held in His hands, we are fully covered, fully protected. There is nothing that can “get” us by day or by night. We can sleep peacefully, knowing that the presence of God surrounds us and that we are held in His hands, hallelujah!
Dear friend, you are never alone. Almighty Yahweh has you covered. There is no weapon formed against you that can prosper, in the day time or at night, because our God never slumbers or even shuts His eyes for a moment. Decide to stand firm in your inheritance because what He has given you can never be taken away. The healing you received is yours, the new job, the house - they are yours. The calling, gifting and anointing are already released to you by the power of the Holy Spirit. God is with you, hallelujah! The Lord is your shade and your shield!Minoli Haththotuwa, 10 June 2017www.risingonwings.org