Absolute Assurance – Part 2 (Psalm 91:4-5a)
“He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge. His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid….” (NKJV)
The reality is that we are fully covered under the omnipotent hand of Almighty God. Like a mother eagle, our El Shaddai has surrounded us. We live in the shadow of His wings. (Psalm 91:1). His arms are always there, to catch us if we fall. (“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27). We live and move and have our breath in Him! (Acts 17:28). Friend, this is the most powerful, the most amazing place to be, cocooned within the protection of the Most High, and He is calling us deep into the shelter of His divine embrace. Here are a few thoughts to help you get further in there.
His truth is what we hold in our hearts. God’s Word is His voice, and the truth on which everything in the universe rests. Why is it that many of us do not experience the power of His protection upon our lives? Only because we may not be living in the frequency of His truth. From the moment we awake, until the time we put our heads down to sleep at night, we are exposed to messages hitting us from every direction. There is “truth”, and there is His truth. There may be a current reality we are experiencing, but there is also a parallel reality, a heavenly and higher one which was made accessible and possible because of the sacrifice of Jesus. There is also a world of lies propagated by the powers of darkness, which have crept into our belief systems, and infiltrated how we live life, how we may even experience and apply the Word of God! The Holy Spirit would ask you today “What is your reality? What is your truth?”. Many people create their own truth, combining the Word of God with their own experiences or beliefs, but it is His Truth which is our shield and buckler and keeps those fiery darts at bay. These past weeks, I have had multiple opportunities to counter lies of the enemy with the Truth of God’s Word. Declaring God’s Truth shatters the slings and arrows sent against us. In these last days, it is so ultra important that we, the people of God, know His Word and hold His Truth firmly in our hearts. God’s Truth carries life and power and victory. His Truth is our divine and impenetrable shield!
Choose the covering of His wings. Psalm 91:4 says “you shall take refuge”. God has promised to live in us and cover us, and never leave us but He has given us a free will, and we choose to avail ourselves of who He is and what He has given us. He is a strong tower, a fortress the enemy cannot penetrate, but we need to step in. We choose to come to Him, and to receive His love. We choose to step into Him and to live in Him, in the power of His Word. We choose to give our hearts, and to let His mighty power consume and cover us. “Precious child, there is no better place to be than in the “secret place”, within the depths of My embrace. My blood has made it possible for you to come into the deepest place, to yield to Me, and be consumed by the fire of My grace. When you say “no” to religion, and “no” to the lies of the world, you choose Truth, and a life of living face to Face. Come close to Me. Choose to live and breathe and have your strength in Me. I protect and shield you. I am covering you with My wings.”
No fear! Psalm 91:5 says “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night nor of the arrow that flies by day.” Whatever crops up at night or during the day, we can choose God’s Truth. We choose not to be afraid. Fear is a way the enemy enters in, with the darts of accusation, infirmity, death and sin. Fear is just a shadow, a whisper from the other side, it is a lie that has forever been told. But if we do not shut that door and curse it back outside, we entertain a truth that is not God’s; we believe it, and then we give it life. Today the Holy Spirit would firmly say to us “You shall not be afraid!”. As He speaks and we receive this Word, we are empowered and emboldened. We receive new spiritual vision. We receive strength to recognize lies and cast them out with the powerful Truth of God, hallelujah! We will not be afraid because we are abiding in the Lord. God is for us and with us, and He is on our side!
“Precious Jesus, we yield to the moving of Your Spirit today, and we choose to hide ourselves in You. We choose to stand in the fortress of Your Truth and to reject every lie. We choose to live without fear. We receive all that You have made open to us, as sons and daughters of Divine Destiny. We choose Life, we choose to be consumed by You!”Minoli Haththotuwa, 02 August 2018www.risingonwings.org