Whoever lives within the secret shadow of Shaddi, hidden in the strength of God Most High,
will always be kept safe and feel secure!
Here's how I describe Him:
He's the Hope that holds me, and the Stronghold to shelter me,
The only God for me, and my Great Confidence.
Yes He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy,
and He will protect you from false accusation and any deadly curse.
His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you.
You can run under His covering of majesty and hide.
His faithfulness is a wrap-around shield keeping you from harm.
You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night,
not have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you.
Don't fear a thing! Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you, nor the powers of evil launched against you.
For God will keep you safe and secure, they won't lay a hand on you!
Peel (or pele) towers are a familiar sight in the borderlands between Scotland and England. In a historically turbulent area, these towers were built hundreds of years ago for protection, with walls several feet thick, and in an elevated position, for surveillance. When cross-border raids took place, local landowners would gather their families, and sometimes nearby communities, into these strongholds for protection. Many of these towers are still intact after centuries, a testament to the skill of the builders, and those charged with repelling invaders.
Seeing these bastions always reminds me of Psalm 91, and the beautiful picture it paints of the safe place we all have to run to in these turbulent times. Why not take time right now to creep into our Lord's protection?
WHEN FEAR TAKES HOLD...
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
[2 Corinthians 10:4]
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
1. Get very quiet inside, and turn your focus of your heart towards the Lord. Ask the Holy Spirit to bring to mind every issue, big and small, which is a source of stress at the moment. Write them all down without stopping to analyse. Then lay them down before your Heavenly Father.
2. Using the words of Psalm 91, thank Him for His promises. (See the PDF of the personalised version of the psalm, below.)
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
The Border magnates were served, and often feared, by the surrounding communities. If representatives came to a dependent-household in the name of a particular lord, their demands were satisfied immediately; dissenters would not be tolerated. The name gave the messengers power. All the power of the lord—to elevate, honour and bless, or to evict, demand, and destroy—was summed up in the name. Happy were those who had the lord’s favour!
[See also, Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:13; Colossians 1:20; Hebrews 9:14; 10:19; 1 Peter 1:18-20]
We read that the saints… ‘triumphed over him (the Evil One) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony’ [Revelations 12:11]. But in order for us to use this weapon against an attack of the enemy, we need to know what Jesus’ death has accomplished. There are resources available in the Power of the Cross page, and the blog post, Mighty is the Power of the Cross. Why not set aside time with the Lord to ask for fresh revelation?
EXPERIENCING GOD'S PRESENCE
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