Monday, April 09, 2012

He Shall Deliver Thee!

 3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
 4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
 5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
 6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

He Shall Deliver Thee!

Psalm 91, this joyous psalm of praise, continues by proclaiming the wondrous benefits we have in God our Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ. What do we have to fear on this earth? Nothing! In Christ, we are forever kept in the safety of God's almighty hands.

We are promised, "He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fower, and from the noisome pestilence." We need not fear the wiles of the Devil or the trickery of his servants. Though our enemies craft their plans against us, God's hand of protection keeps us from their wicked schemes.

Neither do we need fear the shattering news of illness and disease. Does that mean that Christians never become ill? Of course not! What is does mean is that every moment of our lives we are safely sheltered under His wings; indeed, He shall cover us with His feathers. When sickness comes upon us we know that God is fulfilling His purpose for us. Either the illness is designed to strengthen our faith in Him, or it may even be the means He will use to bring us home to Him. Either way, we need not fear, for God's eternal purpose is being done, and we are forever in His arms of love.

There is no terror that we need fear--not terrors in the night or arrows in the day. At a time when the whole world seems to be filled with instability and unrest, the Christian can go calmly on his way. Will we soon experience World War III, will the battle of Armageddon take place before our very eyes, will our enemies infest our air with germ warfare, will we be decimated by a nuclear bomb, will financial ruin decimate our nation or the whole world? Nothing--absolutely nothing, takes place apart from the predetermined plan of God.

God rules over everything. No nation or individual, whether they love or hate God, live apart from His mighty hand of power. Truly we can safely trust in God for all things, for His justice is righteous and pure. He is not bought nor influenced by the evil wiles of Satan or men. He gives no favor to the rich nor does He neglect the poor--all stand before Him equally.

Why would we not trust God? Why would we desire anything besides Him? It is one of the greatest enigmas of life--He is rejected by most and loved by just a few. But, for those who love Him, how sweet is the joyous communion we have with Him. Each believer has their own "burning bush" experiences where they walk in sweet communion with  Christ, and the fire of His love and compassion overcomes even their souls.

We must go to Christ, and cry out to Him to rescue us from the evils of sin and death which seem to reign upon this world. By His grace, we will enter into His courts of joy and peace, and He shall deliver thee from the sins which so easily beset us and destroy our communion with Him. There is no greater joy than communing with our dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

God Bless You,

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