Angels Watching Over Us!: Psalm 91 Series Part 5 of 7.

Psalm 91:9-12
“Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.”
ANGELS.  The LORD says He will give His angels charge over us!  What wonderful comfort, especially in light of what you read in part 4! 😮  In case you missed it, you may follow the link below:
Ministering Spirits.
According to Hebrews 1:14, Paul says of them (the angels), “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister FOR those who will inherit salvation?”
Notice it says they are sent to minister “FOR” those who will inherit salvation not “TO” us, meaning believers. What’s the difference?” you ask.  Working “FOR” us means they are at OUR COMMAND……when we speak out God’s word. Remember what you read in part 2 and speaking out the word of God? Do so, and angels will come to your rescue! 🙌🏻
For instance, when we recite Psalm 91 out loud, the angels HEAR GOD’S WORD and spring into action on our behalf.  That’s a very important component:  SPEAKING OUT LOUD.  Just like the devil (a fallen angel) who cannot read your mind, so also the good angels cannot read your mind.  They only respond to God’s SPOKEN WORD.
The fact of the matter is, the devil only knows he’s got you is by what comes out of your mouth, so watch what you SAY. Remember, words have incredible power.
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How Many Angels?! 😮
How many angels are we talking about here?  Jesus Himself spilled the beans on that one, so to speak.  Remember when the temple guards came to arrest Him in the garden? The ever impetuous Peter grabbed a sword and cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant (he was probably aiming for his neck).  But Jesus stopped him.  He restored the man’s ear and said in Matthew 26:52-53,
“Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.  Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with MORE THAN TWELVE LEGIONS OF ANGELS?” 😮

12 legions!!? A legion is about 6,000 troops. 12 legions would be about 72,000 angels, folks!🤯 You and I can do likewise.  More than twelve legions of angels will come to work FOR us “lest we dash our foot against a stone.”  Each and every believer has legions of angels serving them.  Let that fact sink in.  Wow!  Bet you feel safer already!? 🙌🏻

Here’s the criteria, though: You must CONFESS GOD’S WORD.  

No Evil, No Plague.

In the dwelling place of Elyon, “the Most High,” under the Shadow of “Shaddai, the Almighty One,” is complete safety.  We discussed this in part one of this series.  Here again we see more of just how protected we are:  “THERE SHALL NO EVIL BEFALL YOU NOR SHALL ANY PLAGUE COME NEAR YOUR DWELLING.”  
This is not only referring to the obvious but open pestilences like Ebola, S.A.R.S., A.I.D.S. T.B., Legionnaires disease, influenza, West Nile Virus, etc, as well. You get the idea.
The underlined word, “Plague,” is derived the same root word as the word for “Stroke.”  If you’re worried about your family history of death from a stroke and that you might also suffer the same you can “fear not:”  You are protected!
Incurable diseases are abroad and abound in our day.  There are even some older ones that were once eradicated in the West which have once again reared their ugly heads. But you and I don’t need to worry about them, either.  Confess God’s word and FEAR NOT.
Sanctify Your Food.
What if, perchance, you ate something harmful unawares.  But, because you were forewarned of evil things about in this world, you made it a point to pray over your food, sanctifying it in Jesus’ Name.  Good practice in these last days!  You will not fall prey to anything harmful in your food because you activated your covenant with the Lord!
You see, praying over your food isn’t just a nice idea today; IT’S ESSENTIAL.We’re not playing around here. This isn’t a game.  We are activating our covenant with our God consciously, fully expecting Him to protect us. 💖
(For more on that topic, you may follow the link below:
Secrets In The Hebrew Language.
The word for plague in Hebrew in the opening passage is “Néga,” which means “Affliction, infection, mark, plague, stripes, stroke, or wounds.”  The same word for plague that is used here is the very same word Isaiah used for, “Stricken,” in Isaiah 53:8.
“He {Jesus} was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was STRICKEN (néga).”
Because Jesus was “stricken” in place of His covenant people…US…we don’t have to be “Néga–stricken.”  Our protection, our deliverance, our healing, and our safety was FULLY PAID FOR in the body of our Savior, JESUS! 💖
Don’t Put God To A Foolish Test.
How AWESOME is it to know that our God actually gives His angels charge over us?!  All our steps are guarded and guided by Him lest we dash our foot against even the tiniest pebble or “Stone” in our Christian walk. In other words, when we transgress God’s Law, typified by the “Stone.”  That doesn’t mean we take unnecessary risks or chances to test God.  But AS WE WALK out our life, WE NEED NOT FEAR WHEN WE STUMBLE. 💖
Why Did Satan (Mis)Quote This Psalm?
Remember when the devil took Jesus up to the highest pinnacle of the temple and dared Him to jump off?  He quoted…or more accurately, MISquoted and MISused…a part of Psalm 91 in an effort to entice Jesus to take the leap, saying that the angels would “Bear Him up…” 🤨

Why did the devil pick this particular Psalm?  Probably because it’s the one he heard quoted most often by God’s people. But you’ll notice he didn’t recite it correctly; he left out a part of it. That’s because he purposely “MISquotes” scripture in an attempt to twist it to his own diabolical purposes.🤨
But Jesus wasn’t fooled. He defeated him every time with the words, “IT IS WRITTEN,” only He quotes God’s word correctly. After all, He IS the WORD made flesh. He is the One Who wrote those commandments on stone. He said to the devil, “You shall not put God to a foolish test.”

As He (Jesus) is, so are we IN THIS WORLD over which He gave us dominion. We can have success and defeat the enemy EVERY TIME by being a walking, talking word of God. We have the same authority over this world that Jesus does. He showed us how a human completely dependent on God can walk victoriously through life. 💖

Nothing To Prove.

As The Beloved, The only begotten Son of Almighty God Himself, do you think that if He jumped off that pinnacle that His Father wouldn’t come to His Son’s rescue? Well of course He would. There is no doubt He could have jumped off that pinnacle and not been hurt. After all, He walked on water later on, right? So why didn’t Jesus jump?

First of all, Jesus is secure in Who He is:  God’s beloved Son.  He has NOTHING to prove. Secondly, the reference to angels keeping Him from dashing His foot against a stone is referring to “Walking” the Christian life, NOT TAKING FOOLISH RISKS, like jumping off the temple pinnacle or flirting with danger.
His favorite description of Himself was “Son of Man.” We know that ,as God, He is all powerful. But He came AS A HUMAN to demonstrate how you and I can do the same works He did by totally depending on God for everything.  So, as we “walk” along through this world, His Angels keep us safe because WE SAY SO.  God’s word clearly show us His 24/7/365 protection has us covered!

Accidents, terror attacks, unforseen disasters, wild weather, you name it!  Our God protects us from them all AS ONLY HE CAN.  Good thing because, no matter how carefully you plan, how smart you are, or how many degrees you have, you cannot know when or where the dangers in the road ahead will occur.

But our Daddy knows……and He has His Angels watchin’ over us! 💖🙌🏻
You may follow the link below to part 6 if you wish to continue this series. We’ll be talking about the kinds of attacks to expect from our enemy:

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