Today we are featuring a Throwback Thursday article.
We are pulling an article from pages of the September 2015 Issue of Cherished Magazine. We hope you enjoy but wait there’s more!
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High WILL rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He IS my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Whom I trust.” Surely He WILL save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He WILL cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you WILL find refuge; His faithfulness WILL be your shield and rampart …
… IF you make the Most High your dwelling- even the Lord Who is my refuge- THEN no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent ….. Because he loves Me, says the Lord, I WILL rescue him, for he acknowledges My Name. He WILL call on Me and I WILL answer him; I WILL deliver him and honor him.
Please go read the whole chapter, but look at how much assurance is given in just these select passages of this one chapter! Is it any wonder why this is a favorite of so many people, a most-quoted chapter during crisis and times needing protection? God leaves no room for doubt as to His actions on behalf of those who love Him and acknowledge His Name, respecting His Word.
Do you know Him in this sense? Have you experienced His closest presence and protection, or the peace in the midst of crisis? If not, you need to know that it is possible.
It is His heart’s desire for you to be in such tight relationship
with Him that you have the same confidence in His Word
that the author who penned these words did.
You see, waaayyy back in the begining of the Bible, in the Old Testament, God entered into blood covenant with a man named Abraham and his family-a group of people that He made the strongest of commitments to.
That commitment was more than a contract; it became a way of life. Blood Covenant is the most binding situation you can find yourself in. It means you and your covenant partner defend each other until any enemy is defeated … or you die yourself.
Because God is spirit, He had no blood to shed to confirm the covenant like Abraham did, so He orchestrated history and sent Jesus – God in the form of man – who could confirm the covenant with blood.
He was so totally determined to show us the great lengths to which He would go to partner with us that Jesus didn’t just contribute one or two drops of blood; but He gave it all, allowing Himself to be sacrificed on our behalf Now He has done His part.
Psalm 91 shows us what His intent is toward those of us who have entered into covenant with Him. It’s pretty solid, isn’t it?
Do you wish to access it? You can!
Verses 1 and 9 tell us to make Him and His shelter our “dwelling place”, not a term we use today, but it means our hang-out place. It’s where we go, where we live.
He is Who we turn to when all the chips are stacked against us and we feel alone.
He is Who we celebrate with during the good times.
There’s an ebb and flow of give and take in the relationship.
We know He’s got our back- no matter what- when we connect with Him like this. He’s not just a “get out of hell free” card!
He is madly, crazy in love with you and ready to prove it!
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Father God, my Blood Covenant Partner, my Shield, my Shelter, my Refuge, my Peace, my Fortress, unstoppable, absolute, sure, impenetrable, my Savior!
I want to know You in the ebb and flow of relationship where I know You are sure to back me because I’m in right relationship with You, and we are inseparable.
In Jesus• Name, Amen
Thank you for sharing Robyn! There are more great articles in the September 2015 issue of Cherished Magazine such as Stop Judging . . . Start Kinding! By Cheryl Townsley, Naturopath and Wisdom Coach, We Need Others – An excerpt from A Friend in Me by Pamela Havey Lau, Be Bold, Be Brave, Be You by Sheryl Siler
Grab a coffee and read some of the other articles in this featured archived issue: