Dwelling Under the Shelter, Part 4
Psalm 91 lets us know that God is with us and that we don’t have to be fearful. We live in a world controlled by fear. Many fearful situations and circumstances surround us. We must learn to have confidence in the plan and purpose of God Almighty. He will carry us through.
How do we make God our habitation? It happens when we realize that our lives are not our own. We have been bought and paid for with a price. So we abide in Him. We stay rooted and grounded in Him through His Word. We strive to do those things that are pleasing and acceptable at all times. We bring all of our body into obedience to God. We don’t make excuses for bad habits. Rather we ask God to empower us to let them go.
This Psalm of protection is divided into scenes. Scene one starts with the Almighty proclaiming who He Is. Scene two shows the 4 universal evils that affect every human, which we should not allow to control us. Scene three begins with verse 13, which shows that when the enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy, we have the authority to trample on those enemies. For additional insights, listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on September 6, 2020. And join us next week for more!
Psalm 91:13–16 NKJV
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”
Psalm 91:13–16 AMP
You will tread upon the lion and cobra;
The young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
“Because he set his love on Me, therefore I will save him;
I will set him [securely] on high, because he knows My name [he confidently trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never abandon him, no, never].
“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
“With a long life I will satisfy him
And I will let him see My salvation.”
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Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
What We Believe:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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