Deuteronomy 28:1 (KJV) 1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
Fear paralyzes us and puts us in a state of non-resistance to the enemy and his evil ways. That’s because we’re focused on what the devil is doing instead of what God has promised us in His Word.
Also, fear draws to you the very thing that you’re fearful of. It’s a deadly trick of the enemy to get you off-course.
Faith gives us access to God’s power! With all that is going on in the world today, it behooves us to take a look at what God has to say about all this. Is He really protecting us or should we all just cower and hide? Just how protected are we?
Well, I’m glad you asked because it’s important to know just where we stand regarding the promises of God. Can we really depend on God in a time of crisis or do we have to get on His waiting list?
I know these seem like silly questions but I think many people ask them and really don’t know the answer. As I have said many times, you can’t just shoot up a prayer hoping it sticks and then wonder why it didn’t work. There’s more to it than that. Read on.
Notice in the opening scripture that verse one is the first of 14 verses of blessings that God had for His people but there is a catch. We have to pay attention and do what He has said. Then the blessings come on us. But if we don’t, then we open up ourselves to the curses which are listed in verses 15-61.
As I have said many times, there’s a God-part and a man-part. God has already done His part and now it’s up to us to do our part to access His promises.
We all love Ps. 91 but I want you to notice something in verse one:
Psalm 91:1 (KJV) 1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
God is specifically addressing those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High, namely with God. Those who have made Jesus their Lord and Savior, walking in His ways, and dwelling in Him are the ones that are protected. It’s not the unsaved because they haven’t made the Lord their habitation or dwelling place.
Having said all that, let’s talk about our protection.
Isaiah 54:17a (KJV) 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
Here we see that no weapon can prosper against us if we abide in the Lord. We have to rebuke every evil report that comes against us to discourage us and cause fear to overtake us. Just because someone says something evil doesn’t mean we have to receive the evil report. God’s report is what counts.
James 4:7 (KJV) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Romans 8:11 (KJV) 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Here we see that the Holy Spirit in us quickens us – makes us alive. This is a good healing scripture.