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Psalm 91

 

 

By Dr. Richard Ing

July 2, 2009

 

HIDDEN FROM THE ENEMY

 

The battle between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness will become more intense in the days ahead.  There will come a time soon when Satan is cast down to earth and will come against the church and every Christian with great fury.  Rev. 12:12-13.  He will destroy all churches and kill every Christian that refuses to take the mark of the beast.  Rev. 13:7, 15.  He is already attacking the saints and focusing on those that are maturing in Christ and fighting against his kingdom of demons.  He is not concerned with lukewarm or baby Christians.  These will not be able to stand against Satan’s demonic kingdom.

 

God will protect His sanctified ones, but His protection will not come just by claiming it in faith.  There are certain pre-conditions to God’s protection.

 

PSALM 91.

 

Psalm 91 is called the Psalm of Protection.  This chapter is crucial to your survival in the end times.  Read it often and seal it in your heart.  Have faith in it.  Pray it all the time.  This Psalm was brought to me by God in a supernatural way.  Many Christians have relied upon it and God has honored their prayers and protected them from many afflictions and attacks by the enemy.  In the end times it will be even more important and will be applied in an even greater way.  In order to explain how Psalm 91 will be applied by God in the end times, let me  explain how God brought this new (at least to me) revelation to me. 

 

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS:

 

A few years ago, Becky was looking for her checkbook, which she almost always puts on the top inside of her purse.  She emptied her purse several times, but could not find it.  She later handed it to her husband who emptied the purse on the bed.  He also could not find it.  They searched all over the house but it had disappeared.  Only Becky and her husband lived in the house.  Finally, she canceled her bank account in the event someone either stole the check book or found it.  The next morning, which was a Sunday, she opened her purse in church and the check book was on the very top of the contents in her purse. 

 

A few months later, I had to cancel my health insurance with HMSA.  My wife and I went down to the HMSA offices and were interviewed by an accounts officer.  He asked for my Social Security card that I always keep in my wallet.  But when I looked in my wallet, it was missing.  I emptied my wallet several times on the officer’s desk.  There was no Social Security card.  I was informed that I had up to 2 p.m. the next day; otherwise, I would have to pay for another month’s premium.  The next day, I went to my office and took my wallet out.  There it was – my Social Security card on the top of my wallet.

 

Another four or five months later, I took my wife shopping at Marukai, a membership discount store.  As was our habit, I stayed in the car and prayed for an hour and then went to help my wife package the goods.  When it was time to go into the store, I searched my wallet at least four times and could not find my Marukai membership card. I could not enter the store.  The next day, I went to my office and started to clear my desk when I came across a book that had been given me five years previous by a member (there was a date on the inside).  I can’t recall the name of the book or the author offhand.   I opened the book and it immediately fell on a chapter that spoke of how we need to pray Psalm 91 for protection against the enemy.  I knew God was trying to get my attention.

 

A number of times, I forgot to pray it daily and missed perhaps one or two days.  Again, God would remind me how important it is by making things disappear and reappear again.

 

In May of this year (2009), my wife and I were preparing to leave for the Philippines.  Ten days earlier, I had to repair one of my windows and left a window crank (about five inches long) on the top of my dinner table.  The next day and for ten days thereafter, I could not find the window crank.  Every day, I cleared the table, looking for the handle.  It was nowhere to be found.  Sometimes, I cleared the table four times in a day to make sure.  Two days before we were to leave, my wife could not find her passport.  We were in a panic.  She tried to call the local passport office but only got a busy signal.   Finally, we had to be at the airport next morning at 5 a.m.  My second son dropped in at 6:00 p.m.  My wife told him about our problem.  She was almost in tears.  My son went directly to our bedroom at looked in the corner next to her bed and found the passport within a minute or so.  Both my wife and I had looked for the passport at the exact spot at least seven times and did not see it.  I then went to my dinner table where I take my breakfast every morning and read my newspaper.  As I sat down, I looked down and the window crank was on the table directly in front of me.  

 

God also reminded me of dream that my second son had years ago.  In his dream, our church members were fleeing from enemy troops looking for Christian in the mountains to kill them.  We were all hiding behind some bushes when enemy soldiers suddenly appeared.  The enemy leader commanded his soldiers to search the bushes for us.  As my son was looking from behind a bush, the bush suddenly opened and an enemy soldier gazed directly into his eyes.  My son froze.  The enemy soldier suddenly closed the bush and shouted, “There’s no one here, sir!”  They moved away.

 

Not long thereafter, another member had a dream in which our local church members were running away from enemy troops in the city.  We all ran into an alleyway.  It turned out to be a dead end.  Suddenly enemy troops blocked the front of the alley.  The commanding officer sent soldiers into the alley to search for us.  We froze on the steps of a fire escape.  The soldiers looked right us, turned around and walked away.  “There’s no one here, sir!” they reported.

 

I have concluded, after all the above events and dreams that came back to my remembrance, that God is trying to tell us something very important.  He is telling us that He is able to make us invisible so that the enemy cannot find us and attack us in the end times soon to come.  Psalm 91 holds the key.  We need to have a clear understanding of and faith in Psalm 91.  Let us look at that great chapter of protection.

 

V 1.  “He that dwells in the secret place of the most High . . . . “  This verse clearly implies that one must dwell with God in His secret place in order to invoke His protection.  That secret place is sacred and available to only those that seek it and love God with all their heart.  The Bible says that God dwells with the contrite of heart and the broken in spirit.  “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite heart.  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”  Ps. 34:18-19.

 

“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”  Is. 57:15.  You cannot enter the secret place where God is unless you are humble and contrite.  The word “contrite” refers to being shattered and broken to pieces, one whose heart is broken so that he sees nothing worthwhile in himself.  He can only see how worthy God is.

 

V. 2.  “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; my God: in Him will I trust.”  Many claim that they trust God and have faith in Him, but their actions show otherwise.  They still strive in the flesh and cannot find time to serve Him because they are too busy trying to earn a living to pay their bills.  They rely on their own intelligence, abilities and strengths.  Those that truly trust God seek His kingdom first.  They put God as their number one priority and trust God to take care of their needs.  He is truly their refuge and fortress because they have experienced years of trusting God and seeing how He takes care of their every need.  They have no fear, only peace.

 

Vs. 3 – 8.  These verses speak of all the things that God will protect the humble and contrite ones from.  They dwell in His presence.

 

V. 9.  “Because thou has made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the Most High thy habitation: ….”  In the New Testament, Jesus spoke of abiding in the true vine.  “Abide in Me and I in you.”  Jn. 15:4.  “I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be made perfect in one . . . .       We are to be one – think alike, speak alike, do alike.  Gal. 2:20 says, “I am crucified with Christ;: nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: ….”   As Watchman Nee once said (paraphrasing), “I give you two great gospels.  The first one is: because Christ died for us, we no longer have to life.  The second is just as important.  Because Christ lives in us, we no longer have to live.

 

V.  11.  “For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”  God will send angels to protect those that abide in Him and guide them away from danger.  We have had many angel sightings and we know that God surrounds us with His guardian angels to protect us.

 

V. 12.  Angels will even bear you up with their hands.  No doubt, God’s angels have protected us from harm and danger, even from things we don’t even know about.

 

V. 13. “Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and he dragon shall thou trample under feet.”   Those that God will protect and make invisible to the enemy in the end times will aggressively confront Satan and his demonic kingdom and destroy them.  When we cast out devils and bind up Satan’s strong men, God protects us against counterattack.

 

V. 14.  They have set their love on God.  God will deliver or save them and set them on high because they know His name and call upon Him.  That’s how God loves too.  He sets His love on us.  He agrees to love us and He never breaks His promises.

 

V. 15.  When they call upon His name, God will answer them, etc.

 

Praying Psalm 91 is good for all Christians.  But Psalm 91 is more than just protection.  It is a promise to those that truly dwell in the secret place of the Most High that God will protect them against a physical enemy in the end times by making them invisible to natural eyes.  The key is to mature in the Spirit and cultivate humility so that we are able to abide under the shadow of the Almighty,

 

 


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