TOPIC: THE SECURE CITY
Read Psalms 91:1-15
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “ He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
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.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty (Psalms 91:1)
In times of war and insecurity, there is always a place that is termed ‘saved’, a place of refuge. A fortified place. A place where people run to, for security and safety. In the ancient times, some places are so secure that enemies can’t penetrate. Whoever that can make it to such places is sure of life.
Today, there is no difference, only that the secure place is not a particular place but everywhere we can be in Christ, The emphasis is not in a place but in the PERSON of Jesus Christ. Our security is in the name of God. Call Him when you feel insecured, threatened, afraid and uncertain about life.
He is very close to answer you. It is the strong tower that no armoury can pull down. Mount Zion is called the city of David, the city of great king (Ps. 48:2, 2 Sam. 5:7; 2 Chro. 5:2). It is a city located on the hill and considered unconquerable. The Israelites misbehaved and for a while, that place became a by word and a missing. Therefore, the focus is not on your position in JESUS CHRIST.
No matter how powerful the satanic arsenals might be, they can’t penetrate this secure city. Whatever the cooperation is against you, they can’t succeed.
It is comforting to know that God watches over us even in times of great stress and fear.
Come to Him, you will be perfectly secured. He is the secure city you should desire. Call upon His name, He will answer you in the day of trouble and the name of God of Jacob will defend you. “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” Ps. 91:9-10.
1. Lord, hide me and my household under the shadow of your wings in time of troubles.
2. Father, destroy every attack of the evil ones over my life
3. Pray for the travellers that God will grant them journey mercy in all their ways.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
2 Chr. 8:18 – 11:12; Acts 5:2 – 5:23
HAVE A FRUITFUL WEEK……………..SHALOM