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.
Names of God Psalms 91:1-2
"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High..." Psalms 91:1
1. Most High Hebrew - Elyon This title emphasizes that God is supreme above all others. He is not just mighty but Almighty. He is the controller of all things.
"Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Psalms 91:1
2. Almighty Hebrew - Shaddai or Shadday The name Shaddai means "all Powerful", Ominipotent, All-Sufficient. He is able to meet every need.
"I will say of the LORD, 'he is my refuge and my fortress;' Psalms 91:2
3. LORDHebrew - Yahweh or Jehovah This is the personal name that the Lord used when He first introduced Himself to His chosen people, the Israelites. Yahweh means, "I Am who I am." Not only is His existence eternal, but He is present with His people.
"My God, in Him I will trust." Psalm 91:2
4. GodHebrew - Elohim Elohim is god the Creator. In the beginning Elohim made heaven and earth (genesis 1:1). He interacts with His creation through unconditional covenant. He is the sublime God. Sublime means: exalted, elevated, noble, lofty, awe-inspiring, majestic, magnificent, glorious, superb, wonderful, marvelous, splendid
The second week of July we are meditating on Psalms 91:5-8. Remember meditating on God's Word is a default command from God for all God's people through out the whole Bible. The Lord commanded Joshua to do so. If he were to meditate the Word of God day and night as a lifestyle the promise is that he will be successful (Joshua 1:6-8). The same is true for us. When we meditate on the Word of God as a life style, then we will know the truth and the truth will make us free. Have God's Word hidden in our hearts will prevent us from sinning and good fruit will naturally flow from us. Here is a song based on Psalms 91:1-16 that will help you get into meditating on his Word.
Psalms 91:5-8 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor the Arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
Meditate on Psalm 91:9-13 (NKJV)
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; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample under foot.
This week focus is on Psalm 91:11-12. As you dwell in the secret place of the Lord, He promises to protect you. And one of His protections is that He dispatches His Angels charge over you. The word charge (tsava) to give command to or ordain. Another words, the angels are assigned to you as your ways are in right alignment with Lord's ways, the angels are at your disposal.
There are many tasks that angels perform under the command of the Lord. Here are four worth mention.
. Protection from Physical Danger (Daniel 6:1-28) . Deliverance out of Bad Situations (Acts 5:12-20) . Bring Answers to our Prayers (Acts 12:5-10) . Bring Provision (1 Kings 19:1-5)
Angles Scriptures for further study:
Hebrews 1:14 Psalm 103:20-21 II Kings 6:16-17
The month of July sees River of Life taking on the challenge of memorizing the entire chapter of Psalm 91. We aren't memorizing just to memorize, but we want to meditate on every verse so that we hide the Word in our heart. Looking up specific words in the Hebrew will be a great asset to our times of looking deeper into each scripture. We want each verse to be a part of the fabric of our spiritual being so that we become the Word as we walk it out in life. The current goal for the week of July 2 - 8 is to meditate upon and memorize Psalm 91: 1-4. Let's go River of Life!