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Sovereignty of God series

May month Protection

God’s Protection
Psalm 91 KJV 1900
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, And from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, And under his wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, And ten thousand at thy right hand; But it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold And see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, Even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: The young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, And shew him my salvation.

Christians are under attack!

The Unholy Trinity:

The World, The Flesh, The Devil

Psalms--BASICS

OUTLINE

vs. 1-2: Assurance of God’s Protection

vs. 3-8, 11-13: The Ways God Protects

Protection vs. 3-8, 11-13: The Ways God Protects vs. 9-10: An Invitation to Receive God’s Protection vs. 14-16: Promises from the Lord for His Protection

vs. 9-10: An Invitation to Receive God’s Protection

vs. 14-16: Promises from the Lord for His Protection

Part 1: Assurance of God’s Protection

Psalm 91:1 KJV 1900
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

DWELLETH:

abides, finds a home in, lives

SECRET PLACE:

hiding place out of reach of enemies

MOST HIGH ;

(Elyon):highest & supreme-God is highly exalted and has supreme authority

ABIDE :

spend the night—cared for by God

SHADOW:

protective covering & intimacy

ALMIGHTY

(Shaddai): all powerful

Psalm 91:2 KJV 1900
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust.
v. 2

I WILL SAY OF THE LORD:

a personal testimony

HE IS:

in God’s essence and being

MY:

personal, by experience

REFUGE:

a place of rest & security

FORTRESS:

a stronghold, tower of defense

MY GOD, IN WHOM I TRUST:

full confidence

4 Names of God:

Elyon, Shaddai, Yahweh, Elohim

This is the GOD where those who trust in Him find protection!

Part 2: The Ways God Protects (vs.3-8, 11-13)

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Psalm 91:3–8 KJV 1900
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, And from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, And under his wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, And ten thousand at thy right hand; But it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold And see the reward of the wicked.
Psalm 91:11–13 KJV 1900
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: The young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

1. v.3 1. God delivers from the traps and snares of evil that lead to destruction

(v.3)

Psalm 91:3 KJV 1900
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, And from the noisome pestilence.

deliever=====To Rescue

5337. נָצַל nâtsal, naw-tsal´; a prim. root; to snatch away, whether in a good or a bad sense:—× at all, defend, deliver (self), escape, × without fail, part, pluck, preserve, recover, rescue, rid, save, spoil, strip, × surely, take (out).

5337. נָצַל nâtsal, naw-tsal´; a prim. root; to snatch away, whether in a good or a bad sense:—× at all, defend, deliver (self), escape, × without fail, part, pluck, preserve, recover, rescue, rid, save, spoil, strip, × surely, take (out). 5338. נְצַל netsal (Chald.), nets-al´; corresp. to 5337; to extricate:—deliver, rescue. 5339. נִצָּן nitstsân, nits-tsawn´; from 5322; a blossom:—flower. 5340. נָצַץ nâtsats, naw-tsats´; a prim. root; to glare, i.e. be bright-colored:—sparkle. 5341. נָצַר nâtsar, naw-tsar´; a prim. root; to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.):—besieged, hidden thing, keep (-er, -ing), monument, observe, preserve (-r), subtil, watcher (-man).
CDWGTHB

Snare === a Trap

6341. פַּח pach, pakh; from 6351; a (metallic) sheet (as pounded thin); also a spring net (as spread out like a lamina):—gin, (thin) plate, snare.

fowler=====one that entraps

3353. יָקוּשׁ yâqûwsh, yaw-koosh´; pass, part. of 3369; prop. entangled, i.e. by impl. (intrans.) a snare, or (trans.) a snarer:—fowler, snare.

noisome====destruction

1942. הַוָּה havvâh, hav-vaw´; from 1933 (in the sense of eagerly coveting and rushing upon; by impl. of falling); desire; also ruin:—calamity, iniquity, mischief, mischievous (thing), naughtiness, naughty, noisome, perverse thing, substance, very wickedness.

pestilence======plague

1698. דֶּבֶר deber, deh´-ber; from 1696 (in the sense of destroying); a pestilence:—murrain, pestilence, plague.

Psalm 91:3 KJV 1900
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, And from the noisome pestilence.

2. God is like an immense yet tender loving bird protecting her brood

v.4

Psalm 91:4 KJV 1900
He shall cover thee with his feathers, And under his wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

cover=== to cover , to provide a cover

5526. סָכַךְ c̨âkak, saw-kak´; or

שָׂכַךְ sâkak (Exod. 33:22), saw-kak´; a prim. root; prop. to entwine as a screen; by impl. to fence in, cover over, (fig.) protect:—cover, defence, defend, hedge in, join together, set, shut up.

feathers=====pinion—wing

feathers=====pinion—wing

84. אֶבְרָה ʾebrâh, eb-raw´; fem. of 83:—feather, wing.

under==== beneath

8478. תַּחַת tachath, takh´-ath; from the same as 8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adv. below (often with prep. pref. underneath), in lieu of, etc.:—as, beneath, × flat, in (-stead), (same) place (where … is), room, for … sake, stead of, under, × unto, × when … was mine, whereas, [where-] fore, with.

wing===== extremity

3671. כָּנָף kânâph, kaw-nawf´; from 3670; an edge or extremity; spec. (of a bird or army) a wing, (of a garment or bed-clothing) a flap, (of the earth) a quarter, (of a building) a pinnacle:—+ bird, border, corner, end, feather [-ed], × flying, + (one an-) other, overspreading, × quarters, skirt, × sort, uttermost part, wing ([-ed]).

trust===== to confide in flee for protection

2620. חָסָה châc̨âh, khaw-saw´; a prim. root; to flee for protection [comp. 982]; fig. to confide in:—have hope, make refuge, (put) trust.

truth=====faithfullness-stability —certainty

571. אֶמֶת ʾemeth, eh´-meth; contr. from 539; stability; fig. certainty, truth, trustworthiness:—assured (-ly), establishment, faithful, right, sure, true (-ly, -th), verity.

shield====

6793. צִנָּה tsinnâh, tsin-naw´; fem. of 6791; a hook (as pointed); also a (large) shield (as if guarding by prickliness); also cold (as piercing):—buckler, cold, hook, shield, target.

buckler===== surrounding the person

5507. סֹחֵרָה c̨ôchêrâh, so-khay-raw´; prop. act. part. fem. of 5503; something surrounding the person, i.e. a shield:—buckler.

3. Whether it’s terrors at night or attacks during the day--God protects

not be afraid=====to fear -dread

3372. יָרֵא yârêʾ, yaw-ray´; a prim. root; to fear; mor. to revere; caus. to frighten:—affright, be (make) afraid, dread (ful), (put in) fear (-ful, -fully, -ing), (be had in) reverence (-end), × see, terrible (act, -ness, thing).

terror====cause of Dread

6343. פַּחַד pachad, pakh´-ad; from 6342; a (sudden) alarm (prop. the object feared, by impl. the feeling):—dread (-ful), fear, (thing) great [fear, -ly feared], terror.

arrow=====

2671. חֵץ chêts, khayts; from 2686; prop. a piercer, i.e. an arrow; by impl. a wound; fig. (of God) thunder-bolt; (by interchange for 6086) the shaft of a spear:—+ archer, arrow, dart, shaft, staff, wound.

חֻץ chûts. See 2351.

flieth====to fly

5774. עוּף ʿûwph, oof; a prim root; to cover (with wings or obscurity); hence (as denom. from 5775) to fly; also (by impl. of dimness) to faint (from the darkness of swooning):—brandish, be (wax) faint, flee away, fly (away), × set, shine forth, weary.

night and day coverred by the psalmist

3915. לַיִל layil, lah´-yil; or (Isa. 21:11)

לֵיל lêyl, lale; also

לַיְלָה layelâh, lah´-yel-aw; from the same as 3883; prop. a twist (away of the light), i.e. night; fig. adversity:—([mid-]) night (season).

3119. יוֹמָם yôwmâm, yo-mawm´; from 3117; daily:—daily, (by, in the) day (-time).

pestilence=====

1698. דֶּבֶר deber, deh´-ber; from 1696 (in the sense of destroying); a pestilence:—murrain, pestilence, plague.

walketh=====go about

1980. הָלַךְ hâlak, haw-lak´; akin to 3212; a prim. root; to walk (in a great variety of applications, lit. and fig.):—(all) along, apace, behave (self), come, (on) continually, be conversant, depart, + be eased, enter, exercise (self), + follow, forth, forward, get, go (about, abroad, along, away, forward, on, out, up and down), + greater, grow, be wont to haunt, lead, march, × more and more, move (self), needs, on, pass (away), be at the point, quite, run (along), + send, speedily, spread, still, surely, + tale-bearer, + travel (-ler), walk (abroad, on, to and fro, up and down, to places), wander, wax, way-] faring man, × be weak, whirl.

destruction====

6986. קֶטֶב qeṭeb, keh´-teb; from an unused root mean. to cut off; ruin:—destroying, destruction.

wasteth====destroy do away with

7736. שׂוּג shûwd, shood; a prim. root; prop. to swell up, i.e. fig. (by impl. of insolence) to devastate:—waste.

שׁוֹד shôwd, See 7699, 7701.

day and night used again

652. אֹפֶל ôphel, o´-fel; from the same as 651; dusk:—darkness, obscurity, privily.

6672. צֹהַר tsôhar, tso´-har; from 6671; a light (i.e. window); dual double light, i.e. noon:—midday, noon (-day, -tide), window.

v.5, 6

Psalm 91:5–6 KJV 1900
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

4. When the unforgiven are punished you will stand untouched

reward =====recompence

8011. שִׁלֻּמָה shillumâh, shil-loo-maw´; fem. of 7966; retribution:—recompense.

v.7, 8

Psalm 91:7–8 KJV 1900
A thousand shall fall at thy side, And ten thousand at thy right hand; But it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold And see the reward of the wicked.

5. The angels of the Lord will be given orders to protect faithful believers

angels====

4397. מַֽלְאָךְ malʾâk, mal-awk´; from an unused root mean. to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; spec. of God, i.e. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher):—ambassador, angel, king, messenger.

charge over thee=====

keep=== to keep safety

8104. שָׁמַר shâmar, shaw-mar´; a prim. root; prop. to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; gen. to protect, attend to, etc.:—beware, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep (-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch (-man).

(vs.11-13)

Psalm 91:11–13 KJV 1900
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: The young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

3: An Invitation to Receive God’s protection

refuge=====source of refuge

4268. מַחֲסֶה machăc̨̨eh, makh-as-eh´; or

מַחִסֶה machc̨̨eh, makh-seh´; from 2620; a shelter (lit.) or fig.):—hope, (place of) refuge, shelter, trust.

habitation====refuge shelter

Part 3:

4583. מָעוֹן mâʿôwn, maw-ohn´; or

מָעִין° mâʿîyn (1 Chron. 4:41), maw-een´; from the same as 5772; an abode, of God (the Tabernacle or the Temple), men (their home) or animals (their lair); hence a retreat (asylum):—den, dwelling ([-] place), habitation.

befall===to befall

579. אָנָה ʾânâh, aw-naw´; a prim. root [perh. rather ident. with 578 through the idea of contraction in anguish]; to approach; hence to meet in various senses:—befall, deliver, happen, seek a quarrel.

אָנָּה ʾânnâh. See 577.

plague=====influence plague

5061. נֶגַע negaʿ, neh´-gah; from 5060; a blow (fig. infliction); also (by impl.) a spot (concr. a leprous person or dress):—plague, sore, stricken, stripe, stroke, wound.

come nigh=====to approach

7126. קָרַב qârab, kaw-rab´; a prim. root; to approach (caus. bring near) for whatever purpose:—(cause to) approach, (cause to) bring (forth, near), (cause to) come (near, nigh), (cause to) draw near (nigh), go (near), be at hand, join, be near, offer, present, produce, make ready, stand, take.

dwelling====tent

168. אֹהֶל ʾôhel, o´-hel; from 166; a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance):—covering, (dwelling) (place), home, tabernacle, tent.

An Invitation to Receive God’s Protection
Psalm 91:9–10 KJV 1900
Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, Even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
Psalms 91:9-10

4: Promises from the Lord for His Protection

he hath set his love

2836. חָשַׁק châshaq, khaw-shak´; a prim. root; to cling, i.e. join, (fig.) to love, delight in; ellipt. (or by interch. for 2820) to deliver:—have a delight, (have a) desire, fillet, long, set (in) love.

Promises from the Lord for His Protection

deliver

6403. פָּלַט pâlaṭ, paw-lat´; a prim. root; to slip out, i.e. escape; causat. to deliver:—calve, carry away safe, deliver, (cause to) escape.

set him on high

to protect

7682. שָׂגַב sâgab, saw-gab´; a prim. root; to be (caus. make) lofty, espec. inaccessible; by impl. safe, strong; used lit. and fig.:—defend, exalt, be excellent, (be, set on) high, lofty, be safe, set up (on high), be too strong.

he hath known my name

hath known my name.

3045. יָדַע yâdaʿ, yaw-dah´; a prim. root; to know (prop. to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, fig., lit., euphem. and infer. (including observation, care, recognition; and causat. instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) [as follow]:—acknowledge, acquaintance (-ted with), advise, answer, appoint, assuredly, be aware, [un-] awares, can [-not], certainly, for a certainty, comprehend, consider, × could they, cunning, declare, be diligent, (can, cause to) discern, discover, endued with, familiar friend, famous, feel, can have, be [ig-] norant, instruct, kinsfolk, kinsman, (cause to, let, make) know, (come to give, have, take) knowledge, have [knowledge], (be, make, make to be, make self) known, + be learned, + lie by man, mark, perceive, privy to, × prognosticator, regard, have respect, skilful, shew, can (man of) skill, be sure, of a surety, teach, (can) tell, understand, have [understanding], × will be, wist, wit, wot.

call upon me

7121. קָרָא qârâʾ, kaw-raw´; a prim. root [rather ident. with 7122 through the idea of accosting a person met]; to call out to (i.e. prop. address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications):—bewray [self], that are bidden, call (for, forth, self, upon), cry (unto), (be) famous, guest, invite, mention, (give) name, preach, (make) proclaim (-ation), pronounce, publish, read, renowned, say.

I will answer him:

6030. עָנָה ʿânâh, aw-naw´; a prim. root; prop. to eye or (gen.) to heed, i.e. pay attention; by impl. to respond; by extens. to begin to speak; spec. to sing, shout, testify, announce:—give account, afflict [by mistake for 6031], (cause to, give) answer, bring low [by mistake for 6031], cry, hear, Leannoth, lift up, say, × scholar, (give a) shout, sing (together by course), speak, testify, utter, (bear) witness. See also 1042, 1043.

I will be with him in trouble;

5973. עִם ʿîm, eem; from 6004; adv. or prep., with (i.e. in conjunction with), in varied applications; spec. equally with; often with prep. pref. (and then usually unrepresented in English):—accompanying, against, and, as (× long as), before, beside, by (reason of), for all, from (among, between), in, like, more than, of, (un-) to, with (-al).

1931. הוּא hûwʾ, hoo; of which the fem. (beyond the Pentateuch) is

הִיא hîyʾ, he; a prim. word, the third pers. pron. sing., he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intens.) self, or (esp. with the art.) the same; sometimes (as demonstr.) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are:—he, as for her, him (-self), it, the same, she (herself), such, that (… it), these, they, this, those, which (is), who.

6869. צָרָה tsârâh, tsaw-raw´; fem. of 6862; tightness (i.e. fig. trouble); trans. a female rival:—adversary, adversity, affliction, anguish, distress, tribulation, trouble.

I will deliver him

2502. חָלַץ châlats, khaw-lats´; a prim. root; to pull off; hence (intens.) to strip, (reflex.) to depart; by impl. to deliver, equip (for fight); present, strengthen:—arm (self), (go, ready) armed (× man, soldier), deliver, draw out, make fat, loose, (ready) prepared, put off, take away, withdraw self.

ghonour him.

3513. כָּבַד kâbad, kaw-bad´; or

כָּבֵד kâbêd, kaw-bade´; a prim. root; to be heavy, i.e. in a bad sense (burdensome, severe, dull) or in a good sense (numerous, rich, honorable); causat. to make weighty (in the same two senses):—abounding with, more grievously afflict, boast, be chargeable, × be dim, glorify, be (make) glorious (things), glory, (very) great, be grievous, harden, be (make) heavy, be heavier, lay heavily, (bring to, come to, do, get, be had in) honour (self), (be) honourable (man), lade, × more be laid, make self many, nobles, prevail, promote (to honour), be rich, be (go) sore, stop.

Psalm 91:14–15 KJV 1900
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Skeptics Answered

• This psalm and the bible do not promise a life free of problems, difficulties and hardship, but do promise that God will take those who trust in Him through the tough times ()

• God allows difficulty for our good—to build our character and change our hearts ()

• God is there to help His children through difficulty ()

must be seen through the eyes of eternity (1 Corinthians 2:9)

• Often times difficulty is caused by people who make poor choices(freedom)

Bridge to Jesus

The Cross:

Colossians 2:13–15 KJV 1900
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

The Blood:

Romans 5:8–9 KJV 1900
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

The Name:

Philippians 2:9–11 KJV 1900
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The Victory:

1 Corinthians 15:56–57 KJV 1900
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

God Protects His Children

Call 911---
Psalm 91:1 KJV 1900
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 91:1 KJV 1900
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
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