Daily Golden Footprints
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
All during our life, God has always had His hand of protection around us . We probably were not even aware of it. I remember several times in my life when I know that I should have been dead, or at least injured, but God had His hand on me, protecting me from harm. Some of you can relate to what I am saying. God is our strength and refuge. (Psalms 46:1) ... God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
It is the will of God to show strength through those who could not possibly have strength in the natural. (Psa 8:2) Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
God is your deliverer. (Psa 18:2) The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
God supplies special strength for special tasks. (Psa 18:39) For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
Calling it like it is. (Psa 91:2) I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
The word protection in the Strong’s dictionary showed these meanings
1. Power; by implication; strength.
2. In the shadow; Rest in the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91;1)
3. A wall of protection (under His protection)
4. To have hope, to make refuge.
The Word refuge (from Strong’s) Figuratively to trust, be confident, or, sure.
1. Assurance, confidence, hope, sure, trust.
2. A hiding place.
3. A safe place.
4. A place of safety where you live.
(Psa 91:9) Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
He also says that there will not be any weapon that is formed against us that can possibly prosper. God protects us from the weapons of the enemy.
(Isa 54:17) No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Satan came to kill, to steal and destroy (Jn 10:10). Any thing that does not line up with the promises is a weapon trying to form against you. These can be weapons of plagues such as sickness, disease, poverty, lack. It can be anything that tells you anything but the truth of the promises of God. If you listen to the enemy, it will discourage you from getting into the Word of God. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17) Look at Luke 10:19. It states that through rightstanding in Jesus we (The Gentiles) are given His authority to use His name in every situation. (Acts 3:16) And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Through faith in Jesus we have been given power of all the power of the enemy. (Luk 10:19) Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
How many times has this happened to? You may be driving down the road and feel His presence tell you “Don't go that way” or you see a vision of a car accident. There are many ways that God protects us. One way that He does this is He gives His angels charge over us to protect us from any harm, or anything that does not line up with the word of God. He may warn us of coming danger. He may give us the wisdom or strength to overcome the adversity. About three years ago, my wife was sick over the weekend. Her doctor called her on Monday morning at 8 AM. She said that the Lord woke her up about 3 AM telling her that my wife was in trouble. My wife went on down to the doctor. When they tested her, her blood pressure was 200/160. They put her immediately in the hospital. They discover that three of the vessels to her heart were clogged. They were able to repair it with three stints. The heart doctor explained that normally they can only do two stints. If three are needed they usually go to open heart surgery. I believe that the angels were watching over her doctor and then the heart doctor. Both doctors are women of God. I am so glad that they love the Lord and follow His leading.
There are angels all around us that just because that we can't see them, we can feel their presence. Take just a moment to praise God. Thank Him for His angels. Thank Him for His presence and the protection that He gives us. Now, do you feel His presence? Praise God. We are unaware of Angels, however, some of us have actually seen them. In Psalm 91, it says (Psa 91:11) For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. (Psa 91:12) They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
This tells us that they are constantly watching out for us. After Jesus was tempted in the desert, it was angels who came and ministered to Him after He stood the test of faith. This was our example. We have to stand the test of faith and accept what Jesus promised before we see it manifested.
Right here in this verse the devil left after he was given “it is written.”
(Mat 4:11) Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
It tells us also to entertain strangers... (Heb 13:2) Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
The Blood of Jesus
This by far is the most literal and powerful way that God protects us. By the shed blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. His blood can protect you from any plague.
(Psa 91:3) Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. (Psa 91:5) Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;(Psa 91:6) Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.(Psa 91:7) A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.(Psa 91:8) Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. (Psa 91:9) Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; (Psa 91:10) There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
The blood of Jesus brings Him on the scene for us. (Eph 2:13) But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
(1Jn 1:7) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
(Rev 1:5) And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.
This is exactly how “pleading the blood” became a legitimate lesson in the Lord. It is just you speaking the promise of His blood’s cleansing and restorative power. When we speak it, it looses God to come on the scene for us and do whatever the petition is. I believe that every day before we leave for work or wherever we happen to go, we should always plead the blood of Jesus over not only ourselves (by faith). We should plead the blood over our car, wife, family, friends or anything or anybody which we possess or think of. This past summer when my wife and I were on the way back from Washington, we had spent the night just a little town outside of Casper Wyoming. The next morning, we prayed and asked the Lord to put His angels of protection over our car and us, and plead the blood of Jesus over our car and us. We had gotten off the freeway to look for a place to eat breakfast. I was driving about 40 mph when this pickup with three St Bernard dogs in the back, pulled out in front of us. He came from a strip shopping mall. I didn't have time to even honk the horn or scream Jesus or anything, he was just there. I slammed on the brakes as hard and as quickly as I could. The car was sliding sideways. I was trying to make another road across the street to avoid getting hit. Just at that time when I couldn’t turn any further, my wife and I felt the back end of our car move about two feet further. The car stopped and the truck went to that same street that I was trying to go. I just got back on the road and not only shook for a few moments, but thanked God for His miraculous protection. There was no way in the natural for us to have missed that pick up. It had to have been God’s angels at work for us.
That is the power of the Blood of Jesus. By faith, I am claiming that the Word does not return void but accomplishes all that it was sent to do for you in Jesus name.
In His Service,
Evangelist Grady Lloyd
(husband of Prophetess Frances Lloyd)
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