For Such a Time as This

 

This is a time of uncertainty for all of us. I would just like to offer some hope and encouragement.

God has not given us a spirit of fear. And in Phil. 4:6 we are told to not be anxious but to pray with thanksgiving. And in Phil. 4:7, we find out that we will have peace when we pray in this way. Peace that passes understanding. And we have the same authority over sin, sickness, and disease – even death – that Jesus had, because He gave us the right to use His name and His authority.

We are God’s army on this earth. We are intercessors, and we can stand in the gap for those who don’t know Him. And we can destroy the works of the evil one. The enemy is under our feet. The virus is a defeated foe. Those with evil intent will be exposed, and God will be glorified. God is on the throne. He is the only one who is worthy to wear the crown.

No weapon formed against us shall prosper. No plague shall come near our dwelling.

Psalm 91 from The Passion Translation:

“When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.

He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence.

He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy and He will protect you from false accusation and any deadly curse.

His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.

You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night nor have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you.

Don’t fear a thing! Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you, nor will the powers of evil launched against you.

Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed, you will remain unscathed and unharmed.”

Psalm 91:1-9

May our Lord bless you and keep you.

The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Amen