PSALMS 91 PART 2 – JULY 17, 2022

The Lord is always protecting us!

I. Speaking forth God’s Promises

  • The promises of God (2 Peter 1:4 – …through which we are partakers of His divine nature) – there are thousands of them. We need to find them and claim them and declare them by faith.
  • Declaring His Word – “I will say….” Psalm 91:2. Faith is activated by our words – (Romans 10-8-10) We need to decree with our mouths what God has decreed in His Word, and see His promises fulfilled in our circumstances and experiences.
    • When facing a challenge and trial of faith say out loud, “In this particular situation _______ (name the situation out loud) I CHOOSE TO TRUST YOU, LORD.” The difference it makes when we proclaim our trust out loud is amazing. (p.21 – Ps 91 – “God’s Umbrella of Protection”, Peggy Joyce Ruth)
    • Some quote Psalm 91 as thought it were some kind of magical wand, but there is nothing magical about this psalm. It is powerful and it works simply because it is the Word of God – alive and active. And, we confess it out loud simply because the Bible tells us to. (p19 – Ps 91 – God’s Umbrella of Protection” Peggy Joyce Ruth).
    • It is not good enough just to mentally agree that the Lord is our Refuge. Power is released in saying it out loud. When we say it, and mean it, we are placing ourselves in His shelter. By voicing His Lordship and His Protection we walk in the door to the secret place. (p.19 – Ps. 91 “God’s Umbrella of Protection” by Peggy Joyce Ruth)
  • More about God’s promises –
    • 2 Corinthians 1:20,21 – For all of God’s promises find their “yes” of fulfillment in Him. And as Hi “yes” and our “amen” ascend to God, we bring Him glory! (TPT)
    • Romans 15:8 – Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers..
    • 2 Corinthians 7:1 – Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
    • Galatians 3:16 – Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ.
    • Hebrews 6:12 – that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
    • 2 Peter 1:4 – by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
    • What has God said?
    • The Holy Spirit of PROMISE –
    • Acts 1:4,8; 2:33,39 – But wait for the promise of the Father…You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you… having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.This promise is to you and to your children, and to all that are afar off.
    • Galatians 3:14 – that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
    • Ephesians 1:13 –  in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise
    • Hebrews 10:35 – Don’t cast away your confidence which has great reward…
    • SO MANY PROMISES forguidance; instruction; help; health; cleansing and forgiveness; supply of all needs; peace; mercy; faithfulness; hope; strength; victory; loving-kindness; grace; reward; blessing; comfort; wisdom; life; inheritance; deliverance; freedom; rest; answers to prayer; safety and protection; ETC….
    • His promises are unfailing –
      • 2 Peter 3:9 God is not slack concerning His promise…
      • I Kings 8:56 …there has not failed one word of His good promise
      • 2 Corinthians 1:20 – For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
    • Jesus is a fulfillment of promise
      • Acts 13:23,32,33 –Of this man’s seed has God according to His PROMISE raised unto Israel a Savior, Jesus:…And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the PROMISE which was made unto the fathers, God has fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus again;…
      • Acts 26:6 – And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the PROMISE made of God unto our fathers:
    • Abraham’s example of faith in God’s Promises
      • Romans 4:20 He staggered not at the PROMISE of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.
    • Covenants Of PROMISE
      • Ephesians 2:12 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the COVENANTS OF PROMISE, having no hope, and without God in the world.
      • God is a God of covenant – he cannot and will not lie – Heb.6:17-19; John 14:6; etc…
    • Heirs of PROMISE
      • Hebrews 6:17 – Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the HEIRS OF PROMISE the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it y an oath:
      • Hebrew 9:15 – And for this cause He is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the PROMISE of eternal inheritance.
    • Special promises
      • I John 2:25 – And this is the PROMISE that He has PROMISED us, even eternal life.
      • Matthew 6:33 – Seek 1st the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things (basic needs) shall be added unto you.
      • Jesus is always with us wherever we go… Matthew 28:20 – (Jesus said) Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen
      • If God is for us, who can be against us?… He freely gives us ALL things! Romans 8:31-32 …If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
      • Victory is promised through Jesus. I Corinthians 15:57 – Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
      • He promises to hear and answer pray (I John 5:14,15; Jeremiah 33:3; Psalm 91:15; John 15;7; etc.)
      • He promises provision – Philippians 4:19 – But my God shall supply all of your need…
      • God is our healer (Jer. 33:6; Hosea 14:4; Jer. 30:17; 17:4; I Peter 2:24; Ps. 103:2-3; 30:2; James 5:15-16; etc.)
      • He will bless us (Ps. 1:1-2; 29:11; 33:12; Jer. 17:7; Ps. 31:19; James 1:17; John 1:16; Rom. 10:12-13)
      • We are secure (Jer. 33:6; Ps. 9:10; 16:5, 8;  55:22; 125:1; Heb 13:6; Rom. 8:38-39; John 10:28; etc.
      • He will give us rest (Ex. 33:14; Ps.91:1; jer. 31:25; Ps. 62:1-2; Is. 32:18; Hb. 4:3, 9; Ps. 4:8; Jer. 16:6; Matt. 11:28-30)
      • He will give reward (Eph. 6:8; Rev. 22:12; Is. 40:10; James 1:12; Jer. 17:10; Ps. 18:20; Matt. 6:6; Matt. 10:42; Luke 6:35; etc..)
      • The Lord is our help (Heb. 13:5-6; Ps. 27:9; Heb. 4:16; 33:20; 37:40; 121:1,2; Is. 41:10,13,14; etc…

II. Psalm 91:14-16

  • God speaks to us personally, announcing 7 promises in the 1st person! It is in response to our commitment and choice to set our love upon Him! It is for those who really seek to know Him..
  • 7 special promises in verses 14-16
    • 1. God is my deliverer – internally and externally.. “I will deliver him!”2. I am seated with Christ… “I will set him securely on high, because he has known my name”3. God answers my call!… “He will call upon me and I will answer him…”4. God rescues me from trouble!… “I will be with him in trouble: I will rescue him…”5. God honors me!… “I will… honor him!”
      • Fulfilling our part of the covenant enables God to honor us. He honors us by calling us His sons and daughters, by answering us, by recognizing us individually and preparing a place for us eternally.
      6. He satisfies me with long life! … “with long life will I satisfy him”.
    • 7. I behold His salvation!… “…I will show him my salvation”

III. Peggy Joyce Ruth’s books – Ps 91 – “God’s umbrella of Protection”; Psalm 91 – “Real Life Stories of God’s Shield of Protection”

  • God has a place of total protection in life’s storms. There is a place in God –  a secret place – for those who want to seek refuge. It is a haven of physical safety and security that God tells us about in the 91st Psalm. The protection promises of God are revealed clearly in this Psalm.
  • There are many encouraging and faith-building stories and testimonies of people from all walks of life who have found refuge in the covenant promises of God that are revealed in this Psalm.
  • God’s Covenant of Protection. The Psalm 91 covenant is a spiritual contract that God has made available to His children. It is desperately needed in these last days! God knows ahead of time what we will be facing, and makes absolute provision for our safety!
    • I Peter 1:3-5 – (NAS) … protected (guarded/defended) by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
    • Let’s be thankful that we are born again, that we have an inheritance in heaven, and that we have a PROTECTION COVENANT ready to be revealed in the end days!
  • Here are some live videos with her being interviewed you might like to also check out– Psalm 91: Peggy Joyce Interviews with Sid Roth, Duane Sheriff, and Dell & Cindy Way– Peggy Joyce Ruth has assembled many inspirational testimonies of soldiers, veterans and policemen and how they and you can use the power of Psalm 91to protect yourself, your family and also the brave soldiers who fight for us overseas. These 16 verses teach how if you trust in God as your shield and protector, and to learn about the protection He has provided in this psalm.
  • Peggy Joyce Ruth on It’s Supernatural with Sid Roth – Divine Protection
  • The Power of Psalm 91: the Psalm of Protection | Peggy Joyce Ruth

IV. Illustrations, testimonies, and stories (there are so many in the books and interviews – these are just a few samples)

  • (from Sid Roth interviews)
    • John Walker (WWII/Philippines) – as his brother was standing on Ps 91 promises for him he was miraculously protected from a bomb.
    • Julie (niece) – miraculously healed
    • Julie Patty – Miraculously protected from a rapist
    • Ranae – Healed from lupus (kidney and liver failure)
    • Etc…

V. Psalm 91:5-6 – God wants to deliver us from every evil known to mankind!

VI. Salvation – Psalm 91:16(b) … let him behold my SALVATION!

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