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PSALM 91, the 911 of the Bible

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Sermon shared by William Akehurst

April 2008
Summary: Excellent Psalm for Bible Study. Psalm 91.1 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. The Best Place to be in a 911 situation
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
PSALM 91
Psalm 91:1
The 911 of the Bible in Psalms…

Portions of this Outline and Excerpts expounded upon from the Bible, and the Book “Psalm 91 God’s Umbrella of Protection” by Peggy Joyce Ruth, Aug 2004

This is a great Psalm concerning who we are to go to in an emergency.

Using the Bible...English Revised Version

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Where is my dwelling place?
Knowing you are sheltered and protected from the storm by God! A literal place of physical safety and security by God. We dwell in HIS shelter by believing that HE is a literal place of refuge where we can physically be protected when we are willing to run to HIM.

2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.

What am I saying?
It’s not enough to think it. We must learn to verbalize our trust out loud. Say it…God/LORD, You are my Refuge. You are my Fortress. You are my LORD and my GOD. It is in YOU that I put my total trust. The more we say it…the more confident we are in it. Voicing HIS Lordship and Protection opens the door to the secret place. Surrendering – we can not do it ourselves. HE is the Only One who has an answer for whatever might come.

3 For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

Deliverance by Man is in vain.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 says…
“For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,
[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),”

We can not deliver ourselves. It is HE who delivers you. Delivered from temptation. Delivered from harm.
The ‘baited snare’= temptation. Pestilence=evil/harm
This is two fold deliverance

4 He shall cover thee with his pinions, and under his wings shalt thou take refuge: his truth is a shield and a buckler.

a. Under His Wings! You may seek refuge. Shall or Shall not. It’s a choice where we may or may not take refuge under HIS wings.
b. A Mighty fortress – Faithfulness/truth, shield and buckler.
My faith is in stone - I believe in truth – HIS truth is my shield
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

a. I will not fear the Terror! Vs. 5 and 6 cover every evil known to man.
Terror by Night!
1 Timothy 5:1-5
Exodus 23:25
2 Corinthians 5:7
b. I will not fear the Arrow!
Arrow by Day!
An Arrow pierces or wounds. Spiritually/physically/mentally/emotionally
Includes spiritual warfare. Aimed at the spot to cause most damage. Attacks where we are struggling
Ephesians 6:12

6 For the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
a. I will not fear Pestilence
a. Pestilence=Sickness and disease – Named two times (see vs. 3)
b. We do not have to be afraid of sickness and disease that are epidemic in the world.
c. Faith is not a feeling. Faith is CHOOSING to believe what God says in HIS WORD.
d. Mark 13:31
e. Deuteronomy 28 spells out pestilence
f. Galations 3:13 – we are redeemed from every
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