The 91st Psalm has always been one of the most powerful Scriptures because of its protective power and its phenomenal promises of safety. Many stories from military figures during times of war have stressed how profoundly this Psalm has protected servicemen and women from danger, as they have leaned upon its truths. Speaking and believing Psalm 91 prior to a battle has supernaturally protected many soldiers from harm and danger, including wounds, injuries, and even death. Likewise, there are police officers who have utilized this Psalm in the same way, and they have been protected, as well.
Throughout the history of the United States of America nearly 19,000 law-enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect us, and untold thousands of people in the Armed Forces have laid down their lives for us. There is no greater form of love. During World War I, for example, U.S. soldiers found themselves engaged in three of the bloodiest battles ever known to mankind, and they suffered 90% casualties in those conflicts. One brigade during the Great War was the 91st Brigade. Their belief in the 91st Psalm brought many miracles to the men of the 91st Brigade. Each soldier in this brigade would recite the 91st Psalm daily before going into battle. The result? No soldier in that brigade ever suffered a combat-related death!
God is willing and able to keep His Word of covenant promise to His people. He is trustworthy, and you can count on His promises, many of which are contained in Psalm 91. Why not stand upon His promises, particularly as they are found in this great Psalm? Confidently claim His promises of rest, refuge, safety, covering, faithfulness, and protection. Remember, God’s Word is the sword of the Spirit, and it is your mighty weapon in spiritual warfare.
Psalm 91 was composed by Moses, and it was dedicated to the tribe of Leviticus who spent their days in the “insulated and sacred environment of the Temple courtyard.” It was completed as the construction of the Tabernacle was being finished. Moses himself was enveloped in the presence of the Almighty, which enabled him to live a life of protection and safety. Never forget that the presence of the Lord is your place of protection, peace, joy, and pleasures forevermore.
Read Psalm 91 (below) and personalize it for your life. Abide in the Lord, and let Him be your place of permanent residence. Memorize this Psalm, and be exceedingly blessed as you do so.
He who dwells 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 you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence,
He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has 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 honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.
(Psalm 91, NKJV)
This prevailing Psalm promises the following blessings to you:
1. As you abide in the Lord, He will be your refuge and fortress.
2. He will deliver you from the enemy and illness.
3. He will cover you and His truth will be your shield and buckler.
4. You will have no fear, for you know He is more powerful than any threat.
5. No evil will befall you.
6. No plague will come near you and yours.
7. Angelic protection will keep you in all your ways.
8. You will prevail against all enemies.
9. God will deliver you and set you on high as you set your love upon Him.
10. God will answer your prayers.
11. He will be with you in times of trouble.
12. He will deliver you.
13. He will bless you with longevity.
14. You will be saved!
Claim these promises as your own, because God wants you to believe them, receive them, and walk upon them. Take your stand upon God’s Word. As a Psalm 91 Christian, you will be exceedingly blessed in every way!