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91 Absolute Security Under God's Protection
Kaye Rollings FMI
scriptures tell us again and again that we abide in
God's loving protection and that He is faithful and
will never leave us. Psalm 91 makes such strong
statements of our security under God's protection
that we in Flame Ministries International have
adopted it as our mission prayer. When any FMI
overseas mission is undertaken, the words of this
psalm are claimed in confidence and authority for
FMI's ministers, for those to whom they impart the
word of God and for those of us in the ministry who
stay at home; we are the prayer base, the wind
under the mission's wings.
However, the power in the words of Psalm 91
is not meant to be restricted to a particular
sector of God's people, it reaches out as God's
assurance to all of us that He holds us safely in
the palm of His hand and will never let us go.
"You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who
abide in the shadow of the Almighty, say to the
Lord, 'My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I
trust. For He will rescue you from the snare of the
fowler, from the destroying pestilence. With His
pinions He will cover you and under His wings you
Often scripture describes God as a rock or a
mountain. A mighty mountain is awe inspiring
and impressive in its grandeur. It is impregnable,
impenetrable and immovable as its foundations are
part of the living earth. God is our mountain and
we dwell on the lee side, protected and safe from
any storms. He is our refuge, we cling to Him and
are safe. He is our God and the only one worthy of
The eagle is surely the regent of the skies,
flying higher than any other bird, having amazing
speed, precision sight and no natural enemies.
Scripture often also describes God as a majestic
eagle and, as the Song of Moses tells us in Deut
32:11, never lets us fall but spreads His wings
under us to receive us and bear us up.
When it is time for its chicks to learn to
fly, the eagle pushes them out of the nest then
hovers beneath them to catch them on its wings and
save them from falling. Sometimes, when God moves
us out of a comfortable place, we may feel as if we
are floundering or even free falling, but He is
always there, ready to bear us up on His wings. He
is our loving father 'with His pinions He shall
cover you and under His wings you shall take
He will rescue you from the snare of the
A hunter sets his trap where he knows the
prey will go and disguises it, hiding evidence of
its presence. When the unsuspecting quarry is
caught, its struggle to escape gradually weakens
and it gives up and dies through injury or
exhaustion. Or, while the struggle is going on, the
hunter may return and kill it.
The enemy sets traps for us and preys on our
weaknesses, John 10:10 tells us that 'the thief
comes only to steal, slaughter and destroy. I came
that you might have life and have it to abundance.'
The enemy can never succeed in bringing us down as
God is our protector, He frees us from any bondage,
including the power of sin in our lives, which the
foe would use to cripple and destroy us.
faithfulness is a buckler and a
To be faithful means to stand at your post
without wavering, to be true to your promises. It
means to keep doing the same thing over and over
again even when there are no thanks or recognition
forthcoming, just because you said you would.
God is faithful and that is what He does. He
said that He would never let us go, that our names
are carved in the palm of His hand and said this
without any guarantee that we would ever care. His
love for us is unconditional, even when we turn
away He never gives up on us.
As a large shield hides us from the from the
enemy's view, deflects his barbs and blinds him
with reflected sunlight, the buckler, the small
shield used in hand to hand combat, protects us at
close range. God guards us, His children, fiercely
at all times and in all ways. We must acknowledge
this, have faith in Him and trust Him.
It is possible to have faith in God and yet
not trust Him. We accept that He can work mightily
in other peoples' lives but will He do the same for
us? If we don't trust God we rob ourselves of His
promised abundance; when we trust Him, our lives
are thrown open for His power to work in and
through us. Matt 18:14-21 tells of Jesus' disciples
going to Him to ask why they had not been able to
cast a demon out of a boy. Jesus cast the demon
out, and then told the disciples they couldn't do
it because they really didn't believe they could.
All things are possible for the one who
more fear of the terror mongers - "You shall
not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that
flies by day, Not the pestilence that roams in
neither darkness nor the devastating plague at
In John 12:35, Jesus tells his followers
that he is the light and they must walk while they
have the light, for whoever walks in the dark
doesn't know where he is going.
If we don't lean completely on God, we can
be overcome by things over which we have no
control. Unseen terrors and evil things that happen
under the cover of darkness can set us in bondage,
terrorism - the holding of people and even nations
to ransom through threats of violence, infestations
of sin and depravity, life threatening addictions.
Add to this the human fear that someone we love may
be affected or harmed by any of these things and we
are shackled by the terror of the night or the
arrow that flies by day, the fear of a sudden
strike of the enemy in our lives.
God fully understands the real dangers we
face, the pestilence and the devastating plague
-deadly and epidemic conditions - that the enemy
would inflict upon us. However, fear in the face of
hidden threats and evil will only serve to cripple
us and make us more fearful, it won't stop the
Colossians 1:13 says 'God has delivered us
from the power of darkness and transferred us to
the kingdom of His beloved Son in whom we have
redemption, the forgiveness of sins.'
Jesus is our strength in the face of danger, our
redemption and salvation. We have power and
authority through Jesus Christ over everything on
this earth, including the spirit of fear. Jeremiah
1:8-10 tells us that we must 'have no fear before
them because I am with you to deliver you, says the
Lord. See, I place my words in your mouth, this day
I set you over nation and over kingdoms, to root up
and to tear down, to destroy and to demolish, to
build and to plant.' In saying this, God has
appointed us 'a prophet to the nations' ready to
wield the Sword of the Spirit - His Word.
God does not mean us to be crippled by fear
but to stand boldly; the book of Hebrews tells us
'to boldly approach the throne of grace.'
thousand fall at your side, ten thousand at your
right side, near you it shall not come. Rather with
your eyes shall you behold and see the requital of
Why do people fall all around us while we
continue to stand? Is it that they have taken their
eyes off the Lord and His plans for their lives? Is
it easy to stand in the face of a bitter and
vicious attack from the enemy? In a battle, if we
lose sight of our commander, we are without
direction and in the ensuing confusion; we may fall
and be lost. We must keep him in sight and follow
his direction unwaveringly.
So it is with God. When we are under attack
from the enemy, He is our only hope of safety. It
may not be easy to stand in the face of an
onslaught, but stand we will because He is our rock
and salvation, our refuge in the storm. He will
always protect us and never let us fall. Isaiah
tells us that the joy of the Lord is our strength
and those who wait on Him renew their strength.
Not only will we triumph in any adverse
circumstance, we will also see the repayment of the
wicked. John 12:31 'Now is the time for judgement
on this world, now the ruler of this world will be
driven out. And when I am lifted up from the earth,
I will draw all people to myself.'
We are not driven by a spirit of fear,
rather we have a spirit of hope and joy. 1 Thess
5:18 tells us that we must 'in all circumstances
give thanks' - this is not necessarily because of
the circumstances, but in spite of them - 'for this
is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.'
you have the Lord for your refuge; you have made
the Most High your stronghold. No evil shall befall
you, nor shall affliction come near your
These lines are a summary of everything that
has already been said in the psalm, God is
underling, confirming and affirming what He is
telling us. He is assuring us that we stand with
Him in the victory, totally protected.
His angels He has given command about you, that
they guard you in all your ways. Upon their hands
shall they bear you up lest you dash your foot
against a stone."
The book of Hebrews gives us great insight
into the nature of God's angels. It states that
angels are powerful 'ministering spirits, sent to
serve for the sake of those who are to inherit
We, who are to inherit salvation, have been made
'for a little while lower than the angels'
in fact, we will be called upon to judge the
angels. Angels are God's 'winds, ministers who are
fiery flames' [Hebrews
to worship God [Hebrews
to carry out His will.
Angels are with us constantly to guide,
guard, minister and assist as God sees the need. We
are told in Heb 13:2 that we may even unknowingly
entertain angels who appear in human form.
The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to
announce that she was to bear the Son of God,
announced the birth of John the Baptist to
Zechariah and appeared to Daniel [Dan 10]
with a proclamation form God, saying that he had
fought demonic forces in the heavens for 21 days
before he was able to break through. The archangel
Michael assisted in the battle and they would have
to fight those same demons as they returned to
Angels are creatures, creations of God with
intelligence and free will which they obediently
subject to God's commands. The archangel Raphael
exhibits God's healing power and the book of Tobit
gives us insight into his personality. The book
follows Raphael's mission from the time he appears
in human form to carry out God's commands until he
reveals his true identity and returns to
are created in the image and likeness of God,
angels are not and descriptions of their true
appearance can be found in Ezekiel 1 and Revelation
4. In Rev 22:8, when John fell at the angel's feet
in worship, the angel stated that he was a fellow
servant of John and only God is to be
It is to these powerful and remarkable
creatures, the angels, that God has given command
about us. They are our usually unseen ministers and
many protectors, guiding us as God wills.
shall tread upon the asp and the viper, you shall
trample down the lion and the
Empowered by the authority of Jesus and
secure in the knowledge of God's protection, we can
confidently claim Jesus' words in Luke 10:19
'Behold, I have given you power to tread upon
serpents and scorpions and upon the full force of
the enemy and nothing shall harm you.'
The full force of the enemy would see us
dead, removed from God's presence forever. We have
the strength and authority through Jesus Christ to
stand against and triumph over anything the enemy
can throw our way, including the spirit of death.
He has no power in the face of God's strength in
he clings to me, I will deliver him. I will set him
on high because he acknowledges my name. He shall
call upon me and I will answer him; I will be with
him in distress; I will deliver him and glorify
him; with length of days I will gratify him and
will show him my
The final verses of Psalm 91 are an
affirmation of what has already been said; it's as
if God can't tell us often enough just how much we
mean to Him and how he longs to hold us close. He
makes a similar statement to the above in Isaiah
41:10 - 'Fear not, I am with you, be not dismayed,
I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you
and uphold you with my right hand of justice.'
He sets us on high ground where we are safe
from attack, but this is also a place of honour. He
will be with us in all our trials, like the mother
eagle hovering under her nestlings, ready to catch
them on her wings if they falter in flight. He will
deliver us from all that afflicts us and we will be
glorified in His presence. Our lives will be secure
in the knowledge of His salvation.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 "For I know well the plans I have
in mind for you says the Lord, plans for your
welfare and not for woe. When you look for me, you
will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your
heart, you will find me with you says the Lord and
I will change your lot."
Rollings is the Moderator for Flame Ministries International
Intercessors. Kaye joined FMI in 1991 and has since
become a force to be reckoned with in the area of
Intercessory Prayer. Her Intercessory Prayer Schools have
been conducted in Australia, England and Singapore and in
Australia attended by intercessors from various churches.
Kaye represents Archbishop Barry James Hickey on behalf of
FMI on the Board of Reference for the Impact World Tour,
Church in Perth and PrayerNet WA. Kaye has been a key
speaker at national conferences in England and
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