Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Under His Wings

              In our verses from Psalm 91:1-4 quoted below, we read that “…in Him will I trust…  The Psalmist tells us, “…He is my refuge and my fortress…
              Those two phrases should be the strength of our Salvation.  God has given, given, and given again, and we have received abundantly, yet, where is our heart?

(Matthew 22:37)  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

              Here, we have Jesus telling us what we have heard many times in the Old Testament.  He is quoting Himself.  Yet, here we have it fresh from Him in the New Testament. 
              So what is our problem?  Our title speaks of being “…under His wings…  If we are under His wings, then shouldn’t we “…love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind?”  Shouldn’t we as mature Christians relish the security we receive (being protected from “…the fowler...”) whom we know as Satan? 

1 Peter 5:8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Satan surrounds us daily, and if it weren’t for “…His wings…” (God’s Wings) where would we be but in the arms of Satan where we used to be?
              We as Christians must open our eyes, and see where we stand with God.  Do we love Him with ALL our Heart, Soul and Mind?  God and His Son Jesus “stand in our way,” to protect us from Sat²€nd his wiles. 

Ephesians 6:11  …that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

              If we read the verses following verse 11, we find that the only armour we need is to “push forth in battle.”  Our Lord covers our back, so if we turn and walk away from Him, we are no longer protected.  Our backs are turned to the battle, and we are then open to (Ephesians 6:16) …all the fiery darts of the wicked.
              So, REVIVE your faith.  Turn back to the line of fire with your “shield of faith,” and the protection of our Lord will be on your back.  Some of those darts may get past your shield, but our Lord has you covered with “…His wings…

Bro John R. E Chastain

Psalms 91:1-4  He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  (2)  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.  (3)  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.  (4)  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

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