“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 I will 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.” (Psalms 91 NKJV)
This passage, often known as the warriors Psalm, is one of my favorites. If you question the power of this verse in the life of a believer then take a quick look at Matthew 4:6. What does Satan tell Jesus while tempting him in the wilderness? That’s right. He takes Jesus to the top of the temple and tells him to throw himself from the roof and tempts him by telling Jesus, ” ‘For it is written: He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ “
You can be assured that if Satan believes that this verse is important enough and powerful enough to tempt Jesus with, then it is something you should be familiar with. This particular passage tells us that when we are operating where God wants us to (our dwelling place) then we are under his protection. Does this mean that the enemy won’t attack us? Of course not. Evil will take every opportunity to attack us, but God says that he will offer us a refuge. We will dwell in the shadow of the Almighty. We have protection against our enemies and they will be defeated.
Did you notice what happened when Jesus was tempted? He held to his faith in his father and as a result he was able to command Satan to flee and Satan had to obey. You will notice that Satan does not try to remain to continue tempting Jesus. Jesus’ words to Satan were, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ” The very next line says, “Then the devil left Him…”, not the devil remained and continued to tempt Jesus, he left him. Remember, Jesus was 100% human, if he were not, he could not fulfill the requirements of the law. If Jesus was human just like you and me, then we have the same power. If we dwell in the secret place of the most high we have the same power and have faith that when the battle is done God will send his angels to minister to you, just as he did for Jesus in the wilderness. Have a great day and God bless.