What does It Mean: A Thousand shall fall by thy Side? Psalm 91:7

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Praise the Lord forever, Today; I want to make clear what the bible means when it says; “a thousand shall fall by thy sides, and ten thousand by their right hand, but it shall not come near thee” Psalm 91:7.

The entire Psalm 91 is targeted at the protection of God’s people, it is a psalm for protection it reaffirms GOD as our protector, Jehovah Nissi.

We are living in a world that is full of wickedness and evil cruelty, the darkness of the world is getting thicker by the day, but the lord promise us as his people, an exemption from the evil and predicaments of this age, that is exactly what Psalm 91:7 is talking about, for me and you who are in Christ, we have been exempted by redemption from the evil of this world, and that is been reaffirmed in Psalm 91:7, this is one of the benefits you derive when you gave your Life to Jesus Christ. You are exempted from every evil arrow of the wicked; you need to understand that with your redemption comes a covering of God upon you, which scares away your enemy from attacking you.

God’s word is ye and amen, when you find light in the scriptures and you are a child of God by your new birth experience, you are empowered to become what you see, that which is written can be fulfilled in your life, because his words are ye and amen.

You do not need to fear the evil of this time, and also don’t ever think evil will stop happening, No! The Bible says in Isaiah 60:2 “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people, but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee´’. This is to show you that the scriptures acknowledge the darkness that is coming upon the earth and how that t will be gross darkness, this means, it will be thick, it will be intense, the earth will be full of wickedness, evil and all manner of assault, but unto you that know the Lord and belong to him, the darkness will never be able to come near you, this is what you should expect.

 Do not be moved by what you hear in the news, or around your association, there is a cloud of his covering that is upon you and your home, as long as you truly belong to Jesus.

For some people, who may feel concern for people of the world, perhaps friends of neighbors who may be going through a difficult time, which connotes the darkness of this time, you need to start praying for their salvation, because until they encounter Jesus, they are not safe, it is only in Jesus that our safety is guaranteed.

 That is why the bible says; a thousand shall fall at thy side and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee (Psalm 91:7).

The falling of men around you will be obvious to you, in every ramification, but it will never come near you, that is why the bible says, ye are the light of the world, the church is the light of the world, the saints of God are the solution to the predicament of this world, because they belong to a Kingdom of power, they have authority over the devil and his works.

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What Can I do to enjoy this promise of divine covering?

  1. Be Born Again : This is where the journey begin, you need to accept Jesus as your lord and savior, this is where you are inducted into the kingdom of his dear son, Jesus Christ, which brings you under his protection and preservation. The bible says, as many as have received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God (John1:12).
  2. Have the Knowledge of the Truth: Next to salvation for believers is revelation, because the word of God is truth, it is the truth of the world that sets free, the bible says, “ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32)”. The truth you know is what delivers victory and dominion into your hand, which is why it is very important that you join a bible believing church after you have given your life to Christ, this is where you will be taught the word of God which will help you to grow.
  3. Love and Serve the Lord: If we read that psalm 91 downward, it says in verse 9, because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuse, even the most high, thy habitation; then verse 14 says; because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.  So your love for God brings you under his covering, his protection, where no forces of darkness can get you. Serving the lord makes you his servant and he has a covenant of preservation for his servants. He said, touch not my anointed, and do my prophet no harm (Psalm 105:15).
  4. Engage the Blood of Jesus: The blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross of Calvary is a weapon of breaking curses, siege, affliction and oppression of the enemy. The blood of Jesus is powerful enough to destroy the works of darkness around you, protect you and that which is yours, you can plead the blood of JESUS over your household, your business, your endeavors and it place a seal of touch not over it, the devil cannot withstand the blood of Jesus, I have seen many instances, where people plead the blood of Jesus over their vehicle, and it impacts the vehicle with safety always, no evil comes near, no matter how much or how far the journey it embark on.

In summary, God is saying in Psalm 91:7, he will preserve you from the evil ravaging the world; it shall not come near you, because you have set your love on the lord your God, because you have given your life to Jesus Christ, maintain this mindset, because mindset determines lifestyle, you have victory in Christ, get rid of fear, fear can rob you of your inheritance in Life and in Christ.

God bless you.

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