“He that dwelleth 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 thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shall thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid of the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation.” – Psalm 91:1-9

LIGHT FOR NOW: Your arrival in Jesus at the point of salvation equals your arrival in safety.

There is need for a believer to appreciate, that is, acknowledge and come to a place of comprehension that once he arrives in Christ at salvation, he arrSives a place or zone of safety. That is why the word “salvation” which was translated from the Greek word “soteria” also carries a shade of the word “safety” in its meaning. So, in “soteria” (salvation), there is safety. That is, safety, security, and protection are in salvation. In essence, you are not just saved in Christ from sin and its consequences; you are also saved, preserved, secured, and protected in Christ from any form of harm. This is what we aim to make clear as we observe Psalm 91.

The psalm of David majorly was about Jesus. And since they were majorly about Jesus, in essence, it implies that they were about us by virtue of identification. Jesus in Luke 24:27 affirms that the scriptures (which includes the Psalm of David) was concerning him, it reads “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself”. In verse 44 of Luke 24, Jesus gives more details and says “And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me”.

Jesus here confirms and affirms that the words of David in the Psalms were concerning him. And if it was concerning him, then it relates to us (believers) in him. Psalm 91, therefore, will be concerning Jesus and relating to us in Jesus. This psalm is a psalm that points out Jesus to us as our place of safety. This means arrival in Jesus equals arrival in safety and preservation. Glory!

INSTRUCTION: You are safe in Christ; acknowledge this.

CONFESSION: I declare over my life that I live in complete and absolute victory in Christ,s in Jesus Name. Amen.

QUOTE: Your arrival in Christ equals arrival in safety.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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