“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 sfrom 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: The Saviour who saves the saved saves the saved unto himself and not away from himself.
Psalm 91 is a psalm concerning Jesus and it relates to us (believers) in him by virtue of identification at new birth. David’s words were prophetic utterances concerning God’s plan in Christ where the believer in him is found. In other words, it is in God’s plan we find the believer. This plan is the plan of salvation that’s why his plan of salvation is for man, that is, to save men. Being in the plan of God starts at salvation. A man that is not saved is not in the plan of God. Paul in 1Timothy 2:4 says, “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth”. God’s plan of salvation is for all men; his will is the salvation for all men, but not all men are saved because all men have not believed. Thus, being in the plan of God begins at salvation.
Salvation, which is “Soteria” in the Greek doesn’t only mean rescue from sin and sins’ punishment/consequences. “Soteria” also implies safety. The person responsible or the person that keeps us saved in salvation is the Saviour who saves us. In other words, the Saviour which is “Soter” in Greek is the one who keeps us save in Soteria (salvation). Thus, in salvation, our Saviour did not just save us and leave us to ourselves to regulate our daily lives on our own. He didn’t just save us and abandon us, no! He saved us unto himself; he saved us and keeps us saved. Our safety, preservation and protection are sure, because we are not the one holding him, he is the one holding us. We are in him, so we are in a safety zone. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: Your understanding of salvation is crucial.
CONFESSION: I declare this reality in me; I am preserved and kept saved from all forms of harm, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Jesus doesn’t save and leave you; he saves the saved unto himself.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 4; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 26