“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: The believer treads upon serpents and scorpions and over all the powers of the enemies.

It is already established studying through this subject that Psalm 91 relates to Christ and us in him. It is important to note that Psalm 91 is a very important Psalm because even Jesus referenced it in his teachings in the four gospels, and we will see the epistles making reference to this psalm equally as we study through. Interestingly, the first person to reference Psalm 91 is the devil. We are not saying that the devil spoke concerning Christ, but that he is the first person to reference it. Many people result to saying that the devil misquoted it. If the devil misquoted it and Jesus was being tempted, that means it was a film or a movie. It means Satan and Jesus was acting out a script. But we all know that it wasn’t a movie, and then Matthew 4 where Satan referenced Psalm 91 wasn’t a misquotation. The devil did not misquote it; he only quoted out of context, which is different from misquoting. Misquoting means you added something or you took away from it.

Matthew 4:6 where we have the first reference of Psalm 91 reads “And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone”. Here, Satan is referencing Psalm 91:11 which read “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways”. Another important and very direct reference of Psalm 91 is in Luke 10:19 where Jesus says “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you”. This reference Psalm 91:13 and thus, shows us that we are situated or seated in the sphere of authority and power where demons and devils are subject to us. Yes! We render Satan’s power redundant. Glory!

INSTRUCTION: Stay with the word, and speak the word.

CONFESSION: I declare that I am in the sphere of authority and power where demons and devils are subject to me, in Jesus Name.  Amen.

QUOTE: The believer is in the sphere of authority and power above all other authority and powers.


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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