HIS TRUTH IS A SHIELD AND ARMOUR

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, Who abides under the shadow of the Almighty, He is saying of יהוה, “My refuge and my stronghold, My Elohim, in whom I trust!” For He delivers you from the snare of a trapper, From the destructive pestilence. He covers you with His feathers, And under His wings you take refuge; His truth is a shield and armour. You are not afraid of the dread by night, Of the arrow that flies by day, Of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Of destruction that ravages at midday. A thousand fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it does not come near you. Only with your eyes you look on, And see the reward of the wrong ones. Because you have made יהוה – My refuge, the Most High – your dwelling place, No evil befalls you, And a plague does not come near your tent; For He commands His messengers concerning you, To guard you in all your ways. They bear you up in their hands, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You tread upon lion and cobra, Young lion and serpent you trample under foot.“Because he cleaves to Me in love, Therefore I deliver him; I set him on high, Because he has known My Name.“When he calls on Me, I answer him; I am with him in distress; I deliver him and esteem him.“With long life I satisfy him, And show him My deliverance.”  Tehillim 91 (TS2009)

Today, I present you with this prayer and message. Be strong in all adversity through perseverance in His Truth. It is that perseverance that will transport you to “…the secret place of the Most High…”, and cause you to “… abide(s) under the shadow of the Almighty…”.

Shabbat is an island of time for us as followers of Y’shua, as it was with the Natsarenes of ancient times; and the enemy knows that. He (the enemy) will utilize every weapon in his arsenal during this twenty-four hour period, more so than any other day of the week, to penetrate your defenses.

Do not think for one minute that you have the power to resist him, or that he will somehow leave you unmolested on This Holy Day! He is a master of lies and deceptions, and he has had thousands of years perfecting his destructive art. However, all Praise Be to His Glorius Name, our power comes from the spiritual connections we have made with the Giver of Truth, who is also our Mighty El of war; our Commander, who is our only way of deliverance!

Those spiritual connections we must have to come into His Shabbat Rest do not begin and end on the Seventh Day, they begin each day of the week prior to Shabbat! We gather our strength each day and when Shabbat arrives, that strength is multiplied through that connection which in turn multiplies upon itself week after week and Shabbat after Shabbat as we are becoming ‘one new man’.

Our Shabbat Rest is realized through our arrival at “…the secret place of the Most High…”, wherein we are given as a reward; our deliverance “…from the snare of a trapper, From the destructive pestilence.”

For your encouragement today, and spiritual protection, I pray that you would read and pray with me, as one body, Tehillim 91. Meditate upon each word, each sentence; as you ask of Him who Is Our Armour to make you strong for the battle!

SHABBAT SHALOM!

Aronic Blessing

A PRAYER FOR SHABBAT

I praise you Father and exalt Your Holy Name above and beyond all others. Your Righteousness is from everlasting to everlasting, and Your unmerited mercy is forever. Your Might and Power can be seen throughout all of Your Creation, and it is awesome for me to behold! Your Love is as deep as the deepest and as high as the highest, it soars with the Spirit and fills my soul! Kindness and Goodness light upon my welcoming heart, as I come to you in thankfulness for This Sacred Day that you have made.

By setting the Seventh Day apart from the others, and calling it Holy, You have so generously given me a refuge for my weary soul, an island in time. The Spirit you send to me on this day brings with it a great joy and peace that passes all understanding. It draws me to seek You and The Light of Your Word, It feeds and fills me with The Bread of Life, and quenches my thirst with The Living Water.

I pray for nothing more than to be called Your servant; You who are my King and my Salvation. Teach me Your ways through the Words of Your Torah, as you cause me to walk in Your Paths of Righteousness.

I do not fear what man can do, but I fear you Father; the One who holds the keys to Life and death. Have mercy on me I pray as I prostrate myself before You; as I offer the little I have upon Your altar, and pray that it will be found to be a worthy and acceptable sacrifice in Your Tents of Righteousness.

May you come quickly to save and deliver; as you bring Your Judgments upon the earth and the evil one who is the origin of sin, pain, and death. Bless all those who bless You, and curse all those who curse You.

Thank You for my lot in this life, as I look forward with great eagerness and anticipation toward the one to come. May I be allowed to see the promise of a Jerusalem made new again in my day; and as it is in Your Will, My Master, and My King!

Amen.