The Promise of Protection

If we want it, God has promised us His protection from all evil. He longs to protect us from the evil and chaos coming at us from every side in this fallen world. In fact, even Jesus needed God’s protection from the evil that Satan launched against Him every day. Often angels were God’s agents bringing Jesus protection from Satan and the religious leaders who sought to destroy Him. That same host of angels that came to help Jesus in His times of need are still available to help every believer today.

When Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11), Jesus relied on God’s word to rebuke Satan, and then victoriously proclaimed: “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.'” (v. 10) As soon as Jesus said those words, “the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.” (v. 11) As His believers, we too have authority through Jesus to tell Satan to get away and proclaim our worship of God alone, so that God in His providence will protect us as only He can.

Both the old and new testaments are clear; angels are still available to help us. Sometimes they come simply because God loves us and wants to protect us. Sometimes they come because we have cried out for help. But they come. In small, unnoticed ways, and in miraculous, saving grace.

Think about the times when you’ve escaped danger, like a car passing in your lane and hurtling straight toward you when, in a flash, it’s back in the opposite lane, and you’re still alive and traveling on. Each of us have experienced unexplainable protection from danger, some we realize and many we won’t know about until we get home. If we accept that Jesus is our Savior.

Psalm 91 is a beautiful example of this promise. I pray that you will get out your Bible and read it yourself. If you don’t have access to a Bible, but you have a smart phone, there are many apps that allow you to read the Bible right there on your phone. Or you can go to the book aisle in Walmart, pick up a Bible, and turn to Psalm 91, near the middle of the Bible. In today’s world, at least in the USA, there are opportunities to read the Bible all around us. Again, it all comes down to choice.

“For He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with ther hands so ou won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.” Psalm 91:11-12.

Amen and amen.

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