SAFETY OF ABIDING IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

HE WHO DWELLS 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 I WILL TRUST.” SURELY HE SHALL DELIVER YOU FROM THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER.” AND FROM THE PERILOUS PESTILENCE. HE SHALL COVER YOU WITH FEATHERS, AND UNDER HIS WINGS YOU SHALL TAKE REFUGE. HIS TRUTH SHALL BE YOUR SHIELD AND BUCKLER. YOU SHALL NOT BE AFRAID OF THE TERROR BY NIGHT. NOR BY THE ARROW THAT FLIES BY DAY. NOR BY THE PESTILENCE THAT WALKS IN DARKNESS. NOR OF THE DESTRUCTION THAT LAYS WASTE AT NOONDAY. A THOUSAND MAY FALL AT YOUR SIDE. AND TEN THOUSAND AT YOUR RIGHT HAND. BUT IT SHALL NOT COME NEAR YOU. ONLY WITH YOUR EYES SHALL YOU LOOK. AND SEE THE REWARD OF THE WICKED. BECAUSE YOU HAVE MADE THE LORD WHO IS MY REFUGE. EVEN THE MOST HIGH, YOUR DWELLING PLACE, NO EVIL SHALL BEFALL YOU. NOR SHALL ANY PLAGUE COME NEAR YOUR DWELLING. FOR HE SHALL GIVE HIS ANGELS CHARGE OVER YOU. TO KEEP YOU IN ALL YOUR WAYS. IN THEIR HANDS THEY SHALL BEAR YOU UP. LEST YOU DASH YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE. YOU SHALL TREAD UPON THE LION AND THE COBRA. THE YOUNG LION AND THE SERPENT YOU SHALL TRAMPLE UNDERFOOT. “BECAUSE HE HAS SET HIS LOVE UPON ME. THEREFORE I WILL DELIVER HIM. I WILL SET HIM ON HIGH, BECAUSE HE HAS KNOWN MY NAME. HE SHALL CALL UPON ME, AND I WILL ANSWER HIM; I WILL BE WITH HIM IN TROUBLE; I WILL DELIVER HIM AND HONOR HIM. WITH LONG LIFE I WILL SATISFY HIM AND SHOW HIM MY SALVATION.”
PSALMS 91

AS CHRISTIANS WE MUST CONTINUALLY STRUGGLE WITH THE DEVIL AND HIS CUNNING WAYS. YEARS AGO HOMELESS AND WALKING THE STREETS OF DENVER COLD AND HUNGRY I CALLED AN OLD FRIEND THINKING THEY MIGHT ASSIST ME IN THE TERRIBLE NIGHT I WAS HAVING. MRS MAKKIA GAVE ME COUNSEL ON THE PHONE THEN PROCEEDED TO GIVE TO ME THIS CHAPTER FROM THE BIBLE AS MY OWN TO KEEP AND READ WHEN I FELT ALONE OR STRUGGLING OR JUST DOWN AND OUT. THEN SHE HUNG UP! I FELT MORE LOST THEN WHEN I CALLED HER. BUT THE SPIRIT OF GOD WOULDNT LET ME SUFFER AS I SOON WAS GIVEN A RIDE TO A SHELTER AND MY SITUATION WAS GETTING BETTER.
THE REASON IM SHARING THIS TO YOU TODAY IS I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE IN THAT SAME FRAME OF MIND I WAS YEARS AGO, WLL TO ALL THAT READ THIS PSALMS 91 I GIVE IT TO YOU AS WELL TO HOLD YOU UP AND LET YOU UNDERSTAND GOD IS HERE. AND HE IS IN CHARGE. LET HIM GIVE YOU STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO GO ANOTHER MILE OR WHATEVER IT IS BUT KNOWHE IS THE ALMIGHTY GOD.
AS THE NEW YEAR ISUPON US PLEASE MAKE A NEW WAY INTO YOUR MISSION AND WITNESS TO OTHERS OF GODS LOVE. HE IS OMNIPRESENT AND HIS SPIRIT WILL LIFT THIS WORLD TO NEW HEIGHTS IF YOU JUST ALLOW THE DRUMMING OF HIS HEARTBEAT CONTINUE IN YOUR WALK WITH HIM. AMEN.

BY GENERAL BEBO T. HOPE 13′

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