He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!” For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence. Psalm 91:1-3.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלוהים) says:
Knowing that you are in a strong refuge, an impenetrable fortress, and a secret place in which you are in perfect protection will make you strong and courageous.
For you have made the LORD, my refuge, even the MostHigh, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent. Psalm 91:9-10.
Today I want to talk with you about perfect protection in My everlasting arms—the arms of your God. I am your Refuge. I am your Fortress. I am your strong tower. I am an ever-present help in time of danger.
Many people see acts of violence, “accidents,” and disasters, and question why I allowed this or did not stop it. They do not understand dominion authority or perfect protection. They do not understand the two kingdoms that are each seeking to take territory. They do not know what took place with the first man and woman and how I gave mankind dominion of the earth. If they get did know, then they could claim and have perfect protection in perilous times. And the times will not get better before the end comes. They will get worse because the love of many will grow cold and true faith will be hard to find on earth, even among those who call themselves believers.
But the good news is that you can have perfect joy and protection, even as things in the world system grow worse. You are in the world, but you do not have to be of the world. It has pleased Me to give you, the little flock of My Son, the Kingdom. You just need to get on the right road (the Holy Highway of Isaiah 35:8-11) and be living in the right city, which is the City of Refuge designated by Me for your perfect protection. And where is that city found? In Jesus who shields you from the wrath to come.
Let Me explain. When people suffer a random act of violence you need to look at five things: (i) Were My warnings ignored? (ii) What were they doing? (ii) Why were they there? (iii)Were they in My perfect Will? and (v) Did they respond in faith?
It is the answers to these five that determine whether people will go down or overcome. It is answers to these five that determine whether people are in My jurisdiction and dominion so that I can protect them or they are out of My jurisdiction and dominion so that I have no authority in their lives to intervene. For if you are operating outside of My Kingdom, there is only one alternative– and that is the kingdom of darkness, the dominion of the devil, and he kills, steals and destroys. So if you have submitted to his authority that is what will come into your life.
If you are in My Kingdom and operating in My Word, you are on the right road, the Holy Highway, on which the redeemed walk and the lion cannot enter thereon. Isaiah 35:8-9. But if you are not about Kingdom business, that is, in your assignment, which is My perfect Will for your life, even if you have become a citizen at some point, you will be on the wrong road and you will go to places and come into contact with things that were never in My plan for your life. And when these things happen it is not My Will and I am not to blame. Evil is not of My making.
If you disobey the GPS on your car and go a way you think better when you do not really know where you are going, then you will generally find that you end up somewhere you do not want to be and where you were never meant to be. And it could be a dark and dangerous place where there are things that will harm you. Like the little chick that refuses to come under the hen’s wings when the hawk comes.
You do not want to go a way in which My GPS tells you not to go but to go as He leads you. When I speak of My GPS I mean “God’s Powerful Spirit.”
There is one more consideration I would like to point out before addressing the five questions and that is prayer and intercession. Often a tragic incident could have been stopped if someone had prayed beforehand or during the event and activated My Word on earth so that I could perform it– like the early Church prayed for Peter when Herod had him in jail ready to execute him the next day and I then could send My angel to release him. Acts 12:5-10. Or like Moses and the Israelites trapped by Pharaoh’s murderous army at the edge of the Red Sea and they all called out to Me. Then I told Moses to lift his staff and tell the sea to part, he activated My Word and then I watched over it to perform it. Exodus 14:15-16.
Take this seriously and help Me out to avoid these tragedies. They do not please Me, they grieve My heart. I hate bloodshed on people’s hands. Isaiah 1:15. You should spend some of your prayer time each day binding the spirit of violence and murder at work in the world, casting those demons out of your home, city, and state in My Son’s Name, and speaking to the earth and the weather to stop earthquakes and devastating storms.
Well, looking at the five questions I mentioned earlier when a disaster takes place, the first question to ask is whether My warnings were heeded.
The Holy Spirit (your GPS) warns you and tells you of things to come. When you feel a check in your spirit, do not go there. Obey. Do not override that. I warn everyone in many ways to keep them out of danger but many do not heed My voice. Either fear of man’s opinion or their own lusts lead them another way.
Jesus is your refuge. Confessing Him as your Lord places you in the shelter of Christ as in a city of refuge where judgment cannot reach you. Just as I set aside cities of refuge in the Old Covenant to which those could flee for perfect protection who had unintentionally killed another, so is Jesus for you. To avoid the avenger of blood, however, those who had been accepted into the cities of refuge had to stay within the boundaries of the city. If they left the city and went out of its boundaries, they were in danger of death by the avenger of blood.
So do not blame Me when you are where you should not be. I never intended for you to go there or be there. I have given you Jesus as your city of refuge.
Often I also warn by showing the danger ahead of time, like a person that needs to be treated or stopped but often people are too involved with other things to pick up on this and do not want to take the time or spend the money to help.
The next question to consider is what the people were doing who suffered. If it was something that was contrary to My Word or that held up its head against it, they really were not in My perfect Will to be there. Obviously being in a questionable dance hall (many fires, acts of violence, and accidents happen there because the ruler of those places specializes in such things), bar, party where drugs or alcohol are prevalent, adulterous relationship, burglary, or some form of entertainment that is lewd or sinful is being out of My perfect Will for your life. You have given Me no authority to protect your life there.
Where Jesus is, and He is your city of refuge, there will His servant be. Do not go places you know He would not want you to go.
But this also includes places that do not appear evil or sinful to the world, such as functions supporting political candidates or showing approval for people in government who are advocating abortion and gay rights. I tell you that these are evil in My sight and command you not to do either activity. I do not condemn or punish you in this age of grace for doing such things but I do condemn the activity. I will not strike you down because you are supporting these rights but you are not in My perfect Will and you are out of My jurisdiction and dominion, actually you are over in enemy territory, and I have no authority to protect you there for you have submitted yourself to another ruler, the ruler of the powers of darkness.
And politicians and public figures that use their offices to support things blatantly contrary to My Word are not in My perfect Will for their lives. They are on the wrong road. They are working for the kingdom of darkness and trying to destroy Mine. Woe to those who mislead little ones. It is not that I would harm them but they have rejected My protection and all they are left with is the ruler of the kingdom of darkness which they have submitted to by compromising My Word for what is currently politically correct.
So when you are deciding to go to an event, function, party, or entertainment first seek My counsel about it and consider whether what it represents has a spirit of antichrist behind it—if it denies Jesus coming in the flesh it does. 1 John 4:1-3. And anything against My Word denies Jesus in the flesh because He is My Word made flesh. And when you acknowledge Him as coming in the flesh this means you have accepted Him as LORD and He has jurisdiction over your life as your Savior and Redeemer.
If I counsel you to go to represent Me and try to change the views that is one thing, but if you go as a supporter or to partake of the activity you open yourself to the destroying tactics of the powers of darkness. The devil loves to set up “accidents” for those who are out of My perfect Will. He knows I cannot step in and that you are out from under My shield, which he cannot penetrate. There is no snatching out of My hand. Do not be in the wrong place at the wrong time, the result could be death though it is not My Will or of My making. Evil creates its own realm by people operating therein. If you sow in the flesh you reap corruption and death. Ask Me for wisdom in these matters.
Next, you must consider why the people were in the place where the violence occurred. This has to do with motives and this is helpful in discerning whether you should go somewhere or do something. What are your motives in going there? If it is not for a good and fruitful reason you should not be wasting your time there. Many activities are useless for eternity and do nothing helpful for the present. Avoid these idle pursuits. And if you are there to partake of sinful activities you definitely should cut that off before you reap the harvest of it. Look at why the gathering is taking place and who is in charge of it. Look at what they are presenting for your information. If it is contrary to My Word do not go. Many political fundraisers and meetings may be contrary to My platform. People who are known as good church members and believers should not be going to support politicians and causes contrary to My Word. They have no business being there. That is not Kingdom business. Be at meetings of politicians who support My Word and the values of My Kingdom. And if there are no such candidates, pray I raise one up, it could be you.
You should also evaluate parties, movies, and other things you are invited to or considering going to, honestly looking at your motives for going, before you let yourself be in that place. If you would not want to be there if I returned at that moment, do not go. You are out of My perfect Will and it is in My perfect Will that the fullness of My blessing and benefits can be on your life.
Next, evaluate whether the people who suffered were living in My perfect Will. You obviously are not if you are living either openly or secretly in a way I command you not to in My Word. If you are living in a sexual relationship outside of marriage or in adultery, you are out of My Will and open to all the attacks of the enemy for you have submitted to his jurisdiction and authority. And not only you but all the people in relationship with you or parented by you are in danger also. I cannot protect you when you are not in My Kingdom. You are out of My realm of authority and you have not authorized Me to act in your life. Paul, inspired by GPS, tells you not to fool yourself that “Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. If people are involved in these things they are obviously not in My perfect Will and are out of My perfect protection. It is not that I do not love them and long to make their lives beautiful and to fully protect them but they do not allow Me to do so. They have shut Me out. I knock at the door of your heart but I cannot come in and do great things in and through you if you refuse to open to Me.
And next you must consider whether the people in the incident responded with faith. Did they stand up and speak out in the Name of My Son to bind the evil or disaster so as to stop it in its tracks? Did they cry out to Me in faith to see what they should do to avert the disaster and act thereon? Or did they panic and just cry out a bunch of fear-filled words?
Did they raise the slain from the dead? There are many instances of raising the dead in My Word– did anyone even try or did they just let them go without fighting the good fight of faith? Acts 9:40. Did anyone wield the Sword of the Spirit, which is My Word? Did anyone call on Me to release the Holy Angels? I have sent angels to knock out whole armies and to open prison gates in response to faith-filled prayer. 2 Kings 19:35; Acts 12:5-10. Did anyone take authority and put My Word to work? Where is your faith? Did all just yell out at Me like the disciples in the boat with Jesus accusing Me that I was not concerned that you were about to perish? I told Moses to stop crying out and to raise his staff and tell the sea to part. Exodus 14:15 16. I then could do the rest.
If you are in a situation of violence or disaster do not go into panic mode, go into faith/authority mode and put My Word to work. I am all powerful and nothing is too hard for Me. I split the Red Sea in two, I stopped storms, I knocked down walled cities, I sent angels to protect and rescue, I multiplied bread, I put money in the mouth of a fish, I sent manna to earth every morning and quail every evening for the Israelites for over forty years in the desert—why don’t you want to use what I have given you in My Word? And I have put My Spirit in you and My Words in your mouth. Remember Jesus told the disciples and soldiers in the Garden of Gethsemane that if He had called on Me I would have sent twelve legions of angels to protect Him but He chose not to do so because it was the time for Him to take on all the sins of the world and redeem you. But He chose to lay down His life; it was not taken from Him. John 10:18. But you cannot redeem anyone and all the horrible has been taken care of—He bore it all—and now He has full authority in Heaven and on earth, which He has entrusted to you when you are clothed in Christ.
And you can have perfect protection by abiding in Me, in My secret place, making Me your refuge. Remember Daniel in the lions’ den? He was not harmed and yet he spent the night with a bunch of hungry lions. I stopped their mouths by an angel. Daniel was on the right road and was in My perfect Will.
Remember when Paul got stoned and they left him for dead? He got up and continued preaching. And when he was beaten and chained in double chains, I shook off the chains and set him free. He was in My perfect Will, calling on Me with praise and faith.
And Jesus, when they tried to throw Him off the cliff in Nazareth walked right through their midst unharmed. How about John on the island of Patmos? Or Paul in the shipwreck? Or with the snake bite? Or Judith in enemy territory? Or Jonathan fighting a whole army just with one helper? Or Elisha blinding a whole army that came against him as he was defended by the heavenly army?
No, when you are with Me and in My jurisdiction, a thousand can fall at one side and ten thousand at your right hand and it will not touch you. Psalm 91:7. And remember Noah, who was the only one on earth walking with Me, he alone with his family, survived the flood.
Paul did not depart until he decided he had finished the work I gave him to do and the same is true of Jesus. 2 Timothy 4:6-8; John 17:4. The same is true of Peter. 2 Peter 1:14. It is true that Peter and Paul died gaining the martyr’s crown, but they did not go until they were satisfied they had finished the race that they were to run. Peter, ever since he had denied Jesus, wanted to make his promise to lay down his life for Jesus true. That is why he was sleeping so soundly and was at perfect peace though Herod was planning to put him to death the next day. He no longer had any fear of death or of man for he knew Me and had no fear to depart. And I gave him what he so longed for, he died for telling the good news of My Son fulfilling his promise to Jesus the night Jesus was sentenced to death for your sins that he was willing to die for Him rather than deny him.
With long life I will satisfy those who cling to Me. Psalm 91:16. Do not depart from this life until you are satisfied. Like faithful Abraham. Genesis 25:8.
Where is your faith?
Have faith in Me and you will do the works Jesus did and greater. Go heal the sick, raise the dead, speak to storms, and walk in perfect protection. Jesus always did what pleased Me and He was always on the right road, in fact, He is the way.
I love you. If anything harmful comes against you it was not of My making. Isaiah 54:14-15. But I will make all things work out good for those who love Me and are working for My purpose. Romans 8:28. Make sure you are doing that and you have nothing to fear, neither life nor death, persecution nor pain—I am a very present help in time of trouble. Lean on Me. And watch carefully how you live. These are perilous times for those who are not in My perfect Will. Never step out of My Will, the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Make that it will not be you. Remember, always answer the fiery darts he shoots at you with My Word that refutes it and cancels it out. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. Isaiah 54:15. And then cast him out in Jesus’ Name. Submit to Me, resist the devil and he will flee from you.