Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 December 31 - Morning Manna

O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah. God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth belong unto God: he is greatly exalted.
(Psalms 47:1-9)

Today's Morsel: One of the things that the communist nations feared and have tried to get America to do away with is the so called, "Defense Shield." Many American leaders saw this as a way to protect America from incoming missiles from their enemies. Shields are for protection. During olden times of warfare, soldiers went into battle with shields. They were for their protection. David told Goliath, "You come to me with a sword, spear, and a shield, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Host." Paul tells us to put on the whole armor of God. And he says that above all, we should take the shield of faith wherewith we shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (Ephesians 6:10-18). The psalmist said that the shield of the earth belongs unto God. In other words, God is our protector. He is our defense. David said, "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 shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler" (Psalms 91:1-4). Jesus said, "The Word is truth, and I am the truth"(John 14:6; 17:17). Therefore, having this understanding, we can see who protects us in the earth. "Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed. For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee" (Psalms 84:9-12). "Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him" (Proverbs 30:5). If you put your trust in Jesus, you don't have to worry about darts from your enemy. Jesus has you covered.

Sing: I am covered, covered, covered by His blood, walking by faith, living in love; I am covered, covered, covered, by His blood, Jesus has rescued me.

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