WISDOM FOUNTAIN 0314/2010 [Psalm 91 KJV]
STRENGTH [ II ]
1The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; 2Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; 3Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. 4Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. 5We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. 6 Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Psalm 20:1-6 KJV
Strength is an internal power or resilience of your spirit to face the challenges that come your way and overcome them with the weapons God has put freely at your disposal. However, even when you are super active in the spirit, your soul and body may be weakened by the situation you find yourself. Strength was failing Jesus at Gethsemane when he was facing death for our salvation and he had to call on God to strengthen him. His body and soul acted in consonance with nature but he submitted himself to the will of the Father which is all the strength he needed at the particular time [Matthew 26:37-39]. At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry after he fasted for 40 day and 40 nights and had overcome Satan himself in the 3 serious temptations, the bible says angels came and ministered to Jesus. God sent angels from his sanctuary to help Jesus and praise him for defeating the great foe [Psalm 91:11, Matthew 4:6, 11]. Remember Jesus was on a high mountain at the time and God did not want the evil wish of Satan to come to pass. Also, Jesus after such a long fast, was naturally weak. The Psalmist said “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever” [Psalm 73:26]. Be confident in the strength and power of God as God is willing to help you in any area of your weakness. Putting your body under subjection is a way of building up spiritual strength just as an athlete does in his profession [1 Corinthians 9:24-27]. Draw strength from the inexhaustible strength of God right now in Jesus Name.
PRAYER OF FAITH
1. Oh LORD, defend me. Defend my righteous cause and send your angels to minister to me in the Name of Jesus.
2. Oh LORD, save me by your right hand. Let your anointing on me attract your strength in Jesus Name.