You’re Protected from Evil (1)
Here’s a promise you can stand on in times of trouble:
‘Because you have made the Lord…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’ (vv. 9-11 NKJV).
There’s a spiritual realm around you that’s as real as the physical one you live in. One is the world of darkness; the other is the world of light. One is governed by Satan, the other is governed by God.
How else can you account for the brutal, senseless killing of men, women and children at the hands of evil people?
Paul explains it like this:
‘We are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against persons without bodies—the evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty satanic beings and great evil princes of darkness who rule this world’ (Ephesians 6:12 TLB).
Does that mean you’re supposed to live in fear? No, and here’s why:
1) You are shielded by the blood of Jesus.
Just as the angel of death on the night of the Passover couldn’t enter a home with blood on its doorposts, the blood of Jesus is a protective shield around you that the devil cannot penetrate.
2) The odds are on your side.
When Satan fell from heaven he took one-third of the angels with him. That means we still have two angels for every one of his! ‘Angels [are] ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation’ (Hebrews1:14 NIV).
Rejoice: as a redeemed child of God you are protected from evil!
‘No evil shall befall you.’ Psalms 91:10 NKJV