Numbers 6:22-27 – “Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 23 “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them: 24 The LORD bless you, and keep you; 25 The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you; 26 The LORD lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’ 27 “So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them.” NASB
Another Psalm that was written based exclusively on The Blessings of Covenant is Psalms 121. I won’t quote it in its fullness but hope you read it and drink in the reality and hope it affords. He declares, “As I go out, there is nothing that can touch me. There is nothing that can ultimately get to me because I live in the Blessings of the LORD.” This is Covenant and it is living in full comprehension of the Blessings of Covenant – We are KEPT!
In Psalms 18 David summed up his whole life. He said, “I love Thee, O LORD, my strength. 2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Let those words fully impact your thinking and catch the keywords. The fortress and stronghold are things you run into when you are being pursued and trouble is lurking at the door. David is saying, “In the time of trouble, I walk into God and am Kept.”
How do we do that? How do we “Walk into God?” It is a matter of realization. We are not in the bleachers watching God play the game. No, if we need this protection, we reach out and take it from the storehouse of God. The Quakers called it “centering down.” When your head is spinning, and every thought is flying wild with fear, anxiety, worry, frustration, and uncertainty you do this. When you feel that everything and everyone is bearing down to do you harm you do this. When you feel that the pressure of life is just too much to handle and you can’t take the pressure anymore, you do this. When you are paralyzed by fear you need God to be your Keeper – You Center Down!
In the simplest of terms, it is saying, “Be still my soul.” I need to understand the truth and comprehend the facts of the moment. What is the real truth? God is My strength and wisdom. He is my KEEPER! I look deep inside and discover that Jesus is my life and I draw from His strength and receive Him as the shield of my life. I cease striving and rest in His KEEPING!
In the New Testament, this is conveyed powerfully in 1 Peter 1:5, where we are informed that we are Protected by the Power of God! In Philippians 4:7 we are promised and provided the Peace of God which surpasses all human knowledge and it guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus! We have the Peace of God and that Peace is KEEPING us!
Let me add this caution. This is not what we understand as Peace. It is the Peace of God and there is nothing on the planet that can compare, or we can compare it to. Human peace has limits, but God’s Peace is the Peace that He is Himself. The Person in Covenant and KEPT knows who he or she is. That person knows where they are going and has Peace, the Peace that God puts on the inside! It is Inner Prosperity that flows out of the innermost being, the Spirit within.
I hope this is resonating with you. It is, we are Kept, Guarded, and Protected by the Peace of God and the Power of God. When the world looks at us, they cannot comprehend how we can have such peace in the time of such difficulty. They see the pressure, but they see the peace that you have in your face and your heart. It is the Peace of God that surpasses anything humans can produce.
Here is a truth if you can receive it, is liberating. No matter what situation you find yourself in, you can reach down deep within and discover that Christ is there and remind yourself – “Greater Is He That Is In Me Than He That Is In The World.” 1 John 5 tells us that we who have been born again, the wicked one touches us not. We are KEPT, people!
Too many believers are afraid of the devil. They fear he will get them. I hear people request prayer and say, “Pray that I will win. Pray that I will have the victory.” No! We have won! We need to learn to live in the full understanding of our Covenant Promise and with the Expectancy of God’s Keeping. We look beyond the oppression and difficulty to the source of our Help and Hope – GOD! In Psalms 138:2 we read that God honors His Word above His name. That is His Promise and He will not abandon His Promises.
God bless you as you learn to live in His Spiritual Prosperity, KEPT, and full of the Peace that passes all human understanding.
Have a Great Day!