Psalm 91:7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
Now that is a promise! When God Himself is your fortress, your safe refuge, disaster and devastation shall not come near you.
A personal illustration that comes to mind is a time when there were forest fires raging in Florida. My husband’s parent’s property was right in the path of the fire, my mother-in-law went outside and declared that the blood of Jesus was protecting their property. The fire went around the property and it did not come near her!
What was she doing? She was declaring God’s protection, she put their property in the secret place. When we declare God’s promises, we are not trying to get God to do something He is unwilling to do. On the contrary, we are declaring what God has already done and given us in His Word.
We declare God is our protection because He is. We choose to receive God’s protection because He is our protection. Faith declares and lays hold of what God has promised, it brings the reality of the gospel into this realm where we can experience it.
That is how each one of us who is born again received salvation! We are saved by grace through faith. Once a person receives salvation, their confession never changes. They say, “I am saved”, they don’t say, “I am trying to be saved” or “I hope so.” They know!
Everything received from God is by grace through faith!
Sickness, disease, and disaster, listen up! You shall not come near me! The Lord is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I trust.