Psalm 91 Verse 5

Psalm 91:5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day

Terrorism was never mentioned in the news when I was growing up but today there is not a day that goes by without something in the news about it. I have to say they have named it correctly; the whole purpose of the enemy’s lies is to cause the people of this earth to live with terror in dread of a disaster. He wants to sow fear in our hearts, our speech and our actions. Fear is the enemy of our faith.

Psalm118:6 tells us, “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?” Of all the scriptures in the bible, I am sure I have said this one more than any other. Psalm 91:5 declares,”You shall not be afraid of terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day.”

The Lord does not say, “try not to be afraid and when that does not work, try harder,” He says, “you will not be afraid.” When the Lord says, “You will not be afraid”, by the grace of God, I respond by saying, “I will not be afraid!” Fear is not something to be taken lightly. Some people think they are not in fear because they don’t feel afraid at the moment but yet their speech and their actions are full of fear.

Do you buckle your seat belt because you are afraid you will fly through the windshield, or do buckle your seat belt because it is a safety feature of the car and it’s the law? Fear can be very subtle.

The things of the spirit realm cannot enter the physical earth realm without the cooperation of man and the spoken word. If it were not so, the devil would appear and kill all the Jews and Christians right now; but he does not have the authority, he must work through man.

Likewise the blessing of the Lord must be brought into this realm through faith. If it were not so, God would force His will onto all mankind and we would all be healed, delivered, and instantly set free. God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten son that whosoever believes on Him should not perish. It is God’s will that none perish but not everyone cooperates with His will.

Think about, “What would you do if you had no fear?”

2 Tim1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Psalm 91 Verse 6

Psalm 91:6 (You shall not be afraid) ..of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

In verse 3, We talked about, “surely God will deliver you from the deadly pestilence, here in verse 6, the Psalm declares we shall not even be afraid of it.

Terrorism, war, pestilence, famine and disasters are things that affect multitudes of people; but He who dwells in the secret place will not be afraid. Isaiah 41:10 tells us, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” This scriptures gives a perfect picture of a loving father holding his young child’s hand. No matter how often the toddler stumbles, he never falls on his face when he is holding his father’s hand.

As a parent, we never want our children to be afraid, we never want to see them get hurt. In Matthew 7:11, Jesus tells us, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

No matter what is going on all around us in this world, our Father does not want us to be afraid. 1 John 4:18 tells us, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”

Do you really know how much the Father loves you? He loves you so much He sent His son to die for you. Rom 8:32 says, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”

Let not your heart be troubled!