Because of the authority structure of all that is created, the concept of being covered by God is sweeping when it comes to spiritual warfare. If God is at the top of all authority, then living under the shelter of His wings is key to success in spiritual warfare – as well as finding ultimate meaning in life.
The war metaphor can be offensive to some, but is certainly accurate when we look at the history of humanity and beyond. It is also important to keep in mind that God calls Himself a warrior and that Jesus will return as the same.
“The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is His name.” – Exodus 15:3
“From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.” – Revelation 19:15
This post and podcast discuss how to find covering under this ultimate authority – before Whom every knee will bow and every tongue will confess His Kingship.
We would like to spend a few minutes considering how Moses felt about God’s covering in Psalm 91. It has been a huge help to us during our recent warfare. There is also a list of warfare Psalms below – you may be able to find a few favorites for your own battles. We pretty much have been soaking ourselves in the Psalms. You will notice that King David had many enemies causing him pain, as well as those troubles he brought upon himself. What do you learn from Psalm 91 about resting under God’s covering wings as we fight battles?
“He who lives in the shelter of the Most High rests and lives in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “You are my refuge and my fortress – my God, in whom I trust!” For You deliver me from the snare of the trapper and from the fearful, deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His expansive, moving wings, and under them you may look for protection. His faithfulness is a shield over you as well as your protective walls. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day – of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of destruction that consumes in the middle of the day.
A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but you shall find protection. You will look on with your eyes and watch His justice unfold over the wicked. For you have made the Lord your refuge and God Most High your dwelling place. No evil will overtake you, nor will any plague come near your tent.
For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will lift you up in their hands, so you do not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down. God says: “because he has loved Me I will deliver him, and I will set him securely above trouble, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble and I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation.” – Psalm 91
Here are some covering things we can pray for each other:
√ That we will each choose God’s path and His ways which bring freedom!
√ That we will give and receive encouragement alongside other friends of God.
√ That we will actively war against the adversary’s design of fear for each of us.
√ That we will each be intentional about our “God time” each day.
WARFARE PSALMS can be helpful as you fight. Read them often. God will settle you on those which fit your current place in the war.
Which Psalms resonate in your heart as you check them out?
(Many of these have lifted us up over the last year of trials.)
1, 2, 3, 6, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 34, 39, 42, 44, 51, 55, 56, 57, 62, 63, 69, 71, 77, 80, 84, 90, 102, 107, 109, 118, 120, 124, 125, 130, 133, 134, 139, 142, 144
And don’t forget Isaiah 53. It is prophetic about Jesus and unchosen sufferings. He submitted to His suffering – even though He deserved none of it.
After all, if God is for us, who can be against us?
Dave & Burnadette
More about prayer from our Engage Leadership Course
A Covering Song