Father, make me to walk in surrender 24/7 that I will be “under Your shield,” (Gen.15:1) just like Abraham was.

I want to dwell daily, in the secret place,” that I will completely “abide under the shadow of the Almighty,” and I can “say of the Lord, “You are my refuge and my fortress; My God, in You I will trust.” (Ps.91:1,2). For when I abide in that secret place, when I actually live there 24/7, I can be confident that You will “deliver me from the snare of the fowler (the Enemy’s traps, tricks, snares), And from the perilous pestilence (whatever threats there are around me, whether natural disasters, wars, famines, etc.); You will cover me with Your feathers, under Your wings I  shall take refuge (just like chicks under a mother hen’s wings); Your truth shall be my shield and buckler. I shall not be afraid of the terror by night (violence, threats of any form), nor of the arrow that flies by day (attacks by others verbally, mentally, emotionally, or otherwise), nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness (nightmares, break-ins, muggings, etc.) nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday” (accidents, whatever things can go wrong in our lives) (Ps.91:3-6). I am so relieved to know that I am not on my own, that I can always rely on You, for “the Lord is trustworthy—You will strengthen and protect me from the evil one” (2 Thess.2:3).

Let me dwell in the midst of Your will, so I can walk in freedom from fear,  automatically qualifying for Your supernatural shield. I want to live my life walking in obedience, faithfulness, & surrender.

I am so grateful that I can know that the blood of Jesus/Yeshua covers me, just like “The blood on the doorposts was a sign for the Israelites  . . . So there will be no plague among you to destroy you” (Ex.12:13). Thank-You, Father for that hedge of protection just like You provided to Job (Job 1:10), which I also have, especially when I keep the doors closed against Satan and walk in righteousness, surrendering and putting my flesh to death on the Cross. I thank-You, too, that You have angels assigned to those of us who follow You and walk in Your Ways, for “The angel of Adonai encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them” (Ps.37:19). And You “give Your angels charge over me, to guard me in all my ways. They will lift me up, and keep me from tripping over rocks, & things the Enemy puts in my path” (Ps.91:11,12). Thank-You, heavenly Father, that when I am in crisis, and have a serious threat, I can seek You, and You will answer me, “and deliver me from all my fears” (Ps.34:5). Your angels also will do battle against the Enemy, warding and fending off Enemy attacks, just as You did for the Israelites when You “sent an angel who annihilated every mighty warrior, commander and officer in the camp of the king of Assyria” (2 Chron.32:21). You can dispatch warrior angels to do battle for me when I am seriously under threat.  

I declare that “wall of fire all around me,” (Zech.2:5, NKJV); and I put that firewall around my household, all my family members, as I stand in intercession for them.

Thank-You that I need not ever be afraid of the Enemy, “For You go with me. You will not fail me or abandon me” (Deut.31:6). “When I pass through the waters, You will be with me, or through the rivers, they will not overflow me. When I walk through the fire, I will not be burned, nor will the flame burn me” (Isa.43:1,2). I trust that You will not give me more than I can withstand in my feeble flesh, for: “You are faithful—will not allow me to be tempted beyond what I can handle. You will also provide a way of escape, so I will be able to endure it” (1 Cor.10:13).

Enable me to accept those trials and tribulations that will come, for I know that they purify, cleanse, and cause me to grow. And You have prepared me to endure and accept this: “These things You have spoken to me, so that in You I could still have Peace/shalom. In the world I expect to have trouble, but I can take heart,  through You, Who have already overcome the world!” (John 16:33), I also can be an overcomer.

“I will not fear or be dismayed, for I know You are God and You will strengthen me. You will help me, upholding me with Your righteous right hand” (Isa.41:8-10). You even “chose and selected me so that I would produce fruit” (John 15:16) for the Kingdom. Just equip me, Lord, and show me what/how to do what You would have me do. I am so reassured by Your Word, that “when the righteous cry out, You hear, and deliver me from all trouble. You are close to the brokenhearted, and save those crushed in spirit. Many are the distresses of the righteous, but You deliver them/us/me” (Ps.34:18-20). Thank-You, Heavenly Father, in Your Son’s precious and holy Name, Amen.

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