The bible says in 2 Timothy 3:1 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. Whether we are in the last days or not, though I do believe we are, we can say with certainty that we are living in perilous times. It seems that you cannot go anywhere but that there are dangers, whether it be in a movie theater, a school, or even church. But if you know my friend Jesus you can live in peace and safety Jesus said “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” Also Jesus said “so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the wold.” If Jesus overcome the world what does that mean for us? Psalms 34:7 says “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him and rescues them” Isaiah 54:17 says “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper”. If these scriptures are true and the many more like them, how do we get them to work in our life? That’s what I want to talk about how do you get divine protection operating in your life.
First you need to know my friend Jesus. When Jesus comes into your life the great Holy Spirit comes to live on the inside of you. The bible says he will guide you into all truth. If we will listen to Him he will direct you around many of the dangers we face. 2 Corinthians 2:14 says But thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ....(NASV)” If we will listen the Holy Spirit will lead us around the dangers in life. In many of the tragedies I have heard about on the news, it has come out later that there were people that felt impressed not to go to the place where the danger was about to happen, whether it was not to go into work that day or not to get on that plane etc.. and there lives were saved. I don’t believe that they were the only ones that the Holy Spirit was speaking too. Sometimes even though we know Jesus we ignore those impressions or checks down on the inside. when all the time the Holy Spirit is warning us but because we don’t follow them we get ourselves into a lot of trouble.I have personally followed those impressions and have been greatly blessed and I have over rode those impressions before at times and it caused me great sorrow. First thing then is begin to follow those Holy Spirit leadings on the inside.
Secondly in order to see divine protection operate in your life you have to believe that God will protect you. There are times that we all go through things in life, but if we will put our trust in Jesus He will see us through safely whatever we’re going through. Daniel was thrown into a lions den surrounded by lions and no way out but the bible says in Daniel 6:23 “...no injury whatever was found on him because he had trusted in his God.” if Daniel can trust in his God and be delivered we can trust in God and get the same.
But in order for faith to rise up that God will deliver us, we must do what the bible says about how to get faith. Romans 10:17 says “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” You need to find what the bible says about protection and start mediating on those scriptures, get them down on the inside of you. Mediate on them until you start doing what 2 Corinthians 4:13 says “But having the same spirit of faith according to what is written,” I believed therefore I spoke” we also believe, therefore we also speak.”
What you are saying will tell you where you are in your believing. If you believe that God will protect you, that will be what comes out of your mouth. Psalms 91:2 says “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; my God in him will I trust.” Notice that he says “I will say” you have to say that God is your refuge before it is activated in your life no matter what the circumstance looks like or how bad it looks.
Psalms 91 went on to say “a thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand. But it shall not approach you.” Sounds like a lot is going on if that many people are falling all around you, but he said it’s not approaching you. Notice what the Apostle Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:17,18 ...I was rescued out of the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed” Paul believed in his heart that God not only delivered him but was going to deliver him and he was saying it with his mouth. In 2 Corinthians 1:9,10 Paul said again “indeed we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead; who delivered us from so great a peril of death and will deliver us He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us.” He believed in God’s protection and he said it with his mouth.
One time the Holy Spirit kept bring up protection scriptures to me and I kept quoting them to the point I thought there must be something He is getting me ready for. So I just kept saying what the word said about protection “No weapon formed against me will prosper” and “He has given His angels charge concerning me to guard me in all my ways.” In about 2 or 3 weeks I was driving in some winding roads in southeastern Oklahoma and I turned on too a highway and an 18 wheel truck come around a bend and went down the whole drivers side of my truck, the side I was on and totaled the truck, but I got out with out a scratch. The Holy Spirit knew that it was going to happen and had me send His word out ahead of me to protect me.
So whether the Great Holy Spirit leads you around trouble or through it safely you can be protected either way just listen and do what he says. “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifest through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.(NASV)” When we come out on top and win we manifest Jesus. No matter what your going through the Holy Spirit is with you and says he will never leave you or forsake you and he will always lead you to victory. Praise be to God!