Why Psalm 91 Works
A few years ago I was introduced to a book titled, “Psalm 91, God’s Shield of Protection”, by Peggy Joyce Ruth. In it are numerous real life testimonies of people who took the words in Psalm 91 and prayed over soldiers with miraculous results.
What was in the book
Peggy Joyce wrote a couple other similar books with similar miraculous results from simply standing and believing the words in a particular Scripture, and truly believing the words were not just for some Biblical character, but were true for anyone who will take them to heart and apply them to their lives. If you want to know more about Peggy Joyce and her books, check out her web page. These books are free – at least they were originally produced for distribution only and not to be sold. http://www.peggyjoyceruth.org
The foundation principle of why it works
This morning I was listening to a message that explained why standing on these promises works. The foundation of this truth comes from Numbers 14, where the Israelites that had just been rescued from Egypt, sent spies into the land and they chose to believe the “evil” report of 10 spies, rather than the good report of two, Joshua and Caleb.
God gives you what you say
God basically said, you are what you say about yourself and since that is how you see yourself, your enemy sees you that way too. They had said they were grasshoppers in their own eyes and in the eyes of the giants. Then they began to defame God by not believing he could protect them and conquer the enemy.
God says, fine, if that is the way you want it
Further, they grumbled and complained and said God brought them there just to kill them in the wilderness. And here is the sentence God gave them, and the reason they wandered in the wilderness for 40 years, until everyone of that rebellious and disbelieving generation died.
 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:
Why Psalm 91 works
The same principle applies to Psalm 91, notice verse two declares what we say about the Lord.
[91:1] He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Declare what God has said he is, and he will be that for you
When we declare the truth of who God is based on what he has said about himself, then he becomes that for us. But, if we allow evil reports to come out of our mouth – which the Bible says, out of the heart the mouth speaks – then we get what we say.
We need to stand up and say, “No, that’s not true of My Lord and My God. My God is my salvation…. etc.” otherwise, we agree with the negative report and then we wonder why God isn’t doing something for us.
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