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TESTIMONY TO PSALM 91

November 20th, 2008

 

Several months ago while browsing in the Christian bookstore, I was drawn to a book called Psalm 91 – God’s Shield of Protection, written by an author unknown to me, some lady with three first names (Peggy Joyce Ruth).  I was searching for something else so I walked away, but the Holy Spirit seemed to keep drawing my attention back to that book.  I resisted – I always leave the store with more books than I can possibly read – but sure enough that book came home with me.

 

Several weeks later, the Psalm 91 book made its way to the top of my reading stack.  As I read the book, the promises contained in this chapter of Scripture stirred my heart, and I was sorry I had not picked the book up sooner.  My spirit immediately grasped the importance and the timeliness of this message.  The more I read, the more God’s covenant promise of protection comforted me in an entirely new way.  The Holy Spirit’s drawing me to purchase this book was no doubt an invitation to a divine appointment with God.  Reading and pondering, my spirit digested every verse and every promise of Psalm 91. 

 

Because I firmly believe that the covenant promises in Psalm 91 can keep us safe in the days to come, I purchased a book for each of my children and for each of the intercessors who pray for our ministry.  Those who have already received their books were excited to learn more about God’s offer of covering for those who truly dwell in the secret place of the Most High God.

 

Having received new revelation of God’s Psalm 91 protection over me, I pressed in for a deeper understanding of how I activate His promise.  I spent much time searching my heart to be sure that I was indeed dwelling in that secret place.  I became more aware of a new peace in my spirit, and I experienced a heightened awareness of the protection under which I walk.  Little did I know how soon the Lord would move to confirm His promise to me.

 

On the evening of November 11, I drove myself to a missions base where we minister, which is located a few miles outside of town on a secondary two-lane highway.  The road was wet and the weather was rainy and foggy, so I drove very cautiously.  Heavy traffic was coming toward me but only two other cars were going my direction, one car in front of me and another one some distance behind me.  I prayed as I drove, remaining peacefully attentive in the difficult driving conditions.

 

Suddenly I found myself driving on the shoulder, and my heart started pounding because I knew I had not driven myself off the highway.  Time seemed to stand still as I saw that the car in front of me had suddenly turned off the highway and onto a side road.  My mind raced as I fought back fear and confusion.   Then I saw a semi tractor-trailer coming toward me – I thought he was going to take off my side mirror as we met.  There he was, driving in my lane, with his lane full of cars.  Had I not been supernaturally taken off the highway, I would have been hit head-on by that semi.  Only God could have accomplished this for me, removing my car and me from certain destruction. 

 

Meanwhile, my husband was also on that same highway, coming from the opposite direction.  He saw the semi in front of him, switching back and forth from lane to lane.  When he reached for his phone to call and warn me, he was led to not call.  He said it seemed as though the Lord pushed his hand away from his cell phone.  So, he settled back and began praying for me.

 

Still moving forward, I drove back onto the highway and headed for my destination.  Needless to say, I was significantly moved by the event, knowing I had just experienced a divine rescue.  I must admit that I am still a bit shaken, often finding myself crying tears of joy and wonder.  I am incredibly grateful to inform you that last week the enemy’s attempt to take me out was unsuccessful, and I was not hit head-on by a semi.  I continue to live, and to tell you about the goodness of God and His faithful commitment to His covenant promise in Psalm 91.

 

 

Psalm 91

 

1.  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty

2.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” 

3.  Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. 

4.  He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. 

5.  You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,

6.  Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. 

7.  A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. 

8.   Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. 

9.  Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place,

10.  No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 

11.  For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways,

12.  In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. 

13.  You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample under foot. 

14.  “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.

15.  He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 

16.  With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”

16 Responses to “TESTIMONY TO PSALM 91”

  1. V Says:

    Wow. Isnt God just so good. Thank you Lord for your protection for each of us. Thank you for your angels and hedge that protect us even when we drive. Continue to direct us to pray even when we enter our cars. Thank you for your Holy Spirit.Thank you for protecting Karen Lord. Thank you for Karen.

  2. Brenda Says:

    Psalms 91 is a favorite of mine. I have leaned upon those verses since my boys moved to Colorado four years ago. Knowing that His angels keep charge over my family provides the refuge for my heart.

    Karen, thank you for sharing your website, your story and your love for our Lord. I am glad we are sisters in Christ and that God rescued you so we could meet again.

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  4. Jeanie Rose Says:

    Karen, what wonderfully written encouragement to take a close look at one of my favorite scriptures! Your testimony is clear and compelling. Thank you!

  5. Iris Says:

    thank you for this moving testimony. I also was led to the same book and it revolutionized my prayer life! Every believer should know and claim the Word for their loved ones. Thank you so much for your testimony — we also marvel and wonder at God’s goodness as we claim his WOrd.

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  7. Marsha Wagoner Says:

    A few years ago my daughter went to Iraq to work. During the time she was there I countinuously prayed Psalm 91 over her and her husband. I memorized it and every time fear tried to grip my heart I would speak these words. Some days numerous times during the day. I know it was God’s Word that kept her safe, because he said his word does not return to him void but it accomplishes what he sent it to do. She came back home safe and sound after a year and a half.
    I have used it in praying for my family many times. One time a car drove through the day care room where my two grandsons went. Even tho the ceiling and walls were severly damaged there was no children injured. The children were usually in this room, but not that day. I know it was because of having prayed Psalms 91 over my family. We will be studing Palms 91 and using your book in our ladies group.

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  11. Rose Says:

    I thank the Lord for Peggy Joyce Ruth. It has a blessing and made me feel very comfident in God that he will always be there

  12. Sam Says:

    Psalm 91 works. There is real spiritual power behind it, that gets results.

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    i was 14 when i was riding my bike acros the high way when a drunk driver cam oout of no where as i wacth the driver come inchis away from my back bick tier i had no time to move so i closd my eys and when i open them i was in god moved me in to the terng lane wicth was a few fet a way i whent years not thinking about what happen now im 20 and i am so thankfull for god saving me and im starting a ministry calld psaml91

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