SUNDAY 17th November, 2019 | PRE-SHILOH ANOINTING SERVICE
"There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. . ." - [Psalm 91:10 - (KJV)]
Regarding Shiloh. . .
The word Shiloh appears 33 times in the Old Testament. In Genesis 49:10, it refers to a Messianic title; and in the other 32 places it is a location. As a location, Shiloh connotes a place of encounter: a place where the ark and the tabernacle of God is, a place to meet with God and discover His wonderful plan for us; Shiloh is "a place of rest." (Joshua 18:1)
According to the scriptures, Joshua divided the tribes' allotment of land at Shiloh (Joshua 18), At Shiloh the godly woman, Hannah, prayed to conceive, and her son Samuel ministered before the Lord there. (1 Samuel 1:1-28; 3:21). This means that the Shiloh season is period of undeniable and explosive testimonies of restorations and divine settlements for God's people.
Disasters and God's Promises of Protection:
On Friday November 13, 2015, deadly attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers were reported in Paris where they hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars, almost simultaneously - leaving at least 129 people dead and hundreds wounded.
With unending news of conflicts, natural disasters, diseases and new strains of drug-resistant viruses, at one point or the other, as believers, we ask ourselves"
- "Is there a place where we can take refuge from a world gone this crazy?"
- "Does the word of God have anything to say to us in this circumstance, in times like this?"
The resounding response to these rhetorical questions would be a "Yes, there is!" In His Omniscience, God foresaw all these things and left us a promise of protection from every evil known to man; if we trust in Him and take Him as our refuge. That promise is recorded in Psalm 91.
Psalm 91 - God's Protection Plan: A Promise Kept!
Psalm 91 is brilliantly arranged. Classified as a Psalm of Confidence, this Psalm parades a cascade of metaphors expressing the myriad ways God grants diplomatic immunity to his faithful ones. At the start the psalmist confesses his own confidence: "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
Verses 1-3 introduces the theme of trust and commitment, verses 3-13 is a didactic poem that catalogues myriads of situations where God protects while vrestorationerses 14-16 concludes the Psalm with God himself speaking, substantiating all that has been asserted.
This theme of protection is expressed in a series of striking metaphors, in staccato-like fashion, conveying assurance in different ways. There are snares, traps, pestilence, plagues, war, and dangerous animals, yet the Psalmist asserts a protective calm that emanates from God's holy presence to surround the believer and shields him or her.
By verse 14, God promises rescue, protection, salvation; and even honor to everyone who calls on Him.So whether it is protection from an unknown virus, a contagious illnesses, horrific accidents, unexpected attacks, an earthquake at midnight, a crazy sniper, or a terrorist attack, God says: "You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday." (Psalm 91:5–6)
This promise affirms His other guaranteed protection in John 17:14–23.
God's Protection: Yours to Claim this Sunday!
God's protection plan for the believer is exclusive (all who dwell with Him), extensive (no limitations), extraordinary (supernatural); and expansive (with fringe benefits). It is the mark of "touch NOT!"
This divine restraining order on the enemy offers us rest in God's shadow (Vs.1), a sanctuary in God's fortress (Vs.2,4), redemption from temptation (V. 3), confidence on His promises (V.5-6), divine vengeance upon our enemies (V. 7-8), remedy from wrath (V.9-10), angelic reinforcement (V.11-12), rescue from danger, (V.13-14), answers to our Requests (V.15); and promises of resilience (V.15)
- What a list of promises! - All yours to claim this Sunday.
Come expecting God to establish the seal of "TOUCH NOT" on you - (body soul and spirit); and also meet you at the point of your highest need from His Word. Be sure to invite and also reach out to the unsaved and bring them along for the service together with your friends and family. The service times are 9:00am (1st Service) and 11:15am (2nd Service).
Jesus is Lord!!!