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Protection

God's protection in a storm

1. Trusting in the Lord is your only sure refuge:

A. Safety & protection are of the Lord:

Psa.127:1b - Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain
Pro.21:31 - The horse is prepared...but safety is of the Lord

B. The Lord is able to protect you:

Exo.6:6,7 - I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, & with great judgments
Zeph.3:17 - The Lord in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save
Isa.59:1 - The Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save
Rom.4:21 - What He [has] promised, He [is] able also to perform
Eph.3:20 - He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all...we ask

C. The Lord is your defence & protective shield:

Deut.33:27a - The eternal God is thy refuge
Psa.3:3 - Thou, O Lord, art a shield for me
Psa.5:12 - With favour wilt Thou compass him as with a shield
Psa.89:18a - For the Lord is our defence
Psa.115:11 - Trust in the Lord: He is their help & their shield
Isa.33:16 - He shall dwell on high: place of defence...the rocks (See also Psa.18:35; 107:41a.)

D. He is your tower & fortress, your high rock:

2Sam.22:2,3 - The Lord is my rock, & my fortress, & my deliverer
Psa.9:9 - The Lord will be a refuge...in times of trouble
Psa.61:3 - Thou hast been a shelter for me, & a strong tower from the enemy
Psa.62:6 - He only is my rock & my salvation: He is my defence
Psa.71:2-4 - Be Thou my strong habitation...deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked
Psa.91:2 - He is my refuge & my fortress, in Him will I trust
Pro.18:10 - The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, & is safe

E. He is your protection in times of great danger:

Isa.25:4 - A refuge from the storm...when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall
Nah.1:6,7 - The Lord is...a strong hold in the day of trouble; & He knoweth them that trust in Him
Zeph.2:3 - Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth...ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger
(See also Psa.46:1-5)

F. The Lord is your hiding place:

Psa.27:5a - In the time of trouble He shall hide me
Psa.32:7 - Thou art my hiding place; Thou shalt preserve me from trouble; Thou shalt compass me about
Psa.119:114 - Thou art my hiding place & shield: I hope in Thy Word
Psa.143:9b - I flee unto Thee to hide me

2. God will protect you because He loves you:

A. The Lord delivers His saved children who trust Him:

2Sam.8:6b - The Lord preserved David whithersoever he went
Psa.37:28 - The Lord forsaketh not His saints; they are preserved
Psa.37:40 - The Lord...shall deliver them from the wicked, & save them, because they trust in Him
Psa.91:9,10 - Because thou hast made the Lord...thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee
2Tim.4:18 - The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work

B. The Lord loves, favours & will protect you:

Deut.33:12a - The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him
2Sam.22:20b - He delivered me, because He delighted in me
Job 1:10 - Hast not Thou made an hedge about him (Job), & about his house, & all that he hath on every side
Psa.17:8,9 - Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of Thy wings...from my deadly enemies
Psa.41:11 - By this I know that Thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me
Psa.56:9 - When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back...for God is with me
Psa.91:7 - A thousand shall fall at thy side, & ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee
Psa.105:12-15 - He reproved kings for their sakes; saying, Touch not Mine anointed, & do My prophets no harm
Mat.10:29-31 - [God even watches over sparrows, &] ye are of more value than many sparrows
(See also Psa.4:3; 40:17; 125:2.)

C. He is always close by to protect you:

Gen.28:15 - I am with thee, & will keep thee in all places whither thou goest
Deut.33:12b - The Lord shall cover him all the day long, & he shall dwell between His shoulders
Deut.33:27 - The eternal God is thy refuge, & underneath are the everlasting arms
Psa.46:1 - God is our refuge...a very present help in trouble
Psa.109:31 - He shall stand at [his] right hand...to save him

D. The Lord's guardian angels protect you:

Psa.34:7 - The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, & delivereth them
Psa.91:11,12 - He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways
Isa.63:9 - In affliction...angel of His presence saved them
Dan.3:28 - God...hath sent his angel, & delivered His servants that trusted in Him
Dan.6:20,22 - God hath sent His angel, & shut the lions' mouths
(See also Exo.14:19,20; 23:20; 2Ki.6:15-18; 2Chr.32:20, 21; 2Ki.19:35; Acts 5:19; 12:6-10.)

E. Rest in the Lord, trusting God to protect you:

Exo.14:14 - Lord shall fight for you, & ye shall hold your peace
Exo.33:14 - My presence shall go with thee, I will give thee rest
Psa.112:7,8 - He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed (steadfast), trusting in the Lord
Psa.118:6,7 - The Lord is on my side; what can man do unto me?

F. Thank the Lord for protecting you:

Psa.5:11 - Let them shout for joy, because Thou defendest them
Psa.28:7 - I am helped...with my song will I praise Him
Psa.59:16,17 - I will sing of Thy power...for Thou hast been my defence & refuge in the day of my trouble
Psa.98:1 - Sing unto the Lord...His right hand, & His holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory

3. The Lord can protect you from:

A. The enemy's traps & snares:

Psa.91:3 - He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler
Psa.124:6,7 - Blessed be the Lord, Who hath not given us as a prey...(we are) escaped as a bird out of the snare
Psa.141:10 - Let wicked fall into their own nets, whilst I escape

B. Disease & epidemics:

Exo.15:26 - I will put none of these diseases upon thee
Deut.7:15 - The Lord will take away from thee all...evil diseases... but will lay them upon all them that hate thee
Psa.91:3 - He shall deliver thee from...the (perilous) pestilence
Psa.91:10 - There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling

C. Injury:

Psa.34:20 - He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken
Psa.91:11,12 - Angels...bear thee up...lest thou dash thy foot
Mk.16:18a - If they drink any deadly thing, shall not hurt them

D. Fire & burning:

Psa.29:7 - The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire
Isa.43:2b - When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee
Dan.3:25,27 - These men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed

E. Drowning:

Psa.107:23-30 - [The Lord can save you from terrible storms at sea]
Isa.43:2a - When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee...they shall not overflow thee
Mat.8:23-27 - There arose a great tempest...He rebuked the winds & sea...was a great calm (See also Mat.14:23-32)
Acts 27:14-44 - Exceedingly tossed with a tempest...all hope taken away...it came to pass, they all escaped safe to land
(See also Jon.1:4,11-17; 2:3,10; 1Pet.3:20; Gen.7:23.)

F. Death:

Psa.41:2 - The Lord will preserve him, & keep him alive
Dan.6:27 - He delivereth & rescueth, & He...hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions

G. Dangers while travelling:

Gen.28:15 - I will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, & will bring thee again into this land
Exo.23:20 - I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, & to bring thee into the place which I have prepared
Deut.28:6 - Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, & blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out
Psa.105:13-15 - When they went from one nation to another...He suffered no man to do them wrong
Psa.121:8 - The Lord shall preserve thy going out & thy coming in
Psa.139:9,10 - If I take the wings of the morning...Thy right hand shall hold me
Pro.2:8 - He keepeth...the way of His saints
Jn.10:4 - When He putteth forth His sheep, He goeth before them
(See also Exo.33:14,15; Psa.37:23; Isa.55:12a; 63:9.)

H. Every kind of evil:

Job 5:19-22 - He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee
Psa.46:1-3 - God is our refuge...therefore will not we fear, though...the mountains be carried into the...sea
Psa.121:7 - The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil
Lk.10:19 - I give you power...nothing shall by any means hurt you
2Thes.3:3 - The Lord is faithful, who shall...keep you from evil
2Tim.4:18 - The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work

4. Protection from your enemies:

A. The Lord will protect the obedient from their enemies:

Exo.14:14 - The Lord shall fight for you
Exo.23:22 - I will be an enemy unto thine enemies
2Sam.22:49 - Thou hast lifted me above them that rose up against me: Thou hast delivered me from the violent man
2Ki.17:39 - The Lord your God ye shall fear; & He shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies
2Chr.32:8 - With us is the Lord our God...to fight our battles
Psa.18:16,17 - He delivered me from my strong enemy...for they were too strong for me
Psa.35:1-6 - Fight against them that fight against me...draw out the spear, & stop the way...let them be turned back
Psa.41:2b - Thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies
Psa.97:10 - He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked
Psa.138:7 - Thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, & Thy right hand shall save me
Jer.39:17 - I will deliver thee...thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid

B. Even though they fight you, you will be safe:

Deut.3:22 - Ye shall not fear them...God shall fight for you
Deut.20:1,3,4 - When thou goest out to battle...the Lord...goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies
Psa.3:6 - I will not be afraid of 10,000's of people...against me
Psa.21:8,11 - They intended evil...which they are not able to perform
Psa.37:32,33 - The wicked...seeketh to slay (the righteous). The Lord will not leave him in his hand
Psa.118:13 - Thou hast thrust sore at me...but the Lord helped me
Isa.54:17 - No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper
Jer.1:19 - They shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail...for I am with thee to deliver thee
(See also Psa.2:1-5)

C. God can cause your enemies to fall & fail:

2Chr.20:12-22 - [Moab, Ammon & Edom attacked Judah, but the Lord
con founded them, & they were utterly destroyed]
Job 5:12,13 - He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise
Isa.8:10 - Take counsel together, & it shall come to nought...it shall not stand: for God is with us (See also Isa.7:7)
Isa.41:11-13 - They that strive with thee shall perish...they that war against thee shall be as nothing
Isa.54:15 - Whoever shall gather together against thee shall fall
Isa.54:17 - No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper

D. He can warn your enemies to not hurt you:

Gen.31:22-24, 29 - [God warned Laban in a dream to do no harm to Jacob]
Mat.27:19 - [Though Pilate gave Jesus up to be crucified, God was faithful to warn him through his wife]
(See also Gen.12:14-20; 20:1-8.)

E. The Lord can protect you while judging your enemies:

Gen.19:22-25 - [Angel told Lot:] Escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither
Exo.8:22 - Land...in which My people dwell, no swarms of flies
Exo.9:26 - The land...where children of Israel were...no hail
Exo.11:7 - Lord doth put a difference between Egyptians & Israel
Josh.6:20-22 - [The walls of Jericho fell down, except for the part where Rahab's house was] (See also Josh.2:12-15)
Psa.78:43-53 - [Hebrews delivered safely while Egyptians plagued]
Psa.91:7 - A thousand shall fall at thy side, & ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee

5. Special protection promised in the last days:

Lk.21:17,18 - Ye shall be hated of all nations...but there shall not an hair of your head perish
Rev.7:3 - Hurt not the earth...till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads
Rev.9:3,4 - [Locusts will] hurt...only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads
Rev.11:3,5,6 - If any man will [try to] hurt them (two witnesses), fire...devoureth their enemies

6. Conditions for having God's protection:

A. Faith in God is essential:

Psa.37:40 - The Lord shall...deliver them from the wicked...because they trust in Him
Dan.6:23 - No manner of hurt was found upon him (Daniel), because he believed in his God
1Pet.1:5 - Who are kept by the power of God through faith
(See also Psa.33:22)

B. You must pray in time of need:

Gen.32:1-12 - [Jacob's earnest prayer for protection from Esau & his 400 men] (See also vs. 24-30)
2Sam.22:4 - I will call on Lord, so shall I be saved from enemies
Psa.34:17 - The righteous cry, & the Lord...delivereth them
Psa.50:15 - Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver
(See also Psa.18:6; 59:1-3a.)

C. You must love & fear the Lord:

2Chr.16:9a - [The Lord shows] Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him
Psa.31:23 - Love the Lord...for the Lord preserveth the faithful
Psa.33:18,19 - The eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him...to deliver their soul from death
Psa.34:7 - Angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, & delivereth them
Psa.91:14,15 - Because he hath set his love upon Me, I will deliver
Psa.145:20 - The Lord preserveth all them that love Him
(See also Pro.16:7)

D. You must stay very close to the Lord:

Psa.57:1b - In the shadow of Thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast
Psa.91:1 - He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty

E. You must be obedient & do good:

Exo.23:22 - If thou indeed obey His voice...[the Lord will protect]
Psa.34:17 - The righteous cry, & the Lord...delivereth them
Psa.41:1,2 - Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble
Psa.81:13,14 - Oh that My people had hearkened unto Me...I should have...turned My hand against their adversaries
Pro.1:33 - Whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell safely
Dan.6:16 - God Whom thou servest continually...will deliver thee
1Pet.3:12 - The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, & His ears are open unto their prayers
(See also Psa.7:10; 1Pet.3:13.)

F. The importance of doing your part & obeying:

Heb.11:7 - Noah...prepared an ark to the saving of his house (See also Gen.6:12-14,22; 7:1,11,17-23.)
Heb.11:31 - The harlot Rahab perished not...when she [hid the spies & hung down the red cord] (See also Josh.2:4-21)
Exo.12:21-23 - [The Hebrews were required to paint blood on their doorpost so that the destroyer would pass over]

G. Don't be reckless, foolhardy or disobedient:

1Ki.22:1-4, 29-37 - [King warned not to go to battle; he went, disguised as a common soldier, & was killed by a stray arrow]
2Chr.35:20-24 - [King Josiah rashly went out to fight the Egyptians, who didn't want to battle with him, & he was killed]
Pro.16:5 - Though hand join in hand (join forces for strength), he (the proud in heart) shall not be unpunished
Hos.8:3 - Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him
Mat.4:5-7 - The devil...saith unto Him, Cast Thyself down...Jesus saith, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God
Acts 19:29-31 - [The disciples & Paul's friends advise him not to "adventure himself" into the bloodthirsty mob]
Acts 21:17-30 - [Paul went to Jerusalem despite God's warnings See Acts 20:22,23; 21:4,10-14.]

7. Some examples of divine protection:

Gen.19:15-17 - [The angels of the Lord helped Lot & his family to escape the doomed city of Sodom]
Gen.35:5 - [God made Canaanites afraid to pursue His people]
Gen.45:5-7 - [Jacob's brothers sold him as a slave into Egypt, but God preserved him, & turned the situation to good]
Exo.12:21-23 - [The angel of the Lord smote the Egyptians, but passed over the Hebrews' houses]
Exo.14:9,10 - 19,20 - [The angel of the Lord & pillar of fire went between the Hebrews & the pursuing Egyptian army]
Josh.3:10-17 - [God held back the swollen, flooded Jordan river, so that millions of Hebrews could cross it safely]
Josh.10:11-14 - [The Lord sent hailstones to smite Joshua's enemies, as well as delaying the sun's setting for him]
1Sa.17:34-39 - [The Lord delivered David from a lion, a bear & Goliath]
2Ki.6:24; 7:5b,6,7 - [Syrians besieged Samaria, but] the Lord made (them) to hear a noise of chariots...& they fled
Dan.6:16-22 - [The Lord protected Daniel in the lion's den]
Jon.1:15,17 - 2:10 - The Lord prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah [It kept him from drowning, & took him to his destination]
Mat.2:13-16 - [The Lord warned Joseph in a dream to flee with Mary & baby Jesus into Egypt]

Special chapters:

Psa.91 - The "Protection Psalm"
(See also Psa.121; 124.)


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