PSALM 91: A WEAPON IN ITSELF
By Trudi Blount
When we face challenges and fear comes against us, then we know it is time to go back to the basics of living by faith in God’s Word. One of the basics to do this is not to fear!
The Word of God tells us in every way imaginable not to fear. It says, “fear not”, “God has not given us the spirit of fear.” God does not want you to fear. If you put your faith in God and His Word, it banishes fear from your heart.
The person who feels he is walking alone in the dark is usually terrified of the unseen forces that he imagines are out there. But when you walk with God, you never walk alone. Believing God’s Word is part of walking with God. Not being led by your senses is walking with God.
One of the ways fear comes in the fiercest is when you say fear-filled words instead of faith–filled words. You must take note and control the words you are saying.
Most people focus way too much on what the news says and not what God says. When you feed on fear-filled things you will speak fear-filled words. It dilutes you and takes away God’s ability to work on your behalf.
You may be saying, “I’ve heard all that before.” Maybe you have. But are you doing it?
Right confession based on what God’s Word says is a basic of living a life of victory. So, with that in mind, let me give you a little nugget from Psalm 91.
In this Psalm, all twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet are represented except one. The letter that is omitted is the seventh letter, which in Hebrew is zayin, pronounced “zayeen.”
In Hebrew, each letter has a word picture or concept that goes along with it. The word picture for zayin literally means weapon, and yet the word itself is absent from this Psalm in the original Hebrew language. Why would that be? There is an important reason.
Here’s the truth behind the absence of this letter: When confessed, the Psalm becomes a weapon in itself!
Whoever declares this Psalm from his mouth with earnestness and sincerity of heart has no need for conventional military weapons. The power lies in the second verse, “I will SAY of the Lord.” This weapon is released when you speak it.
2 Corinthians 10:4 tells us…For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.
So here is the truth. Never, ever let your own ears hear your own lips and tongue predict your own defeat. We have the authority and power in Christ to do this.
We should never ever be afraid, but what we SAY pulls the trigger to the power if you are going to walk in the reality of victory or defeat.
So what are you waiting for…PULL THE TRIGGER!