Psalm 91: the most powerful shield of spiritual protection
Psalm 91 is a psalm highlighted in the Bible for its strength and power of protection. All over the world, people praise and pray this psalm as if it were a prayer.
In order to enjoy all the protection power of this psalm, it is no use to chant it without understanding what its words mean. Know the meaning of this psalm bellow.
Psalm 91: The meaning of all verses
Meditate and reflect on the meaning of each verse of this psalm and then use it as a true shield of spiritual protection at all times necessary.
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust”.
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he[b] loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on 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”.
The hiding place mentioned in the verse is your secret place, your mind, your inner Self. What’s on your mind, only you know, so it’s considered your secret place. And it is in your mind that you come into contact with the presence of God. In the moment of prayer, of praise, of contemplation, it is in your secret place that you meet the Divine, that you feel his presence.
Being in the shadow of the Almighty means being under the protection of God. This is an Eastern proverb, which says that children who are under the shadow of their father are always protected. Therefore, he who dwells in the hiding place of the Most High, that is, who visits his own sacred place, prays, praises, feels the presence of God and speaks with him, will be under his protection.
When you say these verses you give yourself body and soul to God, trusting with all your heart that he is your father and protector and that he will be by your side to protect and guide you throughout your life.
It is the same trust that a baby puts in his mother, the one that protects, cares and loves, where he feels comfort. With this verse, you place your trust in the infinite ocean of love that is God within you.
Verse 3 and 4
The meaning of these verses of psalm 91 is very explicit and easy to understand. In them, God shows that he will deliver his children from all evil: from disease, from the perils of the world, and from evil-doers.
Verses 5 and 6
These two verses are very strong and need understanding. When we go to sleep, everything that is in our mind is amplified in our subconscious. Therefore, it is very important to go to sleep with peace of mind, to have a quiet night and wake up with joy. Therefore, it is essential to forgive yourself and everyone around you before going to sleep, asking God for blessings, contemplating the great truths of the Lord before you fall asleep.
The arrow that flies by day and the destruction that rages at noon refer to all the negative energy and evil thoughts that we endure every day. All the prejudice, all the envy, all the negativity that we are immersed in will not reach us if we are on the divine protection.
The plague that destroys at midday means all the difficulties we encounter in our life when we are awake, aware: emotional, financial, health problems, self-esteem. Night terrors are the problem that plagues our mind and our spirit, which is magnified when we are ‘off’, sleeping. All of these evils and dangers are sheltered and removed when we pray Psalm 91 and ask for the protection of God.
Verses 7 and 8
This verse shows how you can develop strength, immunity, and protection from any evil if you are under the shield of God. Divine protection deflects the path of bullets, prevents the development of disease, repels negative energies, deflects the path of accidents. If God is with you, you need not fear, nothing will reach you.
Verses 9 and 10
When you have faith, you make God your refuge. Knowing that God loves you, guides you, protects you and is constantly in contact with you, you will make the Most High your dwelling, your home, your place. In this way, there is no need to fear anything, no harm will come to you or to your home.
Verse 11 and 12
In this verse, we understand how God will protect us and deliver us from all evil: through His messengers, the angels. It is they who guide us, who give us impulses of inspiration, bring us spontaneous ideas that come to mind, give us warnings that make us alert, think twice before acting, push us away from people and places that can bring us evil, protect us from all danger. Angels follow divine guidelines to advise, protect, give answers and suggest ways.
Verse 13 and 14
By making God your refuge and the Most High your dwelling, you will see that all the shadows will dissipate. You will be able to identify good and evil and thus choose the best path. God will fill your heart and mind with full wisdom to follow the path of peace to be above your problems and free yourself from all the ills of the world.
Verse 15 and 16
At the end of the verse, God reinforces his commitment to us, assures us that he will be with us and with his infinite kindness and intelligence will give us the answers we need to follow the path of goodness. God assures us that to make him our refuge and dwelling, we will have a long life and be saved to eternal life.
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