5. You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,
6. Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday. (Then)
7. A thousand may fall at your right side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.
8. Only a spectator shall you be (yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High) as you witness the reward of the wicked. Amp.
Pestilence -d) any virulent or fatal contagious disease; an epidemic of such disease.
We are studying Psalm 91 and the end times warnings and protection within. We are told not to be afraid of the things that are coming upon the earth in Luke 21, where it also says in verse 26 that men’s hearts will fail them for fear.
We all have a sin nature that is prone to react to trouble in fear. If we do not have trials and afflictions to teach us, then how will we know what to do. I know some Churches used to believe that it was a bad witness to suffer as a Christian. We need to go through a trial run to see how we will react. Then we will know how to pray and ask for what we need.
I have had evil plots and slanders thrown at me and I was afraid. It seemed to come the worst after I became a widow. Satan is a bully and attacks the weak and helpless. But I did know how to ask for help.
I love Psalm 91 and knew it had many answers for me. When I would read verses 5 and 6, I was comforted knowing I was safe. Plus, Matthew 5:11 Blessed are Ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. 12. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward in heaven.
If we are not persecuted in some way, then we are not upsetting the devil and he is not threatened by us. But if we are affecting his kingdom, you can be sure he will try to stop you and do his best to hurt you.
Note that verse 6 says the pestilence stalks in the darkness. We are children of the Light. We do not have to fear what is around us. Just as Abraham saw the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah but was up high in an inaccessible place with the Most High, we are to be seated with Jesus in the heavenly realm where we are safe.
The best way we can practice this safety is in our Praise and Worship time. It is a must at Church but also a must at home. The devil does not only attack on Sundays but all through the week does he shoot his darts.