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The Power of Jesus Breaks Every BondageIt is only logical for the Powerhouse Ministry to do a message on the subject of Power. We need the power that comes from reading, metitating upon, and digesting the Word of God.

Like food gives us the strength to fight physically, the nourishment from God’s Holy word gives us the power to deal victoriously with the vicissitudes of our lives.

Many people call upon the Second Amendment and place their faith in firearms to defend themselves and their families. Nothing wrong with that.  However…

Those who pray and confess the 91st Psalm dwell in the Secret Place of the Most High God, our Heavenly Father. You may want to take a moment to re-read (or read for the first time) that Psalm to gain an understanding of the peace, power and confidence that scripture brings to those who believe in the Lord Most High.

Psalm 91 delineates the security of the one who trusts in the Lord:

 
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He who 1)Psalm 91:1 The wonderful promises of this chapter are dependent upon one’s meeting the conditions stated in these first two verses (see Exodus 15:26).dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].
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I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!”
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For He will save you from the trap of the fowler,
And from the deadly pestilence.
4
He will cover you and completely protect you with His pinions,
And under His wings you will find refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and a wall.
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You will not be afraid of the terror of night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
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Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction (sudden death) that lays waste at noon.
7
A thousand may fall at your side
And ten thousand at your right hand,
But danger will not come near you.
8
You will only [be a spectator as you] look on with your eyes
And witness the [divine] repayment of the wicked [as you watch safely from the shelter of the Most High].
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Because you have made the Lord, [who is] my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10
No evil will befall you,
Nor will any plague come near your tent.
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For He will command His angels in regard to you,
To protect and defend and guard you in all your ways [of obedience and service].
12
They will lift you up in their hands,
So that you do not [even] strike your foot against a stone.
13
You will tread upon the lion and cobra;
The young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
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“Because he set his love on Me, therefore I will save him;
I will set him [securely] on high, because he knows My name [he confidently trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never abandon him, no, never].
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“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
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“With a long life I will satisfy him
And I will let him see My salvation.”

Psalm 91 [AMP]

 

1 He who dwells in the covert of the Most High will lodge in the shadow of the Almighty.

איֹשֵׁב בְּסֵ֣תֶר עֶלְי֑וֹן בְּצֵ֥ל שַׁ֜דַּ֗י יִתְלוֹנָֽן:

He who dwells in the covert of the Most High: He who takes shelter in the covert of the wings of the Shechinahhe will lodge in His shadow, for the Holy One, blessed be He, protects him. Moses, our teacher, hereby persuades people to take shelter in the wings of the Shechinah.

the Almighty: Heb. שדי, an expression of strength. “He who dwells in the covert of the Most High” is like (Song 2:3): “in His shadow I desired and sat.”

2 I shall say of the Lord [that He is] my shelter and my fortress, my God in Whom I trust.

באֹמַ֗ר לַֽ֖יהֹוָה מַחְסִּ֣י וּמְצֽוּדָתִ֑י אֱ֜לֹהַ֗י אֶבְטַח־בּֽוֹ:

I shall say of the Lord [that He is] my shelter and my fortress: and all will learn from me. Now why do I say this?

3 For He will save you from the snare that traps from the devastating pestilence.

גכִּ֚י ה֣וּא יַ֖צִּֽילְךָ מִפַּ֥ח יָק֗וּשׁ מִדֶּ֥בֶר הַוּֽוֹת:

For He will save you from the snare that traps, etc.: To everyone he says, “He who dwells in the covert of the Most High.”

4 With His wing He will cover you, and under His wings you will take refuge; His truth is an encompassing shield.

דבְּאֶבְרָת֨וֹ | יָ֥סֶךְ לָ֗ךְ וְתַ֣חַת כְּנָפָ֣יו תֶּחְסֶּ֑ה צִנָּ֖ה וְסֹֽחֵרָ֣ה אֲמִתּֽוֹ:

With His wing He will cover… you will take refuge: You will be covered.

an encompassing shield: Heb. צנה וסחרה. This is a shield that encompasses a man closely on his four sides. וסֹחֵרָה is an expression of סְחוֹר סְחוֹר, around.

5 You will not fear the fright of night, the arrow that flies by day;

הלֹֽא־תִ֖ירָא מִפַּ֣חַד לָ֑יְלָה מֵ֜חֵ֗ץ יָ֘ע֥וּף יוֹמָֽם:

You will not fear: if you trust in Him.

the arrow that flies by day: the demon that flies like an arrow.

6 Pestilence that prowls in darkness, destruction that ravages at noon.

ומִדֶּבֶר בָּאֹ֣פֶל יַֽהֲלֹ֑ךְ מִ֜קֶּ֗טֶב יָ֘שׁ֥וּד צָֽהֳרָֽיִם:

Pestilence, etc., destruction: These are names of demons; one destroys at night, and one destroys at noon.

ravages: Heb. יָשוּד, [equivalent to] יְשוֹדֵד.

7 A thousand will be stationed at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not approach you.

זיִפֹּ֚ל מִצִּדְּךָ֨ | אֶ֗לֶף וּרְבָבָ֥ה מִֽימִינֶ֑ךָ אֵ֜לֶ֗יךָ לֹ֣א יִגָּֽשׁ:

A thousand will be stationed at your side: Heb. יפל, an expression of encamping, as (Gen. 25:18): “before the face of all his brothers did he settle (נפל).”

at your side: At your left a thousand demons will be stationed, and they will not approach you to harm [you].

8 You will but gaze with your eyes, and you will see the annihilation of the wicked.

חרַק בְּעֵינֶ֣יךָ תַבִּ֑יט וְשִׁלֻּמַ֖ת רְשָׁעִ֣ים תִּרְאֶֽה:

and… the annihilation: Heb. ושלמת, complete destruction. And why?

9 For you [said], “The Lord is my refuge”; the Most High you made your dwelling.

טכִּֽי־אַתָּ֣ה יְהֹוָ֣ה מַחְסִּ֑י עֶ֜לְי֗וֹן שַׂ֣מְתָּ מְעוֹנֶֽךָ:

For you: You said, “The Lord is my refuge.” This is an elliptical verse.

the Most High you made your dwelling: You made the Holy One, blessed be He, the seat of your trust.

10 No harm will befall you, nor will a plague draw near to your tent.

ילֹֽא־תְאֻנֶּ֣ה אֵלֶ֣יךָ רָעָ֑ה וְ֜נֶ֗גַע לֹֽא־יִקְרַ֥ב בְּאָֽהֳלֶֽךָ:

No… will befall: Heb. לא תאנה, will not happen. Similarly, (Exodus 21:13): “and God allowed it to happen (אנה) to his hand.”

11 For He will command His angels on your behalf to guard you in all your ways.

יאכִּ֣י מַ֖לְאָכָיו יְצַוֶּה־לָּ֑ךְ לִ֜שְׁמָרְךָ֗ בְּכָל־דְּרָכֶֽיךָ:

12 On [their] hands they will bear you, lest your foot stumble on a stone.

יבעַל־כַּפַּ֥יִם יִשָּׂא֑וּנְךָ פֶּן־תִּגֹּ֖ף בָּאֶ֣בֶן רַגְלֶֽךָ:

lest… stumble: Heb. תגף, lest it [your foot] stumble, and so every expression of נְגִפָה, acupir, azoper, to hit, strike against.

13 On a young lion and a cobra you will tread; you will trample the young lion and the serpent.

יגעַל־שַׁ֣חַל וָפֶ֣תֶן תִּדְרֹ֑ךְ תִּ֜רְמֹ֗ס כְּפִ֣יר וְתַנִּֽין:

14 For he yearns for Me, and I shall rescue him; I shall fortify him because he knows My name.

ידכִּ֚י בִ֣י חָ֖שַׁק וַֽאֲפַלְּטֵ֑הוּ אֲ֜שַׂגְּבֵ֗הוּ כִּֽי־יָ֘דַ֥ע שְׁמִֽי:

15 He will call Me and I shall answer him; I am with him in distress; I shall rescue him and I shall honor him.

טויִקְרָאֵ֨נִי | וְֽאֶֽעֱנֵ֗הוּ עִמּֽוֹ־אָֽנֹכִ֥י בְצָרָ֑ה אֲ֜חַלְּצֵ֗הוּ וַֽאֲכַבְּדֵֽהוּ:

16 With length of days I shall satiate him, and I shall show him My salvation.

טזאֹ֣רֶךְ יָ֖מִים אַשְׂבִּיעֵ֑הוּ וְ֜אַרְאֵ֗הוּ בִּישֽׁוּעָתִֽי:

Psalm 91 [CJB]

In Luke 10:19, God gives us power (in the Greek, exousia) over all of the power (in the Greek, dunamis) that satan possesses.

Exousia: power to act, authority

Strong’s Number
1849
Original Word
ἐξουσία, ας, ἡ
Phonetic Spelling
ex-oo-see’-ah
Short Definition
power, authority, weight
Long Definition
  1. power, authority, weight, especially: moral authority, influence,
  2. in a quasi-personal sense, derived from later Judaism, of a spiritual power, and hence of an earthly power.

Dunamis: (miraculous) power, might, strength

Strong’s Number
1411
Original Word
δύναμις, εως, ἡ
Phonetic Spelling
doo’-nam-is
Short Definition
might, power, marvelous works
Long Definition
  1. physical power, force, might, ability, efficacy, energy, meaning
  2. plur: powerful deeds, deeds showing (physical) power, marvelous works.

19 Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on 2)Luke 10:19 Perhaps a reference to demonic powers (spirits).serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”

Luke 10:19-20 [AMP]

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References   [ + ]

1. Psalm 91:1 The wonderful promises of this chapter are dependent upon one’s meeting the conditions stated in these first two verses (see Exodus 15:26).
2. Luke 10:19 Perhaps a reference to demonic powers (spirits).
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