The key to success in a walk with God is to depend on Him (ie. developing the habit of looking up to Him for help always).
And all the people of old who got hold of this principle led healthy lives stuffed with hope expectations amidst challenges (cons. Ps. 23:4). The Lord would have His people live with great expectations in all circumstances, and to be estranged to negativism and despondency.
As Mount Horeb 2010 is approaching, and the Lord has scheduled a convocation, Watchmen must begin to prepare their vessels for the great deluge that will follow by looking upwards.
We shall analyse our text under 4 subsections:
GOD, THE HELPER (Ps. 121:1-2)
The inspired writer spoke of lifting up the eyes to the hills (Heb. Har means ‘mountain range’). The dwelling place of God was depicted as a mountainous range which could be referring to the physical temple at Jerusalem being sited on a mountain (cons. Ps. 125:2) or heavenly Jerusalem (cons. Ps.15:1, Heb.12:22).
Now, lifting up the eyes to the hills has to do with looking up to God for help. It expresses dependency (cons. Ps. 123:2).
The understanding of the sympathetic nature of God will help someone to trust better (cons. Ps. 78:39; 103:9; Heb. 4:15; 1Pet. 5:7).
GOD, THE KEEPER (Ps. 121:3-5a)
A keeper is a person who looks after something so that that thing is retained and not lost.
When one comes into covenant (agreement) with the Almighty, He uses His resources to retain the individual so that the relationship is not broken. His keeping role could be exercised directly (cons. Gen. 28:15; Ps. 34:9-10; 105:15; 121:4; 1Pet. 1;3-5; Judg. 24; Rev. 3:10) or by the agency of His creatures (Ps. 91:9-12; Heb. 1:14 cp. Lk. 4:9-12).
The inspired writer understood that the never sleepy God watches over His own (cons. 2Chron. 16:9).
What therefore is that circumstance causing fear and apprehension in your life? Table such to the able Keeper of
GOD, THE PROTECTOR (Ps. 121:5-7a)
Following the fall of man, the planet became a dangerous place in which diverse threats exist. Man that was supposed to have dominion, became subject to being dominated and exterminated (cons. Gen. 1:26-28; 9:5 cp Deut. 7:22).
But when one comes into covenant with the Almighty, one of the benefits is the matter of being protected or shielded by Him (Ps. 121:5,6; Gen. 15:1; Deut. 33:29; 2Chron. 16:9; Ps. 3;1-3; 28:7; 33;20; Ps. 34:7; 91:4-5; 125;2; Isa. 25:4; 51:16; Zech. 2:5; Lk. 21:18).
Notwithstanding the opposition or confrontation you have been experiencing from men or spirits, a sustained look to the hills of heaven will give you the desired result (cons. Ps. 91:4,10; Rom. 8:31).
GOD, THE PRESERVER (Ps. 121:7-8)
To preserve means to save something from loss, damage, decay or deterioration; to keep safe from danger or death. So there is some element of protection in preservation.
Now, when one comes into a relationship with God, He sets His machineries into operation to preserve the individual, so that the person could live to fulfil His purpose (cons. Pro. 28; Isa. 49:5).
And anybody that wants to unwaveringly enjoy the preservative power of God must conform to His word/rules (cons. Deut. 6:24; Ps. 31;23; 37:28; 91;1,3,7; 2Tim. 4;18).
The Lord desires that His covenant child lives in health and wealth so as to accomplish the purpose of his existence (cons. Rev. 4:11; 3Jn. 2).
What therefore is that threat to your life? Be ready to take it to the Lord in prayer; pleading your cause (cons. Ps. 105:15; 91:3-8,10,16; Zech. 2:8).
And who is there that understands what it means to be ‘the apple of God’s eye; let him arise looking up to the hills and rejoicing in prayer for the testimonies that are coming (Rom. 3:4). Mount Horeb 2010 shall be unique.
Let’s rise up to pray.
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