Deeper Day 184: Psalm 144

It’s always a good thing to be steeped in scripture, but now it feels like a more dire time. Right now, I feel an urgency that I haven’t felt in a while. But what I’ve learned over time is when I feel an urgency, I should simply respond. Leave expectation or guilt behind and simply dive in.

God offers us protection and direction all the time, it’s just that we don’t always notice it or sometimes guilt ourselves of it. Reading scripture regularly is like going to the gym, it builds you up so you’re healthier and also ready for moments when strength is necessary. Bottom line is, even though it may not be what you want to do or feel like you have time for, it is so absolutely necessary.

On that note let’s look at Psalm 144

Praise be to the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield in Whom I take refuge, Who subdues peoples under me. O Lord, what is man that You care for him, the son of man that You think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow. Part Your heavens, O Lord, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke. Send forth lightning and scatter the enemies; shoot Your arrows and rout them. Reach down Your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful. I will sing a new song to You, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to You, to the One Who gives victory to kings, Who delivers His servant David from the deadly sword. Deliver me and rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful. Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace. Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields; our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets. Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the Lord. Psalm 144

This Psalm is so full of relevant information, I hope you pick up on all of it. I’m not going to discuss it all, but I hope you still dig in on your own later.

I do want to highlight a few things though, God readies us for battle, but He is always our shield, fortress, stronghold and deliverer. He strengthens us, but knows we always need His strength still. We can call on Him to deliver us and to rout out our enemies. This is completely Biblical, as you can see above. Now is the time to call on Him. Now is the time for intercessors to be stirred and pray warring prayers. Now is the time to call on our Deliverer.

I love the last part. He then begins to speak out what the blessing of deliverance will bring to the land. This is something else we should begin to practice. I actually hope that today you will attempt this. Go to God and ask for His deliverance and then proclaim what the fruit of that deliverance will look like. We are made to prosper in the land, in order that others will praise and fear the Lord. You read it over and over in scripture. We must stop being afraid to battle this way.

Prayer Moment: God, You are our deliverer. Today, I ask You to come and rescue us. Rout out our enemies and bring Your kingdom back to the forefront of America. Lord, slay the anti-Christ spirit that is threatening us and restore innocence and abundance to our land. Let America be completely energy, food, medication, product independent. I am aware that we have all that we need here and should have no need to reach out for supplements from other countries. Lord, restore us to ourselves and deliver us from those who only seek to profit from reaching out for foreign products. God bless America the beautiful. Let our farmers and ranchers prosper. Let our oil and gas and coal be abundant. Let our homes be filled with joy and laughter. Restore the family unit and let it be celebrated. All of this in Jesus name, Amen.