DEAR GUARDIANS OF HOPE,
FIRST—we just want to extend our gratitude for a series of very powerful calls. Together we are gaining ground towards God’s turnaround! Last night we saw the Lord break us out of the wilderness of self-focus into reliance on Him for our validation, provision and protection. Chris Mitchell and Martin Frankena did an incredible job. Jolene carries this through today.
Psalm 91—Personal Protective Equipment in the Spirit
By Jolene Hamill. The other night I had a simple but profound dream related to the medical community and their tireless care in the midst of the global pandemic. I wanted to share it with you today, hoping that you will join me in showing our support. Like soldiers on the frontlines of battle, they are risking their lives to protect us. And they need our prayers!
In the dream I was running from one room to another helping people in crisis. Feeling the weight of my task, I became overwhelmed and very panicked. I burst into a staff room, spent and exhausted and screaming in frustration, “I have given my all but I just can’t do anymore!”
As I prayed into this dream the Lord highlighted to me the hearts of love and compassion within the medical community. Care for patients is pushing many to the point of emotional exhaustion. They are having to make hard decisions while worried about their own welfare and the welfare of their families. Many feel the added pressure of not having the adequate personal protective equipment they need to perform their tasks safely. I have watched our current administration doing everything within their power to get the production of equipment and the distribution to them. The number of people who have stepped up to the plate offering innovations and resources has been inspiring.
But as President Trump has emphasized we have never faced a crisis such as this. Human ingenuity and production just isn’t enough.
While prayed about all these issues that is when I heard the still small voice of Holy Spirit whisper this phrase. “Our ultimate personal protective device is Psalm 91.”
We in the body of Christ have solutions we can provide right from our home to assist our local medical community. They come from the very heart of Jesus, who also laid down His life for the dying. On behalf of those facing this crisis in turmoil that their personal protective equipment may not adequately cover them, we can cover them in prayer!
And our greatest resource is one most of us utilize everyday. It is Psalm 91. So today I would like us to pray this over every person in the medical community. No words can adequately convey our gratitude. Thank you for the long hours and the personal sacrifices that we watch you continually make for all people during this time. It is our honor to pray over you Psalm 91 in this hour. Asking God to shelter you in His shadow while you work, and deliver you from the deadly pestilence.
We bless you with the best protection in the world and the rest in his arms that is needed for every challenge you face. We are so proud of all the work you are during on our behalf.
Now Lamplighter family, lets get to work!
Psalm 91 (Passion Translation)
1 When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.
2 He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence.
3 He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy, and he will protect you from false accusation and any deadly curse (also translated pestilence).
4 His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.
5 You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night nor have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you.
6 Don’t fear a thing! Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you, nor will the powers of evil launched against you.
7 Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed, you will remain unscathed and unharmed.
8 You will be a spectator as the wicked perish in judgment, for they will be paid back for what they have done!
9-10 When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High, our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm. How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us?
11 God sends angels with special orders to protect you wherever you go, defending you from all harm.
12 If you walk into a trap, they’ll be there for you and keep you from stumbling.
13 You’ll even walk unharmed among the fiercest powers of darkness, trampling every one of them beneath your feet!
14 For here is what the Lord has spoken to me:“Because you have delighted in me as my great lover, I will greatly protect you. I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face.
15 I will answer your cry for help every time you pray, and you will find and feel my presence even in your time of pressure and trouble. I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast.
16 You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you. For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!”