Covered Under the Supernatural Protection of God
What exactly does supernatural protection involve? Are we all covered under God's hand at all times?
I heard a story about a forest fire that destroyed a large area of forest. After the fire had burnt out, two park rangers hiked up the mountain to see the destruction. Everything was charred. As one of the rangers came upon a log on the ground, he saw the remains of a bird perched on the log with its wings outstretched. It was kind of eerie looking so he took a stick and gently knocked the bird's burnt body off the log. When he did that, baby birds scattered out from underneath the dead mother bird's outstretched wings. The mother bird instinctively knew the smoke rising high up in the tree would suffocate her babies, so she moved them close to the ground on the log and covered them with her wings. That is exactly how God feels about us. Psalm 91 says that God will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you shall take refuge. Isn't it nice to know we have a protector who is willing to cover us and protect us from harm? But can we assure we will have supernatural protection under God's covenant in our time of need?
God promises supernatural protection to all who obey his word in the bible and follow his teachings regardless of what trials they are facing. We also need to have faith and believe that God will protect us even when it seems like the situation is hopeless and nothing can be done. Just think how Shadrach,Meschach and Abendego must have felt as they were pushed into the fiery furnace.(Daniel 3) There was no way out! They had probably realized they would be burned to death and would soon be in heaven with God. But they believed God would take care of them and I think that is what actually saved them. Believing and having faith that God will deliver us from harm is very important in receiving God's supernatural protection. However,we also need to speak God's word(scripture)out of our mouths. Speaking God's word out loud is as powerful in the kingdom of heaven as shooting a bullet out of a gun on earth. Knowing God's word and speaking it builds a wall around us that cannot be penetrated. Below are some verses that are important to commit to memory so that you will have them memorized and be able to say them when necessary. Let's face it, we don't always have access to our bibles when we are in trouble, so memorizing these is important.
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Keep practicing learning to obey God, believing he will help you in your time of need. Continue meditating on scripture to speak out of your mouth in your time of need. You will then be covered under God's mighty wings just like the baby chicks who survived a raging fire under their mother's protective wings.
Deuteronomy 33:12 Psalm 91 Psalm 56:3 Philippians 4:8 Psalm 102:2 Romans 8:37
Recommended resources for kids:
Supernatural protection- "What's in the bible for teens"
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