THE SECRET PLACE OF HIS PRESENCE
Key Verse: “How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.” (v. 19)
Key Theme: Being rescued, delivered in a dangerous time.
Key Descriptives of God: My Rock; My Fortress
Psalm 31 is a Psalm specifically for our reality in 2020. Being 24 verses long it will again be more than we can cover as a devotional post. Much of David’s interaction with God seems quite applicable for President Trump at this time, and I hope he is reading this Psalm at this time. It had to be written in a time of great dangers specifically marked by plots and lies. Four times David will say RESCUE ME (v. 2,5,15,16 NLT). In other versions, it will say DELIVER ME. We are in fact in the midst of the greatest rescue operation from heaven since Jesus Our Deliverer was sent to earth. There is a reason, Jesus on the cross said “Into Your hand I commit my spirit” from this chapter (v.5). We are in a next phase of His original rescue operation. In fact, we are in the throes of a prophetic Third Day “raising up” (Hosea 6:2), and it is just beginning. The momentous nature of the present rescue operation is yet to be fully understood and the scope and scale of it will be shocking and almost unbelievable for most. It is leading to The Greatest Awakening Ever with the front end of it being The Rudest Awakening Ever.
Several prophetic words this year have come with the words, “Brace Yourself”, in it — some of them I have liked and some not so much. The right application for it is not “brace yourself” for what the enemy is about to do, but for what you are about to find out that God is rescuing us from. The only proper way to “brace yourself” is to be found in Him where can experience Him as My Rock and My Fortress. We are going to see verse 20 fulfilled, “You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the PLOTS of man;”. Or as it says in the NLT, “from those who CONSPIRE against them.” Most “conspiracy theories” will prove to be “conspiracy facts” and the half has yet to be told. But as in Psalm 2, the God they ignore is laughing at them.
Psalm 31, Proverbs 31, Chiefs 31
This is as good a time as any to make an important connection to my prophetic word on the Super Bowl from early this year. I spoke of the Kansas City Chiefs winning score of 31, and the church becoming a Proverbs 31 Bride of Christ on earth. Here I will further connect it with Psalm 31. In my NKJV the heading for Psalm 31 says TO THE CHIEF MUSICIAN. Did you get that? This chapter has 24 verses and the Chiefs 24-year old quarterback Pat Mahomes was the star of the game as he leads them to a 4th quarter victory. All this just to tell you we are in a reference point chapter for what is being lived out now in 2020. How God continues to make scripture pin-point relevant never ceases to amaze me. And yes, I know, they don’t teach this form of exegesis in most seminaries. They should.
“FEAR IS ON EVERY SIDE”
“For I hear the SLANDER of many; FEAR is on every side; While they take counsel against me, they SCHEME to take my life.” (v. 15) The “fake news” of slander, “lying lips” (v.18), “accusing tongues” (v.20) is noted throughout this chapter. FEAR ON EVERY SIDE describes the atmosphere that has been created— not by a virus or any other real thing, but only by schemers, plotters, and conspirers. Remember what I tell you now as it will be fully proven as part of the “rude awakening” that is in process. The virus, the riots, and the economic shutdown are all 100% the work of “schemers” trying to remove President Trump from the presidency of the United States. The atmosphere of fear is entirely artificially manufactured through a co-conspiring media as they also are in the cross-hairs of judgment FROM GOD.
“MY TIMES ARE IN YOUR HANDS”
This is the first line of verse 15 and I believe a nugget of truth for everyone to absorb today. Yes, it applies towards our president and the schemes to take his life— which are many. But it also applies to each and every one of us who look to Him as My Rock and My Fortress. Please repeat MY TIMES ARE IN YOUR HANDS 7 times, slowly, and you will be aware of an important impartation that will do more than you can imagine. Say it while emphasizing different parts of the phrase. This becomes a prophecy of preservation over your life and some of you will experience instant healing in your bodies from it. For some stagnant destiny will instantly be activated.
STORED UP GOODNESS
Now our key verse and the executioner of the “fear is on every side”. “How GREAT IS THE GOODNESS You have stored up for those who fear you. YOU LAVISH IT on those who come to You for protection, blessing them BEFORE THE WATCHING WORLD.” (v. 19) He still wants to “prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies.” The rewards for those who fear (honor, revere, trust) God are headed to such unprecedented measures that if we knew it we would jump up and dance a jig. Unprecedented battles lead to unprecedented victories that lead to unprecedented spoils of war. It is the 2 Chr. 20 storyline played out in 2020. You can follow the advice of King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chr. 20:20, “Believe the Lord and you will be established, Believe His prophets and you will be prospered.” Note it doesn’t say, “Believe His prophets and you will live in dread of the rest of the year.” Even Old Testament prophets didn’t do commercials for the devil and call it “being a watchman”. Let me be a “watchman” for you today and tell you to beware of those who would break through your gates of praise and steal your hope in a historic day of divine deliverance. Let the last verse of Psalm 31 resonate over you in this Summer of His Love. “BE OF GOOD COURAGE, AND HE SHALL STRENGTHEN YOUR HEART, ALL YOU WHO HOPE IN THE LORD.” (v.24)
Written by: Johnny Enlow
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