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Back Bay, NB

February 26, 2003


Wed Bible Study
Text: Psalms 121:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh
my help. {I will…: or, Shall I lift up mine eyes to the hills? whence should my help
come?}
2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth,
and even for evermore.
Title: Divine Defense

Intro:
Exodus 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Psalms 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD,
only makest me dwell in safety.
Psalms 122:7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces
Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise:
and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace

VS 1&2 - I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. {I
will…: or, Shall I lift up mine eyes to the hills? whence should my help come?}
2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

1. I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from


when cometh my help. My Help cometh from the
Lord.
- There where time that the Hebrew would
wander and get lost in the natural and
spiritual sense.
- At this point, he would turn toward the
mountain heights of Judea.
- From a distance those heights assumed the
appearance of one vast mountain.
Pg 2

- This was the place called Mount Zion


- The foundation on which he had build his
church.
- It symbolized a permanent place.
- The Central fountain from which blessing
would flow.
- All other countries around them, fled to
the hills in time of conflict,
- The Hebrew fled to the Mountain
- Psalms 36:6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains;

Application

1. Our soul is often placed in circumstances of


despair.
- All of us at times will face hardship.
- However, get on his-ship, and the Hard-
ship won’t be so tough.

2. In every time of distress, he is always the


Refuge.
- His power is unbound
- The Creator of Heaven and Earth can defend
all of heaven and earth.
- The Great forces of both worlds, are under
his control.

3. VS 3 He is our Defense!
- He will not suffer they foot to be moved.
- An emblem of misfortune for out foot to
slip.
- Our steps are ordered by the Lord.
- The man plans his steps, but the Lord
directs them.
Pg 3

4. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.


5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

- Sleep is an outward indication of


weariness and weakness.
- It is necessary for the human body to
sleep.
- God NEVER Sleeps.
- Nothing escapes his eye nor his heart.
- The Soldier may fall asleep at the post.
- The captain may fall asleep at the helm
- The Mother at the sick bed.
- But GOD, he never sleeps.
- He never becomes exausted nor waisted to
the needs of his people or the wants of
the Universe.

5.This is the place where sadness turns to Joy


- The sad heart will lose its burden
- Joy becomes passion
- Future becomes our hope.

6. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this
time forth, and even for evermore.

- Through his blood, and spirit.


- Through his power
- I Cried out to the Lord, and he heard me.
and delivered me.
Pg 4

Vs 5-8 cont

- Where the Danger is the greatest, his


great shadow of protection is the
thickest.
- Upon they Right HAND- representing an
organ of action.

THE NIGHT
- The Lord is your protector, when the
invisible attacks may come against you.
- He sees the plans and approach of the
enemy.

AGAINST EVERY EVIL


- The Lord shall preserve thee from the
evil.
- No Weapon formed against you shall
prosper.
- The gates of Hell shall not prevail
against the church.

HE SHALL PRESERVE THEY GOING OUT


- He directs your plans, your thinking, your
walk, talk and all that you do if you let
him.

THY COMING IN
- At the end of the day, when you are tired
and weary.
- You are not alert as could be, due to a
long day. He is there!

HE HOLDS THIS CHUCH WITH THE PALM OF HIS


HAND.

HE DIRECTS THIS CHURCH WITH ONE movement OF


A FINGER