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
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 my help. {I will…: or, Shall I lift up mine eyes to the hills? whence should my help come?} My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 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.

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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.

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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 Hardship 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. 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.

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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.

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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. is the place where sadness turns to Joy The sad heart will lose its burden Joy becomes passion Future becomes our hope.

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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.

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Through his blood, and spirit. Through his power I Cried out to the Lord, and he heard me. and delivered me.

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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