God has a part in protecting us as well. Psalm 91:3,4 says, “Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler” (NKJV).
When we speak the promise from Psalm 91 over our lives, then God goes into action to deliver us from every trap of the devil! He will cover us with His wings like a mother hen covers her chicks when danger is near. He will be our shield from every fiery dart of the enemy.
The word “deliver” in Psalm 91:3 means to snatch away; to pluck up; to escape; or to rescue. We can walk through life oblivious to the calamity that the enemy has planned for us as God snatches us out of every snare. We don’t have to fear deadly diseases because the Lord has promised to protect us from every deadly plague. We can be as safe as Daniel in the midst of hungry lions, as long as we consistently confess that the Lord as our refuge and our fortress! He will deliver us!
Even though an enemy threatens to use chemical warfare against us, God has promised that no deadly thing will harm us! As Jesus declared in Mark 16:18, “They [believers] will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them….”
When Paul was bitten by a poisonous snake, everyone’s eyes were fixed on him. The people fully expected Paul to drop over dead. But he shocked them when he shook off the snake and went about his business (Acts 28:3-6). The venom in that snake was a deadly toxin, yet it was deprived of its ability to harm Paul. God can supernaturally counteract or neutralize poison in any way He desires—that’s His part.
Our next responsibility is made clear in verse 5: “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.”
Our responsibility is to fear not! That is not a suggestion; it’s a divine order. Our confession should be, “I will not fear sickness, disease, or plagues. I will not fear destruction or evil. I will not fear anything, for God is my refuge and my fortress, and He will deliver me!”