2020/2021 OPERATION 18-18 DAY 3A – (THE BLESSINGS OF DIVINE CONNECTION)
Text: Psa. 121:1-8
“Shall I look to the mountain gods for help? No! My help is from Jehovah who made the mountains! And the heavens too! He will never let me stumble, slip or fall. For he is always watching, never sleeping. Jehovah himself is caring for you! He is your defender. He protects you day and night. He keeps you from all evil, and preserves your life. He keeps his eye upon you as you come and go, and always guards you” (TLB).
We had earlier studied verse one of this scripture and the emphasis was on ‘looking up’, that is where our help comes. We established that there are about six ways to look – you can look up, down, left, right, forward and backwards. We did a simple arithmetic called probability and from that statistics, we discovered that the probability of looking in the wrong direction is 5/6 whereas the probability of looking in the right direction is 1/6. When we converted the possibility of looking in the wrong direction to percentage, we discovered that it is 83.33%. That means that anyone that is looking is more likely to look in the wrong direction than in the right direction.
We also established that this Psalm is essentially and basically a Psalm of divine connection. Most people believe that it is just a Psalm of divine protection. The direction you look is the direction you connect to. To look up means to tune to the frequency of heaven. When you look up you connect to heaven where God resides. We also studied how to really connect, that is, how to look up.
In this study, we are looking at the blessings of divine connection. At such a time as this, it is very pertinent for us to get our bearing right. Anyone who is not looking up is not looking in the right direction. Anyone who is not looking up is not properly connected. Your connection determines how and where you will end. Sometimes, it also determines when.
Vs 1 – “Shall I look to the mountain gods for help?” In this translation (The Living Bible), we can see another dimension indicating that there are lots of people who are looking up to the gods of the mountain and not Jehovah. In other words, there are so many people who are connected to the god that did not make heaven and earth. They are connected to idols; manmade god. They are connected to the creature and not the creator. It is very easy to make this kind of connection. From our deduction, you can see that probably over 83% of people are so wrongly connected while just about 17% are rightly connected at any point in time. This should help you in your decisions; you must not to follow the crowd because most of the time the crowd is headed in the wrong direction.
Vs 2 – “My help is from Jehovah who made the mountains! And the heavens too!” You have to look beyond the heavens to find the God that made the heavens. In order to make the divine connection, you have to look beyond the heavens in order to have a personal, definite, willful, decisive relationship with the One that spoke the world into existence; the One that made the heavens and this earth.
Vs 3 – “He will never let me stumble, slip or fall. For he is always watching, never sleeping. Jehovah himself is caring for you! He is your defender. He protects you day and night. He keeps you from all evil, and preserves your life. He keeps his eye upon you as you come and go, and always guards you”.
The Lord does not slumber nor sleep. When you find him, you begin to download the blessings; you begin to appropriate the blessings of the connection. Wherever there is a proper connection, there will be a proper flow. A beautiful song says:
‘Praise ye the Lord, from whom all blessings flow, from whom all blessings flow, from whom all blessings flow, praise ye the Lord, from whom all blessings flow, praise him for ever more.’
It is only from God that all blessings flow. According to James 1:17 (TLB) “But whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God, the Creator of all light, and he shines forever without change or shadow.“
TO BE CONTINUED…….