“Treasures from the Secret Place”
He shall cover you with His feathers…
Good morning from the Secret Place. When I first read this piece of Psalm 91, the immediate question was, “How can God have feathers? What on earth is He talking about?”
Down filled jackets and comforters are the lightest warmth known. The first time I ever sank into a down filled bed was during a visit to a friend’s home in Seattle. Pristine white coverlets lay with airy splendor under a canopy of lace. Downy pillows nestled at the headboard. It was a bed for a princess and I drifted off to sleep without effort. Those memories still linger.
Surely, the feathers have something to do with comfort. Right?
Let’s find out.
• to hedge, fence about, shut in
• to block, overshadow, screen, stop the approach, shut off, cover
• to cover, lay over
• to weave together
Digging deeper into Hebrew:
<5526> cakak (saw-kak’); or sakak (saw-kak’); a primitive root; properly, to entwine as a screen; by implication, to fence in, cover over, (figuratively) protect: KJV – cover, defense, defend, hedge in, join together, set, shut up.
= Samekh 60 = Pride, Conceit, Earthly. Means: To lean upon, Hold, or Support – the heart of God
Kaf 20 = Anointing of the hand on the head, Redemption. Means: To bend down, surrender
= Final Kaf 20 = Anointing of the hand on the head, Redemption. Means: To bend down, surrender
COVER—When we lean upon God, look to Him to help us, and surrender our ideas of what should be, His covers us in His heart.
Now that is not only comforting, it is ultimate protection and peace.
July 1, 2006
“I am preparing you for burial. Complete surrender means complete death to your own agendas and desires, strengths and all must die in order for complete surrender to occur.”
“Lord, what must I do?”
“Allow death to occur. Don’t fight it. Complete surrender comes piece by piece until it’s “complete”. “It is finished.” The words I spoke on the cross were an end of a long chain of events where I surrendered My will for My Father’s will. There is joy to be discovered in every step of surrender.”
“Joyful abandon is part of the surrender process. It’s the adventure of looking for things to hand over, knowing with every relinquishment, you come closer to Me and to My purpose. It’s a scavenger hunt in the Spirit.”
“Lord, what can I surrender to You today?”
“Surrender your need to be in charge. Look for ways to hand over control, then let go joyfully.”
Okay, on to the Feathers.
‘ebrah: A feminine noun indicating feathers or wings. It describes the wings of an ostrich (Job 39:13); of an eagle spreading its wings to carry its young (Deut 32:11); as Yahweh carried His people (cf. Ex 19:4). It is used metaphorically of the wings of protection which the Lord gives those who rest under them (Ps 91:4). The wings of a dove gilded with gold and silver are descriptive of Israel’s prosperity in Ps 68:13(14).
That is part of the description but here is the primitive root:
= Aleph 1= God – Echad – Unity, Unique (no other like it) Means: Ox head—Strength or Leader — The Strength and Power of the leader
= Bet 2 = Divide or Division Means: House/Family; God’s word, God’s dwelling place
FEATHERS-He covers us with His strength and power. We become one with Him, in His House, part of His family who is—Head over all things.
July 14, 2012
“Peace Beloved, Peace. Sink down into My will. Rest in My hands. Your times ARE in My hands. Really. Learn to turn your ears to hear My voice and your eyes to see Me. I am never in a hurry. I make all things work together perfectly like a fine watch. No winding necessary. Precision watchmanship. Sequenced rhythm, consistent forward motion.”
“Pause and calmly consider what I’ve just said.”
“The face remains fixed as the hands move around and around. Fix your eyes on Me and let Me move the circumstances and influences as I see fit. I will not skip a beat or delay My movement forward. Regardless of how it appears I AM leading you in triumph. There are triumphs along the way that you may or may not see. But instead of wearing down, you are gaining strength. You will run and not be weary. You will walk and not faint. Your ARE rising up on eagles wings.”
“Soar Beloved, Soar. You haven’t seen anything yet.”
Let’s ask God what we can surrender to Him today. Let’s sink down into His love and provision and receive the strength He wants to give us, so we can SOAR.
Have a blessed day.