Who Do You Say I AM? Psalm 91:2a Revised

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There are volumes of teaching on the power of our words and how what we sow in words, we reap physically, emotionally and spiritually. What we say about the Lord is particularly important.  Scripture tells us that out of the abundance of our hearts our mouths speak, so, what we believe about the Lord is heard when we speak.  It sets a course for our faith.

In Psalm 91:2 David writes: I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”

The Word of God says that, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21) David is living in the secret place.  He wants others to move in and enjoy the benefits.

David is declaring what he discovered about the Lord when he says, “I will say of the Lord…”

The word ‘say’ here is one of those words that we all know but let’s take a closer look.

Say—is Strong’s #559.  It looks like this: SayAnd it means: answer, consider, declare, publish, report, think, and utter.

One morning I was re-reading Psalm 91 and felt a check in my spirit. I stopped on the word ‘say’ and asked, “Why have we stopped here? Am I getting what You want me to see?”

“No,” He said. “What you say is what you get. There is weight in your words. They drop as pebbles into a pool of water unleashing ripples of blessing or cursing, freedom or imprisonment.”

What is it that is so important about saying or confessing something? I asked. Can’t you just believe it inside without saying anything?

Later when I went to the Hebrew text I started to realize why He stopped me.  It pointed out that in addition to vocal speech, the word ‘say’ refers to internal speech (2 Samuel 13:32; Esther 6:6). Further, it also refers to what is being communicated by a person’s actions along with his words (Exodus 2:14; 2 Chronicles 28:13).

Let’s see what we find in the letters.

Aleph  Aleph 1= God – Echad – Unity, Unique (no other like it) Means: Ox head—Strength or Leader, Most Important, FirstThe Strength and Power of the leader

Mem   Mem 40= Trial, Testing, Tribulation.  Means Womb, Water from the womb, Cleansing water, flowing water that brings life, Mighty, Massive Chaos, Humility, taking the low place, hidden relationship with God, Cleansing water, flowing water that brings life.

Resh2   Resh  200 = Insufficiency, Poverty. Picture: Head Means: Head, Chief, Beginning, Highest, Most Important, a Person, Human Reasoning vs. Obedience.  (When we allow human reasoning to be our master, our head, poverty of the Spirit results.)

What we SAY, releases God’s strength and power (Aleph). In humility we are declaring our hidden relationship with Him (Mem). It transforms the circumstances of our testing, based on what we declare. What we say, reveals who or what we believe to be the Most Important and worthy of our obedience(Resh).

In the secret place David discovered that God is who He says He is, and by declaring who He is, David consistently put himself in a position of trust. He kept his focus on the Lord. He was not shaken by the circumstances around him. He was  rested, protected by God,   free of stress and worry.

I will say of the LORD

The word LORD is Strong’s #3068 LORD  LORD= ‎Yehovah (yeh-ho-vaw’); (the) self-Existent or Eternal God; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.

Yod Yod 10 = The outcome or completion of something. Means: Hand, Right Arm, Power, Right hand of God’s power, a Deed Done, To Work, to Cover, Allow, Hollow, Open Hand
Hey  Hey  5 = Grace.  Means: Revelation – 5 is the number of Torah, Behold, Give Attention – (at the end of a word: comes from letter before)

vav-b Vav  6 =  Man.  Means: Nail or Hook, to Secure, Pin together, Connect -Yeshua

Hey  Hey  5 = Grace.  Means: Revelation – 5 is the number of Torah, Behold, Give Attention – (at the end of a word: comes from letter before)

Whenever you see the word Lord all in capitals, the Covenant Keeping God is on the scene. This is the name He used when making covenant. It’s His most important name.

Okay let’s put the letters together:

To say He is LORD, says the Right hand of God’s power(Yod) is at work completing something in us. He is giving us Revelation and He wants us to pay attention(Hey). The Revelation is coming through Yeshua who connects us from earth to heaven(Vav). God is revealing(Hey) His power and He wants us to realize that it is Yeshua’s Work, His Deed Done, that secured us to heaven. The ultimate Covenant maker and keeper is Yeshua Himself.

David knew Who he was trusting and it strengthened him to declare it. If you go back and read the psalms David wrote, you will discover how many times his psalms began by telling about the terrible trials he was enduring or of his own sin and crying out for help, but before the psalm ends he declares the faithfulness and power of God to deliver. He literally turned his despair into praise by changing his focus and language.

The Lord wants to establish us in the secret place of His presence. He wants us to settle down and confidently trust in Him. Our focus and the choice of our words, what we Say, can enable or disable our ability to dwell. The next time you are in a prayer setting with other people try this little experiment. When the prayers are focused on needs and people are crying out to God for help, ask the Lord to show you who He is in the midst of this circumstance. Then start declaring those things as you pray.

For example: “Lord, I thank You that You are our Help. I thank You that nothing is impossible with You. Lord I thank You that Your name is above all names and You are Lord over all. Lord, You are our provider. All that we need is found in You. Lord I thank You that when we ask according to Your will, You hear us and answer our prayers. Father, intervene in this situation. Bring about Your will. You triumphed over the enemy at the cross and You are exalted above all principalities and powers. Lord come now and show Yourself strong. We place our trust in You.”

It is very likely that the climate and focus of your prayer meeting will shift from being problem focused to being God focused. Salvation will be released, not only for the situation being lifted in prayer, but also for those praying.

Who do you Say the LORD is? What is your declaration? You may want to write out some declarations and start saying them out loud to yourself and to others as God leads. It will build your trust in who He is.

Next we will discover what David declares and what it means.

Shalom ♥

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