Live Under the Shadow of His Wings

Psalm 91 says that under the Shadow of His wings, we will find shelter. This is one of the most prolific scriptures quoted during Lockdown and is a constant reminder of God’s protection. That is, we have redemption and refuge through the Mercy Seat of God’s throne, overshadowed by His wings and sprinkled with the blood of the Lamb of God.

Thousands of years back, God’s people were in lockdown. God had raised up Moses to deliver His children from slavery under the Egyptians. In the process, God inflicted 10 plagues on the Egyptians to force Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. The last plague was the plague of death. On the night before they were to leave Egypt, God commanded Moses to bring the Israelites indoors for 24 hours while the plague persisted. They were to slaughter a spotless lamb and spread its blood on the doorframes of their homes as a guard against the plague. While the whole household remained locked down under the blood of the lamb, they were safe.

Under the shadow of His wings

In Psalm 91, we read that whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. He will cover His beloved with His feathers and under His wings will he find refuge. A lovely illustration of this is seen when a mother bird broods over her young in her nest as they shelter under her wings. However, I would like to take the analogy a step further.

“He will cover you with his pinions, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” (Psalm 91:4)

In the holy of holies of the Tabernacle of God, we find the ark of the covenant. The ark consisted of a gold-clad wooden box containing several holy artifacts. The lid of the ark was called the Mercy Seat. Once a year on Yom Kippur the High Priest would enter the holy of holies and sprinkle the blood of a spotless lamb upon the Mercy Seat for the remission of sins. Overshadowing the Mercy Seat were statues of two great cherubim, representing the throne of God (as seen in Revelation). God is said to be enthroned between the cherubim. Their wings were stretched out over the Mercy Seat, covered in the blood of a lamb.

Jesus, the Lamb of God, suffered and died on the Cross, pouring out His lifeblood for your sins and mine. This act redeemed us from the curse of sin, which is death. His blood was sprinkled, once for all, upon the true Mercy seat of God – His heavenly throne. Psalm 91 says that under His wings we will find shelter. That is, upon the Mercy Seat of God’s throne, overshadowed by His wings and sprinkled with the blood of the Lamb of God we have redemption and refuge.

Get into the word of God and get the word of God into you!

Psalm 91
Revelation 4:6-8
• Romans 6:23
Isaiah 37:16


God-tracking is remaining under the shadow of His wings, under Blood of the Lamb of God

This post is part of Dudley’s weekly GodTracker devotional series. You can track God’s plans for your life with Dudley Anderson, the author of Tracking the Will of God. You can also listen to his GodTracker podcast and subscribe to the FREE weekly GodTracker e-devotional.

Originally from South Africa, Dudley Andersen now lives in the UK where he heads up Sure Reality Media and pastors Cornerstone Family Church in Worcestershire. He is married to Karen-Leigh and has two children, Kerryn and Ryan. Dudley has a background in radio and has worked for Radio Pulpit, Impact Radio and Christian Vision. Since 2005 he has produced diverse content for various Christian stations. He is the author of God-Tracking Through the Year and Overflowing Hope and writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker. Dudley is also a worship leader.

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