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12 September, 2011

God's Feathers....


“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” Psalms 91:4

Some people are confused by the word feathers on this verse. Today I pray God will speak through me so that an understanding could be reached. I do not know if God has feathers, but I do know He refers to birds quite often through out His word.

We are told throughout the Psalms that God is our refuge and strength. In His arms are we safe. From what I have read, this is still referring to His arms. The wing of a mother hen is a safe haven for you chicks. When the weather gets bad and the winds pick up, or when a predator is around, the young mother hen gathers all of her chicks under her wings.

Psalms 125:2 says, “As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about His people from henceforth and forever.”

When trials come into our lives and we just don’t know what to do, like that young chick, we should run for the protection of God’s feathers. I believe they are a symbol for His arms. There is comfort, strength, warmth, and protection in His everlasting arms. “Come unto me all ye that are weak and heavy laden, for I shall give you rest.”

God loves each and every one of us. He loves us so much that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Jesus paid our sin debt and now offers a gift of eternity in paradise. All we have to do is reach out and take it. Admit we are sinners, repent, and ask God to save us. What is keeping you from asking Him? He is waiting to shield you in His arms, just run to Him today.

Thank you all for listening and I truly pray God has spoken to your heart about this and taken away any confusion. I love you all….Until next time.

Mr. Bill

2 comments:

  1. I completely understand what you're saying, and I agree that we take rest, or comfort, in the arms of Jesus. However, I still feel that God's Word says what it says for a reason, and that it says what it means. How can God tell me in at least nine different verses that I can take shelter under his wings if He doesn't have wings? I still believe there is something to this. In Psalm 17:8, Psalm 36:7 and Psalm 57:1 there is a reference to "keeping me under the shadow of His wings". I could be wrong, of course I realize that. But, it is referenced in Lev. 1:16, Psalm 91:4, Ruth 2:12, Psalm 17:8, Psalm 36:7, Psalm 57:1, Psalm 61:4, and Psalm 63:7 - and these are just verses I've come across without pulling out my Strong's. If His Word says it, I want to cling to it. He may not have wings, and when I meet Him, I will be in such awe and at a loss for words because of His greatness that I'm sure I won't care, but for now, I believe that I can literally take refuge "under the shadow of His wings".

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  2. Miss Karen;

    I am sorry, I must have misunderstood your questions. Does God have wings, I think it is possible as the Angels are said to have wings. No one knows exactly what God looks like. He is so very righteous and holy we would surely die if we looked on His true nature. So in answer to your question, Yes, it is very possible He does have wings. All be it though, I see them as Angel's wings. Hope this helps now.

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