“Mighty in Battle”
He shall cover you with His feathers.
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and your buckler.
What does it mean for God to cover you with His feathers? Sounds weak doesn’t it? I have asked the Lord about this before and He gave me a vision of a little chick snuggling under his mother’s feathers, it was very lovely as well as precious. It’s a safe place to be.
One time I heard a story about a farmer and his barn had burned to the ground killing all the animals inside. As he walked through the debris he saw a badly burned hen lying dead on the ground. When he kicked it over little chicks ran out still alive and unharmed. The mother had laid down her life to save her chicks; doesn’t this sound allot like Jesus?
Another thing I often wondered about was the use of a ‘Buckler’ we all know what a shield does and that it offers much protection from arrows and the enemies other weapons, but a buckler? Why it’s nothing more than a hardened pie plate, or so I thought.
While sitting at Prayer Stop a couple of years ago I had an encounter. This particular day no one had stopped for prayer. I don’t know if I was thinking about this or not, but I don’t think so. While sitting I looked over to the chair next to me, and there was this large man sitting there with me. He had black curly hair, no shirt, large barrel chest, a leather girdle (?), no pants and a Buckler.
He sat half bent over with the buckler on his arm contemplating and a little angry, he sat up and then took the buckler with much force and a violent slicing thrust to my face!
Thank God it was a vision from the Lord! People driving by must have thought that I lost my mind when I jerked backwards for no apparent reason.
It was then that I realized that God will violently protect you with His buckler! It’s an offensive weapon as well as defensive. Now I read this scripture with a whole new understanding and appreciation for what God is willing to do to protect His children.
And how does He protect you? With His Truth and His Truth is Jesus.
And Jesus saith unto him, I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh to the Father but by Me.
He is: “Jehovah Gibbor Milchamah”
“Mighty in Battle”
Ref. 100 Names of God