“Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler…” – Psalm 91:3
The passage of Psalm 91 has been life-giving and eye opening for me.
It’s interesting how, verse by verse, this passage of scripture is becoming “real” to me –psalm 91 is literally coming to “life” within my own life in many ways.
This morning as I opened up my bible, Psalm 91:3 seemed to catch my attention especially. Then I was reminded of just how real that verse is to me, how the Lord has now given me a testimony and I can say, “YES! The Lord has delivered me from the snare of the fowler!” ☀️
Last year I had a dream and it had to do with a snare, a trap. I didn’t understand what it meant at the time, but I felt it was significant. So I wrote it down and kept it in the back of my mind.
Earlier this year I was reminded of the dream again. At the time I didn’t know why I was being reminded, so I just prayed about it, and I declared, “Surely He shall deliver me from this snare of the fowler!“, just as it is promised in Psalm 91. Then, a trusted believer gave me a word that was very much in line with what the Lord was already showing me.
I knew I was not to fear. But I did know what I was to pray.
In my dream I saw the trap, and I did not step into it. Even though this huge snare was right there before me, threatening me. I knew I was protected.
It wasn’t until after this particular event in my life that I really saw all of these pieces coming together. It wasn’t until after I made it through “the danger zone” that I began to really understand what the Lord was doing.
I’m sure I still don’t know the full picture and purpose of all the pieces yet, but the Lord was so kind to show me, to alert me through a dream, to remind me of that dream, and through a word that spoke to me from another believer.
I didn’t fully understand at the time, but I knew what to pray. Then I came through the situation, unharmed, and then on the other side of it the Lord has given me understanding of all the pieces that He gave me.
Isn’t He wonderful? Isn’t it beautiful how He teaches us?
The lessons aren’t easy, but that’s because they’re supposed to be challenging so that we can learn from them.
Here’s a quote from a sermon by Charles Spurgeon that further explains this “fowler”,
“The prince of the power of this world, the spirit which still worketh in the children of disobedience,” is like a fowler, always attempting to destroy us. It was once said by a talented writer, that the old devil was dead, and that there was a new devil now; by which he meant to say, that the devil of old times was a rather different devil from the deceiver of these times. We believe that it is the same evil spirit; but there is a difference in his mode of attack. The devil of five hundred years ago was a black and grimy thing well portrayed in our old pictures of that evil spirit. He was a persecutor, who cast men into the furnace, and put them to death for serving Christ. The devil of this day is a well-spoken gentleman: he does not persecute-he rather attempts to persuade and to beguile. He is not now so much the furious Romanist, so much as the insinuating unbeliever, attempting to overturn our religion, while at the same time he pretends he would make it more rational, and so more triumphant. He would only link worldliness with religion; and so he would really make religion void, under the cover of developing the great power of the gospel, and bringing out secrets which our forefathers had never discovered. Satan is always a fowler. Whatever his tactics may be, his object is still the same-to catch men in his net.”
Thank you, Lord for being our Deliverer! You are faithful!
P.S. For further reading, here’s an incredible explanation of “the snare of the fowler” by Charles Spurgeon.