He who has an ear…let him hear. This message is for the church, the Bride of Christ whom God has already supplied all ability, protection and provision.
Our media has portrayed great worldwide upheaval. Fear engulfs even God’s people when they allow themselves to be overwhelmed by work, house obligations and physical challenges. I’m wont to fall prey to fear pangs, but despite all the myriad tangible and spiritual assaults, Abba Yahweh has placed us in the world to be salt and light. His great promises and the Biblical testimonies of our great patriarchs and matriarchs prove His word. Several of my favorites are Joseph, Moses, Elijah and David. In times of the weight of fear and anxiety, I reread shepherd David’s account of his great victory against behemoth Goliath.
The Philistines camped against the Israelite sending their giant, Goliath to intimidate and mock.
“Why have you come out in line for battle? ” he chided. “Choose a man for yourself and let him come down to me. I defy the armies of Israel this day. ”
Saul and the whole Israelite armies trembled. Imagine the atmosphere of that scenario. After all the great miracle God did for the Israelite after they left Pharaoh’s captivity, they forgot and let fear take them over. Meanwhile, David’s father, Jesse had sent David down to bring food to his older brothers enlisted in the army. David heard the giant Philistine’s boasts as he presented himself to the Israeli commanders day after day.
Surveying the Giant’s audacity, David asked incredulously, “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should dare to defy the armies of the living God?!”
David’s words were reported to Saul and Saul called for him. As the story goes, David killed Goliath with only his stone and slingshot. I don’t believe David had an inkling of doubt that he would be unable to take down such a large foe. David walked in full confidence and authority in God’s ability to overcome Israels’ enemy.
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind, a mind to oppose all fears, doubts and failure and the church must walk in that same power, confidence and authority as young David did so long ago. God’s empowerment has not changed despite some Christian denominations who believe that miracles were for that time. God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and time and space are no limitations to the great I AM!
Time and time again, the Bible depicts with great authority, the victories our Biblical forefather’s tasted. Moses speech was an impediment to him, but he accepted the challenge God set before him to lead the Israelite s from their captivity. Though Moses, foe, Pharaoh was obstinate, Moses continued in obedience despite the calamity and suffering that came against the Egyptians.
Most of the church today looks on and bemoans the chaos and disaster occurring on our planet for the most part, we passive onlookers, rather than offensive warriors opposing Satan’s global assaults. We should be like David, boldly coming against our uncircumcised infidel opponents with an authority and certainty that God’s goodness, restoration and salvation shall overcome and prevail! I see the church acquiescing and cowering regarding demonically orchestrated events.
Psalm 91:7 says that a thousand shall fall, ten thousand at your right hand, yet it shall not come near you.
Remember when the deadly plagues fell upon the Egyptians because Pharaoh would not let the people go. The plagues continued to come. The final and most devastating was the death of the first-born. But God’s divine protection was upon His people for he provided a covering, the blood that was to be painted on the door lintels. Today, Jesus blood is the protection as we apply it to all dangerous situations…if we cover our dwellings with it. Many of God’s people are ignorant and perish because they are not aware of His eternal providence and provision.
Again and again, we hear of people ask, “Why did God allow the World Trade Center buildings to be attacked?” Why did God allow the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan.” Well, duh…did any of us plead the blood of Jesus over these?
I am studying an amazing book on Psalm 91, authored by Peggy Joyce Ruth. She teaches verse by verse the supernatural and all-encompassing protection as well as testimonies of countless people of faith who evaded a myriad of dangerous circumstances through standing on Psalm 91’s promises. The Bride of Christ and the Jews can enjoy this very same blessing today if they receive and believe.
Our God is also a God of second chances and occasional changes His mind in cases of true repentance and weeping. King Hezekiah is my favorite example of such a trust. He had fallen to a serious illness and the prophet Isaiah told him to set his house in order for he would not recover King Hezekiah could not accept this and set his eyes on God, praying that God would allow him to live. God was so moved by his tears and prayer that He added 15 years to his life and also saved the city from the King of Assyria! God does hear our faith-filled and powerful prayers and I know it is within every child of God to walk in God’s power and authority.
god is lifting me to a new place of faith and I’ve made it a bedtime habit lately to set my thoughts and worship on my gracious Abba Yahweh who’s provided a warm bed, food, clothing, a wonderful husband and great country. I plead the blood of Jesus over America, Israel, the awakening of the church, protection from demonic nuclear assaults, plague, EMP blasts and a host of other catastrophes.
I remember years ago moaning to my old pastor about all the evils of the world. I was offended by his response ,”Don’t curse the darkness. Light a candle.” Today I see why he said it. To often we accept all prophecies or even the magnitude of them as written in stone, but our God is gracious even in judgment. He loves His people and doesn’t want one person to perish without Him. If we repent and turn away, He wants to heal our land. When will we get it?
If every child of God wept in anguish over our lost generation and spiritual darkness, God will help us to turn the Titanic around! It is still not too late, but we have little time. Let the church start praying and weeping with the same heart as pastor David Wilkerson of Manhattan Church less events would destroy. There is an increasing joy and confidence each day as I pray with other brothers and sisters in God’s power and authority against the principalities of darkness. .
I encourage you, my friend to start reading and applying God’s great provision and see what He will make of you!