“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” (Is.54:17)
For every action there is an equally awaited reaction; therefore, we are to choose our actions carefully, be it what we do or say. In many cases you will not see the immediate reaction, but there is always a reaction for every action. The Word tells us that all things work together for the good of those who love God (Rom.8:28) – no matter if it’s good or bad, we can benefit out of it with the right attitude and reaction. The subliminal message in this verse tells us that when we love God, no matter what we are faced with, it will work for our good. It is our reaction to actions against us that will cause all things to work for our good. Loving God means that we will do what God ask us to do. Another verse that compliments this fact is found in Romans 8:31; ‘if God is for us, who can be against us.’ We need not respond to situations with negativity, for God is on our side and He will surely not allow any weapon to harm us.
When we study the stories of the Bible, we notice that even though ‘weapons’ was formed against God’s children, those weapons didn’t prosper, rather it caused God’s children to prosper instead. It’s like when a weapons was formed against God’s children, that same weapons pushed them up and caused them to reach the heights they were meant to reach. I want to give you some references you can study on your own time. Look at David (Ps.132:17), he became king of Israel. Joseph (Gen.41:40 onwards) became the governor of Egypt. Paul (from Act, Rom, Col, Eph, Gal, Phil, Tim, Heb, etc… ) wrote three quarters of the New Testament even he was in prison for most of his life; and even was boiled alive in oil, but came out unharmed. Elijah (2 Kings 6:16) an army came against him, but he made manifest the angels. Jesus (Acts 1:9-12) the greatest of all, ascended into Heaven and took His place on the eternal Throne. There is many stories that proves that even when weapons are formed against us, it will not prosper. Even when a king hired Balaam to curse Israel, only blessings came out, even when he was meant to speak a curse (Duet.23:4-5).
All things work together for our good (Rom.8:28); all we need to do is put our trust in God (Prov.3:5). This is truly loving God, to follow God’s instruction even when we not sure where He is leading us too. The Lord God gives us His Word in Jeremaih 29:11, saying; “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” If God is for us, who can be against us.
The Lord gives us many assuring words of His protecting love for us: “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. 3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. 4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.” (Is.43:2-4)
Those who are with us is more than those who are with them… and He that is with us is greater than he that is in the world…
Made in the image of God:
We read in Col.3:9-10 and Eph.4:24 on the character of God’s image, which is True Wisdom, Righteousness and Holiness. We also see in Gen.1:26 that we were made in God’s image and in 1 John 5:4 we read that we are born of God – So being born of God, after His image and likeness, it means that we have God’s DNA in us. Scientist have proved that our genetics is transfered through our DNA. However, the Bible brings a new revelation to the child of God. In 2 Cort.5:17 we see that if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. This means that even thouugh we are born into this world of the flesh and of sin, when we are born again, we are born anew of God. Like the Hebrews who was born into this world of God and is called God’s people, so to are we now born of God at our new birth. God fought many battles for His people back in the Old Testament, but if we in the New Testament can only understand that Jesus fought the battle for whosoever will believe. All that is left for us to do is to believe; and to believe means to do. The doing part of believing is to live the life Jesus came to give us through faith by the Word of God.
Our success is in the doing of the Word (Josh.1:8). Like Joshua, although he couldn’t see the complete plan of God, He understood that God lives even in the future and are straightening out his path to walk in. All Joshua done was to walk according to God’s instruction; and he reached his destination through following God’s plan. With no doubt and no question, Joshua done as God instructed him; even at times they where out numbered and some of God’s instructions seemed very difficult to actually do, he trusted God with all his heart and never depending on his own understanding (Prov.3:5). Many weapons was formed against Joshua, but none prospered!
It is good to understand that hell is real; it will keep us in the consciousness that it is better to walk the road God had prepared for us. In the other hand, don’t let your life be so occupied by the awareness of devil that you have all the knowledge of his plan and hardly know the plan of God for your life – you might just end up on the wrong road. Devil planned his path next to the path of God. He is the counterfeit of God, while he is turning chaos around in the world to take peoples attention of his real plan. Having knowledge of the reality of devil and his plan should allow us to live a life pleasing unto God; for when we know the evil plot against us, we can surely walk upright in the plan God has for us – anticipating evil and living unto God.
One of the biggest miss concepts which devil had deceived mankind with is that of love. Tap into God’s law of love found in 1 Cort.13; this way you will be able to uproot many religious doctrines and allow your spiritual eyes to be open through the ministry of the Holy Spirit in you. Learn to die to yourself and live for Christ, this is the true essence of God’s love – after all, Jesus laid His life down for us to live – surely we can do the same, because Jesus took our punishment unto Himself.
You might of read through this article and ask, but why do we see Christians in a financial crush, Christians falling sick and dying, Christians being involved in accidents and marriages breaking up, people loosing the work, etc… To understand this we need to take our focus off devil and put it on man for a moment. People have formed religious mindsets from the very beginning of creation, not trusting God the way they ought too. Now I don’t give any credit to devil, because he is a defeated foe; however, peoples mentality many times have opened doors against themselves. The thoughts of man have become man’s enemy weapon. All devil can do now after Jesus dealt with him and his cohorts is to try and deceive us, but it is only through the lack of knowledge we can fall victim to this. In many cases it is our own unbelief – not taking God by His Word concerning us that we are knocked down by our own ignorance. Most of the time it starts by pride – too proud to admit that we lack in certain areas of our lives. We are too content with how things go. The rest of the time it’s our own mouth that talks against ourselves. Humble yourself and guard your mouth – this is the beginning of a wholesome life – a life of more than a conqueror!
Let you worry not be of what people are plotting against you, for the Lord says; “…Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.” (Ps.105:15). God is quick to act against those who acts against you – at just the right moment, the Lord takes care of all our cares and well-being.