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Divine guarantee of protection!

Verse for Today: Sunday, October 16, 2011

Isaiah 54:17 – No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.

God protects and preserves His children with the divine guarantee that no weapon used against them will be effective. But the enemy will use multiple weapons against us. He will use people and circumstances to attack and annihilate us. There will be weapons of misrepresentation, gossip, slander, misinterpretation, jealousy, anger, abuse, intimidation, unkind criticism and the like. These are powerful weapons are capable of draining us of our morale and confidence in life. These weapons can frustrate us, depress our emotions and put pressure on us to run away. They are capable of making us give up and give in because they make us psychologically weak and lead us into despair. But we do not need to be afraid of these fierce weapons and run away or quit. The enemy has tried this against several of God’s servants in the past. He tried this against David to keep him out of the throne in Jerusalem. He used this against Nehemiah to prevent him from rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. He tried to terrorize Jeremiah so that he would stop preaching. He wanted to stop Elijah and John the Baptizer from preaching against injustice and abomination and so they both were subjected to these weapons. But the Lord protected them from being demoralized and depressed. They kept going with their missions and accomplished God’s design for them. The same Lord is with us today as we are attacked by the enemy of our souls through people and circumstances to make us stumble and fall. But we can be confident that our Lord will not let the weapons of the enemy become effective against us because He keeps us as the apple of His eyes.

Dear reader, are you afraid of the weapons used by the enemy to intimidate and frustrate you? Is the threat against your testimony and mental peace such that you have lost your composure? Are you contemplating to give up and run away? Remember, your Lord who saved you from the clutches of sin and Satan is with you. He is your protector. He is the Almighty who has the power to deal with any weapon used against you by the enemy. These weapons of discouragement and intimidation were first used against our Lord while He was on the earth. It was used against several of His beloved servants in the past. But the Lord protected them all and continued to use them to accomplish His plans and programs for them. He lifted up their sagging spirits and strengthened their weak countenance. His Spirit empowered them to go through the stiffest opposition and battle by the enemy and made the vilest weapons ineffective, and kept His children unhurt. They were given faith to face their situations. They received courage from the Lord in the fiercest circumstances to keep going when the enemy thought they would not make it. This Lord is with you today to protect you. He will also make sure that the tactics and the weapons of the enemy will not work to dislodge you. Our Lord has the power to break any fierce arrow of the enemy targeted against His beloved children. All we need to do is to look unto the author and perfecter of our faith for strength to keep going. He will build up our trust in Him and increase our faith in Him in all the adverse circumstances and give us grace to go through it with confidence. In Him we are more than conquerors and through Him we are victorious day by day. With Him, we will accomplish the tasks that He has marked out for us. Let us today continue to look at the Lord and march forward as He protects us from the wiles of the enemy.

2 Corinthians 10:4- The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

Thought for Today
The Lord and His heavenly hosts are always guarding His children against all the weapons used by the enemy to defeat us.

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