Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.
God has a prepared plan for every life. The plan that God has for your life is strategic and significant to Him. The path that God has set you in is so valuable, He sent an angel to go before you to help assure that you reach your destinies end. Hebrews 1:14 declares this about angels, “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” Praise God we, Christians, are those heirs of salvation!
When Paul’s life was threatened in the midst of the sea, God sent an angel.
For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
On our God given journeys here in the earth we will meet up with many adverse situations and enemy forces but God will always be with us to be our fortress and our shield, He is our MIGHTY DELIVERER. He said if you will obey my words then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. There is no force or power greater than our God, He is the Almighty God.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. (Psalms 24:7-8)
Our God is an awesome God, there is none like Him. He is Omniscient (All knowing), Omnipotent (All powerful), He is undefeatable.
• Somebody who hates or seeks to harm somebody or something.
• A person or group, especially a military force, that fights against another in combat or battle.
In God’s kingdom His word is law. When He speaks it is settled, no voting, no arguments, no nothing… it is what it is. The enemy is a law breaker. He is a thief and a robber. He is a murderer and a swindler. He is a violator and a trespasser. He is in rebellion against God and His kingdom. He is vile and evil to the core. Yet in the midst of all of his darkness and rage he is 100% defeated. Jesus defeated him over 2000 years ago when He declared it is finished on that cross then rose from the dead, triumphantly.
Although Satan is defeated he still roams the earth seeking whom he may devour. But thank God, Satan can’t devour whomever he wants, only those who will not resist him through Christ.
God has done everything He will ever do about the devil, now we must maintain our victory through obedience to His word. When we live a life of obedience to God we are assured protection, provision, wisdom, health, and strength etc, everything we have need of to fulfill our God given destinies and live victoriously. As we walk close with God and remain in the path He has prepared for us, attentively listening and obeying His word, God rises up and becomes an enemy to our enemies and an adversary to our adversaries. He will never leave you nor forsake you, so don't fear or be alarmed by the terror of the enemy, just know he has no power over you or me. Trust in God and you will see His power go before you valiantly.
HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
Amen, obedience is far better than sarcrifice*ReplyDelete