“The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;” Deuteronomy 1:30 (KJV)
God was ever ready to defend the people of Israel. He made them victorious over the enemies they encountered on their way from Egypt to the Promised Land. There was no way He was going to leave them halfway, because He is a God who fulfills His promises. His ability to defend the Israelites and conquer every obstacle ahead of them was due to the fact that they allowed Him to be at the war front.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, is the same yesterday, today and for ever. Through Christ Jesus, all believers have gotten the opportunity to enjoy the divine protection of God. Heaven is the final destination of all those who seek to follow Jesus unto the end. The Word of God tells us that many afflictions will definitely come the way of the righteous, but they will surely be delivered by the hand of God.
Do you remember the things you had to pass through, ever since you decided to follow God’s leading? Sometimes, you had to battle with sicknesses, financial hardships, troubles from others and a lot of family related issues. Today, God is telling us to give Him our trust and allow Him to take absolute control over our lives. We have no power. Nothing in these last days should make us lose our faith in the omnipotent and dependable power of God. We must always express our faith in His Word; for He alone can preserve us in these perilous times.
*PRAYER: Father in Heaven, let your Mighty hand grant me victory, in Jesus name. *AMEN*
“Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’s anger” (Zephaniah 2:3).
Zephaniah was written during one of Israel’s apostasy. She left God and He vowed to utterly consume all things from off her land. He vowed to consume man and beast, the fowls of the heaven, the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked.
In the midst of this apostasy, there were few meek and righteous folks among God’s people. The Lord did not jump to announce His reward for these people; He urged the meek to seek meekness and the righteous to seek His judgment. But why will God urge the meek to seek meekness and the righteous to seek righteousness?
The enemy looks for a day where we will fall short of meekness and righteousness so he can strike us. The Lord’s words to the people is to continually seek Him in the areas they are strong. If the Lord has equipped you to pray, seek Him in prayer; if He has equipped you to worship or praise Him, do same and if He has grace you to walk in love, seek Him in love.
If we seek Him in the strengths He has bestowed onto us, we shall escape His anger. If we fail to acknowledge that the age is coming to an end, and we need repent, we cannot escape His anger. It is not His will that any should perish; I pray the Lord help us seek him in meekness, righteousness, faith, love and other good virtues so we will escape His anger.
*PRAYER: Lord Jesus, please ignite my inner man to daily seek you in meekness and righteousness. *AMEN*
“Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes” (Song of Songs 2:15).
Foxes belong to the dog family, which includes wolves, coyotes, grey foxes, raccoon dogs, and their relatives. All members of this family are adaptable animals, and often in close proximity to humans. Their territories can range from 25 – 5000 acres and they mark them with urine and faeces.
The Bible did not talk about a fox, but foxes. The emphasis is on little, which denotes those unnoticed aspects of the Christian life leading one into sin. Maybe that sin may not be as big as a mountain but as small as an iceberg. We know an iceberg can cause more harm than a mountain.
We often have in mind that a sin as big as fornication can incur Gods wrath, but refusing to forgive, laziness, gluttony, and insults are normal. Though the foxes are little, they are able to spoil the vines: little but many. It does not mean they are little as incapable of reproducing. They are only little in sizes but able to reproduce and spoil the vines.
We are at the zenith of the age and this is the time to catch all the little foxes in our lives.
*PRAYER: Lord Jesus, please help us catch the little foxes in one another’s life. *AMEN*
“Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand” (Judges 7:3KJV) .
Christians are in a spiritual warfare with the enemies of Salvation. We do not war against flesh and blood, but the kingdom of darkness. We are soldiers of Christ Jesus and we have been given His armor to be fully equipped for this battle; victory is sure. There is no retreat in this battle; once you’re tagged as a soldier, the devil attacks whether you’re prepared or not.
During Israel war with the Midianites, the Lord told Gideon to let all those who were afraid to return home and most of them returned. God knows that fear is Satan’s weapon so you can’t fight him with it. Fear is a carnal weapon, but the Bible says our weapons are not carnal (2Cor. 10:4).
The Bible says, _”For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2Tim. 1:7)._ Our spiritual weapon is faith in the faithful God. It is through this weapon that we can overcome the world and the works of the devil. Hold unto your faith, dear soldier of Christ; be watchful and pray without ceasing for these are times of Satan’s last blow.
PRAYER: Strengthen my faith in You, Lord Jesus and take away all kinds of fear in me.