Published by Deborah Negron – Child of God – Enlisted in Christ
May 7, 2022
The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say, ‘Destroy!’
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
How can we ensure we will have a definite victory?
The time of preparation is key. The time we spend learning how to abide under the shadow of his wings…
The time we spend in God’s presence and the time we spend reading His Word will be the determining factor in having a postive and victorious outcome.
We cannot expect to win a war when we have not prepared for battle. We cannot expect God to intervene when we do not even recognize his commands.
Jesus said, my sheep know my voice. In order to know God’s voice we must spend time with Him. Learn his strategies and perfect our skills in grace.
We learn to trust and believe God for our outcomes as we delve in to His Word. We can envision His power and learn of How He delivered those who served Him in the past and believe He will do the same for us.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
The Lord is our Shepherd. Psalm 23:1 He will keep us in perfect peace when our minds are placed on Him. Isaiah 26:3
The way we stand secure is stand in in His word.
Hebrews 4:12 tells us,
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
He examines our hearts. He is able to change us. He is able to prepare our hearts in such a way we can be pleaseing to him and useful in the Kingdom.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Psalms 51:2, 10
When we are steadfast we are prepared to do the will of the God whom we can trust and depend on.
Because God’s word is our Plan Book. Psalm 119:105 says,
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
He guides our steps. He helps us navigate through the process. We are never alone.
God’s word is sure.
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
Though we may face the battles that come, through our time spent with the Lord in prayer and His word we will be able to comprehend what His will and purpose is.
He has said these things to you and me,
So, we will have security and confidence…
Jesus said, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
So, be ready and prepared for the Battle, The Battles we face are the Lord’s. We must simply stand and trust and believe In Christ. He is our victory. He is our Hope.
So, let us make ojrselves ready.
It is Battle Time.