Live Up to the Title, "Honourable"
Sep 16, 2008, 5:38 AM
“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people both now and forevermore.” (Psalm 125:1-2)
God will always be God. He reigns supreme in the heavens and over all the earth. You may want to question that in the light of the current events around you or in the world today. You may sometimes be led to think that God has resigned His position and is playing the role of an observer. No! Nothing of the sort! God’s purpose will be fulfilled in the earth. Even in the worst scenario or when you think the devil is having the upper hand, God does not stand idly by. He will save His own. We need only call upon His name.
God is able to protect you
“Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” (Psalm 91:3-4) I dare anyone try to snatch you from under God’s wings.
God is able to save you
God is Almighty to save. He saved the Children of Israel from the hands of their arch-enemies, the Midianites and the Philistines and from the treachery of the pharaohs as they journeyed to the Promised Land. Therefore God can save our nation The Gambia from turmoil, strife or bloodshed if we all turn to Him for help.
God is able to lead you to safety
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were in king Nebuchadnezzar’s fiery furnace and they were not consumed by the fire. Upon their release, their clothes were not burnt, neither was their hair signed. The psalmist writes; “He will call upon me (God), and I will answer him; I (God) will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honour him.” (Psalm 91:15)
God is able to do much more than you think
“Now to Him (God) who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory.” (Ephesians 3:20) God is Omnipotent (All-powerful), Omniscient (All-knowing) and Omnipresent (Ever-Present) Besides, nothing is impossible for Him to accomplish. (Luke 1:37)
God is able to give you victory
Jericho was tough terrain for Israel’s army that Joshua captained. But God had told him He would give him any territory he put his foot on. (Joshua 14:9) Regarding Jericho, he said; “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its kings and fighting men.” (Joshua 6:2) Joshua had not entered the fortified city yet but God had already given it to him---with little effort at that. Their victory was dependent on God’s plan and directives, not on any power of their own.
God is able to fight on your behalf
When the Children of Israel panicked just after they had left Egypt because Pharaoh’s army was in hot pursuit, God assured them that all would be well. Moses transmitted; “The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.” (Exodus 14:14) What a privilege for the God of Hosts to fight on your behalf!
God is able to give you His peace
Peace is not the absence of war but rather that state of mind that God gives when everything is in place and under control; when nothing is missing, nothing is broken----Shalom. “You will keep in perfect peace him [her] whose mind is stayed on you.” (Isaiah 26:3)
All the efforts we deploy at saving ourselves from the evil one will be of no effect except the Lord stands by our side. We must entrust everything into God’s powerful hands. God wants to show Himself strong on our behalf if we would let Him. “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted above the heavens; I will be exalted over all the earth.” (Psalm 46:10) When we call upon Him He answers us. (Jeremiah 33:3)
No harm shall befall us. No danger shall come near our tent. “If you make the Most High your dwelling---even the Lord, who is my refuge---no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.” (Psalm 91:9-10) God will deflect all the devil’s arrows thrust at us. We must recall that “God’s hand is not short” to accomplish such marvellous deeds in our favour.
A blind man, along with a mute met the Lord Jesus and asked Him to have mercy on them. He enquired of them whether they believed He (Jesus) could heal them. Yes, they answered. He said to him: “Let it be done according to your faith.” (Matthew 9:29) God will affect our lives according to our level of faith and “according to the power that is in us.”
God does not have to give proof of His credentials. He parted the Red Sea and the River Jordan and the Children of Israel walked on dry ground; He fed them with manna (bread) from heaven for forty years; made the blind to see and the lame to walk; He rained sulphur and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah and raised Jesus from the dead.
Receive and proclaim the word
Like some animals do, we need to ruminate on passages of Scripture, consciously and constantly meditating and thinking over God’s word until they sink into our spirit. God’s word only takes effect in our lives when we speak it. For our present circumstances say, “No weapon fashioned against me shall prosper...” And mean it!