posted on June 27, 2012 at 5:16 am
‘No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,’ declares the Lord (Isaiah 54:17).
This is a three-fold promise from the Lord God to His people. The three points of this promise are:
- No weapon or attack planned against God’s people will prosper. When we are in God’s will, doing what He has asked us to do, then nothing Satan does to try to stop us will succeed! That’s kind of a big deal!
- Those who accuse the people of God (falsely) will be condemned by God’s people. Have you ever been gossiped about? I have. Has anyone ever spread rumors or lies about you? Me too. God promises that those people who do not repent and turn to the Lord will be condemned.
- Our vindication (justification) is from God. For those of us who belong to the Lord, this promise already is fulfilled! We are justified by faith in Jesus Christ and through His blood shed on the cross.
How does this promise apply to us? Many people think the Old Testament promises only apply to Israel as God’s people, but when we come into the family of God, these promises become ours as well. Therefore, everything this promise says still applies to God’s people today!
How should we respond to the promise? With excitement, courage and determination. Whenever God presents us with an opportunity for ministry (doing His will), we should move forward at full speed knowing no obstacle can stand in the way of God’s plans, and by extension, our plans if we’re following God’s will.
These promises are a huge deal for God’s people because one of Satan’s greatest weapons is fear. If no weapon against us will prosper, then God’s people should squash fear like a little bug!
PI girls, do you think this promise will change how you approach obeying God’s will?
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies (Romans 8:31-33).
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