3 Reasons Why No Weapon Formed against You Will Prevail
1. God’s Protection Is More Powerful Than the Enemy
In a world that seems to be spinning out of control it’s comforting to know God has promised to protect his people. We may not be on the front lines of war but we all face an enemy who intends to steal, kill, and destroy.
He is called Yahweh Machseh, meaning God is our refuge, our fortress and strong tower. God encompasses, covers, and shields those who make him their refuge. His presence—the anointing—is a kind of force field of protection making you inaccessible to the enemy. The same force field that allowed Daniel to survive the lions’ den (Daniel 6:16-22).
That same protection belongs to us today when we dwell in the secret place of the Most High (Psalm 91:1). Even when disaster strikes, storms rage, and prayers seem unanswered—God will prevail.
2. God’s Word Is a Shield over You
The Word covers you, so that no fiery dart of the devil can penetrate your life. God desires to bless you, to surround you with goodwill, to always protect you. He does this with His Word.
Even though as a Christ-follower the Holy Spirit lives within you, you still must make sure you have your shield of faith in place when the devil aims a fiery dart at you. How? By knowing God’s Word intimately, and standing on His Word.
Evil will come knocking. Circumstances may look grim. But keep your heart fixed on God’s Word—look to His promises instead of the situation. Resist the devil. Take your seat in the refuge of the Most High and stay put! Hold your position even under pressure and your enemy will flee (James 4:7).
Attach yourself to God. Get in His Word and declare it. Make it a priority to spend time with Him every day. Let everything in your life revolve around your relationship with Him.
3. You Are Sealed
Christ-followers are sealed by God. The word sealed in the New Testament comes from a Greek word that means “to stamp with a private mark” in the interest of keeping something secret or protecting or preserving the sealed object.
Even Jesus bore the seal of God: “On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval” (John 6:27). Those who trust in Jesus also possess the seal of God, which is the Holy Spirit: “You also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession” (Ephesians 1:13–14).
There are five other passages in the Bible that refer to a “seal of God” or an object or person sealed by God (John 6:27; 2 Timothy 2:19; Revelation 6:9; Revelation 7:2; and Revelation 9:4).
This means the enemy may try to harm us or destroy us, but we are ultimately saved in Christ.
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