Isaiah 54:17 – “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.” NKJV
We live in a time that I believe qualifies for the biblical “Perilous Times” or “Last Days.” It is, therefore, important to know from whence comes our help in the time of trouble. In order to maintain our faith and our boldness, we have to believe that God is not only on our side but that He has committed Himself to defend and protect us. If we do not have those things, then it is easy to see how one could lose heart and grow faint in their walk and labor for His Kingdom and opposing evil in the world.
This message is two-fold – – It has a definite Spiritual Side, but I admit that there is a Political or Survival Side to it too. We are entering into a time, like never before. We are entering an era when those of the Christian Faith are being attacked and will be attacked in the most vicious ways even to the point of facing or succumbing to death in the natural.
We may, and many will be, called upon to face down kings as did the prophets of old in the Bible, and patriarchs in the New Testament. We will find that even those of our own household, denomination, lifelong friends, business associates, and others will turn on us for our spiritual and even political stances for God and against evil. It will not be pretty but as Elder Burton McCafferty used to say, “God can pull you through anything as long as you can stand the pull.”
The comfort that we have is one that was demonstrated time and again in the Bible by men and women of God who stood against insurmountable odds and almost unanimous opposition only to find that God came on the scene and fought their battle for them in a supernatural way. Listen to what Isaiah says and take heart:
No Weapon Formed Against Us Shall Prosper.
It did not say some of the weapons but that No Weapon used against us will prosper. Not a single one will be able to prosper if you are walking in the Light as He is in the Light. If you are “seeking first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness,” you can believe and expect that this passage will become reality in your life. (Warning: If you go off on your own without the direction of the Holy Spirit and the backing of God’s Word – BEWARE!)
Every Tongue That Rises Against Us In Judgement We Will Condemn.
Not only will God defend you but enable you to condemn the false tongues and accusations that come your way. He will make you wise as serpents while being harmless as doves. He will give you what to say in the very hour you need to say it.
The Promise is That This is the Heritage of the Servants of the Lord.
The reason for that, God says, is “Their Righteousness is from Me, says the LORD.’ If we walk in the righteousness of God and obedience to Him, we will find “divine protection” as we could never have dreamed of.
The truth is even if they “kill us” they have done nothing because it will simply be an early promotion to our Eternal Destiny in the Presence of the King of kings and Lord of lords! Therefore, take heart, and refuse to live in fear of what is coming upon the earth. I fully believe that we are to work while it is yet day and do everything that we can to oppose evil and stand for God. I believe that action may cost us our freedom, our possessions, and even our lives but we can face it knowing that even if they were to kill us, They Have Accomplished Nothing!
Therefore,I take this opportunity to remind you that you are “protected” with Divine Protection that is more sure and powerful than anything that Earth can produce.
May the Lord guide you as you go through this day in Him and bless you abundantly!