I, the Lord, am its keeper;every moment I water it.Lest anyone punish it,I keep it night and day; – Isaiah 27:3
Today Lord God is promising you that He will protect you and He will not let others to hurt you. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.(Eze 28:14). In the beginning God gave Cherub Lucifer the responsibility of your protection. But because of His pride and sin he lost his glory and the office of responsibility. There fore Satan always plans to destroy you. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: (Jn 10:10). Today God Himself has taken the entire responsibility of protecting you. Therefore He has special interest and care in you. Many times it might appear as if God has failed protect you. But that is not the case. Every minute he is protecting you. He protects you against the people who do the wrong things for you. May be some people may conspire against you at your work place so that your job is not made permanent, your promotion is blocked, and the rise in your pay may be stopped. Even the circumstances might appear that you may loose the job. Do not afraid have faith in God. God will save you. No body can work against you. In those days the Israelites were restricted and constrained so that they do not multiply, and the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: And he said, When you do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then you shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive. The Lord God of Israel who saved the infants in those days is capable to save you from people who rise against you. But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.(Ps 5:11).
In order to save you from daily perils God’s presence walks before you. He also protects you from behind. When the Israelites cross the red sea God saved them miraculously. The red sea was in front of the Israelites blocking their march. At the back of them the army of the Pharaoh was chasing them with vengeance. At this critical situation God opened the red sea and cross the sea before them. He also block the armies of the Pharaoh to harm the Israelites. And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.(Exo 14:19-20). Yes the God who protects the Israelites in front and at the back will protect you today. Today you are disturbed by your problems and trails. God presence will go before you and straighten that which is crooked. I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: (Isa 45:2). Any number of wicked people may rise against you, do not be perturbed. God promises that He will protect you. David always kept God before Him. I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.(Ps 16:8). Today you need this kind of faith. You might say in despondency that so much of wicked things are happening to me and how am I to have so stronger faith. In the days of Elisha, the army of the Syrians surrounded them. And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.(2Kin 6:15-16). But the servant of man of God could not believe it. Then Elisha prayed to God opened the eyes of his servant. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.(2Kin 6:17). Even today God protect you from all around. For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.(Zech 2:5).
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. - 2 Thessalonians 3:3.
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