Have you ever been so caught up in a whirlwind that you later realized, wow…I was protected over here in this direction, not even knowing what potential was brewing because you were distracted looking over there?!. That just has to show you how faithful and awesome God really is!
This is a definitive time frame of upheaval for so many. The enemy surely wants us to feel off balance, uneasy, unsure. More than ever we have to stand firm. With our feet planted and our faces like a flint. Standing fast against the enemy, unmoved.
Doors are opening that no man can shut and God is surely placing blockades of prevention, as only He can, against the plans of the enemy. When God shuts a door, its not a door anymore. He is thorough, staunch and impenetrable when its necessary.
I’ve seen significance in humility, honor & integrity. In the absence of those characteristics one finds dismissive haughtiness, power struggles and calculated interactions. Surely, the sign posts of hazardous conditions ahead and treacherous storms to line the path. Even so, our God sees afar off, even when our radar is off. How comforting to realize, He stands behind us, goes before us and walks alongside.
I fear not because I know that, I obey, surrender and trust. I enter into His rest, my strong-tower is ever before me, to encompass me, to embrace me, under His cloak I may find solace. On the chess board of life, it might seem for a moment that we are exposed or vulnerable but our Heavenly Father is several moves ahead lining up the perfect check mate. He is the King and always will defend His Queen, His precious beloved.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
75 Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.
3 The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.
4 I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn:
5 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
6 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
8 For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
9 But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
10 All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.