Celebrating the Unshakable Victory in God's Sovereign Plan

Matt 2:19a But when Herod was dead…

There is such rejoicing when we see the day that we outlive our enemies! It is not that we rejoice in another man’s fall, but we do rejoice that no weapon formed against us was able to prosper. Psalm 41:11 says, “By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.” So it was with the Christ child. What God had planned from before the foundations of the world was not to be deterred by a tyrant king fearful of losing his throne.

By the way, jealousy will create more enemies than anything else, so do not be surprised if the people you thought would celebrate your successes in fact turn on you in jealousy and become your arch enemies. However, no matter what kind of conspiracy against the righteous can be dreamed up, when Divine purpose is at work, devilish propaganda is brought to naught.

We must never forget the invincibility that we are granted when we walk in our Divine purpose. The truth is, no harm shall come our way so long as God has anything to do with it (read Ps. 91)! The plot against Joseph’s testimony did not destroy his influence as planned by the enemy; rather, it only made him stronger in character.

The armies of Pharaoh who set out to destroy God’s people were all destroyed in the same day by the Almighty hand of God. The lion’s den which should have been the end of Daniel became a Comfort Inn while he slept like a baby by the lions meant for his destruction. The three Hebrew boys, who were cast into the fire, should have been consumed along with those who threw them into the furnace, but they came out on the other side without so much as a smell of smoke on their garments.

Paul, bitten by a snake, shook it off into the fire, and felt no harm! By now, surely you get the idea; there is absolutely nothing that the devil can do to stop God’s sovereign will for your life. Though the enemy rages, we cannot be defeated! Psalm 118:6 says, “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”

The thing we must remember as the Lord teaches us to war is that He is the one acting, and the devil is the one reacting, not the other way around. God is the one in control; He is the one calling the shots. Therefore, since God is so much further ahead of the enemy in battle strategy, He always wins! He has, nor ever will, be defeated!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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