In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you. 15 Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake. 16 “Behold, I have created the blacksmith Who blows the coals in the fire, Who brings forth an instrument for his work; And I have created the spoiler to destroy. 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.
I love Isaiah 54!! It is a perpetual covenant of peace. This lays out the promises… the heritage of the servants of the Lord. So if you are serving the Lord in faith and living your life according to His will, rest assured, these promises belong to you!
Do you know that every time we fear we are doubting at least one of God’s promises. Fear moves us into doubt and opens the door for Satan to work. If we don’t come against fear in our lives, it will consume us. Verse 14 reassures us, terror shall not come near you.
Whatever your past or present, The Lord will rebuild you and establish you in righteousness. Believe this!
Whenever someone speaks negatively against you, remember verse 17, The Lord gives you the power to condemn any tongue that rises against you. Do it!
The 3 great thieves of God’s blessing are oppression, fear, and terror. The Lord says these will gather together around you, but they are not of Him. When these things come our way, we do not have to surrender to them. God didn’t send them. He is not the God of oppression, fear, and terror. In fact, he said, “Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake.” (vs. 15)
Fear will come to rob you, even when you are close to Jesus. Just look at the story in Matthew 14:22-33, Peter was one of Jesus’s closes disciples. When Peter looked at the waves and the wind, his heart believed what he saw instead of what Jesus said. We can choose to believe what we see or believe what God has said.
God’s word is the ultimate weapon against fear. He said, “Behold, I have created the blacksmith Who blows the coals in the fire, Who brings forth an instrument for his work; And I have created the spoiler to destroy.” (vs. 16)
Put your faith in what God has promised you. close your ears to the lies of satan. And always remember, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper…”
Scripture of the day: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” ~ 1 John 4:18
Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
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