Today’s word for June 14, 2011


 

The chariots of God are tens of thousands
and thousands of thousands;
the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary
Psalm 68:17

It’s really amazing how some people have taken an adversarial position toward God. These people are like those on the beach that prefer to ignore the warnings of high surf and strong undertow and go into the water assuming a huge risk. Many have lost their lives for being so daring or so ignorant or both. If someone naturally enjoys living in the midst of conflicts, he better make very good selection of his opponents. People who oppose God have made the worst decision of their lives when looking for a confrontation with the most powerful being there is and who is above all things. It is a lost battle even before it begins. Still, these people stubbornly seek to destroy the work of God oppose God’s plans.

I love the history of the Syrian army when it laid siege to the city of Dothan in the time of the prophet Elisha. When Elisha’s servant, got up in the morning to leave the city he saw it was completely surrounded by the Syrian army. Panicky, the servant goes to his boss Elisha saying “ Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” Elisha replied with a prayer asking God to open the eyes of his servant. The Lord answered and Elisha’s servant could see the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. Although the Syrian army did not suffer any casualties, despite the chariots of fire of God who were ready to utterly destroy but were not mobilized, the Syrian army was completely defeated and taken prisoner. Enemies of God do not be fooled! God has a powerful army at his service and will launch it at the right time as per his perfect plan. Woe to those who want to deal with this invincible military force! It would have been better for them not be born. Remember what God told Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah through the Levite Jahaziel: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” Only to God be the glory!

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