The Hidden Protection of a Christian!
Updated: Aug 22, 2019
Are you dealing with an unfair boss? Or is there someone who is trying to ruin your reputation, or maybe even your marriage? Is there someone who is jealous of you and has made it their destiny to see that you do not succeed or have victory in your life at all?
Many times we find ourselves in what seems to be impossible situations. The enemy of our souls uses people to fight against the servants of the Lord - but be encouraged the bible gives us proof that if we put our trust in Him, the enemy will fall into the very trap he has laid for you!
The bible promises us that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise a standard against him. (Isaiah 59:19) And in looking in the word of God, we also find this amazing thing: What the enemy wants to do to you - God will do to the enemy!
Let's take a look at this spiritual principle straight from the word of God!
Proverbs 28:10 -
Whoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way,
He himself will fall into his own pit;
But the blameless will inherit good.
I will show you, this is a spiritual principle given to us throughout scripture.
In the Old Testament, we find the story of a man named Haman. Haman was a very proud man and he was very distraught that a Jewish man, named Mordecai, would not honor him in any way. Haman wanted to be worshiped and esteemed as an important man to be reckoned with.
Haman used his position with the king to demand that people would bow down to him and bestow great honor on himself. Mordecai would not bow down to Haman because as Jew, he was forbidden to bow down or bestow that kind of honor to anyone except God Himself.
Haman built the tallest gallows, designed especially for Mordecai and he strengthened his own evil heart with his diabolical plan to see that Mordecai would hang on those gallows. The bible goes on to tell the story of how God supernaturally intervened on behalf of Mordecai. As Mordecai stood faithful to God and didn't give in to Haman, God Himself turned this situation upside down!
Through God's intervention, Haman had to put Mordecai on the kings horse and march him around the kingdom saying, This is the man that pleases the king! As if that were not enough, the anger of the king raged against Haman and his plot. Haman found himself fulfilling God's scriptures: Psalm 141:10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I escape safely.
We find in 1 Samuel 17, the story of David and Goliath. As the battle ensued between the young boy David and the giant Goliath, we see a boy with a few rocks and Goliath, who has in his hand, a sword whose handle was the size of a weaver's beam. We know that David knocked out the giant with his few rocks but we forget that David killed the giant with his own sword. After knocking him out, David took his sword from him and cut off his head. The sword that had been intended to be used against David caused the death of his enemy. Is there a giant coming at you that is trying to scare and intimidate you? Remember that Goliath was armed and ready, but a few rocks and the power of God made the enemy fall into his own trap.
We also find the story of David and Saul. This is the saddest of all stories because Saul was the king of Israel. He should have been used by God to defeat the enemies of God but instead he became more concerned about what the people of Israel thought about him than what God thought about him. He didn’t seek God for God's plan but he carried on with his own plans. Soon the spirit of the Lord left Saul and God chose David to be king in his place.
As Saul began to see that the anointing of God had left him... he also was very aware that David walked in the anointing and power of the Lord. He was jealous and felt threatened by David and he wanted to destroy him. Saul even tried to kill David himself by throwing a spear at him as he was consumed with jealousy over this anointed young lad who only wanted to go after the heart of God.
As the story unfolds, there becomes a pattern of Saul trying to destroy David and David refusing to lift his hand against Saul in any way. We see the tragic end of this story after Saul devised a plan to see David destroyed by the Philistines. In true biblical fashion, Saul fell into his own trap. The Philistines wounded him in battle and that led to the end of his life. Just as he purposed against David, so it happened to him.
We see throughout the bible, and in the stories of our own lives, those who trust in the Lord are never disappointed. Psalm 46:10 Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord! As we stand up for our self, we lose the promise of God's intervention. As we rely completely on Him, we find that it's easier to keep our hearts pure in the Lord.
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”says the Lord.
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Our God is jealous over us. He has bought us and we are His sheep. If a wolf comes after you, He is the Good Shepherd and will swiftly bring the wolf to destruction on your behalf.
Does it hurt you to be treated wrongly or unfairly? The Lord promises that He is near to those of a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Ask God for more love for those who come up against you, and you will be releasing your enemies from being able to vex your spirit and who knows, but God may turn their heart toward you!
But if people continue to allow the enemy to use them to attack you, be assured that God will certainly turn things around and He will give you the victory in every situation!
Teresa Kelton is the editor of Daughters of Zion - Ellis County. If you would like to invite Teresa or any other Daughters of Zion minister to speak at your church or group - just click on the "Invite Us" tab on the home page.