Zechariah 12: A prophecy: The word of the Lord concerning Israel. Concerning You And I.
The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares:2 “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. 3 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. 4 On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness,” declares the Lord. “I will keep a watchful eye over Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations.5 Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God.’
6 “On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a fire pot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume all the surrounding peoples right and left, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place.
7 “The Lord will save the dwellings of Judah first, so that the honor of the house of David and of Jerusalem’s inhabitants may not be greater than that of Judah. 8 On that day the Lord will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord going before them. 9 On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.
Friends, the Lord is faithful that promised. Never again will an oppressor overrun you, the Lord will fight against all that fights against you. The Lord is your shield, He will not let it be unto you according to the desires of the wicked. The Most High God will defend you. As many as rise up against you will fall for your sake. The serpent will bite its own tail. Trust ye in the Lord for your safety is in Him alone. The blood of Jesus Christ speaks still!!!!!
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!
Like Charles Spurgeon said, “God had one Son without sin, but He never had a Son without sorrow, and He never will while the world stands”. Life is filled with ups and downs and it is all for the purpose of our transformation. We are tested in every way, especially in the area of our greatest strength, yes, our greatest strength. You see friends, we often pride ourselves that there are some things that can never catch us unaware. We’ve put some guards in place and all sort, and then something out of the ordinary happens and we are like, what…. what was that?
You see friends, our dependency must be in God always and not in our own strength. Many times over and over we will fail, if we depend on our own strength for we have none. We assume we do because we have not been tested in that particular area. When we boast thereof, then trials will come to tempt us, to prove to us that we have no strength, except the strength of Christ Jesus bestowed on us. “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me” 2 Corinthians 12:9.
Life will happen and only with the eyes of understanding, enlightened by the love of God, will we be able to see the hand of God in every detail of our life. We are, as God’s children been transformed from glory to glory through diverse means – trials, tribulations, and temptations more than the period of calmness. ” Embrace the suck” (to borrow from “3375F.com) lovingly I would say for Christ is with you all the way! Psalms 121 : 3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
3 He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.