Does God have his hand on the dealings of and with His people, and even the wicked of the world? A short, but true answer is “Of course He does”. You will believe that if you believe God and His word. If you do not believe it. Guess what? Does not take a whole lot of guessing.
When the people of God walk with Him through faith there is not a need for worry or fear. The enemy will stay away. Mostly out of fear because of who you know; and Him knowing you too. However, there is a negative side – we have not banned the word “Negative” have we? Hear what is written in 1 Chronicles…
“And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them. And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.” 1 Chronicles 5:25-26 (KJV)
Remember what I shared in Saturday’s post from Proverbs about our ways pleasing the LORD? That fits right in with the theme of today’s word.
When we turn our hearts and backs against the LORD, His Son, His Spirit and His word then we can expect to find ourselves plagued by enemy attacks. Do not get me wrong; I know that when things are going well between you and the Lord the enemy will attack too. When the enemy attacks as in the above verse in Chronicles God uses it to drive us back to Him. The enemy will attack us when we are right with God to distract us from loving God, and His word. That calls for much prayer and discernment.
Those of us who truly love God know when we are walking with God or not. When we are walking with God the fruit of the Spirit is evident in our walk in life (Galatians 5:22-26). You know when you are not right with Him too because there will be no love, no peace, no joy; your heart and mouth will be filled with vulgarity, rudeness, bitterness, and anger; these things will proceed from your mouth.
If the enemy is stirring against you God is calling you to repent. All it takes is to say something simple from your pleading heart… “Lord help me.” He will hear and He will deliver you. He has made that possible through the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ; the God-Man, the Son of God, God the Son.