“no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD.” (Isaiah 54:17 NIV)
When God declares a thing, it is what it is. He tells us through Isaiah, He is the one who creates all–the material for the weapons and the destroyer who wreaks havoc upon others, but no weapon made will work against those who love and obey Him! Hallelujah!
The enemy tries to use all sorts of weapons (literally and figuratively) against those who love God, but he has not managed to create a weapon that will work against us.
Poverty is a weapon influenced by the distractions that keep us hearing God and the using His Wisdom to amass wealth.
Sickness is a weapon when our bodies are attacked and we don’t receive the healing already made possible through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Persecution is a weapon instigated by the bold stances we take against the enemy who seeks to scorn and devour us..
Self-hatred, depression, oppression are all weapons ignited by a lack of knowledge of who we are in Christ.
When we get into The Word and allow The Word to dwell richly within us, we can overcome any attack and quench the fiery darts of the enemy, every time he launches an attack against us. We are overcomers, victorious in all things, and since the battle is not ours, but The Lord’s, in the end, WE WIN!
We are never told that we would not be attacked. In fact, just the opposite is true. Jesus tells us, “In the world, we will have trials and tribulations, but He has overcome The World. What He’s saying to us is that the god of this world–Satan–will influence, instigate, and ignite situations in our lives that may make us want to cave, but we don’t have to cave, because the victory is ours in Jesus’ Name! All we have to do is live according to The Word and see the results of our obedience to God’s Word.
When there is sickness among any, we call upon those who know the power of prayer and the power of the healing virtue that flows from Jesus just as powerful today as it was in years past and we are healed.
When we experience lack of anything, we seek God’s wisdom and He gives it liberally, and we know how to operate in the gifts He has given us and have more than enough–for ourselves and others.
When we stay in the Word, understanding who we are in Christ–knowing that we are children of the Most High and He will withhold no good thing from us because He is a loving Father and wants only the best for us and we can and should operate with the Mind of Christ, not our own and never be enticed into depression and self-loathing.
This is the will of God for us–No weapon–contrived by the enemy–will work against us!