Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. Psalm 83 NKJV
This Psalm is a prayer against the enemies of God’s people.
God’s enemies and the enemies of His people were one and the same. That is because they were led by a different spirit than God’s. The spirit of antichrist directed their steps.
They have said, “Come and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” Vs 4
The devil deceived Adam and Eve. He tempted them. They sinned. He gained a measure of authority over the earth. He has been waging war to maintain his kingdom since. Satan cannot harm the Most High so he attacks us.
O, my God, make them like the whirling dust, Like the chaff before the wind! As the fire burns the woods, And as the flame sets the mountains on fire, So pursue them with Your tempest, And frighten them with Your storm. Vs 13-15
The children of Israel were under attack on all sides. They prayed for God to defeat their enemies. Was it right for them to do so?
God’s people are under attack from all sides today. If you do not believe that turn on your television set, watch the nightly news or read a newspaper. Is it right for us to pray against our enemies?
Reading the Psalms has taught me that God does want us to pray against the enemies of His people. That is because His enemies and ours are the same when we are walk closely with Jesus!
That they may know that You, whose name alone is the Lord, Are the Most High over all the earth. Vs 18
God chose a nation to love and cherish in biblical times. He chose Israel to represent Him on the earth. He chose them to reveal His power and glory to the world. He used them to bring healing to broken people. He used them to reconciliation people separated from His love and blessing.
God chooses to love and cherish us. He wants us to represent Him on the earth. Jesus wants to reveal His glory through us. He wants to use us to heal a broken world. Jesus wants to use us to reconcile people who are separated from His love and blessing!
We are surrounded by enemies. Do not worry. Do not be fearful. Jesus fights our battles for us when we walk closely with Him. Press in closer to Almighty God today!
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