Saturday, July 08 2017
When God gives an assurance that all will be well, He means that whether or not the situation is complimentary, no matter the forces militating against you, irrespective of the occurrence around you, your case is different - You are INDESTRUCTIBLE! With this assurance, I welcome you to the 7th month of 2017 with this song, “We are more than conquerors, overcomers in this world, we've been made victorious through the blood of Jesus Christ". To be indestructible means to be unbreakable, shatterproof, made to last, imperishable, undying, enduring, etc. I therefore declare by the blood of Jesus that gave you and I victory that nothing will bring you down. Your destiny is shatterproof. Your testimony is enduring; it shall not short-lived. God’s love for you is undying; notwithstanding your present level, you are unbreakable in Jesus name.
The scripture for this month is Isaiah 43: 1-7 with the main emphasis on verse 2 which tells us that “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” To put it in simpler terms, life is full of pressures and a lot of stress, downtimes, low times, times of trials and contrary expectations; those times when even a strong believer will be tempted to ask, ‘God why me?’ One thing that is attention-grabbing is the promise that comes with the above scripture – You’ll Never Walk Alone (YNWA). You'll never walk alone because your life is hid in Christ (Col.3:3) and if the devil and his demons CANNOT destroy Jesus, it means one thing for you; YOU ARE INDESTRUCTIBLE! The fire of life will not burn you; the rivers shall not overflow you and the flame of the enemy will not be kindled against you in Jesus name. Again in Jeremiah 1:19(NIV), God assures us that "They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD” The pressures of life can come in diverse forms, it may be people you have trusted who suddenly turned against you, it may be that you have put your hope in your job, career, academic achievements, the government etc and things didn’t really work out the way you expected. God guarantees again and again that not only will you experience His presence in your lowest times but He will also rescue you.
As we already know God stands by His word; we see it play out again and again in our lives and in the scriptures. In Daniel 3:1-30, He did not allow those who fought against Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego to have the upper hand, the flame kindled against them by the enemy became an air-conditioning system. Also God did not allow them to go through their darkest moments alone, He accompanied them through the fire! Beloved, I pray once again that you will walk through the fire of life unscathed. The God who made them indestructible will do the same for you in Jesus name. In buttressing our anchor scripture which is Isaiah 43:2, we see God accompany the Israelites as they walked through the red sea, at no point did the waters overflow. We are all familiar with the sea and how it can rage but as the Israelites walked through, God kept His promises, the waters did not overflow. I pray that no matter how boisterous the sea is, it will not drown you; it will not knock you back. The God who created the waters says THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE WILL NOT END IN DEFEAT!
When we look at the rest of Isaiah 43 from verse 3-7, we see God assuring and reassuring us that He is our God; the One who will not leave us; as a matter of fact He will do whatever it takes to ensure our freedom because we (YOU &I) are precious to Him. Beloved you might have been wounded, bruised, stressed, pressurised but you can never be destroyed hence the songwriter said ‘no power of hell, no scheme of man can ever pluck you from His hands!’ You are indeed indestructible, you are uncrushable - you cannot afford to lose your confidence! You cannot afford to entertain defeat, you have come too far to fail and you will not fail in Jesus name. You are not a victim of circumstance. There are several other examples that we can point to in relation to this topic and the list will not be exhausted no wonder Apostle Paul in 2 Cor. 4: 8-10 said, “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.” In order to make it in life and remain indestructible you need one very important ally – JESUS! Your focus must be on Him alone. Make Him your only ally and you will remain a CONQUEROR forever in Jesus name.