Verse for Today: Saturday, October 29, 2011
Zechariah 2:5 – ‘And I myself will be a wall of fire around it, declares the Lord, ‘and I will be its glory within.’
We are comforted with the words of the Lord about the way He takes care of His children and their interests here on earth. He knows their needs and the precarious situations they are in. He realizes the subtle ways by which the enemy encroaches into their situations. He understands the phobia that their insecure situations can cause them. But He reminds them that He has established His glory within them and so it is a matter of dignity and reputation for Him to encompass around His children and sustain them in an unstable world. When they lack confidence and courage because of the besieging enemies around them, He reminds them that even though there is no visible wall around them for protection, they do not need to be anxious. His Word comes to tell His children that the Lord Himself is their wall. He is such a powerful wall around them that unless this impenetrable wall is broken, no one from the outside will be able to destroy them. He also reminds them that He is a wall of fire around them which will make the enemy burn if they touch His children. He will not allow His glory within us to be trampled by the enemy. He is around His children no matter what their circumstances are. This firewall is invisible for the fleshly eyes, but can be seen with the eyes of faith. No matter what we face day by day, the Lord continues to be our firewall around us for protection, safety, care, confidence and comfort. Any earthly walls remain vulnerable to human technology. But the Lord as our firewall cannot be broken through the intelligence, technology and armory of Satan. When the Lord is around us, our safety is absolutely guaranteed. This is not simply a promise of mere words, but a factual guarantee given by Almighty God which can be experienced at all times.
Dear friend, are you afraid of the saber rattling of the enemy in front of your eyes? Can you hear the threat of words and the demonstration of the armory which the enemy exhibits before you? Are you loosing confidence to go forward because of the formidable forces that are around you? But if you look around through the Lord, you will not have any cause to be afraid of or loose confidence. In His glory, all that surround you will be only shadows and will all look very feeble and insignificance. When you see the glory of the Lord as a firewall around you, that vision will give you confidence and courage to face the future. No force on earth or under the earth can penetrate the glory of the Lord surrounding you. He will not allow the enemy to touch you because you are so greatly precious to Him. He is the wall around you to remind you of His sole ownership and possession. He is your dignity, reputation, honor and status because you are His concern and precious asset whom He purchased with the blood of His Son. So there is no cause for you to be anxious about the enemy around and loose confidence. You can be bold and strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. You can look around and see the Lord in His glory as a firewall around you and gain confidence to face the stark realities of life each day. You are in the hands of your Lord with maximum safety and security. He will not leave you alone to face the enemy or your circumstances even for a moment. With Him around you, you are not susceptible to danger. As you are on the Rock of Ages, and if you hold on to Him as He holds you with His hands, there is no scope for any fear. Today let us renew our faith and trust in this Lord. Today is another day of total dependence on Him and enjoy His security, for He is our firewall around us.
Ephesians 6:10 – Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.
Thought for Today
God’s glory glitters around His children like a firewall and in that fire all the enemies burn like insects.
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