The promise for the month is that “upon all the glory shall be a defence.” How marvellous is this Word of God at a time when this assurance is much needed. Pastor Paul Dawson emphasises that our only defence from the Covid 19 virus and all its effects is God’s preservation. Watch the sermon to know more. You don’t want to miss this.
OUR GLORIOUS DEFENCE
The promise verse for the month is Isaiah 4:5, “And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.”
Many don’t understand the meaning behind these scriptures. Pay careful attention to the Prophetic Word of this month. Darkness is a power. God is not talking about the darkness that is mentioned in geography. He is talking about darkness that is a power described in Colossians 1:13, “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son:”
Formerly we were all under that power of darkness and gross darkness is the extreme power of the devil which will begin to operate. We have only had a 1% taste of this darkness in these days. People who lived before never heard or lived through a Lockdown. Imagine 4 – 5 months of not stepping out of your house. Now to go out, you need permission. Could you ever have imagined that earlier? You have seen all this but you have forgotten again. Now something else has come up and you are slowly waking up now.
God is warning you to be ready because gross darkness will cover the people. We are not here to find out when this will subside. That is not our job. You must understand this. Let gross darkness become more but it will have no impact on you. That has no relationship with you.
Now here is a relevant question that may be in your mind - Why am I even slightly affected by this gross darkness if it has nothing to do with me? The answer is in today’s promise.
In Isaiah 4:5 we read, “for upon all the glory shall be a defence.”
God is a God who puts a defense when the darkness comes. The law of God says upon all the glory there will be a defense. There is a difference for those on whom His glory is seen. Remember Isaiah 60:2 says, “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.” The remedy for gross darkness is His glory.
As commanded in Isaiah 60:1, may the people “Arise, shine; for Thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon Thee.” So when gross darkness covers the earth, you must rise and shine. Don’t worry about what has happened till now. Maybe you took everything lightly earlier but arise and shine.
The nature of humans is to keep quiet till something comes and hits them. Go see the videos. How many cars are lined up waiting for the vaccine? If you don’t understand the Word of God, there is no excuse. Upon all the glory, there will be a defense.
Isaiah 4:6 says, “And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.” God has designed many ways for keeping His people safe. One of the ways is to have a special tabernacle to protect you from the sun and rain. It will be a place of refuge, for a covenant. We have to work for this.
Do you know that is the law of God?
Look at both Matthew 9:29, “Then touched He their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.” and Matthew 8:13, “And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.” Everything is based on our believing and faith. What if you are not able to believe what you know.?
You can see what has happened in India. Many, many believers have been affected all over the country and world. Our group is very small so maybe you have seen very little. Why did it happen to them? None of the promises of God will automatically manifest but what you can’t believe after seeing it.
Everyone knows plagues can not come to your dwelling. You shall not be moved. God will preserve you from all evil. Surely, He will deliver from the snare of the fowler and pestilence. If you had believed, it wouldn’t have happened. According to your faith, it will be. Someone has to make you believe. I learnt this from experience for 30 years. Faith cometh from God. God makes us to believe and says “your faith”. That is our God. This is the victory that overcomes the world. If God doesn’t give you faith, you can’t believe, even if you study the verse 10,000 times. When does He give faith? When you believe His word and act on it, He will give faith.
1 Peter 3:10 exhorts us, “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:” Let him means it is your action. If you don’t do it, you are not allowing Him to work. 1 Peter 3:12 also exhorts us, “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.”
God’s eyes are upon the righteous. I don’t want you to be fools. Be wise and understand you must act on the Word of God. You don’t need to learn to live with all these things but you need to learn to live victoriously. We must all work as a team. God has given us knowledge and it is time we learn to live. Don’t worry about anything, just make sure we are alert for the future. God has created us to arise and shine and not to be pushed down by gross darkness. Don’t become afraid. Nothing shall by any means hurt you. You are living in the midst of the serpents and scorpions as recorded in Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. I have given you authority to trample serpents and scorpions.”
Virus will naturally be there. Don’t be afraid. How do you know who is coming near you? Only God can protect you. Only God can preserve you no matter what you do. Who does the Lord preserve? That is the valid question. God is watching over you and He will keep you safe. The Lord is your keeper. See everywhere around us, in Delhi and North India see what is happening. Only God can preserve you. Whatever the Government says, we must do. But this month onwards, mighty miracles will take place. If you believe, you will see it. From the north, south, east and west it will come. No unemployment for you, business will increase, you will be safe and preserved, glorifying God. The Lord puts a difference between the Egyptian and you. Be a testimony. Let the Lord be glorified through you.