An ambassador is a well protected and shielded citizen. An ambassador is sent and backed with the full security paraphernalia of the sending country. Therefore, at the sign of trouble, the ambassador has confidence that a call can be put through to the sending nation, and for them to respond immediately with the most reasonable level of force or intervention. As a matter of fact, I might want to think the ambassador-designate has a hotline to certain services with which he or she can call upon; and would be available at his disposal. Watch this, the ambassador has complete trust and absolute assurance; and he does not have to look around for evidence because the ambassador knows help will always or is certain to come when needed.
Now, let us apply this same principle in our relationship to how we ought to see and understand that “The LORD is a Man of war; the LORD is His Name.” In the course of studying and meditating on the text, a couple of things the Lord has opened my eyes to see:
- God is a master strategist and a tactician.
- “The Lord says this to you: Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow go down to them. Behold, they will come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the ravine before the Wilderness of Jeruel. You shall not need to fight in this battle; take your positions, stand still, and see the deliverance of the Lord [Who is] with you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Fear not nor be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.” Read 2 Chronicles 20:15-17 (AMPC).
- Scripture says, “I will go before you and level the mountains [to make the crooked places straight]; I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut asunder the bars of iron.” Read Isaiah 45:2 (AMPC). Here you see God conducting thorough due diligence on the enemy’s camp. So before He sends you out, you bet He has a helicopter view of every strategy of the enemy, and if we follow His plan, then we will win all the time.
Beloved, this is my desired prayer for you based on this Biblical text, “…Don’t waver in resolve. Don’t fear. Don’t hesitate. Don’t panic. God, your God, is right there with you, fighting with you against your enemies, fighting to win.” Read Deuteronomy 20:1 (MSG).
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