No Weapon Can Succeed

No Weapon Can Succeed

There will be seen and unseen enemies who create multiple weapons to attack people of God.  However, Lord has promised: “No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.” (Isaiah 54:17)

1) Divination weapons:  Moabite King Balak engaged Balaam to curse Israel.  However, Balaam declared that: “For there is no enchantment against Jacob, no divination against Israel.”  (Numbers 23:23)

2) Conspiracy Weapons:  Haman’s weapon of conspiracy to commit genocide of Jews failed. Haman was hanged on the same gallows he prepared for Mordecai.  (Esther 7:9)

3) Army weapons: When the Syrian army surrounded Elisha, he was not afraid.  His servant did not know why.  Elisha prayed and Lord opened his eyes to see Elisha surrounded by mountains full of horses and chariots of fire.  (II Kings 6:17)

4) Intimidation weapons: Sennacherib king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh, his commander, to intimidate the people of Jerusalem.  He said: “Has my master sent me to speak these words to your master and to you, and not to the men sitting on the wall, who are doomed with you to eat their own dung and to drink their own urine?”  (II Kings 18:27) Lord promised Hezekiah that Sennacherib will not shoot a single arrow.   (II Kings 20:32)

5) Haughty weapons:  Goliath was overconfident of his prowess, agility, training, weapons, and experience.  He changed the rules of war and called for a one-on-one fight. He fell like a fool and his own sword used to behead him.  (I Samuel 17:51)

6) Physical weapons:  Paul writes he had to face ‘a thorn in the flesh’ which was bothering him.  It was not removed by God even after his passionate plea.  Lord instead granted him grace and promised that His power will be manifest in Paul’s weakness. (II Corinthians 12: 7-9)

7) Deceptive weapons: Laban was rebuked by the Lord when he deceived Jacob. (Genesis 31:24)

Do I experience God’s promise of protection and defense?

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