“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD.” Isaiah liv, 17.
Unlike many earthly masters, the Heavenly Master is mindful and zealous of His servants. He has promised to defend them from all perceived threats and to vindicate them.
Isaiah foresaw this new age of glory ushered in by Jesus Christ! The promise cited above, found in often-neglected ‘Old Testament’ scrolls, is not to be dismissed as an irrelevant piece of text or a misinterpreted verse. When the Holy Spirit predicted the “sufferings of Christ” and the “glories to follow,” prophets who wrote down those oracles searched earnestly to identify the Messiah and His times (1 Peter i, 11). Peter’s description of these predictions aptly describe the fifty-third and fifty-fourth chapters of Isaiah. The former describes the “sufferings of Christ” and the latter, the “glories to follow.” The promises described in Isaiah 54 are for the Church—the body of true believers who are redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ.
That glorious chapter concludes with a promise of divine protection and vindication for God’s servants. Even though we are God’s children, the whole world does not see us in that light. We do have enemies who fashion new weapons against us even as we go around proclaiming the glories of God’s kingdom. Those enemies are to be found within and without the apparent church. God keeps watch over us and He looks out for potential threats. He is active and awake to neutralize all weapons and accusations. This leaves us free to concentrate on the task at hand, namely, to share God’s love with everyone including those who place us on their hit list.
Are you bothered about potential threats from real or imaginary sources? Fear no more! Leave surveillance and security tasks to your Heavenly Father. Are you troubled by false accusations and smear campaigns against you or your work? Fret no more. Let the Supreme Judge take up your case. He will vindicate you in His own royal way. He is the LORD of hosts. Praise be to the God who has opened such glories for us in Christ.