One of my favorite scriptures growing up was Isaiah 54:17 which says, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” This scripture is still one of my favs, but it has a deeper meaning to me now that I am older. As a child I only looked at it on a surface level, and when trouble came I questioned it. As I got older I began to look at this verse in depth, and I came to the understanding that the verse doesn’t say the weapons wouldn’t form. It says they won’t prosper – formed and prosper are two different things.
Now there are times where the lines of formed and prospered can be blurred, and this is why the Word of God is so crucial to our Christian walk.It helps us separate the weapons that are formed against us, from the things that God uses to prosper us.Haters are going to hate and people are going to talk as long as they have tongue and teeth, so do trip Gods got us.As sons and daughters of God, His protection is our BIRTHRIGHT! Yep! You heard me right, as born again believers, Gods protection is our BIRTHRIGHT! So regardless of what’s happening in the world around us, as long as we stand firm on the Word of God we are covered.
PRAYER OF PROTECTION
(Excerpt from Kenneth Copeland Ministry)
Continue to meditate on this prayer for yourself and for your loved ones. Speaking it daily will allow the Word of God concerning protection to reach deep into your spirit.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I thank You that You watch over Your Word to perform it.
Father, I praise You that I dwell in the secret place of the Most High and that I shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty—whose power no foe can withstand. I will say of You, Lord, “The Lord is my refuge and my fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I confidently trust!”
For then You will deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. Then You will cover me with Your feathers, and under Your wings shall I trust and find refuge. Your truth and Your faithfulness are a shield and a buckler. Father, You are my confidence, firm and strong. You keep my foot from stumbling, being caught in a trap, or hidden danger. Father, You give me safety and ease me. I know You will keep me in perfect peace because my mind is stayed on You and I trust in You. I thank You, Lord, that I may lie down and You will give me peaceful sleep, for You sustain me and make me dwell in safety. I shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall not come near me. Only a spectator shall I be—inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High—as I witness the reward of the wicked.
WE ARE COVERED!
Here's some worship for you to marinate on as well! The Blessing by Elevation Worship Ft. Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes