My dear brothers and sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Psalms 91:1 “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
My dearly beloved, if you receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour and walk along with Him, then you receive an unknown power within you. It is the work of the Holy Spirit. You are of God, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us. There is a power that works inside of you, when you have Jesus as the Lord of your life. As a child of God is endowed with grit and power of the Lord, no one can dare to come against them. People will say, He is a child of God so He possesses the power of Christ therefore it is better not to go against him. People will avoid, such godly people. They will think many times before they do anything against them.
We see in the Bible about Abimelech who tells Isaac “We have certainly seen that the Lord is with you.” A child of God is easily recognized by his behaviour and his testimony. Goliath was a Philistine giant who came against the army of the Israelite forces. He stood with pride. He stood on his own strength, He boasted of himself, about his talents, about his might, about his skill. He was backed up by Satan himself. Whereas David, a small shepherd boy stood in front of him. David was zealous to defend the Lords people. David though newly anointed as the king of Israel, yet he was a young boy. He was deeply offended by the giants, haughty mocking challenges. David said to Goliath, “But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” He went in the name of Jesus. He took a sling and five small pebbles and swung around him. One little pebble hit the fore head of Goliath and he fell flat to the ground. And David killed him with a sword. Such a great man could easily be defeated by David a small shepherd boy. How was this possible? It was because he was endowed by the power of God. He was backed up by his heavenly Father, the God of Israel. That was the difference.
My dearly beloved, if you are in Christ, you are a new being. ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.’ For God has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ. Therefore you inherit the nature of God. His power. His Strength and His boldness.
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for giving us the power and strength to overcome the obstacles in our life. Help us to abide under the shadow of the Almighty. And thus protect us from the oncoming danger. Help your children to depend on the Lord God and walk in His ways, in obedience to God’s word. In Jesus name we pray.