My dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Isaiah 33:20, “Look on Zion, the city of our festivals; your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes broken”.
From the above context, we learn that God will enable you to see Zion or Jerusalem as a beautiful abode and your family as a peaceful dwelling or resting place. The stakes will never be pulled up, which means that your family will be knit together, and will not be easily broken, or destroyed. We see how couples after a few years of marriage go for divorce but the children of God will remain united, their families will be unbreakable. Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he did not curse the people of God but turned his face toward the wilderness and when Balaam looked out and saw Israel encamped tribe by tribe, the Spirit of God came on him and he spoke his message: “How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel! He compares the tents of Israel gathered below the mountains as valleys spread out, and like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the Lord, like cedars beside the waters.
This is the picture of a real family of the children of God, our houses should be like rivers flowing with water and our land all over must be green and fertile revealing the blessings of God. Such dwelling place will not be easily destroyed. But we find people targeting families. They will say, “Don’t mess up with me, I will destroy you and your family”. They think they can destroy other families and live peacefully. Such people who plan to destroy other families will never live happily or peacefully. They will threaten and frighten you always saying, that they will even kill your children, but you must remember that you are children of God and Jesus Christ the Rock is inside of you. When you truly believe in the Lord Jesus Christ no one can stand against you. The Bible says, ‘If God is on my side then who can stand against me?’’ Those who hit upon this rock will be hurt themselves.
Therefore as children of God, you too should not speak any negative thing, against anyone You should not speak such harsh words of warning against others. So that you in turn, will not face any such situation in your life. You have no right to harm or destroy others. When God allowed Satan to test Job, He said, “Do what you like, but do not lay hands on Job’s life”. Therefore never hatch plot to harm others or destroy someone. Let us ask God to enable us to live in peace. Let peace be within our walls and prosperity within our palaces. Let our sons in their youth be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters be like pillars carved to adorn a palace. Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields; our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets. Blessed is the people of whom this is true; blessed is the people whose God is the Lord. God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving Heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, we thank You for showing us, how the house of God’s children should be. Teach us to be wise and never to speak ill about others. To do good and not evil. Lord enable us to live in peace far from the wayward people. Let us maintain peace with one and all.