The Daily Word: Thursday, December 26th, 2019
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
I will camp around My house because of the army, because of him who passes by and him who returns. No more shall an oppressor pass through them, for now I have seen with My eyes. – Zech. 9:8
God protects His people. When we come into His house, He will camp around us to protect us from our enemies. Even if there is an “army” (v 8) outside, He will make sure we are safe and sound. If you come into His house, no enemy will be able to pass through the protection He provides!
When God speaks of Israel’s physical enemies in the Old Testament, He is telling us how to deal with our spiritual enemies under the New Testament. As New Testament Christians, we don’t necessarily fight against foreign nations; but we do war, “…against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age” (Eph. 6:12). The nature of the enemy has changed; but the strategy to defend ourselves has not!
No matter what Satan is up to in and around your life: God will protect you. Run to Him! He is your, “…shelter…a strong tower from the enemy” (Ps. 61:3). When you draw near to God, your enemy will have no power over you. You will be shielded and protected, in Jesus’ name.
Father, thank You for protecting me! When things are going well, I will run to You. When things are going wrong, I will run to You! No matter what, I want to be in Your house and under the shelter of Your wings, in Jesus’ name.
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