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The Defender

on June 25, 2015

God is your defender against the attacks of the enemy.  Psalm 7:10 (AKJV) My defense is of God, which saves the upright in heart.  The enemy is very tricky when he attacks.  He will use people (sometimes those closest to us, can be the very ones who hurt us the most), situations that seem hopeless, or even try to attack us in our thoughts.  But we have to remember what it says in Exodus 14:14 (NLT) The Lord himself will fight for you.  Just stay calm. 

Allow God to defend you when you are under any kind of attack.  Psalm 12:1-8 (NLT) I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there?  My help comes from the Lord, who made the heaven and earth!  He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.  Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.  The Lord himself watches over you!  The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.  The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.  The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life.  The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.  Let God be your protective shade today.  He will not fail you.  He will not leave you nor forsake you.  He loves you and nothing can separate you from His love.  This causes Him to be protective and watchful over His children so that we don’t fall, give up or lose the battle before He makes sure we come out a winner.

God is always ready to fight for you.  He has an army of angels ready to fight on your behalf at any given second.  God’s army is bigger, stronger and smarter than any circumstance you are facing right now.  He has never lost a battle and never will!  He has already conquered the enemy, death and overcome this world.  So who would be better to defend you in battle, you or God?  Let Him fight your battle!  The battle was never meant for you fight it and win it on your own.  Only God has the power to fight and win a battle on His own.

Who are you allowing to defend you in your current circumstances?  Are your hands so full working all over your circumstances trying to fix everything or have you opened your problems, hands and circumstances to put them in God’s hands to fix?  Are you too busy using all your limited resources fighting your battles or are you letting God and His endless amount of resources work to your advantage and fight your battle for you?  Again, God has never lost a battle.  If He is that good all by Himself to never lose a battle, then why would He need your hands to be touching all over your problems trying to fix them?  If He delivered you before out of things you never thought you would make it out off or when you didn’t see no way and He made a way, then He can do it again and again and again.  God and His infinite army are there to rescue you, but only if you allow Him to do it.  Move over and get out of His way so He can do what needs to be done for your battle to be won.

Don’t you give up during the battle feeling defeated or hopeless but give the battle over to God and allow Him to fight it on your behalf.  So that your battle ends the way God intended it to all along, with you coming out as more than a conqueror and victorious in the end.  Romans 8:37 (AMP) Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him who loved us.  The only way to win is to become a winner at surrendering your fight to God so that your battle can surrender in defeat into His hands.  Only God can save you, defend you, protect you, shield you and give you peace all at the same time.  He is always with you, even when you don’t feel or hear him.  Acknowledge Him and let Him know you need Him to fight for you and to give you peace while you wait to see the battle before you won by the almighty God you’ve seen Him be in your life before.  Philippians 4:6-7 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.  His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.  Let God defend you, and rest in His peace and with thanksgiving in your heart remember what He has already delivered you from.

Defender means to make or keep safe from danger, attack, or harm.  Protect means to keep something safe by coming between it and any threat of harm or injury.  Guard means to keep watch.  Shield means to provide a barrier against something dangerous or destructive.  God defends us from the plans of the enemy, protects us from ourselves and others, guards us from destructive paths/behaviors and shields us from the pain of our past.  God’s goal is to protect you from the enemy to get you to your destiny.  That’s why it is God’s responsibility for guarding us against the attacks of the enemy.  You don’t need to defend yourself, God will defend you.  His arms are always stretched out for you to run too.  He will be there to hold you, comfort you, love you, strengthen you and save you.  Psalm 18:2-3 (NLT) The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my savior; My God is my rock, in who I find protection.  He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.  I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and he saved me from my enemies.

No weapon or attack used by the enemy will prosper against you.  When you’re in battle, surrender the situation to God, and put on the full armor of God so that you can be kept by God during the battle.  Ephesians 6:13-18 (NLT) Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil.  Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.  Stand your ground putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.  For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.  In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.  Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.  Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.  Only with God and His armor will you be able to stand firm in your battle and defeat the enemy.  So no matter what crisis, disaster or circumstance you face, the only way to overcome it is with GOD!!! If you will pray for everything God has for you, then you will stand through anything that the enemy has planned for you.  Turn to God, so He can turn it around and cause it all to work for your good!!  He is your defender and He will defend you in any battle that comes your way.  He sees everything, knows everything, and He can do anything.  There is nothing too hard for God, and no battle is too big for Him to lose.


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