Who Abides in the Shadow?

“And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the Lord your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the Lord do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest. Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God He shall fight for you.” Deuteronomy 3:21-22.

Is the Lord fighting your battle or are you?  Are you resting in the shadow of the most High or is He in your shadow?  Are you walking in obedience to God’s Word, fully trusting in what Jesus has done on Calvary’s Cross?

“Having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in Himself of twain (the Jews and the gentiles) one new man, so making peace; And that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the Cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.” Ephesians 2:15-17.

If we fully believe the price Jesus paid as the Lamb of God paid our sin debt and gave us dominion over sin, then we also believe Jesus fully and completely abolished in His flesh our enmity with God.  Why then do we remain at enmity with Him?

“When a man’s ways please the Lord, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.” Proverbs 16:7.  Our enemies may remain our enemies but they will realize no weapon formed against us will prosper when God is fighting the battle.  If we keep God in the shadows, how will our enemy know it is God fighting them?

If you have never seen God fight for you, maybe it is because you are doing all of the fighting.   What is it that you don’t believe?  Do you not believe Jesus abolished our enmity with God?  Maybe you don’t trust God to make your enemies at peace with you?  “Oh, but yes I do believe Sister Donna!”…well, get up and go give the Lord a praise.  Kiss the wave that threw you against the Rock of your Salvation!  Put on “…the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.”  Isaiah 61:3.  Too many glorify the trees instead of the Planter, the Lord Jesus Christ.

We, as Christians, all too often create our own battles.  Once we realize the battle was our own creation and not God’s, we still try to fight.  We reject God’s Word when we do not believe that He can turn all things to good for those who love God.

If you truly believe in your heart that the Lord Jesus Christ came in the flesh to reconcile us with God the Father and you then trust in Him to do all that His Word promises…you will then be able to rest in God’s peace, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7. 
-Donna Clark Warren

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