No Fear of Enemies

Exodus 11:1   (NLT)   Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will strike Pharaoh and the land of Egypt with one more blow. After that, Pharaoh will let you leave this country. In fact, he will be so eager to get rid of you that he will force you all to leave.

Exodus 11.1 - Not Fearing EnemiesGod knows how to deal with his enemies—our enemies. He is a Victorious God. No one in no time can ever defeat him. God was able to turn the pharaoh’s hard and hardened heart completely around; He can do the same even to our most ardent enemy.

Enemies are real, but we don’t have to fear them. We don’t have to be troubled; we don’t have to panic about their existence or presence—no matter how close they may be to us, no matter how powerful they may be. In God’s perfect timing, and in God’s powerful unique ways; He will move our enemies to serve his purposes and act even surprisingly and totally favorably towards us.

Dear God, thank you so much for giving us very encouraging and dependable promises and assurances so that we don’t have to fear anyone or anything. You’re in complete control—nature, people, and everything else. We may not fully understand how you do this without violating man’s free will, but it’s enough for us to know that no one can thwart your purposes; You will accomplish them. It’s enough for us to know you love us, and you will always do the best for us; that includes dealing with those who oppose us.

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Miracles Happen

Acts 12:7   (KJV)   And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Peter, a believer, an apostle of Jesus Christ was imprisoned. Unlike his co-apostle James who just got murdered, he was supernaturally and miraculously delivered through the agency of an angel. The foreboding atmosphere was suddenly saturated with light. The acts-12-7-miracles-happenchains that limited his movements fell off his hands without keys, without the use of force.

Persecution is real; enemies of the faith are real. There are people who desire to do us harm and there are times when they get to inch their way in and accomplish some of their injurious intentions. Deadly threats are real, but so is God, so are angels, so are miracles. It doesn’t matter how hopeless our situations may seem; we may feel like we’re stuck and we’re done; it may seem like those who treat us as their enemies may be winning, but our God sees every detail of our lives—more detailed than our perception and understanding of things.

While God exists, while He’s alive, we always have hope. Good News: God is real; God exists; God is alive, and He’s alive forevermore. This means we have undying hope. He can get us out of our hardest predicament. Just because it’s beyond our power and control doesn’t mean it’s beyond any power and control. God isn’t absent from the scene of our lives. One word from God and our situations turn around. One command and He can have an angel intercept any work of any enemy. Nothing scares us.

Angels to the Rescue

Acts 12:7   (KJV)   7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Angels are real; they are Divinely delegated powerful ministering spirits. God lovingly sends them to us for so many reasons. They help us, we who are blessed heirs of salvation. Though it seems that there are numerous times when they suddenly come out of nowhere, acts-12-7-angels-to-the-rescuethey’re in fact always present; we just don’t see them all the time. When necessary, when God deems it best for them to appear to give us special revelation, direction, or protection; they show up, literally.

There’s a lot of fascinating things we know and can know about these super-beings; the Bible is replete with stories involving them. From Genesis to Revelation—the first book of the Bible to the last, angels are found. God in His Sovereignty sees fit that they be a part of His grand plan. We know God can perfectly do everything all by Himself, but He graciously involves us in some tasks, such as preaching to the lost and discipling believers. He also involves this special breed of creation. His generosity of experience allows more of us to enjoy the action—glories and victories. And yes, at times, the special Angel comes—not just an angel, but the Angel.

We’re more than happy to have them and to have them on our team. They’re the perfect match against enemies of their kind—those who fell with Lucifer when he foolishly tried to exalt himself beyond the already very exalted place and status he had in the presence of God and all His other heavenly creations. How many times have we had our share of “close calls,” and for unexplained circumstances, the disaster we expected didn’t happen—to our pleasant surprise. There’s a big possibility that God’s angels continually keep us shielded and away from harm; we’re completely unaware about the majority of them. There are battles raging. There are enemies, even spiritual ones trying to kill us, steal from us, and destroy us. Praise God, we have God’s heavenly powerful armies performing unseen supernatural exploits on our behalf, making sure that we’re more than okay.

Here for the Brokenhearted

Psalm 34:18   (KJV)   18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

God is as close to us as could possibly be; He’s with us; for believers, He’s in us. But somehow, there is still a special kind of closeness we experience when we’re brokenhearted.

When we’re brokenhearted, that’s when we need comfort the most; that’s when we need someone to be with us the most. We rest assured; we can always count on God. He never disappoints us. He never leaves us.

It’s possible for believers to be brokenhearted and to be contrite in spirit. It’s also an experience unbelievers go through. The difference is, we are aware of His presence, and that’s the difference between peace and turmoil.

His nearness and his salvation are more than enough assurances for us to brave broken heart and extreme pressure.

There is no time when we go through our troubles alone. There is no time when God doesn’t save us.

Terrifyingly Awesome

John‬ ‭6:19‬ ‭ (KJV‬‬)   So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.



The waves getting bigger started becoming a threat; Jesus walked on it.  When things become problematic, always remember, Jesus is on top of things.

What’s dangerous to us isn’t dangerous to Him.

Jesus always comes to our rescue. It may not always be the way we expect Him to. Let’s just say; He’s very unorthodox; He’s full of surprises, and He always gets things done.

If we can see what Jesus can really do, it will probably terrify us–awesomely terrify us. 

Angels Watching Over Us

Acts 12:7  (KJV)   And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

Peter was in prison. Herod wanted to use Peter as a form of entertainment. How? He was going to have him killed in front of an anti-Christian crowd. It didn’t look good for Peter. Herod had the power – a corrupted one. He just had John – another arch-apostle killed. That’s what actually led him to pursue the death of Peter; he saw the crowd pleased with it. Peter was securely guarded in prison – chains, gates, guards and all. It was impossible for Peter to escape, but escape he did – with a little help from his unknown and unexpected friend. The Lord’s angel rescued him: chains fell, gates opened, guards didn’t see. Peter was free. The impossible became possible. How? Through God’s supernatural delegates – His angels.

Angels are real. Supernatural world is real. Many of what we consider as impossible are impossible from the natural vantage point. But when the supernatural is involved, nothing really is impossible. I heard a “science” guy asked how any plant buried under water for a year could survive – attempting to refute the validity of Noah’s flood. That’s a good point – from an anti-supernatural perspective. But the answer is simple. He has forgotten that we who believe in the account of the Flood believe in the account of Creation. It’s obviously not a problem for our God Who created everything out of nothing, to revive the plants after the Flood. We are living in a material world, but we as believers aren’t limited to it; we’re living in a supernatural sphere as well. And God’s supernatural delegates are present. They’re powerful, they’re victorious, and they’re ministering to us. Wow. A famous singer sang “Angels watching over me.” That’s more than just a song; that’s truth. By the way, people often think that there’s a war between science and religion. Not so. Science simply means “knowledge.” The contradiction then is between God-denying, God-disbelieving, God-hating Science, and, God-affirming, God-believing, God-loving Science.

Our Creator, supernatural God and Father, nothing is impossible with you. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy the blessings of living also in the supernatural, unlimited realm. Thank you for sending us Your powerful angels to watch over us, and when necessary, to rescue us – even if it takes overpowering the laws of nature and physics – even if it would take a miracle. And when necessary, we may even see them. Hallelujah!!!