FEATURE ARTICLE

Rev. Nelson IlunoSunday, September 3, 2017
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Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria

DIVINE SECURITY

"In times of trouble, may the LORD answer your cry. May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm" (Psalm 20:1).

ivine security refers to the blessing, provisions, and protection given by God in every area of life. Here, the whole of Psalm chapter 20 is our emphasis; therefore read the entire verses. The Bible declares that our God is a very present help in time of trouble (Psalm 46:1). This means that He is ever-present or always ready to help in the time of trouble. The fundamental characteristic of God's kingdom is power and security. "Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known" (Psalm 106:8). All power belongs to God. "…but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen" (Matthew 6: 13).

Never forget the divine security which you have in God. When you face challenging times in life, remember God's name and salvation, and let Him be your strong tower. Only God can give you divine security. If we hold on to God, all His promises are true in Christ and are capable of effecting wonders in our lives. This season, God will step into your situation and calm the storms! The Lord is speaking peace to every impossible situation you are up against right now. He will surely bring you out of the storm. We should never trust in our own might, but always in the strength of the Lord. He never loses any battle. Because God alone can preserve a nation or an individual, be sure your confidence is in God, who gives eternal security. Whom do you trust?

"Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the LORD our God" (Psalm 20:7).

As long as there have been armies and weapons, nations have boasted of their security, but such security does not last. Certain countries of the world may pride themselves as super powers with strong security networks, but in a true sense, that is the prerogative of God. The mightiest of men survives and are protected only by His mercy. The true security and power of any nation is not in weaponry. Sennacherib, the king of Assyria had determined to destroy Hezekiah and the people of Judah by all means. Hezekiah came boldly to God; he acknowledged God's power and Judah's total dependence on Him. The Lord God of Israel, the mighty man in battle, and God of all powers, stood and defended His people. God said: "For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake" (2 Kings 19: 34).

What a great lesson for us this time: when we are faced with challenges of life. There is no problem that lacks solution before God. No matter how many enemies are fighting against you, if you are on the Lord's side, victory is sure. Speaking through Isaiah, the Lord assured Hezekiah that Sennacherib and his army would "not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield… For I will defend this city to save it, for mine own sake…" (2 Kings 19: 32). God defended Hezekiah and the city of Judah according to His promise. He sent only one angel to the camp of the Assyrians who killed 185, 000 soldiers. Sennacherib himself was later killed by two of his sons where he was worshipping in the house of his god.

If you are a child of God, there is nothing to fear. "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27: 1). The Lord will grant you security and preservation. All it takes to have all-round blessing and security is to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour.

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