Over the last 5 1/2 years God has given us so much scripture that tells us:
- They will know you and them by yours and their fruits (Matt 7 v 16), with regards to those who have lied about us and listened to lies about us.
- The man that digs a hole for another man, he himself will fall into it (Prov 26v27), with regards to all the harm this man has done to us and continues to do.
- God is our fortress, our rock, our deliverer (Psalm 18v2) for all those times we needed His protection and still do, He is our hiding place.
- We will not be put to shame (Rom 10v11) reminding us that no matter how it looks in the world God will not allow us to be put to shame.
God has reminded me about the story of Daniel, it sure looked like he was going to be eaten, those who put him there thought so too. And what happened? Daniel was bite-free the following morning and everyone of those who had a hand in putting him there, and all their family, were chucked in with the somewhat hungry lions. Look what the word says happened to them: Daniel 6 v 24: And the king gave the command, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions - them, their children, and their wives; and the lions overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they ever came to the bottom of the den. (Insert whistle here....WOW)
God reminded me of the story of Mordecai, and how a gallows was prepared for him to be hung and the very man, Haman, who had organised it, who had lied about him to the king, who hated him more than anything, he himself, and his family, were hung on that very gallows themselves on the day Mordecai was to be hung (The book of Esther).
God has reminded my husband consistently and regularly of the story of Joseph, because of all the harm his brothers caused him, and look how that turned out!!!
My point is, no matter how it looks, no matter what the outcome looks like to us, no matter how many hungry lions, how high the gallows, how angry and jealous the brothers, none of it matters in the face of our Almighty Father. HE PROTECTS, HE LOVES and HE will NEVER LET YOU DOWN!!!
A scripture the Lord gave me this weekend: Nahum 1 v 3: The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.
My encouragement to you today, is no matter what you are going through, no matter what it looks like to you or the world, Num 23 v 19: God is not a man that He should lie, nor a son of man that He should repent, has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
In other words, GOD WILL DO AS HIS WORD SAYS HE WILL DO....not only for you and your protection, but to those who harm His children. They will not escape the consequences of their actions.
(Having said that my husband and I feel that should this man repent and give his heart to the Lord, all the pain, all the harm, all that we have lost, would have been worth it for his salvation.)
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