“No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn” (Isaiah 54:17).

Today we have come into a period in which people display a mendacious behaviour. They smile outwardly but at the same time carry treacherous thoughts inside. We see people displaying care and concern towards us but practically they dig a pit at our back for our burial. We come across sorcerers and enchanters who, even over tiny issues, retort with great evil things.

In the midst of such a scenario, God arises and promises, “Son, no weapon that is used against you will defeat you”. The reason is that you stay as Jacob and Israel. You are partakers of God and His inheritance. “For there is no sorcery against Jacob, nor any divination against Israel” (Numbers 23:23). Do you know who said this? It was Balaam who had been paid for committing evil against Israelites and to curse them. God interfered with a drawn sword and ensured that Israelites are blessed through him. Yes. How great miracles God did for His children!

When I came home as a newly wedded many people made black magic against us and we found lime fruits strewn inside our campus. We did not have even a single lime tree in our residence. I do not understand how eggs could fall on our home when we never breed chickens. As part of sorcery, they used disgusting dolls to instigate evil spirits against me. At times, our bed would be fiercely shaking. During nights, I would hear the sound of footsteps by my side. But I never feared for such things as I had God as my refuge. The evils will never befall the children of God.

What is the promise of God? “A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look and see the reward of the wicked” (Psalm 91:7, 8).

One day we conducted a fasting prayer in our home with the servants of God and we prayed to stand against the witchcraft and the mouth of the enemy was shut. God struck down all those whom I thought were committing witchcraft against us. No evil against us prospered.

What is the way, you are moving ahead today? I do not know what problem is troubling you. But I know one thing. God stands with you as an Almighty. He will protect you from all evils.

To meditate: “Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling” (Psalm 91:9, 10).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai