If there was any time we needed God to arise and help us, it is now! We live in times that it is clearest that life can truly be unfair. People get shortchanged in spite of their hard work and honest efforts. The rules of the game are changed only when it gets to your turn. People you have never known nor ever made any attempt to hurt want to hurt you so bad. They are busy looking out for the slightest mistake you would make so they can boot you out.
There is a scenario in Revelation 12. Looking at it literally, we see how that the situation would have ended pitiably for a mother and her new born male child if God had not done anything.
Though the bible is clearly silent about the period of pregnancy, I believe that the devil must have sought out ways to abort the pregnancy but failed by the help of God. Having failed for nine months, the dragon then positioned himself to swallow up the child as soon as it was born. It actually seemed to him that he would win when miraculously, Rev 12: 5 reveals that by an unseen, quick, smart hand the “child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.” God took the devil by surprise. God “disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise” (Job 5: 12). The devil was taken unawares. God foiled his plans at the very last minute.
In your life, I decree that God will never be late. Just when the enemy seeks to strike, your God will overtake him and give you a testimony in Jesus name.
The child was not even aware of any battle or contention over his life. He did not pray for help but god still delivered it. That same way, my God will deliver you from the enemy and evil plan you know nothing about in Jesus name.
The devil did not give up. He followed the child to capture him from the protection of heaven but the angels of God led by Michael fought him, defeated him and threw him back down.
I want you to know that you are safe in Christ. Colossians 3: 3 says that “… your life is hid with Christ in God.” You are too protected to become a victim. You are wrapped up in Him. The enemy cannot reach you. You are not helpless.
Now, not being able to get to the child, he turned his wrath back on the mother to destroy her. Verse 13 says, “And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.” In fear, the woman ran. Weak as she was, she tried to get away to find some place of comfort. In fact, God had prepared a place for her, even in the wilderness. In verse 6, it is written, “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.”
Child of God, there is a place PREPARED for your comfort and nourishment. David said, “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” God is mindful of your need. He is not waiting for you toned it before He puts your help together. God, your God is strategic in His thinking. He does not only anticipate your needs, He knows what you will need tomorrow and He has it all prepared in advance. You will locate your place of nourishment in Jesus name. No enemy no matter how strong will be able to stop you in Jesus name.
In the pursuit, her strength failed her. The dragon was closing in on her but in the nick of time again, God gave her eagle wings to out fly the dragon and the dragon still in desperate pursuit became a serpent and cast out water out of his mouth to drown the woman. The water rose and sped like a Tsunami and just as it was getting to the woman, the earth came to her rescue, by opening its mouth and swallowed all the water. Long and short story, the woman escaped all by the supernatural help of God.
Child of God, you will not prevail by your strength. God’s help is available for you, especially now that you are weak. Especially now that the enemy thinks he has you. You will not be consumed in Jesus name; both you and all that are yours in Jesus name.
No matter what the enemy turns into- whether a beast or owl or man, you will still escape. No matter how strong the conspiracy against you is, it will fail. It does not matter whether Ahitophel is with your enemy; for once, his counsel will be set aside, (even when it would have truly worked against you) and he will kill himself in Jesus name. Every consultation and agreement of darkness to bring tears to your eyes will not but fail. As God told King Ahaz in Isaiah 7: 7, their counsel “Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.”
But you must believe!. You must believe that God has not brought you this far to leave you hopeless and helpless. You must take God at His word. You must now begin to rejoice, knowing that you are not going down but rising up again in full strength. This is your testimony in Jesus name.