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Key Insights About Weapons

Key Insights About Weapons (Kathy)

Dear Self, Individual and Family, this promise is to you also.  

Isaiah 54, as stated another way in The Message:   If anyone attacks you, don’t for a moment suppose that I sent them, And if any should attack, nothing will come of it. . .  but no weapon that can hurt you has ever been forged. Any accuser who takes you to court will be dismissed as a liar. This is what GOD’s servants can expect. I’ll see to it that everything works out for the best.” GOD’s Decree.   

There are key insights in this passage about a weapon: 1) If we believe it is from God, we might as well take up the weapon and shoot ourselves!  We shoot down the promise if we agree with a weapon on the basis of deserving the hit because of guilt or failure or mistakes or punishment.  Who needs an enemy when we are so capable of wrongly accusing our God and taking up weapons against our selves?  2) This promise assures us that ultimately the prepared weapon of attack will not have success and will not do us damage.  If we understand this, it will keep us from panic that causes us to do ourselves damage in the mean time.  3) We have to think like our God to grasp His promises.  God always sees long-range.  We focus on the immediate hit, but His promise here reaches to heritage and the eventual working out of everything for good.  That makes it plain that our disappointments concerning promise come from our giving up before the promise has finished its course.  (I’m thinking the only weapons with a possibility of success are those that land in our panic, fear, guilt or impatience.)