For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
Did you know that the statement in our opening verse is a divine decree? You’re kept from perishing for believing in Jesus Christ. That means nothing and no one can harm you. Jesus said in Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
He also said in Mark 16:18 that if you drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt you. This is your heritage in Christ. Psalm 91:5-7 says, “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.”
Notice the latter part; it says the evil, the pestilence, and the terror that destroy others won’t come near you; why? Because you’re in Christ! Christ is a place; and therein you’re shielded from the destructions, calamities and degradations of this present world. Hallelujah!
It further reminds of the words of the Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper…This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD….” The reason the weapons can’t prosper is that you have eternal life—the indestructible, incorruptible and impregnable life of God!
Remember what we read in our opening verse: “… whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” It’s a life of absolute mastery and dominion, a life of glory, victory, success and excellence. Because of this life in you, no evil force can prevail against you. You’re more than a conqueror! Glory to His Name forever!
Thank you, Father, for your glorious life in me; I live triumphantly today, far above Satan and the negative systems of this world. Thank you for appointing me to a life of glory, victory, success and excellence, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1-year bible reading plan
Revelation 19:1-10; Zechariah 7-8
2-year bible reading plan
Acts 4:13-22; Ezra 6