September 7, 2017

The Forces of Darkness Cannot Stop What God Has Ordained

The Forces of Darkness Cannot Stop What God Has Ordained : Who can stop the will of the Lord? What earthly creature or spiritual force has power to defeat God’s purposes? None! In this scripture, you may know that as difficult as things may seem, or as long our healing may take, God is ever present, and His purposes shall be fulfilled.

For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back? ~ Isaiah 14:27 (ESV)

There is no power to resist His mighty arm, nor to thwart the execution of his plans. By this assurance our heavenly Father has given lasting comfort to His people, even when they should be in Babylon; in a long and dreary captivity (Psalm 137:1-9) :

By the rivers of Babylon,
There we sat down, yea, we wept
When we remembered Zion.
We hung our harps
Upon the willows in the midst of it.
For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song,
And those who plundered us requested mirth,
Saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

How shall we sing the Lord’s song
In a foreign land?
If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget its skill!
If I do not remember you,
Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth—
If I do not exalt Jerusalem
Above my chief joy.

Remember, O Lord, against the sons of Edom
The day of Jerusalem,
Who said, “Raze it, raze it,
To its very foundation!”

O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed,
Happy the one who repays you as you have served us!
Happy the one who takes and dashes
Your little ones against the rock!

And by the same consideration, all of God’s children may be comforted at all times …

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