“But my horn shall You exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil” (Psalm 92:10 KJV).
Reference text: Joshua 1:8,
“This book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it by day and by night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall act wisely.”
I once heard an intriguing story that demonstrates the power of resilient endurance in the face of daunting limitations. Truck loads of codfishes were shipped into a foreign country on two different occasions for exports earnings, and of course, for culinary purposes. It was discovered at the end of the trips that the cod fishes lost their flavour. Exasperated with the colossal loss of fortune, the handlers introduced some catfishes in the next voyage as “escorts” to the codfishes. The decision was informed by the fact that codfishes and catfishes are at cross-purposes as sworn enemies.
The codfish had no moment’s respite as it brought to fore its survival instincts, staying awake, manoeuvring, ducking and swimming away from the predators all the time that the lengthy trip endured! He had to stay awake and alive, or die in the course of the journey, a seemingly impossible prospect by all account!
A brief relapse into complacency would have resulted in the codfish’s waterloo. At the end of the journey, the cod fish survived! And the taste and flavor of the third batch of cod fish delivery was absolutely excellent, as the traders smiled to the bank in profits and zero-deficits.
Christians are like cod fishes, constantly besieged by the devil, a cat fish, who is constantly on the prowl, stealing from believers who are low and compromising on the obedience scale (John.10:10).
To keep the devil at bay, you must anchor your life, decisions and choices on the word of God (Matthew 4:4). This is an explicitly sacrosanct command and demand from God! (Joshua 1:8) Applying the WORD in its entirety in every aspects of your life requires courage and strength. You must be alert to happenings around you, even the seemingly insignificant and unassuming ones. This is because the devil is full of wiles, deft cunnings and deceits in his evil operations. (1 Peter.5:8)
Being strong here implies fastening yourself on the dependable rock to avoid been blown away by the storm, or end up as a causality on the battlefield of life. We need strength to curtail and contain the never-ending oppositions from the enemy of our souls. The Christian’s fight is against the enemies without and the enemies within. While God takes care of the outside enemies for your sake, it is incumbented upon you, as a matter of responsibility, to fight and defeat the enemies within.
Remain steadfast in the WORD. (Luke 4:4)
Be strong in the Lord. (Ephesians 6:10) Don’t apply the principle of selectivity where the WORD is concerned! This is the only recipe for what the bible calls “good success”.
The WORD is the only life-line and anchor for the Christian.
REMAIN STRONG AND STEADFASTLY ANCHORED ON THE WORD!!!
Pastor Judah Giam‘s Yeshua’s Heavenly Ministries is an end-time prayer & revival ministry. He runs prayer warfare seminars to equip & empower Christians to be the Warrior Bride as ordained by Yahweh Elohim. Anointed prophetic prayers & decrees have transformed the prayer lives of many who testify to experiencing breakthroughs in their intimacy with God.