Friday, 15 July 2011

If the Lord had not been on our side

'If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive when their wrath was kindled against us – Psalm 124v2-3

Where would we be if the Lord were not our side? It doesn't even bear thinking about does it? As the psalmist says here we would have been swallowed up alive. As bad as things can be I am so grateful that we have the Lord to depend on in these times.

You know how it feels. Everything seems to be opposed to everything we try and do. The world system and its gaping jaws seem like it is right on our tails. It threatens to swallow us in one big gulp.

It is a scary thought. The world system is huge and in comparison the church is so tiny and powerless. We should have been swallowed up a long time ago. We should have been stamped out at the start by the Roman opposition. The true church should have been squashed by false religious kingdoms. Communism should have destroyed the church in those parts of the world. The church should be dead in the Muslim nations today.

But we survive. We hold on. The gates of hell shall not prevail. We are His church. The Lord is on our side and we WILL survive because He is!  

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