God has a covenant of divine protection for the saints. One of Jesus last few words, before he left the world, was ‘behold I am with you even unto the ends of the earth’ (Matthew 28:20). And the fact that you are reading this article this day is because the master has been faithful to His words. In the last 338 days including today, he has kept watch over you, guiding you day by day, week by week through the last 48 weeks of the year. And this gives us the confidence that he that has seen us thus far will see us through the remaining four weeks of the year!
Note the time statistics: for over 8112 hours, 486 720 minutes, and 29,203,200 seconds he watched over you without sleeping nor slumber though a majority of us slept through one third of these times, but yet he was wide awake that all of your movement through the over 30 million seconds you have spent this year he was there with you all the way! For every hair of your head that dropped through this last 30 million seconds, you have spent this year he is aware of all of them! Though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death he was there with you, He comforts and restores your soul. Though a thousand might have fallen by your right hand and ten thousand by your left hand, he did not let any evil befall you! Why? He gave his angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways! For it is the covenant duty of these angelic beings to encamp around them that fear the Lord (Psalm 34:7). That, my friend, is the reason why you are alive today!
And it is for these same reasons above that I know God will keep you through the remaining 27days, 4weeks, 648 hours, 38880 minutes and 2,332,800 seconds for the year to end! So if you are reading this, shout hallelujah for your eyes that are reading these words will see the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018! Now at this point, CELEBRATE JESUS!
The end of the year does not connote the end of the world. But you get to sense this apprehension and fear in the air as people, especially in this part of the world where I write from, fearing the worst evil to happen as they approach the last few days of the year. Though calamities do occur every now and then during the course of the year the devil tends to amplify and magnify the ones that happen late into the year to put fear into people that they will not see the end of the year. This fear leads people into a prayer frenzy of all kind, albeit prayer motivated much by fear and not by faith.
However, the bible tells us that we are of God little children and we have overcome the world! That came from a combination of two scriptures there.
‘And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.’(1 John 3:19). And because we are of God, we have overcome the wickedness in the world!
‘For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.’(1 John 5:4)!
Now if you are born of God, celebrate your covenant edge and advantage, the word says you have overcome the world. ‘For he that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty’ (Psalm 90:1). This is the covenant edge, you have as a child of God, you are a son of God, and the evil in the world cannot overcome you! This is your covenant standing but first, you need to know this for a man that is in honor and understandeth it not is like a beast that perisheth(Psalm 49:20). The reason why the whole world has gone out of course for even so call believers is because we lack a strong covenant mentality!
‘5 they know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. 6 I have said, ye are gods, and all of you are children of the most High. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Until we recognize our position in God we will die like sons of men! You are no ordinary specie! What kill natural men should not trample over you, let your covenant mentality comes alive as you walk through this earth, especially the remaining days of this year!
He who has kept you thus far will keep you to the end! Do you believe that? Go ahead and say amen in the comment section and express your faith in the covenant of protection that God has for you, and much more share this article with your friends and be a blessing to them this end of the year.
You are reading this and you are not yet born again? This is the time to walk into that covenant standing with God through his son Jesus. Say this prayer with me: “Father I acknowledge that I am a sinner, that Jesus died for me, that you raised him from the dead. Father, please forgive me. I accept Jesus today as my Lord and my Saviour. Amen.”