The Enemies We Never Meet
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The Enemies We Never Meet
By Dan Blankenship
© 2008 Dan Blankenship
The Bible has many passages and stories making references to Godís ability to protect his people from their enemies. Psalm 9:3-4 (NIV) has David praising Godís power with the following words: ďMy enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you. For you have upheld my right and my cause; you have sat on your throne, judging righteously.Ē Supernatural intervention, from the parting of the Red Sea to Jesus defeating death, is at the forefront of our faith. The God we worship can manipulate time, space, and all matter before us. So one has to wonder, if God is defending those who have chosen to walk in the light, how many times has God protected us from danger we never even knew was headed our way?
Iíve often wondered how many times a day, a week, or a year we are protected from harm by holy intervention. Have we been shopping while a possible a purse snatcher or pickpocket suddenly had a change of heart or been scared off for some reason even the criminal canít explain? Have we been driving toward an intersection at the same time as a drunk driver when one of Godís heavenly angels intervenes on our behalf, causing us to pull into a fast food restaurant sue to a sudden craving? Jesus intervened on our behalf before we were ever born into this world. Are we so naÔve as to believe that He does not concern Himself with the affairs of man any longer?
Jesus did not pay for the sins of man just to perform His part in the history of creation and existence of those formed in the image of heavenly beings. He made a personal investment in every soul born into the world and destined for Heaven or Hell. Whether the souls embrace a narrow path or not, I believe God is in charge of holy interventions for many individuals alive today. We see miracles all around the world, almost on a daily basis. Iím not sure there is a way to distinguish seemingly supernatural events from sheer luck, but Iíd be hard pressed to ever believe that all miraculous occurrences, including the origins of life, are the result of random chances.
Look at Psalm 91:11-12 (NIV): ďFor he will command his angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.Ē And if we donít strike the stone, will we ever know that it was there? The same holds true with the enemies we never encounter. What an amazing God we serve; that He would send angels to protect us even when we donít know we need protection. Even Allstateģ, the ďgood handsĒ people canít touch that kind of service.
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