Friday, November 12, 2010


Verse for Today: Friday, November 12, 2010
Psalms 60:4 - But to those who fear You, You have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow.

When God's children are exposed to the various circumstances and situations in this world, the Lord is their banner. It is a banner of truth because this banner is the declaration that they are already victorious. It is a banner of protection against the bows and arrows of the enemy. It is a banner of invitation which encourages His children to take shelter under the banner. It is a banner of announcement about the great victories the Lord has secured for His children so that they can look at the banner and take courage as it helps them to count their past blessings. It is a banner which will stand for ever and will not need to be taken down as it does not anticipate any loss or failure. It is a banner which dances in victory in the midst of the winds which blow against it. It is an eternal banner which no force in this world can erode or weaken. It is the Lord's banner and this banner is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. This banner of confidence, strength, promises, victory and power is specially hoisted for all God's children to go to and confide. There is a special coolness in the shadow of this banner where we can all dwell without fear or anxiety. We declare our allegiance and loyalty to this banner as we gather around it all the time. It is the banner of truth which declares the unchanging character of God and His great promises. When we are protected in the shadow of this banner, God's children have no reason to fret. The enemy might be around us and they might be doing all that they could to distract us and create tension and anguish in us so that we would take our focus out of the banner of victory. But none of the arrows of the enemy has the power to penetrate the enormity of strength of this banner. So let us take courage today and enjoy the coolness of this banner of love, confidence, strength, hope and peace. Remember, our Lord is the banner, Jehovah Nissi!

Dear friend, let us today understand that even though we are in the enemy territory, we are under a Heavenly banner which is our Lord Jesus. So we do not need to be afraid of all the sabre rattling of the enemy. They can do nothing to us because we are under the truth of the promises of the Lord. Not only that, Heaven has made public declaration of our victory and our future more than 2000 years ago on the cross of Calvary. No matter who the enemy is and what his tactics are, he is a defeated enemy and his verdict has already been declared. Our banner keeps declaring the enemy's plight and future and that is why he is trying to see if we can be at least distracted and lured to be anxious for a few moments and thus loose our grip on the truth which is embodied in this banner. So dear friend, please do not look at the bow or arrow of the enemy. There is no need for us to be alarmed about the enemy's preparation for war or the might he tries to exhibit in front of our eyes. Let us not be confused by looking at the aberrations that he tries to create in our circumstances and situations. Instead, let us look at the Lord who is our banner of victory. He is the victorious One. He has already won our battles for us. Today our battles are against the tactics of distraction which the enemy sends through the manipulation of our situations and through the relationships which we have in this world. In all these circumstances, let us not loose heart, but put all our faith and trust in the Lord of truth whose promises for us are as true as the Lord Himself. Let the truth about His banner give us renewed confidence to go forward today and forever more. The Lord has brought us to His Heavenly Banquet Hall of protection and blessings and His banner over us is His immeasurable love for us to enjoy today without the shadows of anxiety, fear and despair. This is the day the Lord has made for us to enjoy His grace and so let us make a joyful victory noise under His banner.

Song of Songs 2:4 - He has taken me to the banquet hall, and His banner over me is love.

Thought for Today
Jesus our Heavenly Banner is our greatest protection against all the wiles of the enemy.

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