He feels my hurt!
Verse for Today: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Psalms 105:15 – “Do not touch My anointed ones; do My prophets no harm.”
Those who heap atrocities on God’s people really hurt God to whom His children are precious. He feels our pain and will react in His mighty way. God has announced and commanded that no one should touch His anointed ones who are bought with the highest price. They are purchased by the blood of the Lamb shed on Calvary. They are anointed with the Spirit of God. God has appointed His prophets to foretell and forthtell His Word to His people and to the world. These prophets are rewarded for their labor by God from His resources. Their mandate is divine and they are sent with special mission. God’s people are the body of Christ, the Church. When the world touches His children, they are touching the body of Christ which is felt by the head who is Christ. That’s why He has commanded everyone not to hurt His children and His prophets. But if they touch us, God will not watch inactively. He will definitely respond in kind. He knows what punishment is appropriate to those who hurt His children and disrupt their life and ministry. Sadly the enemy of our soul uses people to hurt us and level all sorts of atrocities against us. But God will come back to strike these enemies of ours. If we look at history, all who have ever hurt God’s children have received severe punishment. During the Old Testament times, often they were instantly dealt with. Today God is dealing with those who hurt us in various ways. In some cases like that of Saul of Tarsus, God gives them time to repent and come to His fold. Those who do not repent will definitely be made accountable. We do not need to take revenge on them, but are instructed to wait for God to handle it Himself.
Dear friend, are you being continuously hurt by those around you for your stand for God? Are you facing ridicule, mockery, threat or bias in the work place, ill-treatment, false accusations and deprivation from the hands of the people around you? Sometimes you might find the hurt far too much for you to endure. But your Lord is seeing all of these atrocities leveled against you and He is aware of the extent to which you are feeling the hurt and loss of various kinds. He is not inactive, but is only waiting for them to repent. If they don’t repent, He will definitely act before it is too late. But He wants you to rejoice when you are hurt because it is a great privilege to suffer such physical, mental and economic atrocities from the hands of the Lord’s enemies. Today the Lord reminds us that He is working behind the scene to handle these agents of iniquities and will discipline them with an iron scepter. They do not know that He is a consuming fire and it is dangerous to fall into His hands. Potiphar had to serve Joseph who was cruelly punished by him a few years back. All the enemies of David had to pay a heavy price for hurting and chasing him. God dealt with Amalekites, Amorites, Midianites, Moabites and all other nations which bruised God’s people. Let all God’s people beware not to become instruments in the hands of the enemy to hurt His children! Dear friend, if you are hurt by the enemies around you, you should pray not to fall into discouragement or impatience, but to keep trusting in God to keep going. God will deal with the enemies and make them accountable. But we can march forward rejoicing because our reward for patience will be great in His presence. We do not need to prove any of the enemy’s falsehood against us because the Lord knows the truth and that is what matters most. Let us keep going in His power and strength and look unto our Lord for comfort and hope.
Zechariah 2:8b – For whoever touches you touches the apple of His eye.
Thought for Today
When the body of Christ is abused, Christ the head will feel the pain.
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