September 13th

Vision: A View from the Top

Then I said, My lord, what are these?' So the angel who talked with me said to me, I will show you what they are.' And the man who stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are the ones whom the LORD has sent to walk to and fro throughout the earth.' Zechariah 1:9-10

It's one of the more uncomfortable things to think about, if you ask me, to think about someone watching me without my knowing. So it's a good thing for you that I am about to expose those who have been watching you, whether you knew about them or not.

You already know, I hope, that God is always watching you. In fact, it's very easy for Him because He is always with you.

What you probably didn't already know is that God has a particular kind of angel, or a group of them, actually, always going to and fro throughout the earth. It is these angels who go throughout the whole earth searching for those whose hearts are loyal to God (2 Chron. 16:9).

You might also not realize that Satan goes to and fro throughout the earth as well. The book of Job records him telling God just this very thing, and it was in his going about that he had already seen and considered Job (Job 2:2). We know Job wasn't unique, either, because Jesus told Peter in Luke 22:31, Simon, Satan has asked for you by name. He wants to sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith would not fail.

How does it feel to know that you have been watched your whole life? Welcome to the spiritual war that surrounds us!

But here's the good news: You're covered. Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world. You are sealed with the Holy Spirit, a seal that Satan can't break. You have the armor of God to keep you safe from all the fiery darts of the enemy. And let me tell you that you are in the war, whether you've ever known it or not, so arrows are coming your way, so you do need to wear your armor!

Here's another secret: The battle was never from or against your parents, your boss, your ex, or any other human being. The battle has always been against the prince and principalities of darkness.

Let me give you the bottom line: Jesus won, and when we rest in Him, we win, too. Rest today under His watchful care.

Prayer Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your victory! Thank You that You watch over me, and You know when the enemy is taking aim at my life! Please guard and protect me as I rest in You and what You have done. Lead me into victory in every area of life!


Horizon Church