The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. Genesis 48:16 KJV

If you saw the  movie WAR ROOM (which is a great movie) there is a scene where the woman who plays the prayer warrior and the other main female lead are walking in a parking garage and a robber approaches them. He then orders them to hand over their valuables. The one lady who is in warrior training just yields and says “Take what you want!.” The prayer warrior however looks the robber in the eye fearlessly and says, “You put that knife down in the Name of Jesus!!!” The robber pauses, seems to get confused and runs off. I am not going to get off into what you should do and what you should not do because everyone’s knowledge is different. But what I am going to tell you is that although that is a movie, it is a very real situation and the two reactions are very similar to what can happen when two people who are believers are faced with the same situation. What’s the key here and in all situations? KNOWLEDGE!!!!

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…. Hosea 4:6 English Standard Version

Now The Word here admits that God’s people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Not knowledge of karate or how to invest in stocks but a knowledge about Him. I will get to why they were lacking this knowledge specifically in another post but let me share with you some verses and scriptures on protection that are vital for the believer especially today. Recently there was a mass shooting that was tragic but what is more interesting is that the shooter allegedly targeted or ask people were they Christians then told them, “Good because you are about to see God!”.  Now when you think of that or being in that situation does that invoke fear in you or does it make God’s Word rise up in you? For me and many others I am sure it makes The Word rise up in me. But what Word?

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication(righteousness) from me, declares the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17 English Standard Version

Please pay close attention to what The Word of God just said and what He is saying thru me. This is the Lord talking!!! HE SAID NO WEAPON that is fashioned against you shall succeed. He did not say no weapon fashioned against you shall succeed except a gun, a nuclear bomb or radiation. He said NO WEAPON!! Do you believe that? Because if you do then I am saying that it does not matter what weapon it is, it won’t work. This is not a dig against the people who lost their lives, this is a vaccination against more people dying. The issue is not about people have died before that were Christians of whatever weapon. The issue is do you believe Psalms 91 or not?

A thousand may fall at your side(people you do not know or who are far away from you),
ten thousand at your right hand (people who are close to you or even other family members),
but it will not come near you. Psalm 91:7 NIV

Listen please and look again at our opening text.

The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. Genesis 48:16 KJV

That Angel mentioned in the above scripture is not just some regular angel. The reason why it is capitalized because it is the pre-incarnate Lord Jesus Himself. This is Jacob talking and he is blessing his grandchildren.  Jacob dealt with many things in his life and most were his own fault but he said “The Angel which redeemed me from ALL EVIL… bless the lads”.  This is a continuation of the blessing of Abraham.  This is yours.  Jesus HAS redeemed us from ALL EVIL but you have to believe it. What do you have more faith in? Do you have more faith in if you were bitten by a poisonous snake that it could harm you or kill you or no weapon formed against you shall succeed?  Please don’t wait until a situation is upon you to make that decision. I am not trying to induce fear here I am advocating FAITH that causes you to believe your Daddy’s Love and protection that has already been bought and paid for by the same Angel who redeemed Jacob’s life from ALL EVIL!!!.

Many people are bitten by snakes throughout the world and some get sick, swell up, lose body parts as a result or some die. When you watch National Geographic or some movie and people are bitten people immediately go into fear and expect sickness, pain and death. They even have people around them who tell them what is going to happen. Without faith in The Word of God yes all you have is the natural to expect. But lets see what happened to Paul when he was bitten by a very venomous snake on the island of Malta.

But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects. Acts 28:5

Sounds a lot like that lady who was about to be robbed in the movie.  She walked away with her life AND her stuff because she believed in THE NAME.  She believed in The Angel who redeemed her life from ALL EVIL.  I trust that you will put your trust completely in the Lord for your protection and the protection of your family.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!!!


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