This realization can either paralyze or free you. For it can be sobering to know that once you step out in your community and converse in a public setting that you can be a victim of terror. But those of us who love the Lord Jesus Christ should not live with fear of terror. For God doesn’t give us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. For he will give his angels charge over us to protect us from evil. One may ask, if this is so, why does this God of yours allow such evil? I don’t have all of the answers to everything in life but what I do have I will present to you. God allows evil to exist because this world is not under the authority of Jesus Christ but is currently under the authority of the evil one. For the evil one influences the hearts and minds of those who are open to his will: stealing, killing, and destroying. But we can overcome evil by the blood of Christ. What does that mean? Christ’s blood covers over all of our sins which allows us to be clean and innocent in God – Jehovah’s sight. By believing in Christ, obeying his commands and living a life that is pleasing to the Lord, we become a part of God’s family. One of the benefits of serving and living for the Lord is that he will protect us from the evil one by his mighty power. For examples of his protection can be found in the books of Job, Psalm 91 and Deuteronomy 28.
All can experience God’s protection and covering but you must be willing to pray, live for him, and obey his word. To guard ourselves from evil is a daily thing. It’s a daily thing because not all live the life of Christ and many of our principalities are under the influence of the evil one. If we live the life of God and claim protection (asking for the Lord to give his angels charge over us) we can overcome evil and live without fear. This was a short post but I hope that it provides encouragement and hope.
For we pray, The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.