I have GOOD NEWS for you today, “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn” (Isaiah 54:17). We find the contextual foundation for this in verses 14-16, “In righteousness you will be established; you will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; and from terror, for it will not come near you. “If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. “Behold, I Myself have created the blacksmith who blows the fire of coals and brings out a weapon for its work; and I have created the destroyer to ruin.”
In 589 BC, The prophet Isaiah delivered a timely message from God about recovery and restoration to Jerusalem after its destruction by the Babylonians and the prophet’s messages is equally timely for us today in 2020.
We are living in a season where things are chaotically confusing, but God has already promised a future day when our city, states, nation, and world will be more glorious than ever. God’s people will return to a better kind of normalcy and we will live without fear of further turmoil and devastation from the virus and civil unrest!
God has already created a vaccine (aka) the blacksmith that will destroy the destroyer (COVID-19)! Mark my words, there is a time coming when we will look back in hindsight and clearly see just how God was working things out for our good and His glory behind the veil of these pandemics!
The Good News Translation phrases Isaiah 54:17 like this: “‘But no weapon will be able to hurt you; you will have an answer for all who accuse you. I will defend my servants and give them victory.’ The LORD has spoken.”
Brothers and Sisters, God is communicating to us that even when bad things happen to us—when we feel defeated and crushed by our enemies—we can trust and not be afraid. The reason why we can be still in Psalm 46:10 is because in Psalm 46:1-3, God already told us; “He is our shelter, confidence, and strength, He is always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken and mountains fall into the ocean depths; even if the seas roar and rage, and the hills are shaken by the violence.”
GOD is the COMMANDER AND CHIEF!!! He controls both those who make weapons and those who use them. The Lord will incessantly protect and uphold His children, no matter what we face, and help us through to the final victory (Isaiah 41:10)—GLORY HALLELUJAH—We are God’s children—His prized possession (James 1:18) and as such we can be unequivocally confident in the Lord’s ultimate victory over every weapon that has already formed or is in the process of forming!!
Lastly, in Isaiah’s time, as in all of history, and in the future in its fullest sense, every child of God can boldly say, “NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US WILL PROSPER AND IF GOD BE FOR US WHO CAN STAND AGAINST US?!