(You’re Shielded From Harm And Destruction)
TO THE BIBLE: Isaiah 43:2
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.”
If you’re familiar with the Sahara Desert, you’ll know it can be a very unforgiving place, not conducive to human habitation. At night, it’s bitterly cold, and in the day it’s terribly hot. This was the kind of harsh environment the children of Israel found themselves in after leaving Egypt.
To be under such extreme conditions for the length of time they wandered through the wilderness could have spelt doom for them, but the Lord was with them, and He gave them His own atmosphere.
He shielded them as a cloud in the daytime, overshadowing them from the scorching heat. And at night, He was to them a pillar of fire, protecting them against the extreme cold.
So, the children of Israel travelled with their “own atmosphere”; it was the presence of the Holy Spirit (Exodus 13:21)!
If you’re born again, you carry this glorious presence of the Holy Spirit in and with you (John 14:17); it’s the blessing of the new creation. You carry your own atmosphere of the miraculous!
It, therefore, doesn’t matter where you may find yourself or what happens around you. That “divine” atmosphere shields and protects you against the harsh conditions and negative circumstances of life.
No wonder Jesus described us—Christians—as indestructible when He said in Luke 10:19 “…and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
You’re divinely shielded and immune from everything that hurts, binds or destroys. Everyone around you may have an infection due to the outbreak of an epidemic but not you.
There’s something that creates an atmosphere of health and victory around you; it’s the indwelling and abiding presence of the Holy Spirit. So, refuse to fear. You’re shielded from harm, evil, and destruction. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, I thank you for the glorious presence of your Spirit in and around me, and the heavenly atmosphere of bliss and victory that surrounds me. Thank you for your divine presence that shields me from harm, and protects me against evil and violence in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 9:32-43, Ezra 1-3
Luke 2:41-52, Deuteronomy 19
Make a personal confession of Psalm 91:1-14. Say the words out loudly and boldly.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.