UNIQUE SETTING V.5 God is in the midst of her;
For I, says the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her. Zechariah 2:5.
In Real Estate the mantra, location, location, location is chanted like a divine reality. There is the supreme location, the mediocre location and the lousy location, but is that reality? Only if we’re forced into the sub solar confines of Ecclesiastes vanities can this tri-creedal vocalization count.
God in our midst is what counts. His presence is our wall of fire round about and His wonderful filling is our passion of love within. When we feel naked and unprotected to the havocs of Satan, who stomps about as a roaring lion, seeking to engulf in his devouring confusion, God is our wall of fire, which (like travellers in the desert, who encircle themselves with fire against the attacks of wild beasts by night) will keep us secure from all approaches.
In our deprived humiliating circumstances our God is a comfort within. No matter how disadvantaged, in the complications of being underprivileged our Lord is all around, within and without, in every direction, and in every way, Jesus will be “the hiding-place from the squall, and a shield from the storm. He is our beauty for ashes and our unimaginable joy for every sorrow. Poverty becomes riches in the glory of His presence.
At what time I am afraid, I will trust in thee! Psalm 56:3.
UNMATCHED SECURITY she shall not be moved:
The word “moved” means “to totter, shake, slip, or be overthrown.” The sustenance and mystical wherewithal we get from the Lord provides stability even in the face of intense obstruction and fuming obstacles. We may be pounded with scathing individuals and challenged by awkward circumstances but God promises we can trust in His stabilizing calming. The Spirit of God is our comforter and He will guide us in His path of relief.
UNPARALLELED SOLUTIONS God shall help her, & that right early.
Historical sources tell us that Jerusalem is one of the ten oldest cities of the world. God has helped her and that right early. Can the armies of the world crush her; can the oppression and despicable hatred of demonic hordes swallow her up? He that sits in Heavens laughs, our Lord will have them in derision. Are we, who own Almighty God as our Father, vulnerable and defenseless? We may feel God is slow. We may accuse Him of being hard of hearing and unresponsive to our cries but how could this be? For all things are being worked together for good to us who love God, to us who are called according to His purpose.
He is punctual, timely and responds to every feeling and expression we commit to Him and those that we don’t give to Him still yet, He abides faithful to us. When we were enemies, Christ has died for us and He has pulled us to Himself in the twirls and twines of His love.
John Phillips writes about, the marvelous river Psa. 46:4 flowing protected continual to the city of Jerusalem, and also the mysterious resident living within her.
“We see Him in the midst of the temple scholars as a boy of twelve; in the midst in the upper room after His resurrection; in the midst of the lampstands, walking among the churches in Revelation; in the midst of the throne; in the midst of the cherubim; in the midst of the four and twenty elders in glory. He is always “in the midst.” He says, “Where two or three are gathered together in My name there am I in the midst of them.” He is in the midst when God’s people gather together today; He was in the midst of Jerusalem when ruthless demonic forces threatened the city from without”.
If any one thirst, let them come unto Me, and drink. Any that believeth on Me, as the scripture has said, out of their [inner person] will flow rivers of living water
“No enemy can stop Him from flowing into us and through us”.
“If any one hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to them, and sup with them, and they with Me.”
IN DISORDER V.6 The heathen raged,
IN DISMAY the kingdoms were moved:
UNSURPASSED SPEECH he uttered his voice,
HEARTS ARE SHATTERED the earth melted.
HIS AURA IS SENSED The LORD of hosts is with us;
HIS ABILITY IS A SHELTER the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
GOD’S PEACE V.8-11
DESOLATION FOLLOWS DISREGARD V.8 Come, behold the works of
the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
HE CEASES V.9 He makes wars to cease unto the end of the earth
HE CRUSHES He breaks the bow,
HE CUTS and cuts the spear in sunder;
HE CREMATES he burns the chariot in the fire.
DARKNESS FINDS DISCERNMENT V.10
HE’S OUR STABILITY Be still,
HE’S OUR SECURITY and know that I am God:
HE’S OUR SIGNIFICANCE
IN HIS PROMOTION
PEOPLE I will be exalted among the heathen,
PLACES I will be exalted in the earth.
IN HIS PRESENCE V.11 The LORD of hosts is with us;
IN HIS PROTECTION the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
How wonderful and comforting to know that when you & I gather, He is there with us, sharing with us, protecting us and blessing us. Wonderfully written!