Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday, May 19
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Preparing For War In Times Of Peace
II Chronicles 14:6 NKJV "And he built fortified cities in Judah, for the land had rest; he had no war in those years, because the Lord had given him rest."
A lot of believers suffer defeats because they are not fortified. A fortified city is a city that is defended with very strong walls. When you are properly fortified, it's very difficult to be defeated. That's what God said to Jeremiah, "For behold, I have made you this day a fortified city and an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land— They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,” says the Lord , “to deliver you.” Hallelujah!
Understand that it is your job to fortify yourself! Yeah. Haven't you read Ephesians 6:13? It says to take up or put on the whole armour of God. It's your duty, if you don't you are without defence! And you've got to understand that the perfect time to fortify yourself and prepare for battles is in the time of peace. But we don't; a lot of us don't pray until there are challenges, we don't think of fortifying ourselves until the enemy has gotten so close; we don't dress up until the evil days come; and we suffer terrible losses as a result, we crash and fall.
King Asa said to his people, “Let us build these cities and make walls around them, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us, because we have sought the Lord our God; we have sought Him, and He has given us rest on every side.” And Ephesians 6:13 says, "Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."