Do you know that the weapons that our enemy, Satan, the accuser of the brethren, employs against us are absolutely and utterly worthless? It’s true, and I want to encourage you with that truth today as it was proclaimed by the prophet Isaiah.
No weapon forged against you will prevail. (Isaiah 54:17)
Notice what Isaiah did not say. He did not say, “Most weapons forged against you will prevail” or “Some weapons forged against you will prevail” or even “One weapon forged against you will prevail.” Instead, He declared:
NO WEAPON FORGED AGAINST YOU WILL PREVAIL!
There is not a weapon forged in all the universe that can come up against you and prevail in the fight. To be sure, our enemy is busily forging one weapon after another, and he has countless flaming arrows at his disposal to hurl at us. The devil is relentless in pressing his fight against the saints. Yet regardless of how many weapons the enemy wields, not one of them can prevail against us . . . unless we allow it!
So . . . how are you doing in your battle against the enemy, who comes to steal your joy, to destroy your godly testimony, and to kill your desire to press on toward the goal? Don’t focus solely on the biggest weapons in Satan’s arsenal, like disease or death or financial downfall. Think for a moment about the weapon of the tongue and how it wages war against you with its slander, gossip, accusation, and ridicule. These “poisoned darts” can do more damage to us than all the others put together if we let them. And that is why we need to keep the truths of the Gospel in view, knowing that our Lord endured everything—so much more than we could ever endure—and overcame it all.
The psalmist reminds us that we have no reason to rise up and fight against our enemies who are wagging their tongues at us, because our God will silence them in His way and in His timing. We need only trust Him and take Him at His word.
The mouths of liars will be silenced. (Psalm 63:11)
Remember, the enemy spoke all kinds of falsehoods against the Captain of our salvation. They called Him a drunkard, a blasphemer, and an insurrectionist. They mocked and laughed at Him as He hung on the cross. How did He respond? “Father forgive them for they know not what they do!”
May that spirit of grace and forgiveness be the confession of our lives, knowing that no weapon forged in the fire of filthiness will ever prevail against us, because every weapon the enemy wields against us is utterly worthless. We have God’s Word on it!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!