In Him, you also, when you heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation, and [as a result] believed in Him, were stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit [the One promised by Christ] as owned and protected [by God]. (Ephesians 1:13 AMP)
A Heritage of Protection
When we are divinely positioned, we are divinely protected. Abraham and Sarah were divinely protected, twice. Moses was divinely protected from Pharaoh, and Daniel was divinely protected from jealous colleagues. And, as children of God, we and our families are divinely protected as we follow God and obey His commands.
We have a heritage of protection. Colossians 1:13 says, “who (God) hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.” Again, this protection makes it impossible for you to be assaulted, molested, hurt (including accidents), or even harassed. God delivers your soul from destruction, “who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies” (Psalm 103:4).
The Holy Spirit has sealed you against all the works of the wicked. We are sealed until the time our earthly assignment and pilgrimage are over. One of the reasons for the vengeance of the Lord is to bring us into the place prepared for us, and to guarantee that our destiny is reached.
Dear God, I yield to Your Holy Spirit to hear His voice and obey His instruction. I praise You, Father, for divinely positioning me and protecting my family and me from all harm. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s book, Vengeance of the Lord. To order this all-important, timely book, click here.