Have you been suffering one attack after the other from the enemy? Are the winds of adversity endeavoring to knock you down? Have you been thrown into the fiery furnace of affliction by the enemy? Is this the most violent and threatening storm you have ever encountered? Has the enemy surrounded you like a flood? Are you troubled on every side? If so, I have good news for you. What you are going through that appears to be a major setback is only a setup. The enemy has overplayed his hand. But the mighty hand of God is yet to be revealed and put on display.
2 Chr. 16:20-23:
And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;
He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,
Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
You have nothing to fear. When God said, “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm,” He meant just that. You and your entire life are in His hands, and nothing and no one can pluck you out. You are safe. But the enemy is not. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God. Though the enemy surrounds you like a flood, the flood gates of the Holy Spirit, the fountains of the deep will erupt! The winds of the Spirit will blow against the winds of adversity. The enemy is not prepared to experience the fury of the Lord. He will bear His Holy Arm. He will save you, vindicate you, and you will not be destroyed and demoted, but you will be empowered and fully prepared and promoted to fulfill His Kingdom purpose.
It is not over. No, not even close. You will not be a pushover. You have not lost the battle, and you will not lose the war. You will be undefeated. The devil is terrified of you, and endeavored to weaken you. The opposite is happening. You are becoming stronger. You will become a Holy Terror to the enemy. The fire in you will be unquenchable, and spread like a wild fire, sparking revival throughout the land. No, you are not done. You have not even begun!
A whole new level of the glory of God is about to be revealed. The heavens are opened, and God will pour out His Holy Spirit and fire and bring you not only into a larger place that He has prepared for you, but a higher place. Yes, you are now being set up to be engaged in the high calling of our Lord Jesus Christ, and what you are going through will not stop you. The winds of adversity will only blow away the chaff and fan the flame of the fire of God in you, and as heat always rises, you will rise up higher and higher into heavenly places in Christ and excel in His kingdom far beyond your previous hopes and dreams.
Yes, this is not a setback, but a setup. So, rejoice, for you will not be defeated. You will not just barely get through this present battle, but you will be triumphant. Your tears will turn into laughter, and you will not just tread over the enemy, but dance your way into the winner’s circle, with shouts of victory that is about to be revealed in great display for the Glory of God. Amen. So be it!