Plunder taken and captives rescued

“Can plunder be taken from warriors, or captives be rescued from the fierce?
But this is what the Lord says:
“Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce;
I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save.
I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine.
Then all mankind will know, that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” (Is 49:24-26)
Even if a mother forgets her baby, God does not forget His children. Even when they are in a strange land, apparently forsaken, poor and lonely, God knows about them all. God never forgets His responsibilities as Father or Redeemer!
When His children become rebellious, He chastises them. That is a sign of fatherly love. But in judgments there is always mercy. Look for this divine seal of love, the mixture of chastisement and mercy! It is the peculiar family style of the household of God!
The above promise is prophetic. Isaiah saw ahead, with the eyes of the Spirit, that God will always have the last say concerning His children. During their captivity in Babylon, after exactly seventy years, God opened His door of mercy and His people came back to Jerusalem. The so called ‘warrior and fierce’, the Babylonian and Persian kings, they willingly released their victims. God decreed that their Captors will even sponsor the return of the Jews. And it was so!
Apart of this historical event, the revelation in the above scripture is eternal. The prophetic principle, the nature of prophecy is so that we can apply it directly to all the children of God, for all times. Prophecy moves over long periods of time but delay is never denial. Trust God and trust His prophets! Prophecy is a message of hope given as a light during periods of darkness and depression. The devil hates the true prophets and true prophesies. You have to bind the evil spirit of religion, before you can plunder his goods and release his victims (Mt 12:29). Resist and bind the devil and you shall enjoy the true benefit of prophecy.
This is the application for us who are in Christ:
God will never forget your name and your situation.
God is in charge of your life.
Even if all things seem hopeless, with just a touch, God changes all things, in a second.
No true child of God dies in his sin, in his depression.
No child of God will remain lonely and wretched to the end.
If you are a believer, God will surely come to your rescue.
God will remove mountains and dry the seas, just to make a path of breakthrough for you.
God can use even the breeze to blow strength unto your tired bones.
God loves your testimony as an overcomer and He will not allow you to lose your weapon to the end.
Just have faith and wait for God to come to your rescue. What you call ‘strong man’, your kidnapper, your boss, your oppressor, your violent husband… all of them are in God’s hands. The God you keeps you alive, is the same God that can seize their breath if He wants to do it.
God will trouble them that trouble you.
God will make the rich proud man go away empty and disappointed!
No prophet will be able to bless an oppressor. Their wickedness will come back to them. They will fall in the pit they dug for you. They will be hung on the gallows they raised for you. They will divorce for the reason that they attacked your marriage! They will be excommunicated from the assembly of the saints, for their slander against you! Their laughter shall be turned to weeping for the unnecessary grief they caused to you! They shall be weak, confused, afraid, poor and isolated for the betrayal against your trust!
This is called the justice of God!
Just learn to rest in His care. Learn to praise God even before the manifestation of the miracle of deliverance, for it will surely come! Your testimony is God’s property, available to the ‘all mankind’ to ponder on the mighty acts of God on your behalf!
Your name is engraved in His palms! The nails at the Cross tattooed your name there forever!
God knows His job!
God loves you!
This is the truth that sets free!
In Jesus name, amen!

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