“Go and speak to Ebed-Melech the Ethiopian, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Behold, I will bring My words upon this city for adversity and not for good, and they shall be performed in that day before you. But I will deliver you in that day,” says the Lord, “and you shall not be given into the hand of the men of whom you are afraid. For I will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword; but your life shall be as a prize to you, because you have put your trust in Me,” says the Lord.’ ” – Jeremiah 39:16-18
We see throughout the Word that those who CHOSE to trust the the Lord were spared from the destruction that came upon those who CHOSE destruction for themselves. Why? Because God is just.
They were supernaturally set apart for protection while others all around them who were disobedient (AKA chose unbelief/rejected God’s will for themselves) received what they chose. We also keep in mind that they’d made a mutual agreed upon covenant with the Lord (the old covenant law) that they received blessings for obedience and cursing for disobedience.
We are no longer under the law, and the new covenant today works by the law of faith, but we can choose to give authority to the devil by agreeing with him and his ways (sin; unbelief AKA calling God a liar), but the principles still apply.
Because God is just, He makes a distinction between the righteous and the wicked. We see this again in Exodus. The people obeyed, applied the blood to the doorposts, ate the lamb, etc. and when judgment passed over, they were SUPERNATUALLY spared.
The Lord will do it again in these times, but we must choose Him. Urgently make a serious choice from the heart to fully give yourself over to Jesus Christ for your household’s sake. That your life and the life of your children be spared and be a prize to you.
Reminder: Being persecuted for His name’s sake and doing His will is NOT related to the judgement of God – doesn’t even make sense to think so.
I implore you, by the Word of the Lord, come out from amongst this evil world, give no place and authority to the devil in your lives! Have no agreement with darkness and CHOOSE to hide in the shelter of the Almighty for your sakes and the sake of your children.
Make a decision to dwell in the secret place with the Lord. When we read Psalm 91, we see that it entails choosing to do our parts that He does His parts…protect, deliver, etc. Some emphasis added in brackets…
Psalm 91, Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say [make a declaration by faith] of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler [but we must know His Word for ourselves to know HIS truth].
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked. [Hallelujah!]
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”