Let’s suppose you are a kid again in the 4th grade and every day at recess the big 6th grader, who is a bully, threatens you.
He even beats you up.
You go to school every day scared, insecure and defeated.
Then, you realize your brother has a friend in the 6th grade who is the biggest and strongest guy at school.
So, you go to your brother and ask him to have his friend be on your side.
He agrees, and the next time this bully comes to get you, you now are courageous, secure, and victorious.
It’s not because you changed and have suddenly gotten bigger and stronger, rather it is because of who is on your side and who has become your source of security.
We as believers have the Lord on our side, so we didn’t suddenly become stronger and able to defeat our enemy, rather it is who we have on our side that has become our source of security.
Romans 8:31 says:
“If God is for us, who can be against us?”
The idea is this:
“in view of the fact that God is on our side, what can any enemy possibly achieve against us?”
Our enemies include the power of sin working through the flesh, the world, and Satan and his host of fallen angels and demons.
They are all against us and try to hinder our walk with Christ and take away our sense of security in this life.
The power of any possible enemy is seen as utterly and totally weak in comparison to our all-powerful God!
Who is greater than God?
No one and no thing!
A believer was fleeing from his enemies during persecution in North Africa.
Pursued over a hill and through a valley with no place to hide, he fell exhausted into a cave, expecting to be caught.
Awaiting his death, he saw a spider weaving a web.
Within minutes, the spider had woven a beautiful web across the mouth of the cave.
The man’s pursuers arrived, but on seeing the unbroken web assumed it impossible for him to have entered the cave.
Later that believer exclaimed,
“Where God is, a spider’s web is like a wall. Where God is not, a wall is like a spider’s web.”
We are secure and victorious in Christ, and we can be courageous, secure, and victorious in our experience because Christ is on our side.
He alone is our security!
Pastor Ken Keeler, Director of Church Ministries