“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
The word of God has been under attack since the day it was manifested to man. The moment God spoke the commandment of life to His new creation, His vile enemy, Satan, sprang in action. God’s word was meant to preserve life, but the enemy used it to lead a smear campaign against the Most High accusing Him of depriving man access to that which would make them like Him. Twisted indeed!
Every day since the garden attack, the enemy has tried to discredit God’s Holy Word. He has assaulted it from within (those supposedly believing it) and from those who hate it outright. Ridicule, persecution, and loss has been and is the lot of those who have embraced and defended the Holy Writ.
God’s word will stand through every onslaught levied against it and prevail. God will fulfill it down to the tiniest detail. He will vindicate Himself. Those who have and do oppose the word will be brought into judgment leading to condemnation by the very word they despise.
The Word’s final victory reads like this, “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations...On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. (Rev. 19:11-16) Amen!
Psalm 139:23-24: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Are you living a sober life prepared for the trials, temptations, and afflictions your are or might suffer? (James 1:2-4; I Cor. 10:13; James 1:12-16; I Pet. 1:13)
153 Look on my suffering and deliver me,
for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Defend my cause and redeem me;
preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Your compassion, LORD, is great;
preserve my life according to your laws.
157 Many are the foes who persecute me,
but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless with loathing,
for they do not obey your word.
159 See how I love your precepts;
preserve my life, LORD, in accordance with your love.
160 All your words are true;
all your righteous laws are eternal.