MONDAY 17 October, 2016
Our Enemies Obliterated
I have pursued my enemies and destroyed them; neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed. And I have destroyed them and wounded them, so that they could not rise; they have fallen under my feet. - 2 Samuel 22:38-39
Notice––God gave David the victory over all his enemies. They fell under his feet because his heart was right towards God and he was submitted to Him. David always attributed his victories to the Lord, through Him he was enabled to be victorious. David made it very clear, in a prayer to the Lord, that he would rely on God’s power and not man’s in Psalm 108:12: Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless.
David assured himself of God’s deliverance when he said: Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies (Psalm 60:12). Israel’s enemies would fall in battle––obliterated. As we stand before God in obedience, He is the One who will bring us to a place where our enemies will fall under our feet, fully and completely.
The Godhead works together as One in the plan of salvation towards mankind. In Hebrews 2:7-8, Paul, the apostle, tells us of Jesus Christ who came to earth in submission to the Father’s purpose:
You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, and set him over the works of Your hands. You have put all things in subjection under his feet.”
When Jesus took human form, died on the cross for our sins and resurrected in victory, He conquered the devil, who had the power of death (Hebrews 2:14-15), death was placed under Jesus’ feet: Death has been vanquished the last enemy: The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. For “He has put all things under His feet” - (1 Corinthians 15:26-27).
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
~1 Corinthians 15:57~
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