By Oke Chinye
Read: Isaiah 26:1-4
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3).
I recall having a conversation with a lady some weeks back about the insecurities of the times. As we mused about the current difficulties, she said that her husband had told them that as a family they were all inside Noah’s ark. I laughed, but as I recalled our conversation moments later, I couldn’t help agreeing with her. The bible records a time when there will be so much iniquity and lawlessness in the land that God instructed Noah to build an ark and enter it with his family, because He was going to destroy the earth with flood waters.
The ark in biblical times was a symbol of YAHWEH’s presence. Amid the present insecurities, we need to enter the ark with our loved ones and shut the door. We enter the ark by daily abiding in God’s presence through prayers, worship, and consecration. Psalm 91:1-7 says, He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.
Surely, He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” (2 Timothy 3:1-4). We are currently living in such times. So, enter the ark with your household and shut the doors behind you.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Dcns Oke Chinye, Founder of The Rock Teaching Ministry (TRTM).
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