“No Weapon That Is Formed Against Thee Shall Prosper”

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This little essay (in 2019) by Mark Rushdoony is as good as a sermon–especially now, when it looks like the ungodly own all the reins of power and can no more be restrained.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/no-weapon-that-is-formed-against-thee-shall-prosper

It brings to my mind these lines from a hymn, This Is My Father’s World:

“This is my Father’s world, and let me ne’er forget/ That tho’ the wrong seems oft so strong,/ God is the ruler yet.”

Mark launches his text from the book of Esther: “The story of Esther is not primarily about the salvation of God but of His government, particularly as it works through unbelievers.”

Through unbelievers? Yes! When there are no good guys around to stop the bad guys, God will use other bad guys against them–or even, as He did to Pharaoh in the days of Moses, against themselves. But yes, He will work through unbelievers… whether they like it or not.

There is no corner in Heaven or on earth where God is not the sovereign Lord of All.

 

8 comments on ““No Weapon That Is Formed Against Thee Shall Prosper”

  1. Amen, and it will ever be. He does use opponents as well as the obedient in order to complete His plan that has been in place from before the foundation of the world. Those who are foolish enough to think they can stop God’s plans are really laughable. Those who seek to obey HIS will cannot even go forward with their plans without His permission.

  2. Yes, God works through unbelievers – Cyrus comes to mind. But how much better for God to work through believers. Trump & Pence are both Christians, and at the end section of Trump’s first term the White House staff were Christians. That is why so many good things took place under Trump’s Ad. even though facing such historical opposition. The big steal of 2020 has aroused a sleeping giant of Christians who will fight to see Christians once again put into public office. Faith is believing Romans 8:28 (the “all” in the Greek means all).

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