Nowadays, when you open your television to tune in to the news, what you will usually hear are tragedies, crimes, deaths, killings and so on. Danger and evil are everywhere and they can even happen any time to anyone!
And with all these heinous crimes happening, everyone is being extra vigilant, careful and even suspicious. It seems like there’s just no telling when a danger can happen, when a crime can take place or worst, when a life can end.
The depth of understanding why people do such horrible things to others is so deep and incomprehensible. We wonder so much why do these kind of people need to do it. But reality should hit us that we live in a world where good and evil coexists.
“We know that we are of God, and the whole world is under the sway of the evil one.” 1 John 5:19
But here’s one important thing that we need to remember: Our heavenly Father looks out for us and protects us from danger far more than we realize. But then it’s something that we should not take for granted. It’s something we must pray often.
“Part of being protected by God has something to do with obeying Him and living in His will. When we don’t do either of those things, we come out from under the umbrella of His covering.” (Power of A Praying Woman, Stormie Omartian).
So what should we do? Pray in the name of Jesus because there is power in His name. There was this one video of an old woman tending a convenient store. She was alone at the counter that time when suddenly a masked man approached and pointed a knife at her. Of course, the old lady was petrified. But in her fear, she stood still and shouted the name of Jesus at the man. “In Jesus’ name! In Jesus’ name!” You wouldn’t believe what the man did next. It looked like he was scared and ran off with nothing!
Amazing isn’t it? It wasn’t magic but power of personal faith, hope and love.
“And behold, they shrieked and screamed, what have You to do with us, Jesus, Son of God? Have You come to torment us before the appointed time?” Matthew 8:29 (AMP)
The devils trembled at the presence of Jesus. They still tremble at the name of Jesus. The power is not in saying the words, but it’s in comprehending and believing, that Jesus is the finished work on the cross, which fulfilled God’s plan of redemption and salvation which has brought victory over sin, death and defeated all principalities and power. (Philippians 2:9-10)