GOD HAS GIVEN COMMANDMENT TO SAVE HIS ELECT – AND THEY WILL BE SAVED! PERIOD!
If God has given commandment to ‘save you’ you WILL BE SAVED! Period! No ifs ands or buts about it! The commandment of the Lord standeth sure! Balak hired Balaam to curse Israel, but Balaam replied – “If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I CANNOT GO BEYOND THE COMMANDMENT OF THE LORD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what the LORD saith, that will I speak?”
“Behold, I have received COMMANDMENT to bless: and He hath blessed; and I CANNOT REVERSE IT!” [Num 23:20]
“Omnipotence has many servants, and some of those least seen are the strongest it employs. If there be an angel anywhere, my friend, he is thy friend if thou be God’s friend. If there be in heaven or earth any intelligence flying swiftly at this moment, he flies upon no errand of harm to thee. Be thou full sure of that.
Occasionally I meet with very foolish people, who believe in things which are unrevealed, in things superstitious, in glamors strange, and baseless fancies. Ofttimes they are not a little frightened about I scarcely know what such as enchantments, divinations, sorceries etc. There is such a credulity that still survives among the extremely ignorant. But whenever I have heard such observations I have always thought of that wonderful text in the Book of Numbers, “Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel.” [Num 23:23]
There can be no spiritual powers which you or I have any need to fear. I remember hearing a good brother speak about courage against the devil, and in reference to spiritual power he said that he believed that a man of God, when he had faith, could kick his way through a street full of devils from one end to the other. I admired his simile. It was worthy of Martin Luther, for it was the kind of thing that Martin Luther would have said. Oh, if the air were as full of devils as it is of fogs, a man that has God within him might laugh them all to scorn.
WHO can hurt the man whom God protects?
Unseen powers and terrible they may be, but they cannot injure us, for there are other unseen powers more terrible still, the hosts of that Lord who is mighty in battle, and all these are sworn to protect the child of God. “Thou hast given commandment to save me,” says David; and if God has charged his angels to protect and save His people from all harm, depend upon it they are secure.”