Isaiah 54:15 “Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.”
This week, I want to talk to the person who is under “group oppression”— the person who is facing a group of people (really demonic spirits) that has formed a posse to take him/her out. If this is you, I want permission to speak directly into your situation and tell you something that you probably didn’t realize.
Did you know that it was guaranteed that those folk would align themselves against you? I said, “It was guaranteed that they would form a posse against you,” and our text tells us this: “Behold, they shall surely gather together.” Now, that sounds like a guarantee! It sounds as though God knew people would unite to destroy you. It sounds as though the Creator foresaw the “Hey-Yole” (this is what I call hell on steroids) that you would face during your time of adversity. As a matter of fact, it’s as though He guaranteed it would happen before it happened. Sound depressing? It would if you didn’t know who God is. But beloved of the Most High, there is nothing to be depressed about. Why? Because God has “an out” for every oppressive campaign of the devil.
Yes, this oppression comes from the enemy of your destiny, not from God, as some religious folk may try to make it out to be. As our text confirms, “Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me.” God says, “I didn’t send this, I didn’t ordain this, and I didn’t want this.” And God will also say, “But I can control this!” Now, when it comes right down to it, that’s all you need to know. God can control it. He doesn’t have to start it to stop it. He doesn’t have to begin it to end it. All He has to do is get involved in it, and believe me, He is involved in your situation. He is concerned with the outcome of what you are going through. He will do what it takes to ensure His kingdom comes out on top, and you are a part of His kingdom.
It’s all right that problems are guaranteed because the Problem Solver guarantees a solution: “whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.” The same folk that are trying to make you fall will find themselves down and out in the place they tried to place you. And none of your enemies are exempt from this promise. Does their position matter? No. Does their pedigree matter? No. Whoever they are, God gives you one awesome guarantee that you can stand on: “they will fall!”
It might not be next week, but they will fall. It might not be next month, but they will fall. It might not be next year, but they will fall. I don’t know when, but I know that it’s guaranteed. “His children don’t fall, but their enemies certainly do!” And that, child of God, is guaranteed!