“And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed to him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ” (Luke 2:25-26).
In contemporary culture, men seek for security in things such as power, money, occult group, fame, family, and educational backgrounds. The aim is to be protected and preserved against forces that might come against them as well as against future uncertainties. However, there is no greater security than being in the centre of God’s will.
A man who is in the centre of God’s will is indomitable, irresistible, indestructible, and nothing can stand against him. This is because God makes it His utmost responsibility to protect and preserve him from both human forces and forces from otherworldly that will confront him.
As we read in Luke 2:25-26, Simeon, a seemingly unknown figure, who was not known in the political circles nor in the hierarchy of the religious echelons of his days, was described simply as a just and a devout man.
However, because of the secret that God had revealed to him about the consolation that would come to Israel because of the birth of the Christ, he was immune against every scourge and plague that was prevalent in his days, even death was kept at bay because he was in the centre of God’s will (Psalm 91:1-16).
Psalms 91:1-16 KJV
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Highest 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 will I trust. Surely, he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
God’s will is as sure and eternal as His everlasting throne and kingdom because it is established in righteousness and truth (Psalm 45:6; 93:2; 97:2; Daniel 4:34).
Psalms 45:6 KJV
Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
Psalms 93:2 KJV
Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.
Psalms 97:2 KJV
Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Daniel 4:34 KJV
And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
Hence, it is a sure foundation that cannot be removed or destroyed by anyone, both in time and eternity (Hebrews 12:28; Daniel 2:44).
Hebrews 12:28 KJV
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Daniel 2:44 KJV
And in the days of these kings, shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
On one of my missionary trips to the Republic of Benin, a francophone country in West Africa, I was privileged to minister at an all-night prayer meeting in a local church. There was an outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the meeting and He wrought all manner of healings and deliverances. The people were also filled with joy. As I laid down to sleep after the meeting, a demon in form a massive gorilla came on my bed and looked at me angrily and with rage because it was upset about what God did in the territory, but it could do no harm to me because it was restrained by God’s power (Dan 6:22; 1 John 4:4; 1 John 5:18).
Daniel 6:22 KJV
My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
1 John 4:4 KJV
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1 John 5:18 KJV
We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
Brethren, there is no better place to be rather than in the centre of the will of God. That is the place of true and sure security from the onslaught of the evil one and his cohorts.
The two most important things that can ever happen to a man are to seek the will of God and doing it. Have you found out God’s will for your life? And if you have, are you doing His will?
God bless you!!!