It Will Not Prosper
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord – Isaiah 54:17
Christianity and servants are in subjection to the Word of God differently. A Christian is one whose serves God on Sunday or whatever day they have set aside to worship Him. A servant is one who is subject to His Word daily without being reminded of how they should present themselves as a Christian.Anyone you ask basically will say they are a Christian, but when you observe their lifestyle or speech, it’s opposite of what the Bible has instructed the Christian to live. As Christians, we must become servants. A servant is devoted to God and His Word. A servant will not pick or choose which Scriptures they will submit themselves; neither will they be concerned about their will, but His will be done in them and through them. As a servant, we don’t have to worry about anything because we know whatever comes against us that is not the will of God, it will not prosper.
As Christians, we will have to go through difficulties, lose friends, be rejected by our spouse and family, persecuted, but all these things will strengthen our faith in God. We will never experience the hand of God in our lives if we never go through anything. If we want to grow in Him, we will be sent through rigorous difficulties to make us fast, pray daily, and read the Bible without ceasing. This is what causes us to grow spiritually. What we thought was going to kill us or break us in reality, it’s working together for our good, the weapon will not prosper, but we will prosper from it.
Being a servant causes God to fight our battles. Job’s prosperity doubled from his lost. Joseph became governor of Egypt after he went through the test and trials. Daniel became ruler second in command to Pharaoh after being thrown in the lion’s den. Nothing we go through as a servant of God will prosper if we continue in the faith and walk uprightly before God no matter what we’re going through.