You have probably either heard or even quoted this scripture (at least the first part of it), but there is so much more than protection against attacks.
‘No weapon formed against you shall prosper’ – This is not a promise that you will not receive attacks, or that you will not be struck by a weapon (i.e. test, trial, tribulation, suffering of any kind), but as we know we are born to the trouble (Job 5:7). The promise is that it will NOT PROSPER. Meaning that you will be able to rely on God’s hand to lift you up out of the trouble that you are in, or He will cause the trouble to turn around for your good.
Are you a Christian? Saved and born again? If so, then we know you are suffering trials, temptations, torments and attacks on your faith. In fact, Jesus says that you are hated by people simply because you are a Christian (and this happens whether they know your faith or not).
Jesus teaches: “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. ” (John 15:19 King James Version).
Because you are a Christian, people you don’t know AND people you know: friends, family members, co workers are SUDDENLY being used by the enemy to mock, harass, tempt and torment you. Those gossipers, mockers and people who are speaking lies and wickedness about you… It’s evil and God hates such works. God has proclaimed that it’s part of the inheritance of his servants to condemn their wicked tongues!
“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 King James Version).
“No weapon”? God means that no matter what happens in this life, no matter WHAT – He has prepared a place for his Christian servants, and no one and nothing can destroy it. That’s the meaning of the no weapon shall prosper statement.
Now about the condemning of tongues… Keep in mind that the use of the word “condemn” is different than the meaning: to condemn to hell. We have no right to condemn in the sense of making the choice of who will go to HELL and who will not. That is between individuals and God Almighty. But God taught us that we have the right to condemn the tongue that rises against his servants!
What exactly does this mean? No one other than God is completely sure. But it seems that when evil people are spreading lies, attacks, harassment, and saying things to hurt you because they hate you (Jesus says it’s because you are a Christian), you have the right to pray (outloud so the entire spiritual realm can hear it) for the renouncing (formally rejecting) of their lies, attacks, harassment and statements, and for the condemnation of their wicked tongue in according to Isaiah 54:17.
If you do this, SOMETHING is bound to be done spiritually by God Almighty. Whether it be the punishment of such people, or the removal of their ability to speak against you, or the destruction of their plots and attacks…. something is bound to be done, whether you see the results or not. Start using what God calls your heritage and pray that the Lord intervene against your enemies (who are also God’s enemies). HOWEVER, keep in mind that God has also taught us that he alone will be the one to decide who he will destroy. He has proclaimed: VENGEANCE (destructive revenge) IS MINE! (Romans 12:19), and that we have to figure out how to for-give .
Next time you hear this scripture, pause… and remember the rest to obtain the best.