Trust God you and your family are doing well with the help of the Holy Spirit.
You are welcome to the September edition of El Shaddai Heritage!
Our God is alive, He is stronger than our adversaries and able to deliver us from every challenge of life.
“Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.”
Well, the good news is that Jesus Christ, the son of God came and died for the same trouble referred to in Job 14:1
Not only did he die, he also gave us victory.
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:”
1 John 5:4
All we need to do is align ourselves with the provision already provided in the Word of God and we will find ourselves victorious and reigning in life.
My prayer is that the Lord will give us the grace and strength to align ourselves with the Word of God relevant to our situation thereby overcoming every challenge and smiling through life in the name of Jesus Christ.
The book of Isaiah chapter 54 verse 4 opens our understanding to the challenges that confront a widow in her predicament.
When a woman suddenly becomes a widow, especially a young widow, the first thing that confronts her in the line of her plight is fear.
That is the reason why the first thing The Lord says to a widow is
“Fear Not” Isaiah 54:4
Fear here refers to the one that has torments, that is, the fear that has the ability to inflict pain.
1 John 4:8
“… fear hath torment…”
That is why the Lord immediately steps in and tells her “Fear Not”.
The truth is that no one can actually weigh or understand the enormity of void and emptiness felt by a woman who has had the opportunity of being accompanied by a husband either the man is responsible or irresponsible to be deprived of such privilege.
Once the man passes and she is by herself or with her children, she naturally feels vulnerable, a feeling of insecurity sets in irrespective of her status or wealth.
“For the husband is the head of the wife…”
I Corinthians 11:3
“But I would have you know,… the head of the woman is the man;… “
The covering and head referred to above is spiritual because we don’t see women walking around with their husbands physically standing or sitting on their heads.
It is, however, pertinent to point out that the covering referred to in the scriptures above have significant physical impact and of great influence.
In our previous editions, we have dealt with the effect and impact of the spiritual on the physical. The physical world we see originated from the spiritual world we can not see with our optical eyes.
The woman feels exposed and defenseless, with these feelings comes fear, that is why God immediately steps in through His Word saying: “Fear not”.
Note, I did not say act her feelings or utter them. Often, these feelings are not expressed in the open.
In some parts of the World, culture plays a significant role but most of the time these roles are negative.
In some cases, the widow is subjected to harsh and unfriendly traditional practices.
It is common place to protect precious objects in order to defend them from corruption. When a precious object is unguarded, often at times, it is exposed to abuse and corruption. When a house loses its doors and windows it is exposed to trespass.
When a woman loses her husband she becomes endangered, spiritually she is exposed, the spiritual births the physical.
Let’s look at Joseph’s interpretation of the butler’s dream.This was not physical but it had a tremendous physical impact on the butler and the king’s cup bearer.
That is why at this time, God almighty who is her maker immediately steps in to straighten things out.
“He said unto them, An enemy hath done this.”
God can not operate in the environment of fear because fear connotes darkness. (We have dealt with this in previous editions)
I John 1:5
“…God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
God steps in to shield her.
A woman was never created to be without a covering.
In our next edition, we will continue on the provisions made by God for a widow.
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!