“In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the spirit.” Ephesians.2:22
Christ has built us and rooted us in Him, to live for Him and His glory; and what He has built, nothing can tear down or destroy.
“And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
Guerrillas can’t overthrow it; dictators can’t rule it; terrorists can’t harm it. Winds of affliction can’t blow it away; fiery trials, no matter how hot, can’t burn it down. Giants of doubt can’t bring it to despair; it can’t be stifled, it’s light put out; evil and the powers of darkness, all of hell and it’s very gates, CANNOT stand and prevail against it!
How awe-inspiring, how amazing, how incredible is that!!
All of that, however, is only possible because our Builder Himself is unstoppable, un-crushable, unchangeable, unmovable, unshakable, unquenchable, and UNCONQUERABLE!
His name is Jesus Christ.
I don’t know about you, dear fellow Christian, but that fills me with hope and gives me the courage I need to press on in this life.
While sometimes circumstances in our lives can seem like “the gates of hell”, to know that when we are built up in Him it cannot prevail against us is an encouragement beyond words.
“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;…
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 17)
We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us, the Master Builder!
Keep pressing on and serving Him!