Will Protect You
Pastor John Hamel
“Judas then, having received a
band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh
thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus … said unto them, Whom
seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith
unto them, I am he. … As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they
went backward, and fell to the ground.” (John 18:3-6)
Are you afraid? Do you secretly, or possibly even openly live in fear of what
could happen to you in this big crazy world? After all, the world can be a
pretty dangerous place for people who are not covered by God’s Guaranteed Plan of Protection!
Someone once said, “Well, He sure
didn’t protect Jesus. Look at what happened to Him.”
Well, hold on, now! Jesus
allowed Himself to die for our sins. He even said so.
doth My Father love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it
again. No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power
to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I
received of My Father." (John
In the opening text Scripture at
the beginning of this article, Judas
came with a band of soldiers to illegally arrest Jesus. A “band” of
soldiers was over 600 men!
When Jesus opened His mouth to identify Himself,
such power came out of His Spirit that it blasted them all, actually
knocking all 600 plus individuals flat on their backs!
you imagine what a pileup of frightened, confused, living human bodies that
did this to let them know,
“You’re only able to take Me because I’m allowing you to take Me.”
Matthew's rendition of this narrative, Jesus said He could call forth 72,000
angels to deliver Him if He wanted to do
thou that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He shall presently give Me
more than twelve legions of angels?" (Matthew 26:53)
Roman legion consisted of at least six thousand men. Twelve legions
Jesus used the Roman legion
illustration to show how many angels He could call forth if He chose to do
so to completely overpower and wipe out the six hundred who had come for
In the Old Testament God sent one
angel, the Angel of the Lord, for David's sake. That one angel slew 185,000
human beings in one night’s time.
the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a
hundred and four score and five thousand: and when they arose early in the
morning, behold, there were all dead corpses." (Isaiah 37:36)
So it is wrong to say that God did
not protect Jesus. Jesus simply would not allow His Father to protect Him
from being crucified for our sins. He loves us too much!
Jesus’ situation was different from ours.
None of us are called to be the World’s Savior! (John 3:16)
However, God can and will protect
you from evil if Jesus is your Savior.
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 honor him.” (Psalm
Personal Testimony of Undeniable Supernatural Protection
One busy weekend evening I was silently passing out Gospel
tracts on Las Vegas
Boulevard in front of a large casino. I was
accompanied by an Evangelist friend. As we would walk
down the sidewalk we would silently offer a tract to many of the hundreds
and hundreds of passers-by. Some would accept them, some would
armed security guards, one who turned out to be the head of security, accosted us and
forced us down a side alley.
Placing our backs to the wall, the head of security,
obviously angry as a hornet, began shouting at us.
anger was so explosive there was no telling what he might do.
someone had wrongly told him we
were telling people it was “sinful”
to go into his casino. We were not doing any such thing. We were following
the Las Vegas city rules for passing out pamphlets on a public way - keep
moving and do not talk to anyone.
he continued to aggressively shout at us, "Who do you think you are to tell people
to not come into my casino?" I opened my mouth
to speak in our defense.
I asked him, “Do you … ?”
I did not have the opportunity to
finish my question to him.
The very moment I spoke those two words,
literally came out of my mouth, appearing to forcefully punch him right in the
angry, shouting casino security guard suddenly folded in
half at the waist as if he were hinged in the middle.
His feet literally came up and off the
ground as he was supernaturally thrown backwards by the power of God and into the
three guards standing behind him.
big man who towered over me literally fell silent on his
backside at their feet.
looked as if a giant angel had grabbed him by the back of his belt and
forcibly snapped him backwards away from us.
was like watching a scene from a supernatural movie.
fellow security guards scurried to assist him, standing him
back up on his feet again.
They all stood there speechless,
literally stunned by what had just occurred.
Truth be told, I was as shocked and stunned as
they were, possibly more so!
I remembered how this had also
happened to Jesus when the six hundred Roman security guards came to
illegally arrest Him.
However, I just acted like I do
this kind of thing all the time.
As they stared at me in fear and amazement, the
stunned head of security gave us “permission” to continue to do what we had been
legally doing all along.
The four armed, now deflated
security guards walked away in shock and confusion,
brushing the debris and dirt off their boss and reassuring him that
everything was alright.
Our backs still against the wall I
turned and looked at my fellow Evangelist, asking, “Did you see that, Al?”
Al very soberly replied, “I did.”
He was as stunned as any of us.
walked back up the alley to Las Vegas Boulevard and continued silently passing out
tracts, inflated with confidence that our God had performed this miracle of
You can see God’s guaranteed
protection as well, if you will believe.
Just say, “Jesus, I choose You as my Savior and Protector.” (Romans 10:13)
You’ll become a member of God’s Forever Family. (John 1:12)
Once in the family, if anyone
messes with you, they’re messing with your Father God and your Big Brother
Jesus. They both take it personally and guarantee protection, whatever it takes.
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)
Be blessed and be protected! ... John and Barbara
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