God Will Protect You
It’s Guaranteed!
by 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. (John 10:17,18)

In the Bible passage above, 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. It actually knocked all 600+ people flat on their backs!

This was to let them know, “You’re only able to take Me because I’m allowing you to take Me.” Jesus later said He could call forth 72,000 Angels to help Him if He wanted to do so. (Matthew 26:53) Each of those Angels could slay 185,000 humans in one night’s time. (Isaiah 37:36)

So it’s wrong to say that God didn’t protect Jesus. Jesus simply wouldn’t 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.  “Because he hath set his love upon me … 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...” (Psalm 91:14,15)

I was silently passing out Gospel tracts one evening on Las Vegas Boulevard in front of a large casino with an Evangelist friend. Suddenly, four armed security guards, including the head of security, accosted us and took us down a side alley.

The head of security began shouting at me. Someone had told him I was telling people it was “sinful” to go into his casino. I had not. I opened my mouth to explain what I was doing and said, “Do you … ?” When I said those two words, God’s power literally came out of my mouth and hit him smack in the belly. He folded in half as if he were hinged in the middle. His feet literally came off the ground as he was SUPERNATURALLY thrown back into the other guards. They caught him, standing him up again.

I was as shocked and stunned as they were! Of course, I just acted like I do that kind of thing all the time. As they all stared at me in amazement, the head of security gave me “permission” to continue to do what I had been legally doing all along. They all walked away in shock and confusion, brushing him off and “comforting” him.

I looked at my fellow Evangelist and asked, “Did you see that, Al?” He replied, “I did.” We continued to pass out tracts.

You can see God’s GUARANTEED PROTECTION as well, if you’ll believe. (Luke 1:37)

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. (Isaiah 54:17)

Be blessed and be protected! ... John and Barbara Hamel

 

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