32 The wicked wait in ambush for the godly, looking for an excuse to kill them.
33 But the Lord will not let the wicked succeed or let the godly be condemned when they are put on trial.
Psalm 37:32-33 (NLT)
Welcome to the 20th installment on my study of Psalm 37. Psalm 37:32 speaks of the hatred of the wicked has for the godly. The moment you have decided to obey God and believed in his words, you will be marked as a target by the wicked. Try to do searches on famous preachers like Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Savelle, Ceflo Dollar, Joel Osteen and other preachers that preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You will find many websites spreading lies and slanders on these preachers of the Gospel.
Who are these slanderers and liars? They are the religious people who call themselves Christians but they choose to believe in their religious doctrines instead of the Bible. God calls them the wicked and their obsession is to ambush and to look for excuses to kill the godly.
The next question, why are they so full of bitterness and hatred on us? Why can’t they just continue with their own religion and let us believe God in peace? The reason lies in the power behind them. Satan is the one influencing and directing the wicked people to attack us. Satan has no problem if we are under the bondage of religion but the moment we are in faith, he is terrified because through faith, we are able to take back everything he has stolen from us. Through faith, we are able to invade his territories and throw him out.
Satan is so afraid of the Gospel that he has mobilized his army of religious to spread lies and accusations like “Prosperity Gospel” and “Health And Wealth Gospel” in order to discredit the Gospel Of Jesus Christ. This tells me that when the wicked spread lies to persecute a preacher, this preacher must be a great threat to Satan. So if you are a preacher and the wicked do not accuse you as a “Prosperity Preacher”, Satan does not see you as a threat. You will need to spend more time with God and seek his direction. You can’t possibly be preaching the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and not be a threat to the Kingdom of Darkness. When the wicked start to call you a “Prosperity Preacher”, you can be sure that Satan is beginning to see you as a threat. You have made it.
Psalm 37:33 tells us that just because the wicked have the desire to harm us, it does not mean that they will succeed. God will not allow them to succeed. We need to understand and believe that our God is far greater than Stan plus all his devils plus all the religious people. We do not have to fear because God had guaranteed our victory.
16 “I have created the blacksmith who fans the coals beneath the forge and makes the weapons of destruction. And I have created the armies that destroy.
17 But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice
raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!
Isaiah 54:16-17 (NLT)
Do you notice the similarities between Psalm 37:32-33 and Isaiah 54:16-17. Both tell us that we have enemies wanting to destroy us but our God promised us that they would never succeed. No matter what accusations they throw at us, we will never be condemned because our vindication comes from God himself.
So, rejoice and be glad. We are called to battle and destined to win. Victory is ours as long as we do not give up. One day, I will also be accused to be a “Prosperity Preacher” because that will be a clear sign that Satan has began to see me as a threat.