For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward. ~ Isaiah 52:12
While at mid-week prayer tonight, I opened my Bible and came upon this verse while I was there (I like to pray then read my Bible then pray about what I just read). After prayer, I asked a theology scholar I know what it means (specifically the term REREWARD) and he told me:
The LORD will go before you, and the God of Israel will protect you from behind. You’re covered in front and in back…You are protected by the God of the covenant… protected by a God who has a personal relationship with you and a vested interest in your well-being. It’s usually translated “rear guard.”
The concept that God covers us both from the front and the back is an awe-striking one. This wonderful God we serve- He loves us so much and is so amazing. Not only does He go before us, protecting us and preparing our pathways, but He also protects us from behind- making sure we aren’t ambushed or shot in the back!
Thank You for protecting me both in front and in back. Thank You that where ever I go, so long as I stay in the covenant that You laid for us in the new testament, I am protected on all fronts. I praise You Jesus for being the loving Father that You are to us. Thank You that we are safe in Your hands. Thank You that no weapon formed against us shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17). I pray right now that those reading this have the revelation that You are watching out for them on every side! May these dear readers realize that nothing can touch them so long as they are in YOU and if things come their way, it is for their good (Romans 8:28). I love You Lord.
hang on to this verse rebekah and share it with everyone – no one knows about it – hidden in Isaiah – amazing – one of my favorites to stump the guys that think they know everything – however, it is so cool that God has us covered, totally surrrounded – awesome indeed
yes! I wanted to shout it from the mountains today! I received TWO blessings today unexpectedly and I personally believe it was so God could prove to me that He truly is watching out for me on all fronts!! 🙂 What a mighty, good God we serve! 🙂
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