“I have set the Lord always before me, because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” (Psalm 16:8)

Those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour belong to an unshakeable Kingdom.

  1. AN UNSHAKEABLE PRIVILEGE: “For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for He is on my right hand, that I should not be moved” (Acts 2:25). We have an unshakeable position in Christ because He holds our present and also our future. Can you say along with David, ‘The Lord is at my right hand, I shall not be moved?’ The right hand is usually equated with strength. Some of us would be likely to say, ‘I would be glad if the Lord is at my left hand, because it is in my weakness that I need His strength.’ We are inclined to think that we need the Lord only at our weak point, to strengthen us. Although this is true, He is also at our strong point, to save our strength from turning into weakness. You may consider your job, your good physique, your qualification, or your status in society as your strength. The devil is constantly trying to change your strength to weakness, therefore we need God at our strong point. When we feel strong, pride, self-sufficiency and self-dependence comes in, and the devil takes it as an opportunity to turn it into weakness. The light that is in us then becomes darkness. Apostle Paul was boasting in his weakness in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 when he said, ‘When I am weak, then I am strong.’ He was saying, ‘Every time I confess my weakness to the Lord, He strengthens me.’ Say to the Lord, ‘Lord, I need You not only at my weak point, but also at the point of my strength. I depend totally on your power to strengthen me.’
  2. AN UNASSAILABLE POSITION: “He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my defence; I shall not be moved” (Psalm 62:6). Our position in Christ is unassailable because He always goes before us to guide us. He also walks beside us as our companion to protect and preserve us. The Lord wants to establish His people but the wicked one wants to uproot them. He is trying to allure, deceive and beguile God’s people. He knows that his time is too short, therefore, he is introducing many kinds of sins in the name of fashion. Satan cannot attack you directly, therefore he touches your holiness. You have a responsibility to keep the Lord always before you, so that when the evil one tries to move you or uproot you, you shall not be shaken. You need to be conscious of the one fact that God is watching over you. If you invite His presence, He will be at your right hand to strengthen your endeavours and give you grace to overcome all temptations. If you surrender your life to the Lord and live close to Him, you can rise over every obstacle because you belong to a kingdom that cannot be shaken.
  1. AN UNCONQUERABLE PLAN: “Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. For David speaketh concerning Him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for He is on my right hand, that I should not be moved”(Acts 2:24,25). This verse speaks of Jesus Christ. The Jews and Romans instigated by satan, put the crucified body of Jesus in the grave. They thought that His body would experience decay and decomposition but on the third day something happened. Jesus who spent three days and nights in the lower parts of the earth after His death on the Cross of Calvary, arose from the dead. Death could not hold Him, neither could the grave keep Him in. “Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine holy One to see corruption”(Acts 2:27).

Satan wants you to experience spiritual death and separation from God. This is his plan concerning your soul and body too. He may try to corrupt you through multifarious sins and secret sinful habits but nothing can hold you captive, if you keep the Lord always before you. He will also try to discourage you. God the Father, had an unconquerable plan for His Son Jesus, and He has the same for you too.

  1. AN UNMISTAKABLE PATH: “God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved” (Psalm 46:5). Here is a promise for all the saints. Since God is in our midst, He wants to teach us His way and lead us in His paths. The Lord wants to place you on the pathway of life. The path that shines brighter and brighter unto the perfect day. We as God’s children are called to walk the narrow way with Jesus. It is the way of the Cross. It is the path of the garden of Gethsemane. It is the path that Jesus walked and it is in that pathway we need to follow. Sometimes, when we walk the path of the Cross, we misunderstand the goodness of God. Especially when we walk through the path of loneliness, rejection, discouragement, trials and difficulties. In those moments, the wicked one tells us that God does not really love us. Remember that God’s love never changes. His love is steadfast. He is too kind to allow anything cruel to happen to His people and too powerful to let anything get out of His control. You need to believe that God is good and that He always has the best for you, even though you go through a rough path or your life has been turned upside down. You will then experience that inner strength and security that is needed for you to stand up against your foe. We need to continually say “My God is eternally good. Therefore I shall not be moved.” God never makes a mistake in leading His children. He has got a great and grand purpose for our lives. If you truly love the Lord, you will never rebel or question the Lord, but simply and humbly accept His leading. Then you too could say along with the Psalmist,“Through the mercy of the most high, I shall not be moved.”

            The Bible gives many examples of people who fell in their moments of strength than in their weakness. King Uzziah depended upon the Lord when he was weak, but when he became strong, his heart was lifted up. He became presumptuous and went into the temple to burn incense which he was not supposed to do. Jacob thought that he could run away from his brother when he heard that he was coming to meet him with a large troop, but God had to touch his strength at the river Jabbok that night, in order for him to depend on the Lord. Peter’s strength was his loyalty and commitment to his Master. If only he had kept the Lord at the point of his strength, he would not have denied the Lord those three times. Samson’s strength became weak, when he gave in to the spirit of lust. He assumed that the Lord was with him but in fact the Lord had already left him. When King Nebuchadnezzar thought he was very strong, pride entered his heart, and he despised the Lord. He lost everything in his life, and only later after he humbled himself he was restored back to his former position. He realized that it is only God that can lift up a man or bring a man down. That is why David said, “Í have set the Lord always before me, because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”

                Moses was the meekest man on the earth, but he was forbidden to enter the promised land because he failed to heed the command of God. He was told to speak to the rock, but he smote the rock. He too failed at the point of his strength. Dear child of God, whom have you kept before you? Make sure to keep the Lord always before you.

         The Lord says to you this month, ‘Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness’(Isaiah 41:10).