Text: “The Lord is my light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
- - - - Psalm 27:1.
Good morning, indomitable Christian! What makes you thus indomitable? You are a man or a woman of mere flesh and bone - how can you stand up so forthrightly against so much in this sinful world; so much in our own sinful flesh; so many wiles of a dastardly Devil, who knows that his time is short, and is in a continual rage against the true regenerate Christian? What makes you and I so Spiritually indomitable?
Answer: “The Lord is MY light and my Salvation…” Hallelujah!
Because the Lord God Almighty is our light and our Salvation; because HE as Sovereign Lord, is in full and complete control of ‘all things’, we are indomitable, for we know in our hearts that He makes ‘all things’ work together for our good…’ Praise God it is so! Amen.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son (Christ Jesus), that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:28-29)
Dictionary Definition: Indomitable - (adjective) not to be overcome, unconquerable. (The Chambers Dictionary, page 819)
An army, or a national boxing champion, for example, can only be deemed ‘indomitable’ AFTER winning continually. To win continually necessitates being tested continually, to be in the battle continually; and only after continually winning can an army, or an individual, be deemed ‘indomitable’. “1 Peter 4:12-14)
We that are born again of Christ Jesus, are (or should be!) in a continual Battle against all the powers of evil and Spiritual darkness. If we are not in this situation of continual Spiritual warfare - then rest assured we are NOT SAVED. God’s Word puts it like this:
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek (a type of the world, flesh and Devil) from under Heaven. And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah nissi (The Lord my Banner): for He said, Because the Lord hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” (Exodus 17:14-16)
You and I as Spiritually regenerate Christians are engaged in a Spiritual war that will only cease when the ‘Captain of the Host’, Christ Jesus, returns to finally end it.
“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming.” - (2 Thessalonians 2:8)
Verse 1: “The Lord is my light and my Salvation. Where there is not enough light to see our own darkness and to long for the Lord Jesus there is no evidence of Salvation. Salvation finds us in the dark, but does not leave us there. It is not said merely that the Lord gives light, but that He IS light; not that He gives Salvation, but that He IS Salvation.” (C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 135)
“There is a great difference between the light and the eye that sees it. A blind man may know a great deal about the shining of the sun, but it does not shine for him - it gives him no light. So, to know that ‘God is light.’ is one thing (1 John 1:5) and to be able to say, ‘The Lord is my light,’ is quite another thing. When He is thus ‘our light,’ then He is ‘our Salvation,’ also. He is pledged to guide us right; not only to show us sin but to save us from it, not only to make us see God’s hatred of sin and His curse upon it, but also to draw us unto God’s love and to take away the curse. (From Sacramental Meditations)
Today, in this increasingly apostate 21st Century, many seem to know about the Light in Christ Jesus, but having very little to SAY publicly about Him, betray their lack of true Spiritual regeneration. “…Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
The church international and universal must look once more for the true Light - Christ Jesus - and commit every whit of our hearts to His Sovereign Cause. Only then can we be truly indomitable Christian soldiers of the Cross.
The Lord Jesus: “His wisdom is the finest, His judgement the truest, His analysis of life the deepest, His assertion of duty the most authoritative that human ears have ever heard. It needs distance to make a man look great. God manifest in the flesh alone can bear minute, penetrating inspection, for He is Holy. It was the Name, the Person, which stirred the early Church, and the same must stir the Church now.” (Bishop J.T. Smith 1860-1937)