Surely, you would need some inspiration from the story of the restoration of Israel. God said; no weapon formed against you will prosper. You are his heritage so no need to be fretful of the enemy.
As a professed Christian, you would surely find this verse from Isaiah 54:17 that states; ‘no weapon formed against you’ very inspiring. It is one of the most popular verses in our Christian world. But do we really understand the meaning?
Well, in generic terms, it sends a powerful message of hope to those who trust in the Lord. He is the same God who protected Israel and broke the necks of her enemies.
Personally, I find it very helpful to use it during my prayers. Now, let me share a few inspiring tips with you. And if you haven’t yet mastered how to pray against your enemies— you would memorize this very verse and add it to your prayer punchlines.
The Devil and his agents constantly bring wars to our doorsteps and we must find refuge from our Lord Jesus Christ. With Christ Jesus, No weapon formed against you shall prosper.
But why? Because he came to break Satan’s power and authority over us by shedding his blood on the cross. Jesus said:
“Look, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will in any way hurt you” (Luke 10:19).
A Simplified Meaning To Isaiah 54:1 – 17 | Yahweh and Israel reunited
According to the Bible, Israel was likened to the wife of Yahweh. As the people of Israel went into captivity in Babylon; they were separated from the love and care of God who was the husband of Israel. God turned his back on them as a form of punishment because of their sins. That period of separation was seen as a period of divorce.
During the divorce, Israel did not prosper or increase production. Now God called her wife to get back to her homeland where she can increase in produce and prosper in all facets of life.
Israel, built by God himself, will have the looks of a beautiful city built of precious stones (11-12). God wiped out that shame and rebuilt the city. He promised to protect them from their enemies, hence he said; no weapon formed against you shall prosper…
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and you will condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness which is of me,” says the LORD” (Isaiah 54:17).
You must put on the full armor of God and fight the good fight unto the end. The Devil and his agents are powerless against the children of God!
Break Down Of Isaiah 54:17 | No Weapon Formed Against You Will Prosper
Now let’s figure out from the Bible how God stayed true to his word. Other related Bible verses throw more light on this very verse at hand.
• “Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his Anointed: “Let’s tear off their shackles, and throw off their ropes from us.” The one who sits in the heavens laughs. The LORD scoffs at them. Then he will speak to them in his anger, and terrify them in his wrath: “But I myself have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain” (Psalms 2:1 – 6).
• “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).
• “For this, let everyone who is faithful pray to you in a time when you may be found. Surely when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach to him” (Psalms 32:6).
• “For you, God, have heard my vows. You have given me the heritage of those who fear your name” (Psalms 61:5).
• “Then you shall delight yourself in the LORD; and I will make you to ride on the high places of the earth; and I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father:” for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it” (Isaiah 58:14).
4. Their Righteousness
• “I will come with the mighty acts of the Lord GOD. I will make mention of your righteousness, even of yours alone” (Psalms 71:16).
• “And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith” (Philippians 3:9).
Who Made The Blacksmith That fashions weapons?
Remember that the blacksmith is just like a piece of clay in the hands of the Lord. God is Supreme over everything. If anyone tries to fight against you as a child of God — the person would be humiliated and destroyed.
The reason is that the God who protected Israel is the same today and always protecting those who fear him. Here comes his assurance of protection;
“If anyone dares to challenge you, it will not be my doing! Whoever tries to challenge you will be defeated. Look, I create the craftsman, who fans the coals into a fire and forges a weapon. I create the destroyer so he might devastate.” (Isaiah 54:15 – 16)
That weapon the enemy is relying on to defeat you is worthless in the sight of God. He has power over everything in both the seen and the unseen world.
There are physical and spiritual weapons that the enemy uses to fight us. Take a look at Psalms 91:5 – 6:
“You need not fear the terrors of the night, the arrow that flies by day, the plague that comes in the darkness, or the disease that comes at noon.”
Weapons like arrows fly by the day to hit their targets. You might be that target of the enemy. But since you have God on your side, that weapon formed against you will not prosper in Jesus’ name.
According to Ephesians 6, we use the shield of faith to quench the flying arrows of the Devil. Be confident in the Lord and pray often including this statement that “no weapon formed against me shall prosper.” That is your godly affirmation of victory over your challenges and enemies.
Our Savior — Our Protector
The enemy is always striking hard to destroy the children of God. Some of his weapons are diseases and sicknesses, fear, death, accidents, poverty, evil thoughts, lawlessness, confusion, , etc.
These challenges have no control over us because of the power of the blood of Jesus. By praying and quoting that “no weapon formed against me shall prosper” places you in a good position to shut down all the conspiracies of the Devil against your life.
You may also be interested in reading about these Bible verses about protection. You can’t trust a mere man to protect you. We are in a spiritual battle and as a matter of fact, every good Christian must put on the full armor of God and make use of the spiritual defensive weapons.
“What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:13).
We worship a loving father who delights in our health, protection, success, happiness, and more importantly salvation.
“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” (Romans 8:35).
If today you will stay faithful to the Lord, he will protect you from all your enemies. Every weapon formed against you will come to futile. Just be an obedient child, get married to Christ Jesus. If you have wandered away and forced God to divorce you, it is time to end that separation. God is calling you unto his mighty wings.
With him all things are possible. For more than 300 times, the Bible has recorded that “do not be afraid.” This is an assurance of protection for those who love God.
God’s eyes are on his children, so there is no need for us to fear the enemy that threatens us. Our heritage, righteousness, and salvation come from the Lord. He is our shield of protection. Listen to what the Psalmist said:
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of Shaddai. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is a shield and a wall. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day; nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come near you” (Psalms 91:1 – 7).
There is an assurance of hope, protection, and salvation from the Lord our God. You have already won all your battles and overcome every affliction that is making you feel uncomfortable. Both the seen and unseen schemes of your enemies would not affect your life; because the ancient God of Jacob, Abraham, Isaac, David is with you.
I believe it is time to say a prayer to flex the mighty arms of God in your life. He is ever ready to hold you high, send his angels to protect you, and lead you to the path of eternal life. Amen!