Forever Savior. Forever King.

"His plan for us is safety, wellness, and healing."

THREE YEARS AGO, I saw in a vision Jesus seated on a throne atop Mt. Rushmore. The throne was made from the mountain, carved from it like the presidential images, and accessible by a wide staircase which began at my feet. I have had no fear for this nation, not one ounce, since then. No news story, no election results, nor the rise and fall of our economy changes my hope for the future because, close my eyes, and there I am again, staring upward at the King. Dressed in white with a red sash, holding a sceptre and wearing a golden crown, He asserts His authority over this land, this government, and these people. He formed this nation, as He revealed to me a few years ago, to be an ally for His nation, Israel, and as He has not abandoned His people, He will not let us go either. We have not been forgotten by heaven.

God’s Word promises our safety, our prosperity, and our success in the midst of national turmoil. We see this in many places, but in the beginning chapters of Isaiah, we see it in a pattern. Isaiah 1 and 2 describe the destruction of sinful nations, both Israel and those coming against her, for their pride and the idols which consumed them. Then we read in Isaiah 3:8, “For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen.” The land lay desolate from war and foreign conquest. Yet amidst this picture, just two verses later, God makes the people a promise. “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.” Righteous people doing righteous doings will be protected. A remnant would remain.

We see this promise again in chapter 8 where war threatens the kingdom of Judah. The prophet calls out a promise, “The Lord of hosts—regard Him as holy and honor His holy name [by regarding Him as your only hope of safety], and let Him be your fear and let Him be your dread [lest you offend Him by your fear of man and distrust of Him]. And He shall be a sanctuary [a sacred and indestructible asylum to those who reverently fear and trust in Him] … (Verses 13-14 AMPC).”

Whether it’s a declared enemy, financial uncertainty, flagrant immorality, or governmental chaos, whatever is hidden, God knows it. Whatever is done openly, God is in control of it and has no fear over the future. He will not abandon us, but instead, His plan for us is safety, wellness, and healing. He makes this promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14. But unfortunately, many read this verse as if God has not yet forgiven our sins and is still waiting for true repentance. Nothing is further from the truth. This is the hour of healing. He has heard our prayers and reaches down from heaven with deliverance.

We trust God who is trustworthy and turn our eyes from the destruction around us toward His loving face. We see the King seated over the nations, His presence among us powerful still. Though we cannot see the final result yet, our certainty of its goodness is found in God. We know Him, His character, His nature, and His just principles, and so we rest in the midst of turmoil. We choose peace over fear because what God has promised He will perform, not only in our personal lives, but in this land that we love (Philippians 1:6).

We must speak it out. Instead of repeating the curses of the enemy, instead of replaying the problems again and again, we must declare the goodness of God over us and the abundance of God toward us. We decree a turn toward righteousness and choose God’s vision; we choose His will, and we stand for truth in government and secular culture with the wisdom of the Holy Spirit within us. With His presence upon us.

Whatever the circumstances look like today, whatever news pundits may say about tomorrow, despite any doubt echoing in our ears, we hold fast to truth, our hearts and our voices speaking Jesus. Forever Savior. Forever King.

“Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.” (Psalms 2:6-8)

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Suzanne D. Williams, Author