The scriptures make us to understand that we have one enemy, who has the mission to destroy 1Pet. 5:8; Jn. 10:10. Further, the scriptures make us to understand that the covenant guarantees the escape of the believer from the wickedness and destruction of the devil 1Cor. 10:13. In essence, it is the duty of the enemy to work tirelessly at the destruction of a child of God, but it is anti-covenant for the believer to be cut down by the enemy. The covenant provides escape from the wickedness of the devil and every of his agent Psa. 124:1-6.
Jesus Escaped Every Trap of Destruction.
Jesus came to the earth, among other things, to live the kingdom life as He became the example for the believer to follow Heb. 12:1-2. Scriptural record shows us that He escaped divers traps, plots and attempts targeted at destroying Him before His time. Some of the record:
The Jews tried to throw Him down the cliff, but He escaped supernaturally.
The woman caught in adultery was brought to Jesus, with the intention for Him to say something incriminating, for them to have what to charge Him for, but He escaped this trap.
The Jews were angry for saying He was greater than Abraham, and were to stone Him to death, but Jesus escaped.
The Jews were angry because Jesus said Himself and God are one, they were to stone Him to death, but He escaped again.
The Jews asked Jesus about paying tax, it was to set Him up against the authority of the day, which would have led to Jesus arrest.
The Sadducees brought the case of a woman who had married seven brothers in succession because of the death of each one, for who she will eventually be wife to in heaven. Jesus escaped this trap also.
The Pharisees asked Jesus for the greatest commandment, the mission was to pick Him for speaking contrary to the law. Jesus escaped their evil plot.
Covenant Demands For Divine Escape.
Salvation turns the believer to a wind, which cannot be trapped or captured again Jn. 3:8. Therefore, salvation is the guaranteed way and the first step to escape all the wickedness of the wicked Heb. 2:3. Neglecting salvation is makes an individual to become victim of enemy’s traps and plots.
The enemy we are faced with operates in darkness, he can only rule where there is darkness Eph. 6:12; Psa. 74:20. When the believer walks in the light of the word, he is guaranteed escape from the forces of darkness Jn. 1:1-15; Eph. 5:8.
The love of God makes the believer to become full of and one with God Eph. 3:17-19; 1Jn. 4:16. This makes the believer impossible to be trapped by the wicked; rather they give way to him always Rms. 8:28,31; Psa. 114:1-8.
Faith is the spiritual force that Satan and his forces bow to anytime, any day Eph. 6:16; 1Jn. 5:4. We keep our faith alive by feeding on the word of God Rms. 10:17.
Serving God and the interest of His kingdom as a lifestyle keeps God in an ‘engaged mode’ over the life of the believer Exo. 4:22-23; 23:25; Isa. 65:8. When God is invoked over a life, the individual becomes a touch not to every wicked; attempting such a life boomerangs on the wicked Psa. 105:13-15.
In conclusion, the covenant is the believers guarantee against the wickedness of the wicked. But coming into the God’s covenant is a personal choice. It is wisdom to make the choice now; it will establish your freedom from the wicked forever.
To anyone reading this that will love to give his/her life to Christ, pray this prayer out loud with me from your heart: “Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you today. Forgive me my sins; wash me with your blood. I believe you died for me, on the third day you rose again that I may be justified. Right now, I believe that my sins are forgiven; I’m justified by your blood; I’m born-again; I’m saved; I’m a child of God; I’m free from the power of sin to serve the living God. Thank you Jesus for receiving me; thank you Jesus for restoring me; thank you Jesus for saving me.”