Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And seekest thou great things for thyself? Seek them not; for behold I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord; but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest” (Jeremiah 45:5).
A promise given for hard places, and a promise of safety and life in the midst of tremendous pressure, a life for a prey.
It may well adjust itself to our own times, which are growing harder as we near the end of the age, and the tribulation times.
What is the meaning of “a life for a prey”? It means a life snatched out of the jaws of the destroyer, as David snatched the lamb from the lion.
It means not a place of security, or of removal from the noise of the battle, and the presence of our foes, but it means a table in the midst of our enemies, a shelter from the storm, a fortress amid the foe, a life preserved in the face of continual pressure, Paul’s healing when pressed out of measure so that he despaired even of life, Paul’s Divine help when the thorn remained, but the power of Christ rested upon him and the grace of Christ was sufficient.
Lord, give me my life for a prey, and in the hardest places help me today to be a victorious Christian.
The battle is getting harder as we approach the finish line, brethren are openly on the attack looking for easy prey. I urge each of you that read this message to be on guard because none shall escape the destruction. We are aware of the job the enemy has to do in these last days and that is to steal, kill and destroy; but there are a promise and hope. Hallelujah, Jesus came to give us life in abundance. Watch every dart that comes your way, and be prepared to fight every battle. The Lord promised to be on your side and be victorious.