The ways of the Lord are the most simple yet the most powerful. Simple, because it doesn’t involve our striving or efforts, but powerful, because the power of God is operating behind it. There is nothing more powerful on this earth that can withstand the power of God. Psalmist David talks about the enemy nations that surround his kingdom of Israel, waiting to destroy them. The word “compassed” can mean corner someone or close in on someone with no way of escape. In this verse, David mentions twice about the nations compassing him showing the reality of the situation in the natural. His emphasis shows that the threatening of the nations is very real and they mean business with their threatening.
However serious and dangerous the situation was, David had a calm confidence, a cool demeanour while stating how simple are the ways of the Lord in taking care of them. All he needs is the name of the Lord to destroy them. Doesn’t that sound too simple? Doesn’t that sound powerless to tackle a barrage of enemy nations threatening to destroy? As I mentioned earlier, our human minds cannot apply logic to the ways of God and that’s why we believe! Sometimes, our human reasoning can undermine or deter the immense power that God has placed in our hands. In our endeavour to logically handle a situation, we fail to simply rest in the power God has given us. This leads to fear, confusion, tension and stress. Thankfully, David handled the situation differently and the Holy Spirit has recorded for us to understand and be set free.
There is power in the name of Jesus. The Bible says that a day is coming when every knee shall bow and every tongue shall proclaim the Name of the Lord. This Name is like the seal of a king, that holds power and authority. The nations of the world were against Israel and David destroyed them all just by the Name of the Lord! Perhaps, you’re seeing the symptoms of the cursed world in your life. Today, the enemies are invisible in the form of viruses manifesting as cancers, tumours, Aids, cysts and other disorders. Perhaps, there’s an insurmountable debt staring right on your face, threatening to destroy your future and the family or there is some manifestation of evil in some area of your life. Don’t fret or try to handle it in the natural. You’ll wear it quickly on your own.
What did David do? Remember, as a young lad, he’s killed a bear, tore open the mouth of a lion, and as a teen, he saved Israel from the evil giant Goliath by decapitating him with a slingshot. With all these supernatural achievements under his belt, he could have looked to his power and armour. But David knew that all his previous victories came about by the Lord. It was not his expertise or armour but the favour of the Lord of hosts! He didn’t trust his valiant army or himself but in the Name of the Lord. You’re a minority with a million people backing you up but a majority with Jesus on your side. You can face every power of darkness with Jesus on your side and He is on your side!
Just speak the Name of the Lord over your cancer, aids or any disease and see the disease cease to exist! Speak the name of the Lord over your mountain of debt and see it melt like snow! I remember when my house shook in an earthquake, I spoke the name of the Lord and the earth stood still never to shake again! You don’t have to panic like the rest of the world. Just speak and see the Name of the Lord of hosts take care of your situation! Speak the Name of Jesus and you can literally see the Aids virus destroyed! Folks, there’s power in the Name of Jesus. His Name is like a high voltage electric wire that can electrocute your sickness, your disease, your debt, that curse, and the work of the evil one in your life!