There is a verse in Matthew 10:30 that says that “the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” The context of the verse is Jesus telling the disciples to have no fear for those who oppose them.
Jesus says, and I paraphrase, don’t fear those that can kill you when your Father God cares for even the sparrows, and knows even the number of your hairs, and you are more valuable than the sparrows.
I think in today’s uncertain political climate, in this age of globalism, and these last days of increasing demonic deceptions, we can apply Jesus’ counsel to our life. There are and there is men who will surface in the unfolding coming scenes of prophecy who will seek us harm simply because we stand oppose to their wicked agendas and are not supportive of their evil programs.
They will be those “which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul” (Matthew 10:28) because they have only a temporal ability. They may take our physical life but they can not take our eternal life. Of them, Jesus says, do not fear but keep in mind that your Heavenly Father has you in His hand.
The lesson of Matthew 10:27-31 by Jesus is that God knows us and His knowledge is deeper than we would even expect, including something as insignificant as the number of our hairs.
I don’t know how many hairs are on my head, and I don’t even know how many hairs is on my bride’s head. I have never had a barber or a hair stylist ever ask me how many hairs are on my head.
There is an estimated 7.8 billion people on our planet and all of these people are known by our God as intimately as we would like to think we know ourselves, and as deeply as knowing the hairs on their heads. It means that our God has not lost us in the shuffle of humanity. God knows who we are and God knows where we are.
This is what Jesus is wanting us to realize in order that we not fall into fear about those who are scheming and plotting our harm. There is also another huge reason that our Lord wants us to know that our God knows, and it is so that we do not need to worry about their scheming and plotting.
Romans 8:31 says, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” The issue is not what means or methods the enemy uses against us, but knowing “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
God knows the schemes and the plotting taking place against His people. God knows who is doing the scheming and the plotting, and because God knows we can know that He is going to do something about it. Psalm 56:11 says, “In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.”
I think I’ve mentioned this before, the combination of this no-end pandemic fearfulness, anti-Trump election fraud, and talk of globalization among world leaders is bringing about a perfect storm for “conspiracy theories” but I think it is likely that the behind the scenes reality is probably worse than even the YouTube commentators think.
Here’s the good news, we don’t have to know the evil schemes and wicked plotting to stay above the crippling fear the world wants to straddle us with, but we do need to know that our God has us in His hand.
I want to encourage us all to watch and pray, but my prayer is that we stay above fearfulness of mans schemes and plots, confident in John 10:29 and the words of Jesus, “My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.”