"Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land-against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD" (Jeremiah 1:18-19)
Funny thing how the Lord equips his saints. I have become a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall and nothing can overcome that because that was built by God. Paul said in Romans 8, "What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all-how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died-more than that, who was raised to life-is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." ( Romans 8:31-39 ). Because of Jesus, I am who I am. None of it is because of me. It is God who has made me strong. It is God who has made me a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall. It is because of God that I am allowed to stand so that nothing will overcomes me. It is God who recues me.