Isaiah 59:19 – “So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.” NKJV
It is another beautiful morning here in the DFW area in Texas. I have been running behind this morning because after my time of prayer and fellowship with the Lord some things came up to delay my coming to the computer. I love these cool fall mornings when I can rise before it is yet day and bask in the sunlight of His presence. My heart has been heavy for some time over what I see in this present world and the Lord witnessed to my heart the following:
I look around at the world, our nation, much of the world of Christianity, and at individual lives and am troubled. On the one hand, I see the Glory of the Lord moving, and on the other; I see the onslaught of the enemy coming in like a flood.
For me to say that our nation is in trouble would be an understatement; it is a disaster! For me to say that our world is troubled would also be an understatement, it is being dismantled! For me to say that much of the Christian world has lost some of its direction would be an understatement, much is out of focus and out of order!
I am not trying to be critical of the Church but when I look at what I see, I am not seeing what is depicted in the Bible as being the Church that Jesus is coming back for! Since the Church is the people within it, my concern is not for the organized church but for the individual cells, members, or people within that great organism called The Church!
There have been times when I have felt overwhelmed by what I see and, in those times, the Lord will give me something to stand on. This is one of those times and this passage is one of those passages – “When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.”
That is my rallying cry today! That is my inspiration today! That is my declaration of faith today! Therefore, it does not matter how big the battle, how fierce the attack, or how widespread the seeming destruction – GOD will and is Lifting up a Standard against the enemy. Simply put, God will Stop him, and provide protection and we know that we have weapons that are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.
Therefore, my word to you today is to relax and know that GOD is in Control and Will Not Fail. He has promised to Never leave us nor Forsake us but is with us Always even to the end of the world! No weapon formed against us shall prosper and every tongue that rises against us in judgment will be condemned. We have been attacked on many sides regarding our faith, but we must never quit. The only way the devil can win in our lives is if we quit. The enemy is ramping up his assault, but the Spirit of God is rising up within the hearts of believers worldwide to stand in the gap and make up the hedge. I, therefore, rest in the protection and provision of the Almighty!
I urge you to approach your day with the confidence that even if the enemy comes in like a flood, God will raise up a standard against him. Go in peace and rejoice our redemption draws near.
Blessings to everyone!