“So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”
Anytime there is a great move of God the devil will be there to try to hinder it. The greater the move of God – the greater the force of hindrance.
One such hindrance is seen at the time of the birth of Moses when Pharaoh ordered the death of all the male newborn children: “And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.” Exodus 1:15, 16.
Looking back on these events we can see clearly that the devil’s objective was to kill the infant Moses and ultimately stop or significantly alter the great move of God that we now know as “The Exodus.” It is also important that we notice that he was unable to do so. Why? Because God’s word will be fulfilled, He raised that standard!
Isaiah 28:2 says, “Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, like a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, like a flood of mighty waters overflowing, Who will bring them down to the earth with His hand.” This means, when the enemy tries to swarm and overpower us, the Spirit of the Lord shall raise a standard against him, like a great flood of mighty waters.
Our God is the Jehovah-Nissi, the Lord our banner, our victory (Exodus 17:15). Praise the Lord! When we raise a ‘banner’, it is a sign of victory and triumph.
So, friends, if the ‘adversary’ tries to attack you, or swarm you, be it in your personal life, in your church, or in your land, know this: the Lord will lift up a ‘banner’ against it. The Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit has already been given to the church. Begin to commune with the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14),pray in the spirit, take authority in the spiritual realm, and we will triumph, putting to flight, chasing away the enemy by the power of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of the living God! In fact, God has been raising up many intercessors at the spiritual forefront in this end-time. God is raising us up for such a time as this. And God promises that ‘no weapon formed against us shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against us in judgment, God shall condemn. This is our heritage as the servants of the Lord, and our righteousness is from the Lord (Isaiah 54:17). Amen.
Scripture of the day: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” ~ Hebrews 13:8
Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
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