The Lord Be With You Today!
"Their stronghold will fall because of terror;
at the sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic,”
(The Lord declares He Himself will come against
the enemy and his stronghold,
in this case, the Assyrian army who had attacked Israel,
and will so completely destroy them
that all the enemy soldiers will flee in retreat and panic.
This Word of the Lord is a powerful reminder for us today
that no matter what force is attacking us,
the Lord’s complete victory in our lives
decimates the enemy of our soul.)
declares the Lord, Whose fire is in Zion,
Whose furnace is in Jerusalem.
(He has declared the destruction of our enemy.
and He will accomplish what He says.
The Lord’s fire burning on the altar in Jerusalem
was an ever-present reminder to the Jews
that their God was alive and active, ever present to protect them,
and that His Word is true.
The unceasing fire at the Temple altar was a visual assurance
that the Lord did not leave His people or forsake them,
that He was present in their midst.
Just as surely today, the Lord is in the very midst of our lives,
the furnace of His judgment destroys the enemy,
and the fire of His love burns away the power of the enemy’s attacks.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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