Summary: Isaiah 59:19 When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. God Will always take care of his children to those who are obedient to his will. No matter what happens to us in this life the God always wins and we have a closer relationship with him.
“The Flood of the Enemy” Isaiah 59:19. Feb. 23,2020 @C.F.
The world today is confusing, for good people are called bad and bad people are called good. Chaos ruling many lives. Deception is everywhere in the world.
So as Christians it is extremely nice to have someone that we can anchor our faith to that has infinite power and knowledge.
As it says in Romans if God be for us WHO can be against us? For today’s Christian it’s a win win situation. Our victory has always been assured.
God has assured us in Isaiah 59:19 When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.
In Deuteronomy 28 God declares blessings of obedience and curses to the disobedient and we know God keeps his word.
Israel in Isaiah’s time was extremely disobedient people. God already declared what would happen to the disobedient.
Deuteronomy 28:25 (NKJV): The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies; you shall go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them; and you shall become troublesome to all the kingdoms of the earth.
Judah followed after God and are going to look into both this morning.
Turn to 2 Kings 18:11-12
I. The Consequences of Disobeying the Truth:
1) Backdrop to these verses In 2 Kings 17 God warned King Hoshea and Israel to turn from their wicked ways.
2) There will always be consequences for sinning against God
3) Here is where Assyria took captive of Israel and reason is found in 2 Kings 18:12 (NKJV): 12 because they did not obey the voice of the Lord their God, but transgressed His covenant and all that Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded; and they would neither hear nor do them.
4) Sennacherib came and defeated all them.
5) God would not raise a standard against their enemies.
6) Time and time against you read the disobedience of Israel and the consequences that always followed.
God always comes to the aid of those who wholly follow the Lord their God.
II. Obedience always comes with a blessing attached to it:
1) Deuteronomy 28:1–2 (NKJV): Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
2) Furthermore In Deuteronomy 28:7 (NKJV): The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
3) 2 Chronicles 31:20–21 (NKJV): Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before the Lord his God. 21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered.
4) So He Prospered, what we learn from these passages is that following God with all our hearts comes with obvious benefits.
5) Check the promise of God to Hezekiah for his obedience.
6) Here is where God keeps his promises.
Furthermore in Isaiah 59:19
III. When the enemy comes in like mighty rushing river The Spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him causing him to flee:
1) Isaiah 59:19 When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.
3) Sennacherib king of Assyria came in like a flood but the Spirit of the Lord lifted up a barrier against him causing him to flee.
4) As Paul Harvey use to say and Here’s the rest of the story.
5) Such is the case with King Sennacherib of Assyria who made a mockery of the power of God to defend Israel.
6) Here is God’s response 2 Kings 19:5–7 (NKJV): So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah. 6 And Isaiah said to them, “Thus you shall say to your master, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Do not be afraid of the words which you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me. 7 Surely I will send a spirit upon him, and he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.” ’ ”