When King Hezekiah’s officials came to Isaiah, Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master, ‘This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard–those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.’ ” 2 Kings 19:5-6
Sennacherib had threatened to destroy Israel. He made statements on how powerful Assyria was and all of the nations that they had already conquered. He also stated that God would not be able to help them.
King Hezekiah had sent some men to the prophet, Isaiah. Isaiah had told them that God is telling them to not be afraid. God had heard what the king of Assyria was saying and how he was blaspheming Him. God was going to reroute the Assyrian army and kill the king.
The enemy likes to boast of his power and ability to destroy and conquer. Over the years many different countries that have had larger armies have threatened smaller nations. They often feel that their power is greater and that nothing can stand in their way. Although they may have larger armies, there has been times when much smaller armies have rerouted them and won the battle.
In the spiritual realm, there is also an enemy that is at war with every believer. Satan and all of his followers are striving to put fear in your heart. The world, who follows Satan, will tell lies to you on a regular basis.
They will try to tell you that God is dead and cannot really help you.
He will remind you of the sins you have done and try to convince you that you are unworthy to be saved by Jesus.
Satan will try to tell you that God really does not hear your prayers, because they are not being answered the way you want.
When you make a mistake, the world will be right there to kick you some more to keep you down.
The false spirits will try to convince you that the Bible is just a bunch of made up stories.
The world will try to tell you that you, as a person, can do everything on your own and that you do not need God.
These are all lies of the enemy to put fear and doubt in your minds. The enemy may look very powerful, but in reality, up against God, is nothing. When these lies come in, it is a time to ignore those words. It is not the time to be afraid. God is greater and is absolute truth and love at all times.
Look to God’s word and see what He says. Read about how He loves you with an undying love and wants to forgive you and save you. Hold on to the truth that Jesus did remove your sins. Know that God is more powerful than the enemy.
God’s love will cast out all fear. Listen to His words, not the words of the enemy.
I pray today that you will know the truth of what God says about you; that you will not listen to the words of the enemy; that you will not fear the threats of the enemy; and that you will trust God to win the battles and war over your life.