2 Cor 10
3For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.
The "leaders" of this world wage war according to the flesh. That is not how we roll and for good reason. Let us consider how the Lord's people have waged war in the past and the results:
2 Kings 19
8The Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria fighting against Libnah, for he heard that the king had left Lachish. 9Now the king heard concerning Tirhakah king of Cush, “Behold, he has set out to fight against you.” So he sent messengers again to Hezekiah, saying, 10“Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah: ‘Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you by promising that Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. 11Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, devoting them to destruction. And shall you be delivered? 12Have the gods of the nations delivered them, the nations that my fathers destroyed, Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the people of Eden who were in Telassar? 13Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the city of Sepharvaim, the king of Hena, or the king of Ivvah?’”
14Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD and spread it before the LORD. 15And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD and said: “O LORD, the God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth. 16Incline your ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to mock the living God. 17Truly, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste the nations and their lands 18and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone. Therefore they were destroyed. 19So now, O LORD our God, save us, please, from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, O LORD, are God alone.”
Isaiah Prophesies Sennacherib’s Fall
20Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Your prayer to me about Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard. 21This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning him:
“She despises you, she scorns you—
the virgin daughter of Zion;
she wags her head behind you—
the daughter of Jerusalem.
22“Whom have you mocked and reviled?
Against whom have you raised your voice
and lifted your eyes to the heights?
Against the Holy One of Israel!
23By your messengers you have mocked the Lord,
and you have said, ‘With my many chariots
I have gone up the heights of the mountains,
to the far recesses of Lebanon;
I felled its tallest cedars,
its choicest cypresses;
I entered its farthest lodging place,
its most fruitful forest.
24I dug wells
and drank foreign waters,
and I dried up with the sole of my foot
all the streams of Egypt.’
25“Have you not heard
that I determined it long ago?
I planned from days of old
what now I bring to pass,
that you should turn fortified cities
into heaps of ruins,
26while their inhabitants, shorn of strength,
are dismayed and confounded,
and have become like plants of the field
and like tender grass,
like grass on the housetops,
blighted before it is grown.
27“But I know your sitting down
and your going out and coming in,
and your raging against me.
28Because you have raged against me
and your complacency has come into my ears,
I will put my hook in your nose
and my bit in your mouth,
and I will turn you back on the way
by which you came.
29“And this shall be the sign for you: this year eat what grows of itself, and in the second year what springs of the same. Then in the third year sow and reap and plant vineyards, and eat their fruit. 30And the surviving remnant of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward. 31For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of the LORD will do this.
32“Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city or shoot an arrow there, or come before it with a shield or cast up a siege mound against it. 33By the way that he came, by the same he shall return, and he shall not come into this city, declares the LORD. 34For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake and for the sake of my servant David.”
35And that night the angel of the LORD went out and struck down 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians. And when people arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies. 36Then Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went home and lived at Nineveh. 37And as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, Adrammelech and Sharezer, his sons, struck him down with the sword and escaped into the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his place.
We should be praying for peace in Ukr and around the world. Imagine if the Lord sent this same angel to Ukr to wage war against the Nazis. The war would be over in one day, maybe two. Game over. Or we can consider years of drought in the western United States reversed in one week of rain. Thats some God stuff there. It is no coincidence that we have been praying for our water supply among other things on our list and fresh water shows up in abundance.
We need to continue to pray about all things at all times. Please make a list and pray over it daily. We are under attack on every side and the only help we have is the Lord our God. When the Lord hears and answers the enemy gets their clock cleaned. So please continue to pray, the prayers work.
On another note the Lord impressed upon this writer that He fully intends for us to finish our work on this earth on a high note. The enemy is attacking on every side and the Lord is answering prayer on every side so it appears to this servant that the enemy is in trouble. We are here on this earth in this season for a reason. The Lord intends for us to finish strong. The finish line for each of us may be different but the work is the same. The Spirit of the Lord has impressed on this servant for years now that we are to operate in our talents skills and abilities to serve the Kingdom in this hour.
The unique combination of abilities each of us has been given make us uniquely capable of doing what we need to do. Nobody on earth can do the job the Lord intended for us to do, better than we can do it. So its time to get to work. The politicians, priests, pastors, and "patriots" sold us down the river without a paddle however the great news is we never needed them anyway. The answers we need will come from our source of supply and power that is not of this world because we are not of this world.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Just continue fighting the good fight. Operate in your talents skills and abilities and you/we will finish strong.
We finish today with the Word of the Lord to this servant (and by extension to you) for the year 2023:
1 Thess 5
16Rejoice always, 17pray continually, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Glory to God
Grace and peace