God Move an Army

God Move An Army

No one likes to be taunted and no one wants someone to taunt them about their God.  II Kings 19 tells the story of Sennacherib the king of Assyria.  He sends a message to Hezekiah, king of Judah that “you can’t depend on your God.  Don’t be deceived.  Jerusalem will be handed over to Assyria.”

Hezekiah takes the letter, reads it, and goes to the Temple to talk to the Lord.  He spreads the letter out before the Lord and begins to pray.  He acknowledges that God is God and to hear and listen to your children.  He states that this taunt is against you O Lord our God.  God does not answer Hezekiah directly.  He sends the prophet Isaiah with a message, ” I have listened and Sennacherib will not come to the city of Jerusalem.  He won’t even shoot an arrow.  I will shield the city and save the city.”

“That night the angel of the Lord went forth and struck down 185,000 men in the Assyrian camp.  So Sennacherib the king of Assyria broke camp and went back home to Nineveh.”

We must recognize our enemies when they taunt our God.  Our response should be to go to Him in prayer and remember who God is and that God can keep the army from attacking.  Sometimes our faith is weak but God has in the past struck down 185,000 men at one time.  God does not want to be mocked.

Author: Karen Epp

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