– by Harold F. Weitsz
“When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” – Isaiah 59:19
Right now, we are experiencing a flood of insurgency and lawless actions in our land. This, in turn, is causing a spirit of fear and distress to be loosed. We, as the Body of Christ, are empowered to pray and take authority over the forces of darkness. The above verse clearly indicates that God’s Holy Spirit is the overcoming power that drives the enemy away even though the devil appears to be coming in like a flood. The New Testament ‘standard’ that is raised against the enemy is found in the restraining power of the blood of Jesus. His blood renders the enemy harmless.
We have a covenant with the Lord that embodies protection, provision, and incorporates all the promises contained in the Word. The spirit of fear must be counteracted with the spirit of faith and trust in what the Lord can do. This authority that we have in Christ is released through a powerful prayer and Word base. We must pray the Word of God into the situations that surround us and we will see the salvation of the Lord as He watches over His Word to perform (Jer. 1:12, Is. 55:11).
As believers, we are commanded not to allow fear to control us, but always be assured that our God is in control. Our Father will never forsake the righteous. (2 Tim 1:7)
JOY! Magazine (June 2018)