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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Between The Cherubim

King Hezekiah and Jerusalem were in dire straights in Isaiah 37. The enemy was at the gates and taunting the inhabitants of the city, the King, and God. It was a relentless rage against God's people. Verse 3 speaks of something I feel we can all identify with, "...a day of trouble, of rebuke and blasphemy-for the children are come to the birth and there is not strength to bring forth."

Every true Believer has reached a place at times where there is absolutely no strength left to "birth" our victory. The enemy uses every tactic at his disposal to wear us down, discourage us, and taunt our beliefs and our faith.

When we find ourselves in these situation we must do what King Hezekiah did; he went immediately before the Lord. He prayed to the One who dwells between the Cherubim (referring to the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies), He prayed to the God of gods, He alone rules over heaven and earth. He cried that God give ear and hear, open His eyes and see and hear all of the lies of the enemy (vs. 15-17)

Hezekiah cried, "Save us that all of the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the LORD, and You alone."

God answered Hezekiah's prayers, every one of them. He heard every word. And when we have gotten to our point where there is no strength God will also take over on our behalf. He has never changed and what He did for Hezekiah He will do for us. When the enemy rages, rants and raves he is not only attacking us but he is after the God in us! He is blaspheming God also. God will intervene on our behalf.

Deuteronomy 33:26,27 gives a beautiful picture of this fact. It says that there is none likened unto our God; He rides upon the heaven in our help and in His excellency on the sky. The eternal God is our Refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms: He shall thrust out the enemy from before us and say, "Destroy them".

We are winners before the battle even starts! Only Believe!

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