|Memorise: “So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him” (Is 59:19)Read: Isaiah 59:18-19|
|Parting the Red Sea also means taking a giant stride that has never been taken before, or that is not commonly taken. Until Moses parted the Red Sea, the children of Israel could not go forward, even when God instructed them to do so. They could not obey God until Moses first obeyed.Until the pastor or leader gives towards church projects, most members will not give. Until the pastor is seen paying his tithe, the members of the congregation may remain complacent towards tithing. Anything you want the congregation to do, go ahead and do it: first, be the one to break the ice.
If you want them to respond to church evangelism, be the first to come. Win souls and challenge them. As long as you are not prepared to take that giant stride for the Kingdom, your sheep will remain limited. What are those areas you are yet to lead members on? Go ahead and do so today. When they see you doing it, they will follow.Another thing we observe in Exodus 14:19-20 is that God directed the angel and the pillar of cloud which were both ahead of the Israelites, to relocate behind them, so that there would be a separation between Israel and Egypt. This tells us that if you are walking in God’s will, you need not fear those coming behind you: your back is already taken care of because God is right at your back. Every arrow shot at your back shall be absorbed by the presence of God behind you.
Also, there is always a separation between light and darkness, day and night, believers and unbelievers. As long as God is behind you, your enemies can never catch up with you. Everyone chasing you shall never catch you in Jesus’ Name. Isaiah 59:19 says, “So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him”.
In other words, the Holy Spirit will separate you from every flood of attack of the enemy. Hence, Romans 8:31 says none can be an effective enemy against you as long as God is on your side. He will remain the dividing line. This year, the Lord will separate you from armed robbers, ritualists, fraudsters and hired assassins. Draw closer to Him as never before. However, for God to separate you from the evil ones, you must be separated from sin, Satan and the world.
|According to Isaiah 59:19, ask the Holy Spirit to raise a standard against every satanic flood sent your way this season.
By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
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