Good Morning Gorgeous,
It’s a brand new day. A fresh new start. A new day with new opportunities, new space, and new grace.
There is help and grace and victory available to you even when…
Even when the world around you shifting and changing.
Even when the outlook is grim.
Even when darkness is banging at your doorstep.
Even when the reports are bad from your doctor, your boss, or the news.
Even when fear climbs over the walls and assaults you with a sneak attack.
Even when the emotional pain is hot and searing.
Even when there seems to be more enemies than allies.
Even when the enemy attack feels greater than your angel army.
The whole earth seems to be giving way…..
There are truths that we must stand on, firm and steadfast so that we can withstand the schemes of the enemy. The enemy wants you to believe that you are outnumbered. The enemy wants you to believe that your situation is hopeless and you are backed against a wall.
When you feel that way, I encourage you to battle against the brutal storm full of windy waves in order to get back on the rock of Jesus where we can stand firm allied with the Angel Army of the Lord where the truth is….
“There are multitudes MORE on your side, than enemies you are experiencing”
I was amazed a few months ago when I read that Elisha looked out into the foothills and saw a vast angel army and told his servant, “Look, there are more with us than there are of them.” I was in awe of how even when we are backed against a wall and we are completely surrounded in the natural, there are STILL more battling FOR us than against us.
But then this morning, I read the SAME words in 2 Chronicles. This time from King Hezekiah. King Hezekiah has just finished doing mighty things to restore the kingdom back to faithfulness. He has restored temple worship, restored passover, and cleansed the land of idols.
After this, Sennacherib who was the king of Assyria, came against Judah. They came and camped outside the city ready to attack Judah and go to war.
King Hezekiah gathered together his military captains and gave them this encouragement:
“Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
II Chronicles 32:7-8 NKJV
The Assyrian King continued to mock the Lord and proceeded with their plans of war. It appeared to be an easy victory because in the natural or the earthly view, the Assyrian army was much stronger than the Judah army. The Assyrian King missed a major detail! The Judah Army had the Lord on their side!
And so the scripture says that:
“Now because of this King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, prayed and cried out to heaven. Then the Lord sent an angel who cut down every mighty man of valor, leader, and captain in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned shamefaced to his own land. And when he had gone into the temple of his god, some of his own offspring struck him down with the sword there. Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all others, and guided them on every side. And many brought gifts to the Lord at Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah, so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations thereafter.”
II Chronicles 32:20-23 NKJV
The more I meditated on this, I thought of something I never saw before.
**Disclaimer** These next few paragraphs in italics are just my musings from this morning. I am still thinking about this further. But think along with me and feel free to share any clarifying thoughts…
When satan and the other fallen angels were cast out of heaven, the book of Revelations says that 1/3 of the angels were cast down.
Well, I thought of that and how Elisha and King Hezekiah stated that there were more with them than against them.
And if we do the math, 1/3 of the angels fell and became demons. That, in my quick, simplistic meditation… guides me to the inference that the remaining 2/3 are angels with the Lord’s Army.
So even if all of hell is unleashed against you, the truth STILL stands!
2/3 is greater than 1/3 by far.
And the 2/3 are also greater in power because they are operating under the authority and power of the Lord Himself!
So, the truth to anchor yourself to is that……
There are MORE FOR you than ever against you!!!
So you are free from worry, fear, angst, and defeat, because when you call on the name of the Lord and stand in faith secure on His Word, there are Much More fighting for you than against you.
So even when……… your whole world shakes and trembles, you can stand up and say, “I will not fear for the Lord is with me. There are more Heavenly Hosts battling FOR me than against me. I am on the side that already has the victory.”
Then take the Lord at His word and trust that you can, “Be still and trust that He is Lord.”
So just afresh today declare it again and again and again.
There are multitudes MORE on my side than against.
The Lord and His army are FOR me and my victory is secure.
I am placing my trust in the Lord who is for me and calls me to be still and just trust that He is who He says He is.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Remind us again and again and again that you are FOR us. That we can stand firm on Your promises. That You battle daily, hourly, moment by moment on our behalf. With You Lord, victory is secure no matter how large the enemy appears. The truth still stands, when we partner in faith with You Lord, there are more for us than against. Open our eyes to that truth and guide us to stand on it. In Jesus’s name, Amen.