Morning by Morning, July 26 - One Who is Greater
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Come into my heart -- every moment of every day. By the power of Your grace, help me hear Your voice and walk in Your steps. ...
"'Be strong and of good courage. Do not be afraid or dismayed before the king of Assyria and all the horde that is with him; for there is One greater 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.' The people were encouraged by the words of King Hezekiah of Judah" (2 Chronicles 32:7-8).
The hordes of hell have no power over the Hero of Heaven. Our spiritual enemies may taunt us and threaten us. They may mock us and ridicule us, like when the King of Assyria tried to torment Hezekiah and shake the faith of the people of Jerusalem when they were under siege from their enemy, saying, "Is not Hezekiah misleading you, handing you over to die by famine and by thirst, when he tells you, 'The Lord our God will save us from the hand of the king of Assyria?' ... Who among all the gods of the those nations that my ancestors utterly destroyed was able to save his people from my hand, that your God should be able to save you from my hand? ... How much less will your God save you out of my hand!" (v. 11-15).
But Hezekiah's God did save him and all those entrusted to his care. The One who was greater was with them and answered them when they cried out to Him: "Then Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz prayed because of this and cried out to heaven. And the Lord sent an angel who cut off all the mighty warriors and commanders and officers in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned in disgrace to his own land. When he came into the house of his god, some of his own sons struck him down there with the sword. So the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of King Sennacherib of Assyria and from all of his enemies; He gave them rest on every side" (v. 20-22).
Yes, Lord. Our God is greater. "The One who is in (us) is greater than the one in the world" (1 John 4:4). You silence the voice of our accuser. You send forth Your mighty warring angels and speak forth Your mighty word. You send our enemy away in disgrace. You're fighting fiercely for us in ways we don't always see. You're moving mightily for us in ways we don't always know. And You're always inviting us to turn to You in prayer and cry out to You in faith, trusting in the One who is greater than any other. "For great is our God above all gods! (2 Chronicles 2:4) In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
I pray you will see the power and provision of the One who is greater in every area of your life, as you turn to Him in prayer and cry out to Him in faith, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!