Wednesday, 13th October, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod" (Isaiah 30:31 KJV)
In the Old Testament, God prophetically described the spirit of the antichrist in several ways for us, and He helped us understand what that spirit would do in different phases, until he’s fully manifested in a man. But as long as we’re still in the earth, before the Rapture of the Church, Satan and his cohorts of darkness don’t stand a chance in establishing their evil order. We have something that they can’t withstand: the Name of Jesus and the Word of God spoken in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Observe something in our theme verse: the phrase, “the voice of the LORD”; it refers to the Word of God spoken by the power of the Holy Spirit. That means the “rhema” of God, which is the sword of the Spirit; it discomfits Satan and the princes of darkness.
Satan puts people in bondage and makes tyrants and despots out of leaders. Think about a man who was very humane when he was elected a government official but suddenly becomes a tyrant afterwards. Why? Satan took over his mind. This is what happened in some countries. Suddenly, some leaders metamorphosed into cruel dictators and the people lost their civil liberties.
But the Bible says, “And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod” (Isaiah 30:30-31).
“The Assyrian” is one of the prophetic names of the Antichrist. Thus, by the Word of God on our lips we cut off and beat down this evil prince of darkness and thwart his plans. As long as we, the Church of Jesus Christ, are in the earth, only the will and purpose of God will be established. Glory to God!
"By the power of the Holy Spirit, the adversary is beaten down and the plans of the enemy shattered. The hearts of men around the world are stirred and established in righteousness; the glory of God rests on, and influences the nations and all forms of evil, turmoil, wickedness and terror the devil seeks to unleash on the world are thwarted, to the praise and glory of the blessed Lord Jesus. Amen."
Isaiah 10:24-27; Mark 16:17; Ephesians 6:17
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:1-13 & Isaiah 57-58
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
John 5:28-32 & 1 Kings 20