I was reading the daily reading plan, in Isaiah, when I came across this interesting passage/turn of events. Hezekiah and all Israel was being attacked by Assyria. Assyria was rampaging and destroying everyone in their path. One of their primary weapons were threats and manipulation. They would send a representative to speak harsh words and tell of the destruction that Assyria was inflicting on other nations. They would write propaganda papers and deliver them to the citizens to strike fear into their hearts. They were quite good at it.
They did the same thing to Israel. Yet, here is the response Isaiah gave to Hezekiah: "Thus says, the Lord: “Do not be afraid of the words which you have heard…” Is. 37:6
This is one of the best reminders and statements we can put in front of ourselves: "Don’t be afraid of the words." The words come flying in from all over. The devil is the propaganda master! He throws lies at us (fiery darts) from within and without. He is relentless.
He never stops. He is constantly telling us that we cannot do it. That God doesn't love us as much as someone else. He is telling us we won't make it. He is telling us to draw back.
Don't believe him. They are lies from the enemy! Take Isaiah's advice...do not be afraid of the words which you have heard or are hearing. Later on in Isaiah, he tells us that: No weapon formed against you will prosper. Every tongue (words) which rises against you in judgement, YOU shall condemn!
You are blessed. You are loved. You are more than an overcomer through Him who loves you. Overcome the words today.
Part II is next week...we'll see what else Hezekiah did to stop the words of the enemy!