And they will be afraid.
Pangs and sorrows will take hold of them;
They will be in pain as a woman in childbirth;
They will be amazed at one another;
Their faces will be like flames.
Isaiah 13:8 NKJV
I was thinking about this for a while and was like….hmmm. Yeah hes talking about Babylon but why?
…This prophecy was probably never published in Babylon, so it wasn’t really given as a warning to them. Instead, the reason was for the help of the people of God. First, by showing them that God was indeed just, and would judge the wicked nations around them. …
Thing to remember is that whenever God is talking to Israel we know, He’s also talking to us right? well, this whole chapter is prophetic, so I was like: “Ok God what are you trying to tell me?” So, I prayed about this and I couldn’t stop thinking about the things happening in my life – tests, trials, whatever they’re called – have been happening a lot since I started focusing on God. You see when you start living your life right with God? Life does not become easier. But it does become blessed.
You see the enemy hates when we grow closer to God, so he throws things, situations, problems, people in our paths to make us fall back into old habits, even drift from God. The more and more people he can entice from God – the more people he takes with Him during the tribulation and even to hell.
The more people out there proclaiming God’s deeds, the more people are being witnessed to and given a chance to accept God as their Savior.
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)
Things will get hard – thats the enemy wanting you to fail. Thing to remember is that God will always deliver you from the pain, the heartache. Just hold on.
“I will punish the world for its evil,
And the wicked for their iniquity;
I will halt the arrogance of the proud,
And will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
The enemy knows his future, he knows the hell he is going to. But he wants to bring as many people with him that he can. Keep that in mind. Don’t give up.
We got sweet victory, lets share that news.