Monday, March 3, 2008

Like A Flood



Isa 59:19

So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

(in the original Greek the coma is after the word in........ and if you will read it with the coma moved....... What a difference it will make for you...)


Many years ago, I am guessing 15 or so....... I was so broken and undone and I just had no energy to fight the fight anymore.... It was a Sunday night at church and as I sat there listen to my pastor preach about the goodness and the provision of God, the despair in me would have caused me to head out the back door and out to no where had it not been for a dear saint of God that has gone on to be with the Lord..........

As I sat there I had gather my purse in my hand and closed my bible and just as I was about to slip out the back this dear saint stood up and stopped the service..... I cannot tell you what he first said but I can tell you that it pierced my heart like a hot poker.......... He walked across the front of the church and down the isle where I sat and he took my hands and began to minister to me......... and this scripture was the sword that came out of his spirit man............... It so overwhelmed my spirit that I broke into a sobbing heap on the floor......... I can tell you first hand that God is able to rise up a standard against the onslaught of His people......He is able to halt the attack of the enemy and tell Him to go no further............My Father God knows what we can carry and when our load will break us and He will not allow that...........
My load that night was greater than I could bear and I was breaking.................... My love for the Father God so beats within my chest as I remember that night. He stood in the gap between me and my assassin................... He was my hero that night He is always my hero............ and when I read this Scripture the love for my Abba Father burns within me.............

13 comments:

Denise said...

Beautiful, beautiful verse my friend.

Sharon Brumfield said...

How blessed are we that there are those who know the original language? That really changes the meaning we would normally see.
What a healing balm the word of the Lord is.
Love ya girl!

Edge of Design said...

That scripture has a very, special place in my heart. I learned the Compassion of the Lord because of it. I enjoyed your post tonight Denise.

Chris said...

Wow. Denise, what a powerful powerful post. Amen! Thank you for sharing this, sister.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Denise,
This is such a powerful post and "THANK YOU" for sharing it with us. I remember years ago while I was in High School and had my first real boyfriend. We had been dating a while and he wasn't saved. He had been coming to Church with me tho. One Sunday morning he got up to leave during the Service and he couldn't get out the back doors. He said they would not open. He came back and sat down beside me and when it came Invitation time, he went up to be Saved. GOD DOES WORK IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS. He ended up being my first hubby, but we got a divorce in 1988. I am so "THANKFUL" to GOD for bringing my DH now into my life. He is the best thing, next to GOD, that has ever happened to me. I do love him with all my heart. He is my best friend. Did yall get any bad weather or Snow yesterday or last night? We got the rain here yesterday and last night. I bet we got about 4 or 5 inches of rain. We are under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon today. It is 33 degrees and I just looked out the front door and it's raining or doing something out there. I didn't go out and stand in it tho. LOL. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Dee said...

((( hugs ))) Thinking of you! D

PEA said...

Hello dear Denise...gosh, I've been such a terrible commenter lately and I hadn't realized I'd missed so many of your posts. I love this verse you've shared with us today...so much power in such simple words. Thinking of you!! xoxo

Sharon said...

Wow, what a testimony. God is so good. I love that scripture and your story. You are a child of God and you are so loved by Him!

~ Sharon

Tammy said...

Oh...I have felt this beaten down by the enemy many times. This so encouraged me that God will use others to help us when the battle seems too great. He never gives up on us!

Mary said...

Denise,

A beautiful verse and one that is dear to my heart. God is so good and, as Sharon said, the Word of God is a balm to the soul.

Thanks for sharing. You always touch my heart with your ministering.

How is your mother doing?

Blessings,
Mary

Mississippi Songbird said...

Wonderful post today! Thank you.. God Bless you.. Bunches of hugs!

valerie said...

That's a wonderful verse Denise.
Thanks for sharing today!
Valerie

Joyce said...

The Holy goose bumps are rising up my arms. God is so good.

Love and Hugs,
Joyce