sábado, 13 de julho de 2013
Neutralizing the attacks of the Enemy
Text. (2 Chronicles 32.1-8) After these things and this faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and sought to seize them.
2 - Seeing Hezekiah that Sennacherib was come, and that he was determined to fight against Jerusalem,
3 - decided, in accordance with his princes and his mighty men, covering the fountains of waters which were without the city: and they did help.
4 - So much people were gathered together, and they stopped all the fountains, and the brook that ran through the land, for they said, Why should the kings of Assyria, and find much water?
5 - It took courage, restored all the broken wall and towers erected on it; also raised another wall without, and repaired Millo in the city of David, and made darts and shields in abundance.
6 - He put captains of war over the people gathered in the square of the gate and spoke kindly to them, saying:
7 - Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for one with us is greater than what it is with him.
8 - With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our wars. The people took courage in the words of Hezekiah king of Judah
Every day we face the battle for a happy and blessed. Now, in this attempt to get a happy life, we will always try our opponent that prevent our success, it behooves us to neutralize their attacks which certainly will always come upon us. This text shows how Hezekiah acted to prevent your enemy Sennacherib king of Assyria to destroy the people of Israel.
First - What did Hezekiah to Overcome the Enemy?
HEZEKIAH PLUG HAD THE SOURCES OF WATER THAT WAS OUT OF TOWN
(V.3) decided, in accordance with his princes and his mighty men, covering the fountains of waters which were without the city: and they did help. Strategy that looks brilliant! With this initiative the king managed to prevent their enemies had access to sources of water. No enemy army can survive without water
What feeds our enemy Satan? Our suspicion (lack of faith) in God's deliverance.
How Satan becomes strong against us? When we neglect spiritual things. When we begin to believe in the providence of God in the face of a fight seemingly unwinnable begin to weaken the enemy's strength, thus removing the source of livelihood of the enemy that is our lack of faith. Sennacherib had destroyed many nations and mocked the God of Israel V.17, physically the battle was already lost and only an act of God could ensure victory.
Second - What did Hezekiah For Winning the Enemy?
HEZEKIAH RESTORED ALL BROKEN WALL
(V.5a) It took courage, restored all the broken wall. All holes were plugged, the wall was restored. Only neutralizaremos the enemy does not leave any loopholes. Maybe your life has loopholes that the enemy has come for them and caused him serious problems. It is necessary to restore them. What produces gaps in our lives? Sin, error etc ...
Third - What did Hezekiah to Overcome the Enemy?
HEZEKIAH raised TORRES
(V.5b) and on the walls he erected towers;
Lift towers protection in your life.
1 - At Wedding: Viva the common life of the home, with much more love, care, wisdom and direction of the Holy Spirit.
2 - About Children: Bring your children to the church, it is your responsibility.
3 - Work: Be the best employee.
4 - In College: Take seriously their studies.
5 - Spiritual Life: Be zealous with their spiritual life.
God sent his angel, and Sennacherib was embarrassed and defeated (V.21) Then the LORD sent an angel who destroyed all the valiant men, chiefs and princes in the camp of the king of Assyria: and this, his face covered with shame returned to their land. When he entered the house of their god, their own sons killed him there sword. So God sends our victory and our enemies will be ashamed and defeated.