I AM NOT GIVING UP
Being strong and courageous is a choice irrespective of what you are going through!
In 2 Chr. 32, King Sennacherib of Assyria invaded Judah and was planning to attack Jerusalem.
The Kind Of Issues We Will Fight And Be Strong Against Are:
2Ch 32:2 And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come and intended to fight against Jerusalem,
The Solution to threats is not to flee but to fight in PRAYERS
Act 4:29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,
Act 4:30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
Act 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
2Ch 32:1 After these events, in which King Hezekiah served the LORD faithfully, Sennacherib, the emperor of Assyria, invaded Judah. He besieged the fortified cities and gave orders for his army to break their way through the walls.
” besieged the fortified cities”
” and camped against the fortified cities”
2Ki 6:24 And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.
2Ki 6:25 And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass’s head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove’s dung for five pieces of silver.
2Ch 32:7 Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:
Mat 25:24 The servant who had been given one thousand coins then came in and said, “Sir, I know that you are hard to get along with. You harvest what you don’t plant and gather crops where you haven’t scattered seed.
Mat 25:25 I was frightened and went out and hid your money in the ground. Here is every single coin!”
” I was frightened”
2Ch 32:7 “Be determined and confident, and don’t be afraid of the Assyrian emperor or of the army he is leading. We have more power on our side than he has on his.
2Ch 32:8 He has human power, but we have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles.” The people were encouraged by these words of their king.
” The people were encouraged by these words of their king.”
“He has human power, but we have the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles.”
This year, every mouth that has been ridiculing you God and you – will be put to shame! In Jesus name!
2Ch 32:10 “I, Sennacherib, Emperor of Assyria, ask what gives you people the confidence to remain in Jerusalem under siege.
2Ch 32:11 Hezekiah tells you that the LORD your God will save you from our power, but Hezekiah is deceiving you and will let you die of hunger and thirst.
2Ch 32:14 When did any of the gods of all those countries ever save their country from us? Then what makes you think that your god can save you?
2Ch 32:16 The Assyrian officials said even worse things about the LORD God and Hezekiah, the LORD’s servant.
2Ch 32:17 The letter that the emperor wrote defied the LORD, the God of Israel. It said, “The gods of the nations have not saved their people from my power, and neither will Hezekiah’s god save his people from me.”
TIME TO CRY
2Ch 32:20 Then King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz prayed to God and cried out to him for help.
2Ch 32:21 The LORD sent an angel that killed the soldiers and officers of the Assyrian army. So the emperor went back to Assyria disgraced. One day when he was in the temple of his god, some of his sons killed him with their swords.
IN JESUS NAME!