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 these last days, we can expect that the enemy will indeed "come in like a flood." He knows that his days are short. In fact, the Bible says that the last days will be like "the days of Noah were." What were those days like? The sons of God were entering into the daughters of man. Violence filled the earth. And the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. You don't have to read much or see much without realizing that could describe our day and time.
Peter said that the Devil walks about "as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour." He's trying to devour people in these last days. You can be sure, he won't bother those who aren't bothering him. It seems that at Parkers Creek, Satan is counter-attacking after the Lord dealt him a tremendous blow at the Camp Meeting and the weeks that have followed. How is he doing it? He's using sickness, discouragement, assault, and accusation. Some of you are dealing with things. Just Saturday he was attacking as some of us went out on visitation striving to reconcile people to God. He's attacking some with financial difficulties and troubles at home. He's mean and he seeks to kill, steal and destroy. Satan knows that his time is short, and he wants to take as many of us down as he possibly can.
So, how do we overcome? The Lord has promised that he will lift up a standard against him. THE STANDARD WAS RAISED ON CALVARY!!! The shed blood of Christ has paid for our redemption, and it's with His stripes we're healed. Plead the blood over whatever situation you're dealing with. Stand in the gap in intercession and make supplication for your brothers and sisters who are dealing with stuff! We need each other more now than ever!
Satan knows that the church's finest hour is now! We are on the threshold of eternity. We are just around the corner from the marriage supper of the Lamb, when the Bride of Christ will be complete and presented without spot and blemish! What a glorious sight that will be. So hold fast to Jesus! We feel the birth pains each day. We see Israel standing at the center of controversy in the world. Jerusalem has indeed become a cup of trembling. There are wars and rumors of wars. The hooks are being set in the jaws of the Russian Bear and drawing her toward the Mountains of Israel. We see these things and can't help but feel our redemption is drawing nigh! Therefore, we must raise the standard of the blood of Christ. If you're not in the lifeboat of the Old Ship of Zion, which is sailing toward Heaven on top of the rising flood waters, get on board now. Trust Christ to give you supernatural strength to make it in these last days! And let's try and take more with us than we leave behind when He returns! God bless you!