Today I read through Isaiah 36-37 the retelling of the time that Judah was invaded by King Sennacherib of Assyria. His mouthpiece, Rabshakeh, came with a very slanderous and blasphemous speech that was meant to frighten Hezekiah into submission. (Just as the lamestream media and evil dems have been doing to weak-minded people in this country this whole year.) What these Assyrians did not realize is that they were insulting the One True God, Jehovah, and that Hezekiah was a firm follower of his great God. As I was reading these chapters, I could see so many similarities of the evil that has infiltrated our country through our government and our media in America.
Rabshakeh’s railing blasphemous speech: Isaiah 36:18-20
18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, the LORD will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?
20 Who are they among all the gods of these lands, that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
So when Hezekiah heard these words he rent his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD (Isaiah 37:1). He then appealed to the prophet Isaiah, verse 4 – “It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.”
Notice how the corrupt and evil leftists that control the now communist democrat party are not denying their blatant, widespread fraud they have perpetrated in the 2020 elections. They are ignoring the proof that comes out every day by eye-witnesses, claiming there is no proof. They refuse, as usual, to show the truth. They will do whatever they can to gain power and to destroy our country as we know it. And notice how God’s church is being attacked in these communist-controlled states; being shut down while evil entities remain open.
Isaiah’s “Thus saith the Lord” response to Hezekiah: 37:6-7
6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
Then the king of Ethiopia urged king Hezekiah to surrender. Ha! This is what comes of seeking help from man instead of God! Are we not hearing this kind of talk from some in our government today urging President Trump to concede. I will not go into all the corruption with the establishment rhinos. If we allow this evil to win and continue, we will never see another “we the people” election again. And perhaps that is God’s will. Only He knows, but I believe we can take hope for just a short while longer. God still has work to do through the U.S. (the most powerful country who sends out His gospel through His missionaries to the world). He also has work to do through this administration for Israel.
9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. (WOW! SUCH ARROGANCE!)
11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?
12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar?
13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
So then after Hezekiah received that letter, he took it and laid it out before the LORD and prayed (just as many of God’s remnant in the U.S. are praying now).
14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying,
16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.
18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,
19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.
And God answered Isaiah’s prayer, just as He is working where we cannot see today answering our prayers. Take heart America! Our God has not forsaken us yet! Even though we deserve to be forsaken for letting our government take Him out of everything! He still has work to accomplish in our country, in Israel, and the Middle East to prepare for His final judgment and battle!
Isaiah 37:21-38 See the Thus Sayeth The LORD and how all that He said came to fruition!
21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:
22 This is the word which the LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin, the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel.
25 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.
26 Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.
27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.
28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.
31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
33 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.
34 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD.
35 For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.
36 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: (185,000) and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
I have no doubt that our time as we know it is short on this earth and things are indeed being set up for The Great Tribulation. I know that God’s remnant/church will be caught up in the air to Him at His appointed time before that great judgment. Yes, this country will fall, but for perhaps just a short time more, our merciful Father in Heaven will give us His Grace and a chance to win more souls to Him. I do not believe He is finished with the work He wants to accomplish through President Trump, the man He has molded and brought to power for such a time as this. We can definitely take comfort in the fact that we know the end of this story and that God Jehovah is in control. I would be pretty naive not to think that times will most definitely become even more unpleasant than they have been this entire year. Evil rages when it does not get its way!
We are promised that God does indeed care for His own. So let’s just trust in Him and continue to do our part to stand for righteousness and truth and most importantly, let us go prostrate before our God lifting all these things up to Him.