Topic: The LORD will fight for us.
Texts: Exodus 14:14; Isaiah 37:14-17.


In the course of life’s journey, we face battles, human and nonhuman battles. The human ones we may be able to contend with coming out of them victorious, but some battles are such that are beyond our human ability and capability. This is when it would be necessary and reasonable to lift our eyes and hands up to God for divine help, the God who is always ready to rise for the course of the helpless. This season, the LORD in His mercy will arise to fight for us in the name of Jesus. Amen.

The topic here for today is imported from Exodus 14:14; it’s the word that Moses spoke in the dilemma the children of Israel got to at the Red Sea, a point of no retreat, no advance! Pharoah’s Egyptian army and their chariots of war were drawing close on them, not for any good intention, but to destroy them. The Israelites were terrified and petrified! But Moses, their God chosen deliverer, calm them down saying: “The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

Beloved of the Lord, are you in a situation like the one here? Trust God that like it happened in this case, at the instance of the prayer of today, divine help will come, you will be delivered in the name of Jesus.

We find another incidence of God fighting for His people like He did for the Israelites in Isaiah 37 where Hezekiah received a threat letter from Sennacherib, king of Assyria for no justifiable reason. What did Hezekiah do in this situation? He did not allow the situation as worrisome as it was to becloud his reasoning; he lifted his eyes and hands to God in prayer saying: “O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God, You alone… Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear, open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God… Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the LORD, You, alone.”

The LORD, true to who He is, rose and dealt with Sennacherib appropriately, setting Hezekiah and Judah his people free from harassment and intimidation, confirming that He is the God of heaven and earth to whom belongs all powers and dominions.

As we pray today, the likes of Sennacherib and the Rabshakeh, his evil messengers threatening, intimidating, harassing us, and reproaching our God, will be dealt with in the order of Sennacherib; like Pharaoh’s army with their chariot of war met their waterloo at the Red Sea so shall it be for those who are pursuing us for evil in the name of Jesus. Amen and amen.

Beloved, I say to you according to our topic today, “The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” God bless you. SHALOM.

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