Enemies of Israel




I will fight those who fight you,

and I will save your children.

I will feed your enemies with their own flesh.

They will be drunk with rivers of their own blood.

All the world will know that I, the Lord,

am your savior and your redeemer,

the mighty One of Israel.  –Isaiah 49:25c-26


Here in this text, the prophet Isaiah speaks to Israel a “word of the Lord.” He hears a word from God regarding Israel’s future. In it we get a glimpse of God’s determination to defeat any foolish enough to propose Israel’s defeat or destruction. He is in effect saying, “Hands off my chosen people.”

God makes it clear that He will act on Israel’s behalf as He had in the past where he actually brought insanity upon an attacking army. The result was that Israel witnessed the self-destruction of an entire army on the field of battle. God gave Israel’s enemy over to their hatred and lust for blood by allowing their madness to go unrestrained. They all perished. [see Isaiah 60:12].

God makes it clear in vs. 26, that Israel’s enemies will self-destruct:

1.they will consume their own flesh;

2.they will be “drunk with rivers of their own blood.”

They will begin with intense hatred for God’s people and that hatred will consume them as they destroy themselves for nothing. In the end, Israel will not only stand, but will glorify God as the whole world sees the Savior, Redeemer, the “mighty One of Israel,” defend his people This will have the effect of turning the hardened hearts of the godless everywhere to see God’s hand of protection over His people. How much more so for those in his Family now–those who are in Christ?

Father, glorify yourself in your people. Use the enemies of your people to bring nations to their senses. May all the families of the earth come to reflect your glory to the principalities and powers in the heavenly realms. Establish the remnant! To your glory . . . make her the praise of the earth. Fulfill the faith of Jesus I pray.

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