You Can Flood the Earth
Think about that for a minute. What do you have if something stretches from the west to the rising of the sun? You have something that has no boundary. You have something that has moved out of bounds.
What happens when water gets out of bounds? It becomes a flood! You no longer just have a lazy, old river. You have an unstoppable force that is roaring throughout the countryside with such power that nothing can stand in its way!
Now, with that in mind, I want you to move the comma in the next portion of that 19th verse. It was put in at the privilege of the translators to make that verse read, “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.”
But that could not possibly be correct. How could the devil be a flood? He is containable. Not only is he containable—he has been contained!
Satan wasn’t a flood when he came against Jesus. He wasn’t even a drop in the bucket. Jesus is the One Who came in like a flood. Jesus was the One Who was uncontainable. No matter what Satan tried to do, he couldn’t contain Him. Everything Jesus did and everything He said shoved Satan out of the way and left him completely helpless.
So put that comma where it should be and read what that verse really says: “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.”
Now, that’s something to shout about! Jesus flooded the devil! And what’s even better news is that the same Holy Ghost flood that flowed through Jesus is now flowing through you and me! You can flood the devil. The rivers of living water are inside of you! You can lay hands on the sick, cast out demons, intercede on people’s behalf and watch them be set free. You can flood the earth with God’s Glory as you purify your life and yield to the Spirit of God. You can do it!
So get started. Flood the earth today with His Glory, His mercy, His love for everyone around you.
Speak the Word
When the enemy comes in, like a flood the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him! (Isaiah 59:19)
Scripture Study: Isaiah 59:16-21