Isaiah 59:19b (NKJV)
19 … When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.
OK, so let me get this straight, when the enemy comes in like a flood, a deadly, raging, destructive flood, the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a flag against him? What good is a flag against a flood?
Well, a Standard isn’t just any kind of a flag. It’s a flag of war. In ancient times when armies would meet on the battlefield, all that the King would need to do, to send the might of his forces into combat against his enemy, was to lift up his Standard, his flag. And that is exactly what God does for us!
When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will declare war against him! And the LORD has never lost a war.
Oh, and by the way, if you are born again through faith in Jesus Christ, the Spirit of the LORD abides in you and it from there, in you, that the Holy Spirit declares war against every evil thing that threatens to drown you or sweep you away in its dark and dreadful torrent. Every addiction, every temptation, every demon, every evil thing that Satan threatens to overwhelm you with, God has declared war against it! Have you?