And Isaiah said to them, “thus you shall say to your master, “thus says the LORD: “don’t be afraid of the words which you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me. (2 Kings 8:5)
From Eden to Jesus in the wilderness, Satan’s words have sought to undermine God’s promises. Whether as a serpent or that whisper in our flesh that seeks to eclipse the glory of God, Satan is the father of all lies. Learning to distinguish the voice of the enemy from the voice of Lord is critical for us as Christians.
The king of Assyria wanted the Israelites to believe that they would inevitably be slaves and that the LORD could not deliver them. Have you ever heard these lies? Defeat is inevitable. God cannot save you!
The enemy loves to use fear to eclipse our faith! The LORD sent Isaiah to tell Hezekiah that these lies where about undermining his relationship with Him and not to live in fear. We are told to take every thought captive that is seeking to exalt itself over the glory of God (2 Cor 10:5). In this mental battlefield, anything that does not line up with the truth of the Gospel should be quarantined. We must know the truth if we are to be able to discern the lie. What lies is the enemy bullying you into? Take these lies captive through the power of God’s Word. Let faith in what God has said eclipse the fear of what the enemy is saying.