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“Your enemy is coming to crush you, Nineveh. Man the ramparts! Watch the roads! Prepare your defences! Call out your forces!” Nahum 2:1 NLT In Jonah’s time, Nineveh had repented; but a century later their return to sin and rebellion brought God’s wrath. Nahum teaches us that although God is merciful, He will judge sin. Those who trust God know His justice is unerring. We should take courage today; and remember that, in every situation, God is truly in control. In this second chapter, Nahum is warning them that the enemy is coming to destroy them and gives them instructions…

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (I Peter 5:8, New King James Version). The roar of the lion began in the early morning hours, long before daybreak. There was no mistaking the sound. Somewhere nearby the powerful beast was on the prowl. His mighty roar can be heard for up to five miles so hopefully he wasn’t that close to our camp. It also helped my nerves to know we were protected by a fence (although preferred not to test its efficacy). Lions are meat-eating predators,…

“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19b I read this quote recently: “He who walks in prayer shields his soul from the enemy.” What does it mean to walk in prayer? I know people who walk as they pray in the morning or at a prayer meeting, but I believe it means more than this. All of us need that time each day that is set apart to pray and study God’s Word. But I find myself praying many times through the day, even…