Daily Lift – December 3, 2018

Spoken Against Him

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Rabshakeh was an officer of Assyrian King Sennacharib. Second Kings Eighteen records Rabshakeh’s mission to Hezekiah, King of Judah, to ridicule both his trust in Jehovah and in any alliance with the Egyptian Pharaoh, claiming God would favor the Assyrians, not Judah, in the event of war. With that, Jerusalem’s citizens were encouraged to rebel against Hezekiah in exchange for favorable treatment. When Hezekiah brought the matter before the Lord, God assured him Sennacharib would not so much as shoot an arrow in Jerusalem, for the city was defended of God. The angel of the Lord smote one hundred eighty five thousand of the Assyrian military, so that Sennacharib had nothing with which to fulfill Rabshakeh’s threats. Centuries later, Paul would ask the church at Rome to consider who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect, while Jude recalled the prophecy of the Lord’s execution of judgment upon those of ungodly deeds and hard speeches which, as ungodly sinners, they have spoken against Him.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater