The king of Assyria sent a message to King Hezekiah by the Rabshakeh.  He proclaimed that he would overtake the country and make them slaves.  In their shock, they went to the prophet Isaiah and asked His advice.  He told them not to feat the words of their enemy, but to trust God.  As a matter of fact, God said He would put a word in his ear, and he would return to his own land.

The Rabshakeh did return to Assyria, and the king went to war with Ethiopia, but sent a message to Hezekiah that he should not trust God, but rather know that Jerusalem will be taken by Assyria.  Hezekiah laid his letter out before the Lord, and prayed that God would save the city of Jerusalem.

God sent back a message that the nation would be led away, but that God will leave a remnant to restore Jerusalem.  He said that Assyria would not come into the city, but would go back the way that he came because God will defend the city.

The Assyrians were then destroyed by an angel of the Lord killing one hundred and eighty thousand people.  Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, would then be killed by his sons in their temple to Nisroch.  God’s prophecy came to pass in a powerful show of God’s power.

Believe in God, even when the odds seemed truly stacked against you.  God is able to destroy your enemy, even when they seem to have the upper hand.  Trust God completely, and trust that He will save you from trouble and deliver you from your enemies!

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