The human race has had wars and conflicts that have devastated nations. Children have been left helpless and fatherless. Disease, hunger and suffering have been the normal life conditions for the war-raged nations. The addiction of drugs and alcohol along with tobacco has wreaked disease, pain and death on humanity.
By Andy Smith
Human philosophy and psychological reasoning build weak levees of protection against the rush of the enemy into the minds of our generation. These levees are unable to hold back the surge of continuous attack that ultimately floods out of control. The levees have broken repeatedly and now our society is so polluted and infected with doubt, sin and gross unbelief.
The only hope is clear to the Church. Isaiah 59:19 gives us our security and hope. “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.” The Spirit has used the Word to build levees that will not break or yield to the pressures of this culture.
Wrap yourself, your family and your Church in the Word of God!
The rush of dark muddy waters, swirling and moving with uncontested speed, swallowing everything in its path can be very frightening and deadly. The recent hurricanes that stormed the Gulf Coast can attest to that. First the steady hard rains, refusing to let up, feeds into rivers and inlets until waters swell over the banks, and then become floods and an evil enemy to crops, humans and property.
These floods cause great destruction. A flood can wash out foundations and bring down powerful structures. Destroy whole communities. Floods can cause the water supply to become contaminated. We experienced that here in my hometown in 1994. A remnant of a hurricane stalled over Macon, Georgia and waters poured from the sky until the Ocmulgee River overflowed the levees and the water supply was contaminated. We were twenty days without clean, usable water.
Water, when controlled, becomes a source of power; uncontrolled, it can make a deadly assault on a village or community that can take years from which to recover. The Bible states, the adversary can come in like a flood. Not quietly! Not silently! It is not smooth and alluring. There are times the powers of Hell move and attack like a lethal flood. An undisciplined force, assaulting and destroying everything in its place.
In 1989, the Exxon Valdez set sail to deliver 1,250,000 barrels of oil to Long Beach, California. The sailors tried to maneuver the tanker through and around the ice, but failed. In the early morning, it ran aground on Blithe Reef, in Prince William Sound. Described as the worst oil spill ever, the oil began flowing into the waters. The sandy shorelines were soon saturated with crude oil. Some 1,800 square miles were covered. In three hours, 138,000 barrels of oil had filled Prince William Sound.