Why would we want to know how God opposes an enemy? One reason is that God fights FOR us (Deu 3:22; 20:4) and our enemies become His enemies! So, it’s sometimes enlightening to notice how God deals with His enemies so that we can recognize when and how He fights against OUR enemies.
There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, Who rides the heavens to help you, and in His excellency on the clouds. 27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!’ (Deu 33:26-27)
- The Lord fights our enemies to help us; He is our refuge and support. God drives our enemies away from us and gives the command to destroy them. Wow!
In that day the Egyptians will become weaklings. They will shudder with fear at the uplifted hand that the Lord Almighty raises against them. (Isa 19:16 NIV)
- The Lord causes His enemies to become weak with fear and trembling when they realize that He is their opposition.
For surely I will shake My hand against them, and they shall become spoil for their servants. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me. (Zech 2:9)
- When God shakes His fist against a nation or a tribe, they become as the spoils of war for their servants to plunder. It is wise to remain God’s friend.
For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not, and you said, “No, for we will flee on horses”— therefore you shall flee! And, “We will ride on swift horses”— therefore those who pursue you shall be swift! One thousand shall flee at the threat of one, at the threat of five you shall flee, till you are left as a pole on top of a mountain and as a banner on a hill. (Isa 30:15-17)
- In this passage, the Lord was trying to give His people wise advice to return to their faith in Him, but they wouldn’t obey. He was offering the tribe of Judah the promise of protection from Assyria. Instead, His people decided to run away, and the Lord removed His blessings and protection from them.
Based upon this study, we can understand why the Bible says:
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Heb 10:31)
For our God is a consuming fire. (Heb 12:29)
We can rejoice that God fights for us, and gives us supernatural and miraculous abilities to defeat the enemy.
One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the Lord your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you. (Josh 23:10) Let us rejoice that our God and Savior fights for us every single day!