In continuation from yesterday’s devotional, Benhadad boasted of destroying Samaria. Ahab’s response was full of wisdom; V11 “And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Do not let him who girds on boast himself like the one who loosens his armor”. You cannot call yourself a warrior if you have never been to the war before. Only those that have tasted war, seen blood and survived can be called a true warrior. Ahab knows what the God of Israel can do on a good day, most especially when He has sent His prophets with words of assurance.
Jesus Christ did not just assume authority and power in heaven and on earth, He earned it. Luke 4:5-6 “And the devil, leading Him up into a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, all this power I will give You, and the glory of them; for it has been delivered to me. And I give it to whomever I will”. Satan was not lying when he said “all has been delivered to me”, indeed all was delivered to him when Adam committed high treason. But Jesus came paid the supreme sacrifice for mankind and recovered all back, transferring dominion back to man.
Benhadad can be compared to satan. If you allow him one mile, he will go mile two, if you allow him two miles, he will go to mile twelve. The elders of Israel that advised Ahab appropriately can be likened to Jesus. They said he doesn’t have to yield anything to Benhadad that God will fight for him. Same vein, Jesus is telling you today that you don’t have to yield any further ground to satan, He promises to help you. Benhadad became over-confident and couldn’t effectively prosecute war against Israel; devil too has underrated your strength. It is not actually your strength but the Lord’s strength sent to help you. Believe in Him and you will soon see the Lord arise for you.
Prayer point: Father Lord, send ambush against all my foes in Jesus name.