“On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness,” declares the Lord. “I will keep a watchful eye over Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations. Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God’… On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem” (Zech 12:3-9)
This is a word given to encourage the children of God during times of persecution. As I lie down with a broken foot, I become more sensitive to the spiritual realties and the prophetic anointing of the Word of God. Read the Book of Zechariah chapter 12. God promised to protect Jerusalem and to fight against the pagan countries that surrounded city with the intent to destroy it. Apply the revelations you find there to your situation. You are the ‘Jerusalem’ of God. You should not be surprised at the attack. You should know that if you are a committed believer the world will hate you. You shall be persecuted for your stand for Christ. But God promised to fight your battles. God will give you supernatural strength to stand in the day of evil day. This is for His glory! You should read the Word of God to encourage yourself in times of trial.
This is the promise of God: He will fight against your enemies who are attacking you! This fight increases step by step. Each step is a warning to the enemies to stop fighting you. If your enemies refuse to stop the fight, they shall be destroyed. This I shall God will do to your enemies who are foolishly bold to attack you:
*They shall drink the cup of trembling.
In Hebrew the word ‘trembling’ means to reel, to move in circles, round and round, to waver and fall back as from a blow, to behave in a violent and disorderly manner, totally unstable. They wanted to ‘drink’ your blood but your blood became a cup of poison to them.
*They shall injure themselves
It is not God or His people who will injure them. They shall attack you and in the process injure themselves. The word means to be cut to pieces and there is no healing for them. God will make you ‘an immovable rock’ that cannot be shifted. As they attack this rock, they shall injure themselves.
*God will strike them with panic and madness.
They shall scream curses and talk nonsense.
*God will blind them.
They shall not be able to see the light of life and move on. Elisha blinded the army of Syria who wanted to kill him (2Kg 6). So it will be with your enemies who attack you!
*God shall destroy them!
Lastly, if they are still stubborn and wicked and continue to attack you, they will burn with fire and become ashes. They shall be destroyed and none can help!
God has promised to make you strong and to protect you! This is a supernatural strength and a supernatural protection! You should not fear when the world hates you and attacks you! The One with you and in you is greater than the ones who gather against you. The gates of hell cannot prevail against the Church! It is a terrible thing to fight against the children of God! This is a warning to the enemies of God! As for you, child of God, rejoice, for your victory is sure! Faithful is He who has promised! Give God all the glory!