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God bless you in the magnificent name of Christ Jesus our Lord.

One of the reasons it goes well for us is that God scatters our enemies when we call upon His name.

Psalms 68:1a:
Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

When malicious forces come against us, we should like David expect and request God to arise on our behalf. Scattering the enemy breaks up his power base so that his intensity is fragmented and his designs are thwarted. When God arises in our behalf not only does God come to our rescue and lift us out of our adversity, but the adversary that posed a threat to us becomes splintered and pulverized. This is what Deuteronomy 28:7 describes as the smitten enemy coming against us one way, but fleeing before us in seven ways.

The Lord’s word becomes a fire and a hammer to deliver us from our destructions (Psalms 107:20).

Jeremiah 23:29:
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

This illustration falls very short in the KJV. The intended picture is not just a hammer striking and shattering a rock. In this text, “rock” is literally a mighty rock mountain. Furthermore, the effect of the hammer given as to “break in pieces,” doesn’t do an accurate job either. This phrase in English is the same Hebrew word which translated “scatter” in Psalms 68:1. It is also translated “disperse” and is the same word used to describe the worldwide dispersion of the children of Israel (Nehemiah 1:8). It was also used in Genesis 11:8 for the first scattering abroad of the people at Babel.

Let me suggest a more precise interpretation, “Is not my word like a mighty hammer that shatters the great rock mountain and scatters it abroad?” It’s interesting that we find it in the context of false prophets who speak lies in order to seduce and deceive.

It is also used very differently than enemies being scattered. It is used in the prophecy of Zechariah 13:7: “Smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.” Jesus quoted this verse and applied it to Himself just after the last supper in Matthew 26:31. “All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.”

Jeremiah’s stinging rebuke of Israel’s false prophets, contrasting their lies with the mighty power of God’s true Word, is worth noting. It may be a stretch, but I had fun considering if it were perhaps an analogy. After all Jesus Christ is the living Word; he is also the great Rock of ages, as well as the loving Shepherd. When the Rock was shattered, the living stones (I Peter 2:5) were scattered from the Rock. The sheep that were thus scattered from the Shepherd became the spreading fire of the written Word, and “they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word” (Acts 8:4). Just like our Messengers For Christ did for so many years, and you are doing, now.