"When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him," Isaiah 59:19. (Read 1-21)
This statement is set in a prophetic context. It will undoubtedly find its final fulfillment in the day referred to in verse 20, the day of the Redeemer coming to Zion.
Revelation 11:1-15 is a record of the Holy Spirit raising up a standard in the very face of Antichrist's flood of persecution against Jerusalem and its elect people in the last 42 months of this age.
But this statement embodies a general principle of truth which is clear to all. What is said of the Spirit of God acting against the enemy in the latter times is true of all occasions when the enemy attacks.
There is nothing new about the devil's attacks nor is there anything new about God's reaction. There never was a day in which the devil did not seek to come in like a flood. It is not a question of if but when.
In our day it is clear he is doing just that. Our text contains instruction and hope. Here is a foresight of his plans.