Before attending a meeting about which you've gotten all hyped up, hearing how good it's going to be, and you're all set to be really blessed, thinking, "Boy, this is going to be great ... the BEST!"
Then when you attend and sit through it, you think, "This was supposed to be so great!" I've gone to movies that the publicity was something else, sat through them, and think ... "Why did I waste my time?!!"
This was the attitude of the people who saw the devil's downfall: "Is this the one?" He was paraded before the kings. Is this the man that made the Earth to tremble and shook the kingdoms?
"THIS is the man?" To me, this is belittling the devil ... putting him in his proper, rightful place. "We are scared of YOU?!!!"
Get this phrase down in your spirit man: "IS THIS THE MAN that made the Earth to tremble?!! He's the one that shook up the kingdoms?!!"
These kings saw him for what he was ... and we can see him as he is today. He has been exposed!
Highlight this phrase in your Bible, and the next time the devil comes knocking on your door, open up to Isaiah 14:12-16 and read this to him.
"IS THIS THE MAN?!! I'M SUPPOSED TO BE AFRAID OF YOU?!! I mean, you've had good publicity, but ... you have been exposed! ... I know who you are!!"
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler