Who is the One Who delivers us from our enemies? As you read the next six verses, ask yourself if you feel He has enough power to rescue and deliver you from harm.
 
Psalm 24:7-10
    7Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in.
    8Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
    9Lift up your heads, O you gates; yes, lift them up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in.
    10Who is [He then] this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah [pause, and think of that]!
 
1 Corinthians 8:6
    6Yet for us there is [only] one God, the Father, Who is the Source of all things and for Whom we [have life], and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through and by Whom are all things and through and by Whom we [ourselves exist].
 
Colossians 1:16-17
    16For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him.
    17And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (are held together).
 
John 1:3
    3All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
 
Revelation 4:11
    11Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and dominion, for You created all things; by Your will they were [brought into being] and were created.
 
Romans 11:36
    36For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. [For all things originate with Him and come from Him; all things live through Him, and all things center in and tend to consummate and to end in Him.] To Him be glory forever! Amen (so be it).
 

The Bible details three kinds of enemies, and yet there is only one source to all three.
 
These evil forces are behind other enemies mentioned here ― your enemies of sin, sickness, sorrow, despair, death.
 
Since God cast these evil forces long centuries ago, a trail of destruction points to their evil work. However, the Book of Revelation clearly details the defeat of all these at the end of the ages.
 
Many scholars feel that the end of the ages will occur in your lifetime. Be sure to read more about what will happen on earth in the section He Protectively Warns.



This section primarily focuses on human enemies. Be aware that behind the humans who attack, there are evil forces manipulating them like a puppet-master on stage causes a marionette to move where he wants it to move, to do what he wants it to do.

Human marionettes do not move on their own volition. Rather, when their slavemasters lift their chains, they move. [You can learn about this slavery at He Removes Sins.]



Often, the human marionettes are not aware of their actions, nor are they aware of how you were impacted by their actions.
 


As you read verses specifically mentioning enemies ― God’s enemies, the enemies of the Bible writers, and your enemies ― be aware that in Isaiah 9:7 God promises through Isaiah that “the zeal of the Lord will accomplish these things.”
 
Can you think of anything more certain for success than promises empowered by the zeal of God the I AM?



I AM says this about your enemies and His:
 
Genesis 22:17
    17In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies
 
Exodus 23:7
    7Keep far from a false matter and [be very careful] not to condemn to death the innocent and the righteous, for I will not justify and acquit the wicked.
 
Exodus 23:22
    22But if you will indeed listen to and obey My voice and all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
 
Leviticus 25:17
    17You shall not oppress and wrong one another, but you shall [reverently] fear your God. For I AM the Lord your God.
 
Deuteronomy 3:22
    22You shall not fear them, for the Lord your God shall fight for you.
 
Deuteronomy 5:29
    29Oh, that they had such a [mind and] heart in them always [reverently] to fear [respect] Me and keep all My commandments, that it might go well with them and with their children forever!
 
Joshua 10:19
    19But do not stay. Pursue your enemies and fall upon their rear; do not allow them to enter their cities, for the Lord your God has given them into your hand.
 
Judges 6:23
    23The Lord said to him, Peace be to you, do not fear; you shall not die.
 
2 Samuel 7:9
    9And I was with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make you a great name, like [that] of the great men of the earth.
 
2 Kings 17:38
    38And the covenant that I have made with you you shall not forget; you shall not fear [serve] other gods.
 
1 Chronicles 17:8
    8And I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you, and I will make your name like the name of the great ones of the earth.
 
2 Chronicles 7:14
    14If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
 
Psalm 12:5
    5Now will I arise, says the Lord, because the poor are oppressed, because of the groans of the needy; I will set him in safety and in the salvation for which he longs [pants].
 
Psalm 33:6-9
    6By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all their host by the breath of His mouth.
    7He gathers the waters of the sea as in a bottle; He puts the deeps in storage places.
    8Let all the earth fear the Lord [respect and worship Him]; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
    9For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
 
Psalm 46:10
    10Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I AM God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!
 
Psalm 82:3-4
    3Do justice to the weak (poor) and fatherless; maintain the rights of the afflicted and needy.
    4Deliver the poor and needy; rescue them out of the hand of the wicked.
 
Psalm 89:21-26
    21[My servant] With whom My hand shall be established and ever abide; My arm also shall strengthen him.
    22The enemy shall not exact from him or do him violence or outwit him, nor shall the wicked afflict and humble him.
    23I will beat down his foes before his face and smite [destroy] those who hate him.
    24My faithfulness and My mercy and loving-kindness shall be with him, and in My name shall his horn be exalted [great power and prosperity shall be conferred upon him].
    25I will set his hand in control also on the Sea, and his right hand on the rivers.
    26He shall cry to Me, You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation!
 
Isaiah 41:10
    10Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I AM with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I AM your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.
 
Isaiah 41:13
    13For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I AM the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you!
 
Isaiah 43:4-7
    4Because you are precious in My sight and honored, and because I love you, I will give men in return for you and peoples in exchange for your life.
    5Fear not, for I AM with you; I will bring your offspring from the east and gather you from the west.
    6I will say to the north, Give up! and to the south, Keep not back. Bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the ends of the earth--
    7Even everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, whom I have made.
 
Isaiah 44:7-8
    7Who is like Me? Let him [stand and] proclaim it, declare it, and set [his proofs] in order before Me, since I made and established the people of antiquity. [Who has announced from of old] the things that are coming? Then let them declare yet future things.
    8Fear not, nor be afraid [in the coming violent upheavals]; have I not told it to you from of old and declared it? And you are My witnesses! Is there a God besides Me? There is no [other] Rock; I know not any.
 
Isaiah 44:9-20
    9All who make graven idols are confusion, chaos, and worthlessness. Their objects (idols) in which they delight do not profit them, and their own witnesses (worshipers) do not see or know, so that they are put to shame.
    10Who is [such a fool as] to fashion a god or cast a graven [handmade] image that is profitable for nothing?
    11Behold, all his fellows shall be put to shame, and the craftsmen, [how can they make a god?] they are but men. Let them all be gathered together, let them stand forth; they shall be terrified, they shall be put to shame together.
    12The ironsmith sharpens and uses a chisel and works it over the coals; he shapes [the core of the idol] with hammers and forges it with his strong arm. He becomes hungry and his strength fails; he drinks no water and is faint.
    13The carpenter stretches out a line, he marks it out with a pencil or red ocher; he fashions [an idol] with planes and marks it out with the compasses; and he shapes it to have the figure of a man, with the beauty of a man, that it may dwell in a house.
    14He hews for himself cedars, and takes the holm tree and the oak and lets them grow strong for himself among the trees of the forest; he plants a fir tree or an ash, and the rain nourishes it.
    15Then it becomes fuel for a man to burn; a part of it he takes and warms himself, yes, he kindles a fire and bakes bread. [Then out of the remainder] he also makes a god and worships it! He [with his own hands] makes it into a graven image and falls down and worships it!
    16He burns part of the wood in the fire; with part of it he [cooks and] eats flesh, he roasts meat and is satisfied. Also he warms himself and says, Aha! I am warm, I have seen the fire!
    17And from what is left [of the log] he makes a god, his graven idol. He falls down to it, he worships it and prays to it and says, Deliver me, for you are my god!
    18They do not know or understand, for their eyes God has let become besmeared so that they cannot see, and their minds as well so that they cannot understand.
    19And no one considers in his mind, nor has he knowledge and understanding [enough] to say [to himself], I have burned part of this log in the fire, and also I have baked bread on its coals and have roasted meat and eaten it. And shall I make the remainder of it into an abomination [the very essence of what is disgusting, detestable, and shamefully vile in the eyes of a jealous God]? Shall I fall down and worship the stock of a tree [a block of wood without consciousness or life]?
    20That kind of man feeds on ashes [and finds his satisfaction in ashes]! A deluded mind has led him astray, so that he cannot release and save himself, or ask, Is not [this thing I am holding] in my right hand a lie?
 
Isaiah 48:22
    22There is no peace, says the Lord, for the wicked.
 
Isaiah 49:13
    13Sing for joy, O heavens, and be joyful, O earth, and break forth into singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people and will have compassion upon His afflicted.
 
Isaiah 49:24-25
    24Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives of the just be delivered?
    25For thus says the Lord: Even the captives of the mighty will be taken away, and the prey of the terrible will be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will give safety to your children and ease them.
 
Isaiah 51:7
    7Listen to Me, you who know rightness and justice and right standing with God, the people in whose heart is My law and My instruction: fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid nor dismayed at their revilings.
 
Isaiah 51:12-15
    12 I, even I, AM He Who comforts you. Who are you, that you should be afraid of man, who shall die, and of a son of man, who shall be made [as destructible] as grass,
    13That you should forget the Lord your Maker, Who stretched forth the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and fear continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he makes ready to destroy or even though he did so? And where is the fury of the oppressor?
    14The captive exile and he who is bent down by chains shall speedily be released; and he shall not die and go down to the pit of destruction, nor shall his food fail.
    15For I AM the Lord your God, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar and Who by rebuke restrains it--the Lord of hosts is His Name.
 
Isaiah 52:6
    6Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I AM He who speaks; behold, I AM!
 
Isaiah 54:1-4
    1 Sing, O barren one, you who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child! For the [spiritual] children of the desolate one will be more than the children of the married wife, says the Lord.
    2Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes,
    3For you will spread abroad to the right hand and to the left; and your offspring will possess the nations and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
    4Fear not, for you shall not be ashamed; neither be confounded and depressed, for you shall not be put to shame. For you shall forget the shame of your youth, and you shall not [seriously] remember the reproach of your widowhood any more.

 
Isaiah 54: 10
    10For though the mountains should depart and the hills be shaken or removed, yet My love and kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace and completeness be removed, says the Lord, Who has compassion on you.
 
Isaiah 54:17
    17But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.
 
Isaiah 57:11
    11Of whom have you been so afraid and in dread that you lied and were treacherous and did not [seriously] remember Me, did not even give Me a thought? Have I not been silent, even for a long time, and so you do not fear [reverence] Me?
 
Isaiah 57:13-15
    13When you cry out, let your [rabble] collection of idols deliver you! But the wind shall take them all, a breath shall carry them away. But he who takes refuge in Me shall possess the land and shall inherit My holy mountain.
    14And the word of One shall go forth, Cast up, cast up, prepare the way! Take up the stumbling block out of the way [of the spiritual return] of My people.
    15For thus says the high and lofty One--He Who inhabits eternity, Whose Name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].
 
Isaiah 58:5-12
     5Is such a fast as yours what I have chosen, a day for a man to humble himself with sorrow in his soul? [Is true fasting merely mechanical?] Is it only to bow down his head like a bulrush and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him [to indicate a condition of heart that he does not have]? Will you call this a fast and an acceptable day to the Lord?
    6[Rather] is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke?
    7Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house--when you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood?
    8Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
    9Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, Here I AM. If you take away from your midst yokes of oppression [wherever you find them], the finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and every form of false, harsh, unjust, and wicked speaking,
    10And if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday.
    11And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not.
 
Isaiah 63:5
    5And I [God] looked, but there was no one to help; I was amazed and appalled that there was no one to uphold [truth and right]. So My own arm brought Me victory, and My wrath [against the wicked] upheld Me.
 
Isaiah 63:8
    8For He said, Surely they are My people, sons who will not lie [who will not deal falsely with Me]; and so He was to them a Savior [in all their distresses].
 
Jeremiah 5:22
    22Do you not fear and reverence Me? says the Lord. Do you not tremble before Me? I placed the sand for the boundary of the sea, a perpetual barrier beyond which it cannot pass and by an everlasting ordinance beyond which it cannot go? And though the waves of the sea toss and shake themselves, yet they cannot prevail [against the feeble grains of sand which God has ordained by nature to be sufficient for His purpose]; though [the billows] roar, yet they cannot pass over that [barrier]. [Is not such a God to be reverently feared and worshiped?]
 
Jeremiah 7:23-24
    23But this thing I did command them: Listen to and obey My voice, and I will be your God and you will be My people; and walk in the whole way that I command you, that it may be well with you.
    24But they would not listen to and obey Me or bend their ear [to Me], but followed the counsels and the stubborn promptings of their own evil hearts and minds, and they turned their backs and went in reverse instead of forward.
 
Jeremiah 15:11
    11The Lord said, Truly your release, affliction, and strengthening will be for good [purposes]; surely I will intercede for you with the enemy and I will cause the enemy to ask for your aid in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.
 
Jeremiah 15:19-21
    19Therefore thus says the Lord: If you return, then I will give you again a settled place of quiet and safety, and you will be My minister; and if you separate the precious from the vile [cleansing your own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning God's faithfulness], you shall be My mouthpiece. [But do not yield to them.] Let them return to you--not you to [the people].
    20And I will make you to this people a fortified, bronze wall; they will fight against you, but they will not prevail over you, for I AM with you to save and deliver you, says the Lord.
    21And I will deliver you out of the hands of the wicked, and I will redeem you out of the palms of the terrible and ruthless tyrants.
 
Jeremiah 22:3
    3Thus says the Lord: Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver out of the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong; do no violence to the stranger or temporary resident, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.
 
Jeremiah 23:4
    4And I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them. And they will fear no more nor be dismayed, neither will any be missing or lost, says the Lord.
 
Jeremiah 23:23-24
    23Am I a God at hand, says the Lord, and not a God afar off?
    24Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? says the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the Lord.
 
Jeremiah 23:29
    29Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]? says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn resistance]?
 
Jeremiah 29:11
    11For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
 
Jeremiah 30:19-20
    19Out of them [city and palace] will come songs of thanksgiving and the voices of those who make merry. And I will multiply them, and they will not be few; I will also glorify them, and they will not be small.
    20Their children too shall be as in former times, and their congregation shall be established before Me, and I will punish all who oppress them.
 
Jeremiah 31:16-17
    16Thus says the Lord: Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work shall be rewarded, says the Lord; and [your children] shall return from the enemy's land.
    17And there is hope for your future, says the Lord; your children shall come back to their own country.
 
Jeremiah 31:28
    28And it will be that as I have watched over them to pluck up and to break down, and to overthrow, destroy, and afflict [to discipline wrong choices], so will I watch over them to build and to plant [with good], says the Lord.
 
Jeremiah 32:27
    27Behold, I AM the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there anything too hard for Me?
 
Jeremiah 32:38-41
    38And they will be My people, and I will be their God.
    39And I will give them one heart and one way, that they may [reverently] fear Me forever for the good of themselves and of their children after them.
    40And I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will not turn away from following them to do them good, and I will put My [reverential] fear in their hearts, so that they will not depart from Me.
    41Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly and in truth with My whole heart and with My whole being.
 
Ezekiel 18:20-23
    20The soul that sins, it [is the one that] shall die. The son shall not bear and be punished for the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear and be punished for the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him only, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon the wicked only.
    21But if the wicked man turns from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all My statutes and does that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
    22None of his transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; for his righteousness which he has executed [for his moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation], he shall live.
    23Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? says the Lord, and not rather that he should turn from his evil way and return [to his God] and live?
 
Ezekiel 34:11-12
    11For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I Myself, will search for My sheep and will seek them out.
    12As a shepherd seeks out his sheep in the day that he is among his flock that are scattered, so will I seek out My sheep; and I will rescue them out of all places where they have been scattered in the day of clouds and thick darkness.
 
Ezekiel 34:15
    15I will feed My sheep and I will cause them to lie down [to rest], says the Lord God.
 
Ezekiel 34:16-22
    16I will seek that which was lost and bring back that which has strayed, and I will bandage the hurt and the crippled and will strengthen the weak and the sick, but I will destroy the fat and the strong [the selfish who have become hardhearted]; I will feed them with judgment and punishment.
    17And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord God: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between the rams and the great he-goats [the malicious and the tyrants of the pasture].
    18Is it too little for you that you feed on the best pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture? And to have drunk of the waters clarified by subsiding, but you must foul the rest of the water with your feet?
    19And My flock, must they feed on what your feet have trodden and drink what your feet have fouled?
    20Therefore thus says the Lord God to them: Behold, I, I Myself, will judge between fat [selfish] sheep and impoverished sheep, or fat goats and lean goats.
    21Because you push with side and with shoulder and thrust with your horns all those that have become weak and diseased, till you have scattered them abroad,
    22Therefore will I rescue My flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.
 
Ezekiel 34:25-29
    25And I will confirm with them a covenant of peace and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land, and [My people] shall dwell safely in the wilderness, desert, or pastureland and sleep [confidently] in the woods.
    26And I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing, and I will cause the showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing [of good insured by God's favor].
    27And the tree of the field shall yield its fruit and the earth shall yield its increase; and [My people] shall be secure in their land, and they shall be confident and know (understand and realize) that I AM the Lord, when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have delivered them out of the hand of those who made slaves of them.
    28And they shall no more be a prey to the nations, nor shall the beasts of the earth devour them, but they shall dwell safely and none shall make them afraid [in the day of the Messiah's reign]
    29And I will raise up for them a planting of crops for renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land nor bear the reproach of the nations any longer.
 
Ezekiel 36:23-31
    23And I will vindicate the holiness of My great Name and separate it for its holy purpose from all that defiles it--My Name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned among them--and the nations will know, understand, and realize that I AM the Lord [the Sovereign Ruler, Who calls forth loyalty and obedient service], when I shall be set apart by you and My holiness vindicated in you before their eyes and yours.
    24For I will take you from among the nations and gather you out of all countries and bring you into your own land.
    25Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleanness; and from all your idols will I cleanse you.
    26A new heart will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
    27And I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall heed My ordinances and do them.
    28And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be My people, and I will be your God.
    29I will also save you from all your uncleannesses, and I will call forth the grain and make it abundant and lay no famine on you.
    30And I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the increase of the field, that you may no more suffer the reproach and disgrace of famine among the nations.
    31Then you shall [earnestly] remember your own evil [rebellious] ways and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominable deeds.