Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
One of Moses’ last acts on earth was to pronounce this blessing over Israel. He blessed individual tribes, and each blessing also stood as a prophecy. Then he concluded with a general blessing that also promised salvation. This promise would be executed through Jesus, whose Hebrew name Yeshua means, literally, “God saves.” The apostle Paul wrote that all of Jesus’ followers belong to “the Israel of God” (Gal. 6:16), and this final blessing from Moses belongs to believers today. We can live through the struggles of this life with joy in knowing we are saved by the One who helps us with His shield and the “sword of [His] excellency.” Our enemies will be proved liars, and we will ultimately “tread upon their high places” (Deut. 33:29). Our sufferings can be real and brutal, but how can we live with anything less than divine hope if we know this future will be ours? This blog post has been adapted from The KJV Prophecy Bible. You can read more about it here.