“Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war! Stir up the mighty men. Let all the warriors draw near. Let them come up.”
The Lord calls for war. He goads the enemy into the preparation for conflict, knowing that the outcome is set. He declares that the mighty men of war should prepare themselves for the conflict to end all conflicts, for it is with the mighty God. He calls all the warriors to get tooled up for the struggle ahead with Him and to draw near to the conflict. The Day of the Lord has finally and irrevocably arrived and God is calling the men and women of war out to the site of the fighting.
The enemy can summon up all the warriors it can find and all the generals and soldiers in the armies of the nations, but they will not put to flight the people of God. God is telling us this to encourage us, that He will not allows His people to be destroyed and finally defeated. The Lord Himself will fight for them and over come all the greatest of warriors that find themselves in that Valley of Jehoshaphat and facing the last battle of humankind against the Lord of the Universe. They cannot succeed, but they still try, for their hearts are hard and full of folly.
The cry goes up. Who will answer it?
All those who oppress the people of God and have no understanding of who God is and of His mighty power. This is the end play…