I read a passage in the bible that talked about God putting a hook in the nose of the enemy. This is in 2 Kings 19. I think this is interesting, so i read some more about this. The passage where the ”hook in the nose” is in verse 28.
20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard. 21 This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee. 22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel. 23 By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel. 24 I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places. 25 Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps. 26 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the house tops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up. 27 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me. 28 Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest. 29 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof. 30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward. 31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this. 32 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. 33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord. 34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake. 35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. 36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh. 37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
Sometimes we wonder if God actually pays attention to the taunting of our opponents. There are times when God’s children find themselves in difficult situations. Situations sometimes are challenging. Under some circumstances a believer can come under severe ridicule, hostility and daily taunts. Many believers that are open about their beliefs will encounter these things.
The question is: What does God have to say about this? How long will the Enemy be allowed to ridicule and taunt? Will God intervene and at what point in time? The truth is: If you are walking faithfully with God, then the ridicule is against God, not you!
I will put my hook in your nose
This was the situation of Hezekiah: He was severely ridiculed by the king of Assyria. But God had a plan. God made it clear that the Assyrian king had not been taunting Hezekiah but God Himself. God delivered judgment, “But I know where you are and when you come and go and how you rage against Me… your insolence has reached My ears. I will put My hook in your nose… and I will make you return by the way you came.” In one night, God put to death 185,000 Assyrian soldiers and the king of Assyria ended being killed by his own children who conspired against him.
Receiving taunts and ridicules is never easy. But stay strong and continue to Jesus. Above all God has the power to put a hook in the nose of the enemy and send him back where he came from. He can put to death the forces of the enemy and wipe them out in one night. God is all powerful. Continue on your path with Him! He is the Truth.