Evil From the Lord

Isaiah 45:7 “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.”

54:16 “Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.”

31:1-2 “Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words. . . .”

(WHY ?: 59:12-15 “. . . he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it. . . .”)

Exodus 12:12-13 “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt. . . .”

Jeremiah 11:9-11 “. . . A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. . . . Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them. . . .”

(7:25-31 “For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the Lord. . . .”)

4:10 “Ah, Lord God! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people . . . saying, Ye shall have peace. . . .”

Isaiah 66:4 “I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them. . . .”

2nd Thessalonians 2:11 “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. . . .”

Jeremiah 11:16-17 “For the Lord of hosts, that planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee. . . .”

(16:10-13 “Because your fathers have forsaken me. . . .”)

18:1-12 “Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you. . . .”

19:3 “Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle.”

21:1-10 “For I have set my face against this city for evil, and not for good, saith the Lord. . . .”

23:1-2 “. . . thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors . . . I will visit upon you the evil of your doings. . . .”

vs. 10-15 “For both prophet and priest are profane . . . I will bring evil upon them. . . .”

(17 “ “They say still unto them that despise me, The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.”)

Joshua 23:15 “Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the Lord your God promised you; so shall the Lord bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you.”

1st Samuel 16:14 “But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.”

v. 23 “. . . the evil spirit from God was upon Saul. . . .”

18:10-12 “. . . the evil spirit from God came upon Saul. . . the Lord was with him, and was departed from Saul.”

19:9 “And the evil spirit from the Lord was upon Saul. . . .”

1st Kings 22:20-23 “. . . the Lord hath put a lying spirit in . . . thy prophets, and . . . spoken evil concerning thee.”

(The same is contained in 2nd Chronicles 18.)

Job 42:10-11 “. . . they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him. . . .”

Psalms 78:49 “He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger . . . by sending evil angels among them.”

Exodus 7:3 “And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart. . . .”

14:1-4 “And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart . . . that the Egyptians may know that I am the Lord.”

9:13-16 “. . . for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power. . . .”

Proverbs 16:4 “The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.”

Romans 13:1 “. . . For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”

(This is a tough one!)

Jude 4 “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation. . . .”

Judges 9:23 “Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem. . . .”

(The Lord sent a conspiracy to the conspirators!) (For context, read Judges 6 – 9)

Amos 3:6 “. . . shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?”

Isaiah 19:14 “The Lord hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.”

THE LORD HARDENS HEARTS (get earlier verses on the following:)

Exodus 4:21 “And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.”

7:3 “And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.”

8:19 “Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.”

[Even knowing what is going on does not save you from your own evil.]

(8:32 “And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.”)

14:4 “And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so.”

v. 17 “And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.”

[Didn’t you ever wonder how the Egyptian army could be so insane as to rush into the Red Sea after Israel?]

Joshua 11:20 “For it was of the Lord to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle. . . .”

Deuteronomy 2:30 “But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the Lord thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.”

Romans 9:18 “Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.”

Zephaniah 3:14-17 “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”

Praise and glory to the Lord Jesus!