Moses continues the recall. The devil may resist the very will of God. It doesn’t mean God is weak about His case. Its a strategy to make the devil compromise so deep that there will be no argument against the Judgement of God. One day, the devil disputed about Gods treatment of Job. According to him, Job only worships God because of the protection God provides. In that business, God allowed the devil to so mess up itself that in the conclusion, God restored all Job had lost and more. Now the enemy couldn’t talk anymore. You may not see the scenes behind, but Job, but God already has the set prepared. So God hardened the spirit of Sihon. Sounds like the spirit of your employer, or landlord, it doesn’t matter. What natters is Gods set up for you. Remember, when the enemy says you won’t pass, there’s a set up by God for your comeback. Willie Jollie explores this subject in his book of the same title in 1999. He arrived the conclusions that a comeback will follow the ”VDAD’ formula: Vision, Decision, Action and Desire. We could download the happenings thus far into this mnemonic, but we won’t make Jollie’s mistake of leaving Gods divine leading out of the equation. When the opposition is hardened, look out for the God equation. The enemy is about to pay the ultimate price. By the end of that report, Sihon was a testimony. So will your resistance be.
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. Deuteronomy 2:30 KJV