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So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

59:19 When the enemy. These great promises will be literally fulfilled in the last days of the coming tribulation period. Note especially Revelation 12:15-17.

59:19 like a flood. When the Enemy cannot succeed in his purposes by deception, he occasionally resorts to overt persecution of God’s people, seeking to “swallow them up” like a flood (compare Psalm 124:2-4). But then “the LORD…on our side” will put him to flight (the Hebrew word translated “lift up a standard” is translated “put…to flight” in Deuteronomy 32:30).

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