Worship & Spiritual Warfare: Part 2:2

Posted: March 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
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2 Chronicles 20 describes a battle about to take place during the reign of Jehoshaphat. During this time the children of Moab the children of Ammon and the Ammonites, sought to fight against Jehoshaphat. This attack struck fear in the heart of Jehoshaphat so he sought the Lord and directed all of Judah to fast and seek the Lord. In verses 6-9 Jehoshaphat recalls who the Lord is and how He has delivered Israel in the past. During verses 11-12 Jehoshaphat begins to remind God of His promises to Israel and of their (the Israelis) powerlessness against such a great army. After acknowledging his powerlessness, he says to the Lord, “but our eyes are upon thee”.

Then the word of the Lord came to Jahaziel has he reminded the people, that the battle is not theirs but the Lords. The Lord told them that they would not have to fight this battle, but to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. The next day Jehoshaphat tells the people to believe in the Lord and in his prophets and they shall be established and prosper. Then Jehoshaphat appointed singers to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness, and as they sing praises to the Lord, the Lord set ambushes against their enemies. 

Whats important to take away from this story is the following: 1) Whenever you are face with an attack, or seek the Lord first, everything happens out of relationship. Jesus said in John 5:19 “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things so ever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise”. 2) Realize who the Lord is, what He has done, and His promises to you. The new testament is full of promises that God has given to His people. In Mark 6:50-52 Jesus expressed His displeasure with his disciples for their fear of their boat sinking instead of remembering how Jesus multiplied the loaves and the fishes (demonstration His power over the laws of nature). 3) Understanding that the battle does not belong to you, but to the Lord. Paul tells us that our weapons are not carnal, but mighty in God to the pulling down of strongholds. Jesus says in John 15 that without Him we can do nothing. Obviously we cannot fight the devil alone, flesh cannot fight spirit, so yielding the Lord and allowing Him to fight the battle is our only solution. 

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  1. Thomas Fischer says:

    Don’t give in to fear and the Lord delivers you.

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