Monday, June 13, 2011

Victory before the battle!

2 Chronicles 20: 17 ~ But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the LORD's victory.

What situation are you facing today? Do you think you are going to win the battle? Are you sure that you have done what you need to do to win?

Read 2 Chronicles 20: 1-30, before heading out to the battle that you might face today! We learn a great deal from reading this portion of scripture.

Jehoshaphat stood after receiving word that troops were sneaking up on them to fight. He became terrified, but he stood before the whole community and prayed to God. He knew who who win the battle, who would fight the battle and ultimately give them the victory! The women, children and men all stood before the LORD praying and having fasted knowing in their hearts who would fight the battle!

Early the next morning the king and the army went out to the wilderness to meet the incoming troops. On the way the king stopped and shared these words ~ Listen to me, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets and you will succeed." Then he did the most amazing thing...he placed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing praises to the LORD! He was so confident of the LORD'S promises that before the battle was even fought they sang praises! WOW!!! What a lesson for all of us to take today...Sing God's praises long before the battles, be confident in HIM and He will confuse your enemies before you even get to them!

I love this story. I love this lesson! Imagine the people arriving on the scene and the warriors having already turned on themselves and slaughtered each other without you lifting a finger! How did they return home? The same way they entered! Singing God's praises! Don't forget who really fought the battle and won!!!

Sing praises, if you don't have a voice to sing ~ Shout them, Speak them and Claim them!!!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

That was definitely a wow story!