2 Chronicles 20 tells us that there was a mighty army coming for the people of Israel when Jehoshaphat was king. When the king heard about it, he was afraid, so he called for a fast throughout all of Judah and Jerusalem. Then he stood before the temple and began to remind God of his promises if they came before him, ‘If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.’
So you’re in a battle, perhaps not against a mighty army of men who are hell bent on killing you and destroying your home, but none-the-less, a war has been waged against your faith, family, finances and future. What should you do? Fast and remind God of what His Word says. Oh wait, you don’t know His Word or His promises to you? So you’re not armed for battle then. You’re facing your greatest adversary and you don’t know what to do. If I were you, I’d get myself to the house of God where His Name is preached and call out to Him. I’d repent for being consumed with the things of this world and not being battle ready and I’d commit to reading the Word and arming myself to win.
There are two reasons the enemy comes after Christians; either you’re an easy prey or you’re a threat to his kingdom. Which are you? If you’re an easy prey, you’ve separated yourself from the body of Christ and decided you’d rather do what you want, not what God wants. If you’re a threat to his kingdom, simply link arms with other believers, declaring the Word of God and your trust in His ability to deliver you. Confidence in self won’t make you a winner, only confidence in God will give you the victory.
The story continues as they stood before the temple, the Spirit of the Lord came upon one of the priests and he delivered a message in verse 17; “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.” God then gave them instructions to send out the worshipers to sing praises, so they did. It so confused the enemy that they turned on each other and killed each other, the people of Judah didn’t lift a finger, they only obeyed Gods instructions.
Revelations 12:11 says that we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of our testimony, and not to love our life but lay it down. That’s how we do it. We don’t fight like the world, we fight from a position of victory because Jesus overcame and handed us the authority to win as well. We don’t go by what we see in the natural, we go by what we know in the Spirit. What do you know? Have you positioned yourself to stand in faith regardless of your symptoms or the balance in your checking account. God has the power to turn it all around, we only need to trust in Him and call out to Him.
Father, the things I face today will not be here tomorrow. I stand before You reminding You of what You said, “I will never leave you or forsake you. Never, no never!” The battle is not mine, it’s Yours and I stand behind Jesus, my example and my victor. I will not fear! I will not be discouraged. I will shut myself away with your Word until I come out with a Word from you about the outcome of this battle. My heart is set on You. I am surrounded by a mighty army of angels who wait to hear the voice of your Word. I lend the voice to Your Word. It is in me and I stand firmly on those promises, knowing that You are well able to keep what I’ve committed unto You. It’s in Jesus’ Mighty Name I pray. Amen