Then Jehoshaphat knelt down, bowing with his face to the ground. All Judah and Jerusalem did the same, worshiping God. The Levites (both Kohathites and Korahites) stood to their feet to praise God, the God of Israel; they praised at the top of their lungs!
They were up early in the morning, ready to march into the wilderness of Tekoa. As they were leaving, Jehoshaphat stood up and said, “Listen Judah and Jerusalem! Listen to what I have to say! Believe firmly in God, your God, and your lives will be firm! Believe in your prophets and you’ll come out on top!”
After talking it over with the people, Jehoshaphat appointed a choir for God; dressed in holy robes, they were to march ahead of the troops, singing,
Give thanks to God,
His love never quits.
As soon as they started shouting and praising, God set ambushes against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir as they were attacking Judah, and they all ended up dead. The Ammonites and Moabites mistakenly attacked those from Mount Seir and massacred them. Then, further confused, they went at each other, and all ended up killed.
As Judah came up over the rise, looking into the wilderness for the horde of barbarians, they looked on a killing field of dead bodies—not a living soul among them.
When Jehoshaphat and his people came to carry off the plunder they found more loot than they could carry off—equipment, clothing, valuables. It took three days to cart it away! On the fourth day they came together at the Valley of Blessing (Beracah) and blessed God (that’s how it got the name, Valley of Blessing). 2 Chronicles 18-26 The Message Bible
I just couldn’t end with yesterday’s message, I wanted to tell you the rest of the story. You see, God has big plans for you His children. He’s so set on blessing you that He wants to do it in ways that will overwhelm you in a good way. You see, He’s just that good, just that big and just that powerful. Nothing is too hard for Him and He totally loves blessing His children.
Jesus said it well when He told us in Matthew 7:11, “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!”
Your God is well able to keep you through this battle. He didn’t stop with just answering His people, He gave a plan and than blessed their socks off so much it took 3 days to pick up all the spoils. That’s no small blessing. There were a lot of people in Gods army and it took them all 3 days to collect the spoils of war. Can you even imagine what your spoils will look like? You better get ready to collect. I’ve got my dump trucks ready to collect because I know I’ve got a whole lot coming to me.
And He won’t stop there!