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The Battle is the Lord's!

 

 

 

The Battle is The LORD’s!

By Elaine Tavolacci

 

 

 

There is a story in the book of 2 Chronicles chapter 20 about a righteous King named Jehoshaphat.

 

He received a report that there was an army coming to wage war against him.

 

As he stood up in the assembly of the people of Judah and Jerusalem, he said to the LORD,  “Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you”.

 

He reminded the LORD how He drove out the inhabitants of the land before His people Israel, and was convinced that He will do it again.

 

He said, “We will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.”

 

He went on to say, “For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us.  We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

 

The Holy Spirit is showing me that many of you are crying out in the same way that King Jehoshaphat did.

 

You are telling the LORD that you don’t know what to do as you see the armies of the enemy rising up against you from every side.

 

In the natural your situation seems impossible to overcome.  Fear has gripped your hearts and you are focusing on this ungodly intrusion.

 

King Jehoshaphat knew that he was not able to do accomplish this battle in his own strength.

 

As this vast army was coming to annihilate them, he did not respond in panic or fear but as He inquired of the LORD through prayer, and the LORD responded.

 

The Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel and he prophesied,

 

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 

 

He went on to say,

 

“You will not have to fight this battle.  Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem.

 

Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.  Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.'”

 

The LORD says,   “Do not be afraid of what you see in the natural, but trust Me in every battle.

 

Trust Me with your life and as you do, you will also see your enemies defeated.

 

The powers of darkness will not overtake you, and the life threatening situations will not take your life.

 

The financial situations that you are facing will not deplete you.

 

As you trust Me, you will come out victorious on every side,”  says the LORD.

 

The scripture goes on to say, the next morning Jehoshaphat said to the people,

 

“Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”

 

He then appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise Him for the splendor of His holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying,

 

“Give thanks to the LORD, for His love endures forever.”

 

As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against their enemy, and they even turned against one another.  Every one of them was destroyed and not one escaped.

 

When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.

 

The LORD says,  “In this same way, you will regain the territory that has been stolen from you, as you simply trust Me.

 

You are not fighting against flesh and blood, so allow Me to fight for you as you lift up your voice in praise.

 

I will restore everything that has been stolen and I will contend with those who contend with you.

 

As you take up your petitions and stand firm, you will also experience my victory and deliverance,”  says the LORD.

 

“O our God, will You not judge them?  For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You,”   2 Chronicles 20:12.

 

“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,”  2 Chronicles 20:14.

 

“Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat in front of them, to go back to Jerusalem with joy, for the LORD had made them rejoice over their enemies,”  2 Chronicles 20:27.

 

 

 

Blessings in Christ Jesus,

Elaine

 


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