Thursday, October 16, 2014

What to do when you are in a battle...

"15 ...This is what the Lord says:  Do not be afraid! … for the battle is not
yours, but God’s…17 But you will not even need to fight.  Take your
positions; then stand still and watch the Lord's victory. He is with you,
people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged.
Go out against them tomorrow, for the Lord is with you!"
2 Chronicles 20:15; 17

Last week I told you about a Bible Study we are doing in Church on Wednesday nights.  It's on the 'names of God.'  It is a wonderful study and I am glad to share with you.  Knowing the different names of God help us to learn more about His character and love for us!  The week we dug deeper into  "El."  The word 'El' means God of Power and Might; Strong One or Might One.  It even carries the meaning of 'Hero!'  

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We read 2 Chronicles 20:1-30.  It is a powerful passage about King Jehoshaphat.  At this time, several armies had declared war on Israel.  Jehoshaphat was frightened and ordered the people to begin fasting and he went to the Lord in prayer.  It was in that prayer that God spoke to him and said the verses above.  I love how God...El...the God of Power and Might; the Strong and Mighty One says "Do not be afraid! … for the battle is not yours, but God’s."  He went on to tell the King and all Israel that they were to STAND STILL and WATCH as God took the victory!  They didn't have to even fight...they just were to stand and see God work!  

In verse 21, "21 After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising him for his holy splendor.  This is what they sang:  'Give thanks to the Lord; his faithful love endures forever!'"

And I love the end of this little story...they people didn't have to fight...remember they just stood still as saw the victory of the Lord...when the battle was over, they were there to take the spoils.  God gave them victory AND prizes.  God truly is a Hero!!!

So, as you see a battle in front of you...know that the battle is not yours, but God's!  Do what Jehoshaphat did...Fast, Pray, Rally for Support (seek Godly counsel), Praise and then Stand!

Take a few minutes and read 2 Chronicles 20:1-30 and see how mighty our God is!!!

Have a blessed day!


  1. Amen! We don't need to fight, the battle is the Lord's!

  2. Thank you for this reminder and for always drawing us closer to God with your posts.


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