Praise Ahead of Victory

In 2 Chronicles, a great army gathered against Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah and he called a fast and commanded his people to seek God (2 Chronicles 20).

During their time of fasting and prayer the Lord spoke through a Levite and encouraged the people not to be afraid of the great army……for the battle is not yours but God’s (2 Chronicles 20:15). “You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem”( :17).

Once Jehoshaphat and the people heard from the Lord, they fell before the Lord in worship. On the day of battle Jehoshaphat appointed singers to go before the army and declare, “Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever” (2 Chronicles 20:21).

Just as the Lord had promised the people did not even need to lift a sword, but their praise and worship was enough to destroy their enemies. And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed (2 Chronicles 20:22).

There are some situations that you will feel powerless to fight and the enemy may come against you when you lack strength. Seek the Lord, listen for his word and once he has confirmed his word to you, take your position in worship and let God fight your battles. This battle belongs to God so thank him in advance for your victory.


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