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Beloved, last week we learned that when the odds look like they are stacked against you—part of the strategy, we must remember, like Jehosaphat, is to set our face to seek the Lord. Then stand still and see His salvation.
After you’ve prayed and fasted.
After you’ve prayed and fasted. God answers your prayer and tells you where the enemy is and to position yourself; for it is He that is going with you. In boxing, there are several defensive positions a boxer takes to avoid punches and evade being hit. The defensive positions are called ‘guards’. So when you put your guards up, you are now waiting to see the hand of God concerning His next strategic move.
When the Lord answered the king’s prayer: And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord. Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with voices loud and high. (2 Chronicles 20:18-19)
Whenever God answers your prayers…
Whenever God answers your prayers remember to always worship and praise him. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. (Psalm 138:2)
The next morning as they were going out to battle Jehoshaphat encouraged the people of God: “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” When your guard is up, and you are waiting to see God’s next strategic move; you must trust in the Lord with all your heart. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
…For His mercy endures forever.”
The king appointed those who could sing to the Lord and those who could praise the beauty of holiness. And set them before his army saying: “Praise the Lord, For His mercy endures forever.” When they began to sing and praise the Lord—-God set an ambush upon their enemies where there were none left. Their enemies fought against each other and even helped to destroy themselves. So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped. (2 Chronicles 20: 22-24)
While you were holding up your guard your opponent kept hitting away at you until he exhausted all possible strength. He wasn’t fighting you. No, he was fighting with God! Therefore, he defeated himself!
When you are in spiritual warfare and it looks like you are fighting overwhelming odds just remember these strategies:
- Pray seeking the counsel of God.
- Position yourself.
- Wait for instruction.
- When God gives you the answer praise and worship Him.
- Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.
And if God be for you He is more than the world against you. No matter how overwhelming the odds may appear.
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May the Blessings of the LORD be with you today and always. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Until next week….Blessings and Peace!
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