And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's. (2 Chronicles 20:15 KJV)
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you. (2 Chronicles 20:17 KJV)
Do you feel like you're at the end of your rope? Do you feel like there is no where else to turn? Don't Give Up! I completely understand. You are definitely not alone. You and I are not the only people who have ever thought that way at all.
King Jehoshaphat found himself in a similar situation and according to 2 Chronicles 20:3, he was very fearful. He had an host of army coming up against him and as leader, he was puzzled. He didn't know what to do. As I read on further in the Chapter 20, I like what he does in verses 3 - 13. He started praying and fasting. He didn't do it alone. He called upont the nation to join him.
In verses 14 - 17, we see that God's spirit comes upon Jahaziel and gives him a GOOD WORD. A POSITIVE WORD. A WORD OF RELIEF. A WORD OF HELP. A WORD OF INSTRUCTION.
"Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's. (2 Chronicles 20:15 KJV)
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you,. . . . . to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you. (2 Chronicles 20:17 KJV)"
They followed God's instructions WORD FOR WORD and triumphed. They were victorious and they got a blessing for calling upon GOD and obeying his word. They got the spoil or what we call left overs. The spoil was of much value and in so much abundance that it took three days for Jehoshaphat's nation to gather up and take it out.
Friend, God wants to do that for us too. It comes under a condition though. We must, like King Jehoshaphat -
1. Confess that we cannot help ourselves
2. Call upon God and sometimes even be prepared to fast and pray and ask others to pray too
3. When God sends his instructions, we must follow them word for word
That is simply how our deliverance will come. The God of Daniel Still Delivers!
Are you ready for your deliverance? Don't you want a GOOD WORD? A POSITIVE WORD? A WORD OF RELIEF? A WORD OF HELP? A WORD OF INSTRUCTION?
Start putting the three (3) step plan in place IMMEDIATELY and simply BELIEVE.
There is something that King Jehoshaphat did in Verse 35 that I never preached about or ever heard a preacher share about. We always just share about how God delivered. The King did something startling in that particular verse. 2 Chronicles 20:35 And after this did Jehoshaphat king of Judah join himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, who did very wickedly:
Imagine that! After such a deliverance. This sounds like many of us. After we pray and God helps, we forget him and go back to doing our own sinful deeds. STOP IT!
After his deliverance, he partners with an evil person. This was not nice at all and it angered the Lord so much that he sent a word in 2 Chronicles 20:37 Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works. And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
That is frightening! Do Not Play With God! Do not play with ANOINTED AND GODLY PEOPLE AT ALL EITHER. They are very, very, very dangerous and have direct access to Godly prophecy and power. God is a GOOD God Yes, but we ought not to get him ANGRY!
Remember friend, after God delivers you and even before he delivers, we MUST stay faithful to him and do what he wants us to do.
I'll be happy to receive an email from you telling me about your NEXT DELIVERANCE TESTIMONY very soon. God certainly won't let you down once you believe.
Hope is Ahead! Just don't ever give up!