THE BATTLE BELONGS TO GOD – LET HIM FIGHT IT
In this familiar telling of the great victory that God gave to Jehoshaphat and the Israelites over the armies of the Moabites and Ammonites, we see a picture of what God will do for His people today.
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. 17 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; tomorrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you.
~2 Chron. 20:15, 17
Not only did God fight for them, but they didn’t even have to lift a sword. Praise was their only weapon! 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for His mercy endureth forever. 22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. 2 Chron. 20:21-22
God brought confusion into their enemies’ camps, and they turned on one another. When Judah came out to fight, all they could see were the dead bodies of their enemies. Not only did God give them total victory, but He gave them the spoils of war! There was so much spoil, abundance, and riches that it took them three days to gather it. He transferred the wealth of the wicked into their hands! 25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much. 2 Chron. 20:25. God is letting us know:
Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe His prophets, so shall ye prosper.
~2 Chron. 20:20b
REMINDER: THE BATTLE BELONGS TO GOD – LET HIM FIGHT IT!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you.
Prophetess Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”