THEME: SPIRITUAL WARFARE
2 Chronicles 20:22-23 NKJV
“Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.”
-When king Jehoshaphat heard of a looming invasion by the armies of Moab and Mount Seir, and his heart sunk. He then proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. They fasted and prayed knowing that they could not defeat their enemies by their own strength. King Jehoshaphat trusted in God and worshipped, and the Lord won the battle for them. Many people are discouraged, depressed, downtrodden, divorced, defeated, abused and are faced by other diverse challenges. Some people have lost finances, spouses, marriages and relationships, education opportunities, etc. Many people don’t know or utilize the secret of victory and they fight canally. Ephesians 6:12 tells us that, “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” When we fight our battles in the spirit and trust God and His mighty power, our victory manifests in the physical realm. We are reminded that the just shall live by faith (Romans 1:17). Let us always trust in God and worship Him, even when we are faced by challenges as the Bible commands us, and we shall always win our battles in Christ Jesus.
We give You glory Lord and honor You, for You are wonderful and excellent. You deserve all our worship and praise. We praise You Jehovah, for You are Great and greatly to be praised, and tell of Your wonderful deeds. We worship You Lord with gladness; and come before You with joyful songs. We humbly ask You Lord to forgive us our trespasses and wash us with Your precious blood. We humbly beseech You Lord to fight our battles and grant us victory in all our shortcomings. May You hear our prayers Lord and answer our hearts desires. May Your grace abound in us dear Jesus and shield us from the snares of the evil one. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Hebrews 10:38, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18