Thursday, April 25, 2013
Sometimes when God allows us to face alarming circumstances, our first response in the natural is fear! Today, as we read II Chronicles 20: 1-30, we see God’s divine strategy for victory demonstrated for us. As you ponder this powerful chapter note that Jehoshaphat moves from alarm to resolve. He calls for a season of prayer and fasting to actively seek the Lord in trouble. His prayer is quite strategic (vs. 5-12), and it releases a prophetic strategy: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” II Chronicles 20:15b As the people are commanded to take up their positions and to face the enemy with song, praise, and worship, an amazing victory is won. Not only do they defeat the enemy, but they plunder the enemy’s camp. In versus 25-26, they carried off so much plunder that it was more than they could carry. As we resolve to praise, pray and prophetically proclaim His Word, our God is always “more than enough” to win every battle. Today, declare His victory over every circumstance in your life, in your health, in your finances, and in your family! Shout the shout of faith.