Wednesday, May 30, 2012

for the battle is not yours, but GOD's

2 Chronicles 20:22

King James Version (KJV)
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.

      Think of it! Singing and praising your way to victory. Singing and praising your way through discouragement , oppression, depression, fear, and worry. ...and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much. (from 2 Chronicles 20:25) In Bible days, driving an enemy out entitled the victor to all the spoils of battle. The army of Judah so routed the enemy that it took them three days to collect all the booty the enemy had left behind, and the victory was wrought not by fighting but by singing and praising the LORD!
      GOD responded to the prayers of His people with these reassuring word:.. for the battle is not yours, but GOD's (from 2 Chronicles 20:15) With this assurance, the king of Judah appointed singers and praisers to go out before the army and to praise the LORD. When they began to sing and praise, the enemy was defeated. The key word in this passage is began. Your victory is upon your doing something. You need to begin. To begin to count your blessings. To begin to enumerate past deliverance. To begin to praise the LORD. To begin to sing your song of deliverance.
     The Bible says that the LORD inhabits the praises of His people. (Psalm 22:3) When the LORD's presence comes into our setting of praise and worship, the enemy is powerless against us. We can literally sing our way through every battle and win the victory the same way Jehoshaphat's army won. Singing and praising the LORD is an effective weapon in our spiritual warfare.

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