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Hello, Beloved Reader! I’m Faith. Thanks for visiting me today. I have a question for you.
Why do we sit idle? Our bodies cling to our pews, folding our arms back in our seats. Sometimes, people raise their hands, and a few hallelujahs ring out. After a bit of worship, we are content to allow the pastor to get up and speak the message God has permitted him to give. Some may pray once the service is over, and then, we all leave. The church sits empty while we return to our homes and go on with our lives like we always do. Living life paycheck to paycheck, service to service. Since when have we become only survivors? Since when are we hanging by a thread getting by? Why does our faith seem as thick as a strand of hair? We limit ourselves, and we limit our God.
Arise! Stand and hold firm to the wonderful promises of God. Must we only survive? No, we must conquer! We are God’s children, the beloved of the Lord. The train of His robe blankets the world. His victories, unexplainable, and none can count His triumphs. Why do we continue to think that all we can do is survive? The very blood of the King with the mightiest of all armies flows through our veins. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus! Act like it!
Romans 8:37– “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.”
Arise, fight! Don’t give a half oh-I’m-so-glad-I-made-it-through-another-week praise. Don’t quench the spirit. Have faith and give liberty to the Lord in your life and in your soul. Sit idle and die, or stand and fight! Death of action, sitting idle, is a lack of progression. You can’t and won’t move forward. Adversity is a small thing to face when our powerful, mighty God protects us. Let the fire rage in your bones until its flames reach your skin and glow for the entire world to see the glory of your God. Let the power of the One True God, who vanquishes every enemy, work through you. Through you, He will completely eradicate the darkness.
Arise, have faith! Stop allowing the world to crush you and bend you to its will. Don’t fear the enemy. God will not allow us to break under his vile attacks. Award him no quarter. Don’t allow him one foot through the door of your mind or he will steal your entire soul. Abstain from evil, and the enemy will flee from you.
Power, the very power that created you, swirls in your blood. The very power that built the vast universe, that spoke it all into existence…it’s inside you!
I ask you again…why do we sit idle? Why do we only survive? Why do we limit our God? Why do we put Him in a box? STOP!!!!!!!
Galatians 6:9– “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
Isaiah 41:10– “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
- Matthew 26:39-41
- 2 Corinthians 10:4
- Luke 21:34-36
- 1 John 4:4
- Acts 4:12
- 1 Peter 5:8
- 2 Corinthians 2:11
- Mark 13:32-37
- Revelations 3:2
- Isaiah 62:6
- Ezekiel 3:17-19
Hello, Beloved Reader! I’m Faith. Thanks for visiting me today!
I’ve got some reading for you. So, before we get started, take a look at 2 Chronicles 20: 1-30.
Here we have a king named Jehoshaphat, who is the king of Judah at the time. Some people come and tell him that a great multitude is coming against him, and he starts getting scared. How many times have you heard something that frightened you? Maybe you’ve felt the fear that haunts you with a bad doctor’s report. Perhaps, you know what it’s like to hear that scary phone call telling you that an ambulance is on its way to the hospital with your loved one in the back. Jehoshaphat got the news that a great multitude was coming against him. This would most likely result in his death, along with the death of his people.
What did Jehoshaphat do?
In verse 3, he sets himself to seek the Lord and proclaims a fast throughout all Judah. All the people come together to ask for the help of the Lord. Jehoshaphat prays, telling the Lord that they were not capable of defeating this army. They looked to God for help.
In the middle of the fear that grips the people, the Spirit of the Lord moves and lands on a man named Jahaziel. He speaks, telling the people that the battle belongs to the Lord, and they would not have to fight. The people start worshipping the Lord.
Soon, the time came for them to go out and meet their enemy, and see the salvation of the Lord. Jehoshaphat appoints singers to the front of the army. They began to sing praises to the Lord. The Lord moved, sending “ambushments” against the multitude. Ammon and Moab went against the inhabitants of Seir, killing them, and then turning on each other. In the end, none of them escaped death.
Because the king and his people turned to the Lord for their salvation. They prayed for help, and that’s exactly what they got. They fasted and gathered together and the Lord fought for them. When they got to the battlefield, their enemies had destroyed themselves. Judah did nothing but pray, fast, and worship.
But, that’s not all!
The enemy was laced with precious jewels and riches. So much in fact, that it took the people three days to take it back home. Don’t fear. Stand. God will fight for His children. Pray, fast, seek the Lord and He will fight for you. Your enemy will destroy itself and you won’t even have to lift a finger. Also, added plus, you get the spoils.