Wisdom From Oasis

We Didn’t Have to Fight

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.

Why?

  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.

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