One Great Victory

I believe God has given me a word for you. You are going to get one great VICTORY. Just take a moment and give God praise in advance for what he is about to do in your life. Let’s go into the book of 2 Chronicles 20. Let me give you some background on what is happening in verses 1-13.

So, several nations have risen up and joined forces to surround the people of God, the nation of Judah. While Jehoshaphat was king of Judah, these nations surrounded him. They hemmed in on every side. This was the strategy that they used back in the day because nobody could leave that country if they were surrounded. No one could leave. No one could enter. And what would happen is that it would create a man-made famine because the people who were trapped on the inside would begin to run out of resources. Are you hearing me? Isn’t that the devil, himself at work?

This is just amazing, but you see what these nations did; they brought all of their loot with them from the nations they had plundered. They brought all of their silver. They brought all of their gold. They brought all of that stuff. I mean, and it took them days and probably a couple of weeks to haul all that silver and gold. They brought it right to Judah’s doorstep! Don’t tell me God doesn’t know how to set the enemy up. Come on! Now in their minds they are thinking, “We are going to plunder Judah! We are going to haul a lot of stuff from them.” Aaaahhh! But God was setting them up.
 
Now watch here! The Bible says that Jehoshaphat declared a fast, and he set his face to seek God. When you run into something you can’t handle, you better get on your face. You better fast. You better pray. You better seek God because GOD HAS THE ANSWER. Not only does he has the answer, but he IS the answer. He will give you a winning strategy on how to conquer your enemy.

And so, they begin to cry out to God. They began to pray, everybody in unison. They began to fast. I mean they began to bombard heaven with prayers. And the Bible says, in the midst of all that crying out to God, the Spirit of God came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah (verse 14). The Holy Ghost came upon this man, and now he prophesied under the anointing of the Holy Ghost.  “Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's” (2 Chronicles 20:15). Lift your hands to heaven and say, “This battle belongs to God!” My God! My God! “Be not afraid nor dismayed…” Don’t be discouraged. Don’t be disheartened because of this great army. This is a setup because God is in control. I feel the Holy Ghost! This battle belongs to God. Stand still and see the salvation.

Now watch this. He said, “To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel. Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: FOR THE LORD SHALL BE WITH YOU.” (2 Chronicles 20:16-17) Come on! You shall not need to fight in this battle. Just set yourself. Position yourself. Then stand still and see the salvation of the Lord for he is with you. There it is. The Lord is with you. That means you are coming out. That means you are going to get the victory. You are going to get the breakthrough. That means the devil is under your feet. Come on!

The Bible says, “And when he (Jehoshaphat) had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever” (2 Chronicles 20:21). Somebody lift your hands to heaven and say, “Praise the Lord for his mercies endure forever!” “And when they began to sing and to praise…” (2 Chronicles 20:22). Guess what happened? “The Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten” (2 Chronicles 20:22). My God! “For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another” (2 Chronicles 20:23).

These people who had joined their forces to come against King Jehoshaphat and the people of God – when Jehoshaphat and his praise team begin to sing and praise – God began to ambush the enemy. God began to attack the enemy with confusion, and they got so confused, they all turned on one another and begin to kill up one another. By the time they had ended fighting, there was not a single person left alive.
 
God will fight your battle. I am talking to you. No weapon formed against you shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17). GOD’S GOT THIS! I said, “God’s got this!” I am talking about one great victory. Judah’s greatest threat was conquered through one fast as they joined their faith together and cried out to God. It was shut down. The thing that had them full of fear now was conquered by the power of the Holy Ghost. Their greatest threat was about to become their greatest blessing.

Now watch this.  “And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped” (2 Chronicles 20:24). Not a single one of them jokers who came up against God’s people escaped. God annihilated the enemy.

Now watch this. Remember that the enemies brought all of this silver and all of this gold with them. Well, all of them are dead now, so somebody has got to collect the silver and the gold. For God’s sake, don’t get in a battle and come out with nothing. Come out with something! So the Bible says, “And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much” (2 Chronicles 20:25). Shout, “Let me have it! Let me have it!” God is about to give you a blessing that you will not have room enough to receive (Malachi 3:10).

What the devil meant for evil, God turned it around and gave Jehoshaphat one great victory. He ended up with a wealth transfer. He ended up with more wealth than he ever had up to this time. All the wealth that these armies had stripped, looted, and taken from other nations was now given to Jehoshaphat. So, what the enemy meant for evil, God turned the thing around and worked it together for good (Romans 8:28). He loves you, and he has an awesome plan for your life. My God! Lift your hands to heaven and say, “God is about to give me one great VICTORY!”

God Bless,
Pastors Sean & Aimee Pinder

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