5And Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem in the house of the Lord before the new court
6And said, O Lord, God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven? And do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations? In Your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand You.
7Did not You, O our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham Your friend?
8They dwelt in it and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your Name, saying,
9 If evil comes upon us, the sword of judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You–for Your Name [and the symbol of Your presence] is in this house–and cry to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save. 2 Chronicles 20:5-9
Beloved have you ever found yourself experiencing insurmountable difficulties, which left you so perplexed and fearful? Jehoshaphat found himself surrounded by his enemies and although it was a fearful situation, he did not allow himself to be overtaken by his fear; but instead he decided to call God out in remembrance to who He is what he had done in the past for His people in Israel.
King Jehoshaphat asked God to remember that He is the God of his ancestor. He told God He is the God of Heaven are you not, he said You, (God) hold all power and might in your fist-no one stands a chance against You! Beloved, would it be a comfort to understand that in the midst of our circumstances, that we would recognize that the battle is not ours but the Lord’s? And would it not be amazing to be able to tell God that I know you are more than able to handle my situation for me?
Beloved, King Jehoshaphat was able to go back in time to remind God that he had fought these battles before for his descendants; (he even name- dropped on God), by reminding Him that he was a descendant of His friend Abraham. He built a holy house of worship to honor God, saying, when the worst happens-whether war or flood or disease or famine-and we take our place before this Temple (we know you are personally present in this place!) and pray out our pain and trouble, we know that you will listen and give victory.
Beloved it behooves us to look at what Jehoshaphat did and do likewise, when we are chased by so many problems in this present world. Do not be over taken by fear when the worst happens, but set out to the holy house of worship, that has been built for a time like this, where we can come and pray out our pain and trouble, for we now know that God will listen and give victory to His children.
Sister Betty, In God I trust
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