Sunday, September 1, 2019

Let God Fight Your Battle!

Jesus said (more than once), "With God, all things are possible." But He didn't say, "All things are easy"! As a matter of fact, many of the things He makes possible for us are NOT easy at all! Sometimes we actually give up, or don't even pursue the things we know are humanly impossible. Instead of believing they are possible, we are convinced they are impossible! Never forget - the impossible only becomes possible when we allow God to become involved in our lives, and to fight our battles.

Jesus said, referring to man entering the Kingdom of God, "With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God." (Mark 10:27) (Bold added.) Notice Jesus didn't say that all things are possible for God. He said all things are possible with God. Of course, God can do anything by Himself, but He desires be involved with us. He wants to be strong and mighty...through you and me!

II Chronicles Chapter 20; Jehoshaphat was king of Judah.  Israel was split into two nations, one of which had become Judah. King Jehoshaphat gets word of a massive multi-force invasion of Judah about to take place. Complete annihilation was imminent. Judah's total destruction cannot be humanly avoided. The Bible says Jehoshaphat was afraid, and turned his attention to seek the Lord. He was a godly king and knew the power of His God. He also knew that without God's supernatural intervention Judah was doomed.

If you're like me, quite often you are faced with what seem to be impossible situations. Perhaps even right now you are in a situation that seems helpless. And the truth is, it probably is helpless unless God intervenes. Jehoshaphat turned his attention to seek the Lord. He came to the reality that he must have God's supernatural intervention, and that the salvation of Judah was humanly impossible. Jehoshaphat called together all of Judah and proclaimed a time of nationally seeking God.  We need this in our nation! In this prayer he prayed what I call the prayer of faith. The prayer of faith is a prayer with substance. The substance is the Word of God. For instance, "God...have You not said...?" Or, "God...did You not promise? Not that God needed to be reminded of what He had said, but this kind of prayer is a prayer of faith and trust in Him.

The Apostle Paul said, "We walk by faith and not by the way things appear." This is what King Jehoshaphat was doing. Instead of responding to the circumstances and the way it appeared, he was standing on God's promises made to Israel and Judah. Today for you and me it is standing on what God has said in His Word. That's why it is so important to know God's Word. A prayer of faith (which moves God) is impossible without praying His own words! "For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12)

As King Jehoshaphat and all of Judah sought God, He began to move by speaking! When we pray God's Word He speaks to us! God spoke to Judah by telling them He would fight their battle! Humanly it was impossible, but with God all things are possible! As a matter of fact God emphasized to Judah that the battle was His, not theirs. Sometimes we fight battles that don't belong to us! They belong to Him! He does it better! As for Judah, God instructed them to station themselves in a place where they were allowed to see the battle fought and won for them! It took 3 whole days for Judah to harvest the spoils from a victory they didn't even have to fight! The enemy threatened, Judah sought God, He spoke, fought, and won the battle. He provided more than enough through a battle that was humanly impossible to win!

This incident is recorded in the Bible to encourage you and me. The principles are the same for us. When the enemy invades, do not fear! Turn your attention to seek God. Pray His Word in the prayer of faith. He will speak, act, and provide on your behalf!  WITH GOD, all things are possible!

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