God’s Battle #3

Thursday, October 20, 2022

“And he said, 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 KJV).

Indeed, “for the battle is not yours, but God’s!”

Jehoshaphat took the Hebrew Bible—God’s words to Israel—and claimed its promises for Israel (2 Chronicles 20:5-12; cf. 1 Kings 8:33-40; 2 Chronicles 6:24,25,28-31). As the King prayed for the LORD’S intervention concerning huge Gentile armies, the congregation of Judah was assembled at the Jerusalem Temple.

Today’s Scripture in context: “[13] And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children. [14] Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the midst of the congregation; [15] And he said, 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. [16] 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. [17] 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 will be with you.

With Jehoshaphat speaking to God in light of God’s words to him (Hebrew Bible), God spoke to Jehoshaphat in light of Jehoshaphat’s words to Him (prayer). The Spirit of the LORD came upon a prophet (preacher) and communicated a Divine message to King Jehoshaphat and Judah. Indeed, the LORD had heard them pray, and He assured them all would be well. His battle plan for them was simple. On the tomorrow, Judah—and this was definitely strange counsel from God—was to go out and “stand still!”

Let us see Israel’s response….

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Christian ambassador (Shawn Brasseaux)

Grace and peace! What a privilege to be an ambassador for the risen Christ here on WordPress! I am a Pauline dispensationalist Christian saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus plus nothing! My goal is to "have all men saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:3,4). I seek to preach Jesus Christ crucified for our sins, buried, and raised again for our justification as the only way to salvation. Also, I seek to edify and perfect the saints using dispensational Bible study and the Authorized Version King James Bible!

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