No matter what we see in the natural, God always, always wants us to trust and believe in Him.
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Our Eyes Are On You
There is a story in the book of 2 Chronicles chapter 20 about the King of Judah named King Jehoshaphat. He received a report that the Moabites, the Ammonites and the Meunites had joined forces to attack and wage war against him. Jehoshaphat was shaken. As he and the people of Judah and Jerusalem came before the Lord, he said to the Lord, "...Power and might are in Your hand, and no one can withstand You" (2 Chronicles 20:6).
Jehoshaphat reminded the Lord how He drove out the inhabitants of the land before His people Israel. Jehoshaphat then said, "...we will stand in Your presence before this temple that bears Your Name and will cry out to You in our distress, and You will hear us and save us" (2 Chronicles 20:9). He went on to say, "...For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You" (2 Chronicles 20:12).
Every Battle Has an Expiration Date
The Holy Spirit is showing me that many of you are in deep distress over what is happening around you. Fear has gripped your hearts and you are focusing on this demonic intrusion, rather than focusing on Jesus. Although you believe in your heart that the Lord is able to eradicate this virus and turn this nation around, you are crying out in the same way that King Jehoshaphat did, saying that you don't know what to do.
In the natural it appears that this pandemic is out of control and all Hell is breaking loose in our personal lives as well as our country. We have seen tornadoes devouring everything in their path, and catastrophes like we've haven't experienced before. But through it all, fear not. Every battle has an expiration date. In the end, some of our greatest battles will become our greatest victories, and everything that the Lord promised will come to pass. (Photo via Pixabay)
King Jehoshaphat knew that he was not able to win this battle in his own strength as this vast army was coming to annihilate them, so he inquired of the Lord through prayer. The Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel and he prophesied, "...Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's'" (2 Chronicles 20:15). He went on to say: "'You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you'" (2 Chronicles 20:17).
The Lord Will Cause You to Rejoice Over Your Enemies
The next morning Jehoshaphat said to the people: "...'Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in His prophets and you will be successful.' After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise Him for the splendor of His holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: 'Give thanks to the Lord, for His love endures forever'" (2 Chronicles 20:20-21).
As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against their enemies. They turned against one another, and every one of them were killed. When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies. They stripped off for themselves the precious jewelry, more than they could carry away; and they were there three days gathering the spoil. The fear of God fell on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel.
"Then, led by Jehoshaphat, all the men of Judah and Jerusalem returned joyfully to Jerusalem, for the Lord had given them cause to rejoice over their enemies." (2 Chronicles 20:27)
You Will Come Out Victorious On Every Side
The Lord says: "Do not be afraid. Though there is a great shaking, everything that I promised will come to pass. The powers of darkness will not overtake you, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against you. As you trust in Me, and call upon Jesus, you will come out victorious on every side. Peace will be restored in your heart and mind, and you will recover the territory that has been stolen from you. (Photo via Pixabay)
"Keep on your full armor, and lift up your voice in prayer and praise. Decree and declare My Word, and pray in the Spirit at all times. I am the God of creation and I will re-create that which has been destroyed. I am the God of restoration and I will restore everything that has been stolen. As you take up your petitions and stand firm, you will also experience My victory and deliverance," says the Lord.
"So now I'll lie down and sleep like a baby—then I'll awake in safety, for You surround me with Your glory. Even though ten thousand dark powers prowl around me, I won't be afraid." (Psalms 3:5-6 TPT)
"When evil ones come to destroy me, they will be the ones who turn back. My heart will not fear even if an army rises to attack. I will not be shaken, even if war is imminent." (Psalm 27:2-3 TPT)
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A Word in Season
Elaine Tavolacci resides in Staten Island, New York. She has been a student of the Word for twenty-nine years. She has a prophetic gift as well as a ministry of encouragement, which teaches the Body of Christ to walk in the fullness of what the Lord has called them to. She teaches others how to be overcomers in every area of their lives and understands the power and authority that Jesus has assigned to them. Her ministry, "A Word in Season," has been an encouragement to others for nine years. She has learned the transforming power of the Word of God and encourages others that nothing is impossible with God.
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