God bless you, this is Pastor Brian from the Haiti Bible Training Center. I pray God blesses you, that he causes His face to shine upon you and that He gives you grace.
Today, I want to talk to you a little bit about the warfare. The warfare that sometimes we go through as Christians. The Bible says no one engaged in warfare, entangled himself with the affairs of this life that it may please Him who enlisted him as a soldier, Amen. At the end of Paul’s life, he said, “I fought the fight, I finished the race, I kept the faith. And finally, there’s laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will not only give to me but all of those who love his appearance.
So I want talk to you a little bit about some of the things that can happen. Some of the things that we want to remember to do when the enemy comes in like a flood. In 2 Chronicles, chapter 20, we have this amazing story about King Jehoshaphat.
It says, it happened after this that the people of Moab and the people of Ammon, and others with them, the Ammonites came to battle against Jehoshaphat, he was the king in Jerusalem and some people came to him and they said, “Jehoshaphat, we have a big army coming up against us right now, the people of Moab, and Ammon, in Mount sir, this multitude coming up against little Judah. And I love that because this gives us such a great example of what to do.
He immediately starts to try to get things right. He says, sanctify yourself for tomorrow the Lord will do great things! He declares a fast and he starts to try to encourage the people in the Lord. Then what he does is the most important thing – he goes into the temple of God and, I love this, he prays. Lord, he says, we don’t know what to do, but our eyes are upon you. Isn’t it amazing?
Listen, he didn’t know what to do. That’s the first things we want to remember when we don’t know what to do.
The Bible says, Don’t lean on your own understanding, but in every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Listen, God says in the book of James, “if anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who will give it to you liberally and without reproach. I love that because he totally relied on the Lord. Listen, the Bible says, “Call upon me, God says, “Call upon me in your day of trouble, I will answer you and show you great and awesome things.” I love it because he goes to the Lord, he says I don’t know what to do, we don’t know what to do, but our eyes are upon you, and God says, Listen, you do not need to fight in this battle, the battle belongs to the Lord, all you need to do “Jehoshaphat as you go up on the mountain and you sit there and you think of me and you praise me. Why? Because God inhabits the praises of his people, and thanking the Lord you know the Bible says, “this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you, that in everything, give thanks.”
And so he goes up on the mountain, and he thanks the Lord, and He praises the Lord and they start to sing to the Lord and as they do that, the Lord sent confusion into the enemies’ camp, and they started to fight each other and God brought about a great victory that day. That’s exactly what we need to do when the enemy comes in like a flood. What you want to remember to do is start to be thankful, start to thank the Lord for everything that he’s done, and praise Him because He inhabits the praises of His people.
And so, I want to encourage you. I pray that God blesses you, that he continues to strengthen you, that you’re built up in your most holy faith. And remember, as he said in Exodus 14-14, to Moses, be still, you do not need to fight in this battle, the battle belong to the Lord, God bless you.