The Great Shalom Podcast : Overcoming Learning Disabilities
Winning the War with Praise and Prophets
What happens when you are attacked? Viciously. Unnecessarily?
Good news! God takes care of His.
From the lesson of King Jehosaphat -- he sought the Lord
he listened to the answers - through the Word, through the prophets
he did as told
He showed up
The Lord fought the battle by setting "ambushments." The enemy killed themselves.
The kingdom of Judah was left with spoils of war. Then they had rest, peace.
Notice some of the details in the story! Why did the army have so very many people? Why did they have so very many jewels?
Notice that the enemy, which offered to start war, ended fighting with itself. Notice that those who just wanted peace and quiet finally got it.
There are lots of lessons here. I leave some quiet time in the reading, so you can think-- and apply it to today.
Some of the aggression we are facing is so egregious that it is hard to even believe. The slander is so ridiculous. The people of God have been altogether too sweet. But the evil always overplays its hand, we say. God in this case, "set ambushments." The Kingdom of Judah had to show up and sent their praise team ahead of their army. The enemy killed each others. Then there was 3 days of picking up jewelry etc. Wow.
Today, too, we should trust the Lord. We will have to show up. "God is in control" is normally a cop-out. Nevertheless, the prophets that I trust have said encouraging things. It is time to continue believing. However, I do rejoice at the news of this weeks, that many more people are showing up.