Resting on the Battlefield

“You do not have to fight this battle. Position yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord” (2 Chronicles 20:17).

The moment that we position ourselves for transformation, hell sets a fire under our seats. What we have to realize is that when we take our faith seriously and begin to seek the Lord with everything we’ve got, we’re stepping onto a battlefield. During a season of fasting, your soul is in survival mode, and hell hates when we are so aware.

But we live by this truth: the battle is not ours. The battle belongs to the Lord. When we step onto that battlefield, we don’t have to lift a sword, throw a spear, or give one blow to the enemy, because it’s not about what we’re doing. It’s about what He’s doing. Our contribution to this battle is simply showing up.

King Jehoshaphat tells his people during a battle to send out the worshipers in front of the army, and as a result, three nations who were set on destroying Israel turned on one another, left behind all their spoil, and the army of Judah gathered at a place called the Valley of Beracah, which means ‘blessing,’ and they worshiped the Lord (2 Chronicles 20:21-26).

They prevailed because they came out worshiping. Your worship is your greatest weapon—it is the most dangerous asset you have because it amplifies your faith. When you worship, your enemies flee.

Fasting is a form of worship, and it’s one of the most endearing actions because the Lord is watching you give up tangible, physical wants so that you will learn to want Him more.

You take a risk when you choose to enter this battle, but don’t ever fear the challenge—you are meant for impossible odds. You’re not fighting on your own; God is fighting for you. The Word says that “Jehoshaphat’s kingdom was quiet, for his God gave him rest on every side” (2 Chronicles 20:30). You will have rest even in the struggle of your soul.

Breakthroughs and victories don’t happen in convenient moments; they happen at the precipice of a fight.

Don’t give up your fight; hold fast, position yourself, stand still, and see His salvation. Hold fast to your praise and know that in the tension and the desolate place you’re in, He’s realigning your heart—He’s cultivating your soul, and when all is said and done, you’ll be able to say that it was worth every pain.  

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Florence - April 30th, 2022 at 8:36am

Be still and hold on to the f-a-c-t that He is God!

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