In 2 Chronicles 20:1-5, the Bible tells us the story of Jehoshaphat who was threatened by the invasion of three powerful nations. When he heard of his enemies’ advance, he was terrified, but he prepared to seek the LORD.
In order to overcome his fear and strengthen his faith, Jehoshaphat firstly sought to lift his God above the adversity he faced, before presenting his problem to the Lord (2 Chronicles 20:6). “O LORD, the God of our fathers, are You not God in the heavens? And are You not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can stand against You.” This is whatHe told the Lord Almighty God.
I do not know the situation you are going through right now. However, if it frightens you to the point where you are wondering about your tomorrow, I exhort you to do what Jehoshaphat did, considering first God’s greatness. This is what the Lord Jesus also taught us in the Lord’s prayer: “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven(…)” Matthew 6: 9.
Yes, beloved, the Lord encourages you to consider that He lives in the high places, above all circumstances. Christ, your advocate with the Father is “far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.” (Ephesians 1:21). What is the name of your situation? Bareness? Incurable disease? Celibacy, unemployment, or chronic poverty? Over-indebtedness? Disbelief of a beloved? Marital problems? Know that, whatever is the name of the situation bothering you, the name of Christ is higher than this problem, this challenge.
Just as Jehoshaphat uplifted the God who rules over all the kingdoms of nations, when he was confronted with the enemy nations, seek also the Lord and uplift the name and greatness of God above your adversity. Even if you must spend three days worshiping the Lord, do it! In so doing, you will uplift your mind and minimize your challenge. This is the attitude David used when facing Goliath.
After worshiping and uplifting God, Jehoshaphat presented the problem to Him and called for help (2 Chronicles 20: 10-12). The Lord’s response was extraordinary! He rose in the midst of the praise of the people of Judah and fought in the stead of the Israelites, creating confusion and discord in the enemy’s camp, causing them to self-destruct. “When Judah came to the lookout of the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude, and behold, they were corpses lying on the ground, and no one had escaped.” Verse 24 Wow! Hallelujah!
So, Beloved, do not be afraid of the situation you are going through. Just uplift your God, consider the high position He occupies and present your situation to Him. Not only will you see how small your problems are before His greatness, but He will certainly give you the victory!
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”…which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come”.
”In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name (…) ”
”…and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power”.
1 Chronicles 29:11
”Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all!”
”I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it seemed proper to Me.. ”.
”How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation”.
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