Worship in Battle

2Ch 20:17,21  You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you.”  2Ch 20:21  And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the LORD and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say, “Give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures forever.” 

We've been encouraged by numerous phone calls, texts, and emails in the past few days, telling us that people are praying and fasting for the United States and for Israel as we begin this new year.

This week could be historic.  As tensions in the Middle East continue unabated, the threat of war is a reality for many in the region.  This coming Tuesday, the determination of which party controls the United States Senate will take place as the people of Georgia will vote for two senators.  And finally, on Wednesday, the United States Congress is set to certify the electors of who will be the President of the United States.

Uncertainty in these times reminds me of how we truly engage in the battles that we face -- for our true war is not fought against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers in heavenly places! [ Ephesians 6:12 ]

Let us learn something from Jehoshaphat in this passage.  He assigned worshipers to lead the army of Israel into battle - and in doing so, the Lord crushed the enemy!

We as believers must grab hold of this amazing truth that we, as believers, have weapons far more powerful and effective than any man-made weapon ever created – Worship!

In the midst of our spiritual battles, learn the power of praise and the weaponry of worship, to disarm principalities and powers in heavenly places. When fears, doubt, discouragement, and despair threaten to overwhelm you – try warring with worship.  Learn to praise Him in the midst of the battle...and soon enough you'll be praising Him even more, for the victory!

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