Choose Faith Over Fear and Give God Praise
Did you know that praising God brings confusion to our spiritual enemies?
In the Book of Chronicles, we find a story about a king whose name is Jehoshaphat. A messenger brings him an evil report that three nations are about to descend upon him and make war with him. The king sets himself to seek the Lord, and this is the message that God sent to him:
And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
Tomorrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you. II Chronicles 20:15-17
When the king’s army went out to battle, God’s instruction was to send out the “praise team” first:
When they began singing and praising, the Lord set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were struck down [in defeat]. II Chronicles 20:22 AMP
When we praise the Lord, He sends out His ‘messengers” to ambush the Enemy on our behalf, and they are defeated. Hallelujah!
Refuse to dwell on negative thoughts. Instead, when negativity comes your way, cast it down with your praise, and make a declaration that “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth!”
God has called you and me to His Kingdom for such a time as this. He wants us to utilized our gifts, callings, positions to advance His Kingdom. When we make His purpose our priority, He will move heaven and earth to see His purpose, His plan, and His people prevail.
The Lord has given us the keys to the Kingdom, and we are favored of Him. Give Him praise and glory!
Grace and Peace to you!