2Chronicles 20:1-30, vs. 12 “O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”
It is fit that He who commands deliverance should command those for whom the deliverance is to be wrought, and give the necessary orders, both for time and place. He assures them that they should not be the glorious instruments, but the joyful spectators, of the total defeat of the enemy.
Here is the instruction when they come to the battle field, vs. 17 “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, ….” If you go to the battle field to meet your enemy and you are told you will not need to fight in such and such a battle, the moment the enemy sees you, he will be sure you have come to fight and he will retaliate. Here they are told, “POSITION YOURSELVES” get yourselves ready, not to fight but to see the Lord move. For the same Lord who said the battle is His is the same Lord who will claim victory over the enemy for Himself. Therefore you are in the battle field as a witness of the victory and a conqueror of what He has conquered. “Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you”, I could say “standing still” is more than standing doing nothing, I look at it as standing strong in your faith without wavering and seeing salvation come about even when it does not seem like there is one. The bible also says, “…Who is with you”, I find this fascinating because this line should build more faith to those who are in the battle ground. The reason being, the Lord of victory cannot fail in the battle field and neither can we if He is with us. Romans 8:31, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Psalm 118:6, “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
In the story where Jesus was in the boat with the disciples makes this clear. While He was sleeping, the wind rocked the boat, there was thunderstorm, the wind was howling and everything was getting out of control. The disciples were afraid and thought their boat would capsize drowning them. If they only remembered that Jesus was with them in the boat, that should have built their faith even more, why? Ask yourself these questions, do you think Jesus in this boat could drown? how is it that He could sleep quietly in the boat with all the noise, boat rocking, wind howling etc.? He must have been peaceful to sleep through the storm. He also knew this was no march for Him. We need to sometimes stop and ponder over who God is and His words and speak like Jeremiah who said “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You” Jeremiah 32:17.
They listened to the instructions vs. 18 “And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the LORD, worshiping the LORD. 19 Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with voices loud and high”, Without asking if or how it will happen, they took God at His word, praised and worshipped Him with loud voices which sounded like the voices of victory. I believe they were still scared within their hearts but they were willing to step out by faith and one thing that was going to help them overcome fear is worshiping God. Allow His presence to build your faith, bring out verses to boost your faith, praise and worship Him as you wait, give Him thanks for the victory in advance, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. To conclude. Blessings Ev
- When You Don’t Know What To Do, Part 2of5, Evans Olang (magnifyhisword.wordpress.com)
- When You Don’t Know What To Do, Part 1of5, Evans Olang (magnifyhisword.wordpress.com)
- The Lord Is With Us, Part 3of5, Evans Olang (magnifyhisword.wordpress.com)