Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of July

Jul 17, 2018 by

Verses:

2 Chron. 20:22 “And when they began to shout in song and to praise, Jehovah set ambushes for the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who were coming out against Judah; and they were struck.”

 

Excerpts:

There are times when the burden is so heavy that you cannot pray. That is the time for you to praise. We do not praise when there is no burden; we praise when the burden becomes too heavy. If you offer your praise at that moment, God’s Spirit will operate in you, open all the doors, and break all the chains.

 

The nation of Judah was coming to an end at the time of Jehoshaphat’s rule. The Moabites, Ammonites, and the people of Mount Seir came to invade Judah. Judah was completely in despair; they felt that defeat was certain. Jehoshaphat was a revived king and seeking after God. He told Judah to believe in God. He appointed singers to sing praises to Jehovah. “And when they began to shout in song and to praise, Jehovah set ambushes for the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir”. When they began means at that very moment. When everyone was singing praises to Jehovah, He rose to strike the Ammonites, Moabites, and the people of Mount Seir. Nothing moves the Lord’s hand as quickly as praise. Prayer is not the fastest way to move the Lord’s hand; praise is the fastest way. Every time you encounter a problem, you should pray for mercy that you would stop manipulating and plotting and that you would learn the lesson of praising instead. Much warfare can be won by praise. (Messages for Building Up New Believers (1), ch. 16)

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