To review the battle plan so far:
- Seek the Lord
- Gather with like-minded folks who are also seeking God
- Ask the Lord for help
- Acknowledge who God is, His power and what He has done
- Outline the problem
- Ask God to handle the situation
- Acknowledge that you have no power
- Acknowledge that you don’t know what to do
- Keep your eyes on God
Let’s continue with the scripture in 2 Chronicles 20:13 (KJV).
The spirit of the Lord came among the congregation and inspired Jahaziel to speak:
…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. (2 Chronicles 20: 15 KJV)
Don’t be afraid.
No matter how big the problem is, do not give in to fear.
When the Lord declares that the battle is not yours, believe him and move forward without fear!
Why should we be afraid of something that does not concern us?
It’s very important to take note of the congregation’s actions prior to hearing from God. The fasting, gathering together and praying to God created the environment for God to come in and speak to them.
Sometimes we don’t hear from God because we have not created the proper environment for Him to be in our presence.
He does not feel welcome.
We must prepare and position ourselves to hear from God.
To morrow 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; to morrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you. (2 Chronicles 20: 16-17 KJV)
Be still, and know that I am God…(Psalm 46:10 KJV)
Do what God tells you to do!
Don’t second guess God’s instructions (the antithesis of standing still).
When we do, and decide to do things our way, the results are often disastrous. Our plans fail, defeat wears us down and we reluctantly decide to follow God’s initial instructions.
We then stand in awe as God handles our situations in ways that we never could have orchestrated ourselves.
The battle plan is almost complete. It now includes:
- Don’t be afraid
- Stand still
- Do what God tells you to do
Be blessed in the name of Jesus.