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Emanna for 10/01/2018

Sing Praises When Problems are Coming

Bible Verses

2 Chronicles 20:15...Thus saith the LORD unto you
[Jehoshaphat]
, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude
[the enemies]
; for the battle is not yours, but God's. (17) Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you... (21) ...he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy
[endureth]
for ever. ...and they
[their enemies]
were smitten.

Words of Ministry

The battle is the Lord's! Victory or failure has nothing to do with us. Temper, pride, doubt, unclean thoughts, greed, and all kinds of sins have nothing to do with us. The battle is not ours, but God's. God has said, "Ye shall not need to fight in this battle." God demands only that we stand still. He wants us to put down our hands and leave everything up to Him. We need only to stand still and "see the salvation of the Lord." Brothers and sisters, we are not the ones who are fighting; we are the spectators. Jehoshaphat did one thing more... Others were joining hands to attack them, but what were they doing on their part?
[they appointed singers unto the LORD]
, and they went before the army to praise Jehovah. Were they crazy? They were not afraid of rocks and arrows; they were singing praises to God. This is the tone of victory. They had the tone of victory because they knew that Jehovah had given them the victory and that the enemies were already defeated. They knew that they had already won the battle. Some believe that when temptations come, they should struggle and withstand them. But God said, "And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten" (v. 22). Whenever songs of praises are sung to the Lord, the enemies are defeated.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from "The Overcoming Life" pp. 157-158, 152. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA (Repeat 9/27/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.