Time and again, God has shown in His Word that human strength and ability can only take us but so far, and eventually one will run out of steam. A good Biblical text to help in our understanding is 2 Chronicles 20 (NIV). Here we see 3 nations with their allies planning to invade Judah, and when Jehoshaphat was informed that Judah was about to be run over, he immediately cried out to the Lord, “And Jehoshaphat set himself to seek the Lord and he proclaimed a fast all across Judah.” And the Lord responded thus, 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.” verse 15. When you read the story through to the end, you will find out that God’s Word caused the people of Judah to prevail and to take the spoils of battle.
God gave them a strategy which completely overwhelmed and paralysed the forces of the enemy such that they were confounded in the midst of their battle experience and weaponry. Watch this, God’s Word has the strategy to defeat any foe; the question is, would we be willing to engage in God’s Word to be able to tap into insight and wisdom for every challenge one might face? Remember the key text, “So mightily grew the Word of God and it prevailed.” Acts 19:20 (NIV). Listen to this, God’s Word has already broken through for you; and the good thing is, it is a very present help in the time of need.” Read Proverbs 46 (KJV). So embrace the Word and thank God for the victory.
As believers in Christ, we are sometimes deceived to think we have the strategy to win battles outside the Word of God. First of all, we have to remember, Jesus already fought the battle on our behalf and won. And let us face it, the people we are in contention with probably have more sophisticated schemes in the natural than we will have. A great quote from Charles Stanley, “It takes 18″ from your knees to the floor” to petition the host of Heaven. In other words, God’s Word prevailing in any sphere of one’s life is triggered through prayer and fasting.
Recall the scripture saying, “You will not need to fight this battle. Set yourselves, stand still, and see the salvation of Yahweh with you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Don’t be afraid, nor be dismayed. Go out against them tomorrow, for Yahweh is with you.” Read 2 Chronicles 20:17 (KJV). The battle has been fought and won, therefore, when the Bible says to “position yourself,” it means to be ready to gather the spoils and be ready to give Him alone praise, glory and honor.
Someone might be asking, does God’s Word prevail over everything in this life? [insert your answer here]. Let us find out together what the answer is based on a Biblical investigation.
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