2 Chronicles 29:25-30 And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet: for so was the commandment of the LORD by his prophets…. As we position ourselves, we have a role, and that is praising God all through. 5 Then Jehoshaphat stood up in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem in the Lord’s temple in front of the new courtyard. Jehoshaphat enjoyed the victory of the Lord without fighting a battle! 25 When Jehoshaphat and his army came to take the loot, they found a great amount of cattle,[d] goods, clothing,[e] and other valuables—much more than they could carry. 16 March out against them tomorrow. 12 Our God, won’t you punish them? The sacrifice of praise is irresistible to God. They were to march out before the warriors, saying, “Give thanks to the Lord because his faithful love lasts forever!” 22 As they broke into joyful song and praise, the Lord launched a surprise attack against the Ammonites, the Moabites, and those from Mount Seir who were invading Judah, so that they were defeated. Jehoshaphat Defeats Moab and Ammon 20 After this, the Moabites(A)and Ammonites with some of the Meunites[a](B)came to wage war against Jehoshaphat. In fact, there was so much it took three days to haul it away. 37 Eliezer, Dodavahu’s son from Mareshah, prophesied against Jehoshaphat: “Because you have formed an alliance with Ahaziah, the Lord will destroy what you have made.” The ships were wrecked and couldn’t sail to Tarshish. “I will praise the Lord at all times. My beloved, it doesn’t matter how you feel at any point in time, don’t let the devil take the praise of God away from your lips. That’s why it is called Blessing Valley to this day. It belongs to God! On the fourth day they gathered in the valley and praised the Lord for the great victory. 1. You are so powerful that no one can oppose you. In 2 Chronicles chapter 20, King Jehoshaphat experienced a powerful victory. If our hearts are set to win victories for Christ now, we shall have praise and joy too, as we see souls won for Christ. 3 Frightened, Jehoshaphat decided to seek the Lord’s help and proclaimed a fast for all Judah. VICTORY THROUGH PRAISE – Tuesday February 9th 2016 Best Onos February 08, 2016. 36 They agreed to build a fleet of Tarshish-styled ships, and they built them in Ezion-geber. The king appoints men to sing and to praise God as the soldiers march … 35 Sometime later, Judah’s King Jehoshaphat formed an alliance with Israel’s King Ahaziah, which caused him to sin. 30 As a result, Jehoshaphat’s rule was peaceful because his God gave him rest on all sides. Once they had finished off the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy each other! When the army went out for battle the following morning, Jehoshaphat “appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise Him for the splendor of His holiness (2 Chronicles 20:21).” In fact it was this worship team, and not the battle-hardened soldiers, that were placed at the head of the army! This sermon focuses on responding to a difficult situation from the life of Jehoshaphat. I have been deeply influenced by the life experiences of Dr. Yisu Das Tiwari, the father of Dr. Ravi Tiwari, the former Registrar of Senate of Serampore University in India. We will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.’ 10 So look here! Through this victory the LORD also brought quietness and rest to the realm of King Jehoshaphat. 27 Then everyone from Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat at their head, joyfully returned home to Jerusalem because the Lord had given them reason to rejoice over their enemies. They are already at Hazazon-tamar!” (that is, En-gedi). The generation that fled Egypt has perished in the wilderness. 23 The Ammonites and the Moabites turned on those from Mount Seir, completely destroying them. We don’t know what to do, and so we are looking to you for help.”. His mother’s name was Azubah; she was Shilhi’s daughter. 29 The fear of God came on all the surrounding kingdoms when they heard how the Lord had fought against Israel’s enemies. Open Heaven Monday 16th November 2020 Devotional Message was written by Pastor E.A. 31 Jehoshaphat ruled over Judah. By the way, we again see Jehoshaphat’s humility here. wrought a great victory for Judah, but the fear of the LORD came upon all the surrounding nations when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Judah. 21 After consulting with the people, Jehoshaphat appointed musicians to play for the Lord, praising his majestic holiness. (Verse 22). And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to 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 endures for ever. We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. This is what praise can do. However, Jehoshaphat’s commandment was different. Memorise: 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. They didn’t have to fight. 6 “Lord, the God of our ancestors, you alone are God in heaven. Proverbs 11:14. 2. Read: 2 nd Chronicles 20:17-22 (KJV) . Psalm 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. - The Lord heard their cry and promised them victory. He set himself to seek the Lord. They are already at Hazazon-tamar!” (that is, En-gedi). Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible, Common English Bible (CEB), CEB Common English Bible Audio Edition Old Testament with music - Unabridged Audiobook [Download], CEB Common English Bible Audio Edition with music - 1 and 2 Corinthians - Unabridged Audiobook [Download], CEB Common English Bible Compact Thin Green DecoTone with Cross - Slightly Imperfect, CEB Common English Bible Audio Edition with music - Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs - Unabridged Audiobook [Download], CEB Common English Bible Audio Edition with music - Job - Unabridged Audiobook [Download], The CEB Super Giant Print Bible: Pulpit and Lectern Bible. Jehoshaphat’s army sacked the enemies’ camp and found precious jewels, clothes, weapons, animals and food in abundance. There were no survivors. Instead of trumpeting their own strength or courage, his soldiers were to summon God’s help through their praise and worship. Praise defeats our enemy and grant us victory through Divine interventions. "VICTORY THROUGH PRAISE" I. Since God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalms 22:3), your praise will bring Him into that situation and the devil will be defeated. A victorious military leader, He was honored and made wealthy from tribute. All was well within his kingdom until he received a troubling message that his enemies were coming to make war with him (2 Chronicles 20:1). Through a heart of praise, we realize that God doesn’t just change our situations and work through our problems, He changes our hearts. 16:11 He proclaimed a fast. As they sang and praised God, the power of God was activated, and their enemies were discomfited! Praise the Lord.--Give thanks unto Jehovah The refrain of the singers. Someone may tell you to go for 100 day fast, another tell you to “sow a seed”; today, the Lord wants us to praise, as just as it worked for Jehoshaphat, it will work for us. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr). If he had been proud, he would have said, “Wait a minute! He Encountered a Problem (2 Chronicles 20:1-2) Jehoshaphat encountered a big problem. 2 Jehoshaphat was told, “A large army from beyond the sea, from Edom,  is coming to attack you.
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