It is your month to be victorious. Follow these teachings that are part of our daily devotional for the month of April, 2020.
Main Text: 2 Chronicles 20:1-26, Joshua 1: 1-18
He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15. (NIV)
Jehoshaphat and the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem have confidence in God in an overwhelming situation.
Here we have some old and formidable enemies who rose against Jehoshaphat. These enemies were distant relatives that God asked them (the Israelites) not to fight against when they first came into the promised land.
Edom known as Esau (Jacob’s twin brother) and the Moabites and Ammonites who descended from Lot, Abraham’s nephew. (Gen 19:36-38)
Stay on the battle field, for the battle is not yours but God’s. You are using the weapon of spiritual warfare including speaking the truth, living righteously, sharing the gospel, being faithful, knowing God’s word and praying every day. You also need to take a posture of hope believing and taking God at His word no matter what the circumstances look like (2 Cor 10:4-5).
If our eyes are on others we will be distressed, if our eyes are on ourselves, we will be depressed, but if our eyes are on the Lord we will be blessed.
God commanded Joshua to be strong and courageous after the death of Moses in the face of enemies that would have made him tremble with fear and weakness.
Victory is guaranteed if Joshua can lead the people, obey God’s word and remain steadfast in his calling. As we can recall, Joshua and Caleb saw that those who lived in the land that God wanted to give to the Israelites were bigger and stronger. Joshua knew that they can take the land because God is with them. (Numbers 13:30-33)
Do not be afraid or discouraged when you feel like a victim, weak and fearful in any circumstances knowing that your strength lies in God who is with you. God will give you wisdom to step out in faith as you keep believing that He is in control.
Being strong and courageous requires your ability to make small decisions daily, prayerfully seeking God’s directives in the study of His word and doing it continually.
Strength and courage come through your relationship with God, resting in God’s promises and recognizing the person and presence of God.
Confession: I believe and I confess, I am strong and courageous. I am not afraid or troubled, for God is with me wherever I go. I have victory in Christ over every circumstance.
Additional Reading: Psa. 20: 1- 9, Psa. 118:1-13
Confession: I am not moved by what I see, hear or experience, I have God kind of faith. I speak the word of God over my situation that victory is mine.
Prayer: Oh Lord, I depend on you to fight my battles as I look, listen and praise your holy name. Amen.
Loving father, help me to be strong and rely on you in all the situations that I may face knowing that you are near. Amen.
Today, I declare myself and my family victorious in the name of Jesus!
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