TRIUMPHANT VICTORIOUS REMINDERS
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written by: Teresa Stevens Criswell
"You shall not need to fight in this battle; take your positions, stand still, and see the deliverance of the Lord [Who is] with you. O Judah and Jerusalem. Fear not nor be dismayed. Tomorrow go out and against them, for the Lord is with you."
~ II Chronicles 20 ~ (Excerpt from II Chronicles 20:17)
Do you feel like there is a heavy weight on your chest, feeling as though you can't breathe?
Do you dream or have nightmares about your real life situation? The thought never leaves you.
Are you more sensitive, frustrated, angry and irritable?
It sounds like a prescription drug commercial doesn't it? Actually, it's called real life. Many of us are going through difficult times right now. It almost feels like there is no way out, doesn't it?
The words that come to mind are:
Overwhelmed, pressured, failure, depression, sadness, frustration, anger, regret, etc.
Today I was reminded by my Pastor Kim of doing what the people did in II Chronicles 20. They first prayed and fasted and went unto the Lord with thankfulness! After they specificially thanked Him for Who He was, is and is to come, they told God what He already knew about their enemies. They were being driven out by their enemies. After they had told the Lord about this circumstance, the Spirit of God spoke through Jahaziel son of Zechariah and God said to them, "Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's."
He said to King Jehosophat, "You shall not need to fight in this battle; take your positions, stand still, and see the deliverance of the Lord Who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem, Fear not nor be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you."
Pressures, sadness, frustration, anger, regret...you are out of here! I am taking my position! What is my position? Stand still and see! Stand still and see what? The deliverance of the Lord Who is with you and with me!!!!!
Peace, joy, relief, redemption, salvation, significance and fulfillment are ours in the Name of Jesus! Let us take our positions as we are reminding ourselves of Who He is! The God of heaven, the Ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations. In His hand are power and might!
When you are pressed by circumstances...press into God. We need to take our positions, by being still (not reacting by default, sin nature or trying to take over) and seeing that He is delivering you and I! We may see the deliverance now and we may have to wait. As we wait, we will have renewed strength in the midst of the waiting.
Let us be reminded of pressing into God with thankfulness. Not only being grateful for what we have but being grateful and thankful for WHO HE IS!