The Battle Is The Lord’s
So Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord – 2nd Chronicles 20:4.
Jehoshaphat’s reforms were not hollow religiosity, and they did not break under the strain of sour circumstances. As soon as he heard of bad news from the north, Jehoshaphat sought God and proclaimed a fast. He knew that success required God’s favor and if God was for them, they could not lose.
Are you in the middle of a battle? This could be marital, financial, employment, family related. As a Christian you do not fight with physical weapons. You should know better that people around you are not your enemies. God wants you to see things in the light of the realm of the spirit. These are demonic spirits that we do not see that are responsible for the actions that constitute the opposition we are battling with.
Battles are won in the spirit, not in the natural. We can’t fight spirits physically, but we can use the word of God to make them come subject. Sometimes no matter how much we pray, the problem haven’t changed and in the meantime our faith is growing weak, this is when we must begin to fast to strengthen our faith.
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto the mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting – Matthew 17:20-21.
The disciple had tried to cast out a devil that had been tormenting a child with epileptic, but because of the disciples unbelief and the spirit that held the child captive, they couldn’t cast it out.
Fasting empowers our faith not in us, but in God who empowers us with power over all demonic spirits when we have submitted ourselves completely to Him. Fasting assist us to see the enemy and not the person who is being used by the spirit. God expects us to trust Him totally to overcome whatsoever we might be confronted with. We should not try to fight the battle in our strength. Give God the opportunity to prevail over those things that are weighing you down. We fast to strengthen our spirit and our faith in God. Jehoshaphat’s method of operation is what we need to employ. The first step is to seek God’s face in prayer. Secondly, we need to fast, so we can get in the spirit to be sensitive to God’s Spirit to hear the instructions He’s giving us to fight with.
Praise is another weapon, it confuses the enemy and it deepens our faith. Every battle won is won by our Lord and Savior, He uses us as the vessels He manifest Himself through. Victory belongs to the children of God. Jesus has already defeated the enemy, all we have to do is pray, fast, and praise God and place our trust and faith in God and not the circumstance.