The Battle Is Not Yours

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. —2 Chronicles 20:15b

Jehoshaphat received news of a mighty force coming against him in battle. He acknowledged to the Lord that “we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee” (12).

The enemy is working on every hand to try and discourage God’s people. The devil is paying special attention to the true, Holy Ghost-filled ministers whom are sacrificing all for the sake of the gospel. There are many situations that arise in which the battles we face seem overwhelming and too great for us. We are safe when we acknowledge our need, as did Jehoshaphat, and keep our eyes on the Savior.Read more

Jehovah-Nissi – The Lord My Banner

Exodus 17:15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi.

As long as Moses held up his hands, the children of Israel prevailed against the Amalekites in battle. Aaron and Hur stood beside Moses holding his hands in the air when he was weary. God granted them victory over their enemy. In commemoration, Moses built an altar and called it Jehovah-Nissi which means “The Lord my banner.”Read more

Enter Thou Into the Joy of Thy Lord

Matthew 25:23  His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

What wonderful words for the faithful servant of God to hear when standing before the judgment seat of God. “Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” All of the struggles, pain, disappointments, frustrations, and trials of this life will seem as nothing when we enter into the beautiful place called ‘Heaven’ that God has prepared for His people.Read more

When I Sit in Darkness

“…When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.” Micah 7:8

In the darkest times of life, the Lord will come and break the darkness with the light of His love and truth. In the days of physical pain, mental anguish, or a hurting heart, the presence of the Lord will surround us in the security and knowledge of His concern and healing virtue.Read more

Not With Excellency of Speech

1 Corinthians 2:1-5  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.  (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.  (3)  And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.  (4)  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:  (5)  That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, known as “the prince of preachers,” felt he delivered his sermon so poorly one Sunday that he was ashamed of himself. As he walked away from his church, the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, he wondered how any good could come from that message. When he arrived home, he dropped to his knees and prayed, “Lord God, You can do something with nothing. Bless that poor sermon.”Read more