GOD-TRACKING IS NEVER LOOKING DOWN IN THE FACE OF BATTLE!
Jehoshaphat dropped his head and gazed at the mosaic floor of his chamber, the messengers’ words still ringing in his ears, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom.” This was a situation he’d feared for so long. He had dreaded an attack from the Moabites and Ammonites and now it was happening. Slowly raising his head the king knew there was only one thing to do: inquire of Yahweh. Jehoshaphat called for a fast and prayed, “O LORD, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” The word of God came to him through the prophet, “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” While Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah were still praising God, the Lord set ambushes against their enemy and totally annihilated it. God was true to his word. The battle Jehoshaphat faced was the Lord’s.
As God-trackers we face many dreaded situations that appear to be beyond our control. But I believe that the Lord is calling us to look up and fix our eyes on Jesus. Jesus, Son of God, has already fought the fight and won the battle. He has ridiculed sin, Satan and death itself at Calvary. Today he is calling you and me to praise him in the face of our enemies and gain ground for Jesus. The scripture tells us that the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it. It’s time to get up and take back what Satan has stolen from us.
Christian, be radical! Your fight is not against any man but against the forces of darkness. So put on God’s whole armor today, turn from sin and walk by faith and not by sight. It only takes the smallest amount of faith to move a mountain. It’s time for you to move forward not backward; to look up and not down; forcefully advance and take back your life from your enemy, the devil. God has good and great things in store for you so do not hold back. Like Jehoshaphat, lift your gaze and praise God in the face of your fight. After all, he battle is not yours but God’s!
God-tracking is never looking down in the face of battle!
Keep your eyes on Jesus
It’s all in the Book. Read more:
2 Chronicles 20:1-30
2 Corinthians 5:7
Verse of the Week
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley’s Fave Quotes
“Oh, be not weary of well-doing. Go on in the name of God, and in the power of His might.” — John Wesley to William Wilberforce
Don’t Give Up, Look Up!
Look up and Fix Your Eyes on Jesus!
I know the battle is not mine but yours
“Dear God I’m sorry for looking down in the face of battle. I consciously look up; up into the eyes of Jesus! I repent of all sin that I have committed in the past few days and choose to give no opportunity to Satan. As I face this battle I’m in, I will give you praise for the work of Jesus upon the cross. I confess that Jesus gained a spectacular victory at the cross over the devil and all his attempts at derailing me from your track for my life! Today I move forward and not backward; I look up not down. Today I will not give up but will look up and will forcefully regain this ground Satan has stolen in the name of Jesus, because I know the battle is not mine but yours! In Jesus’ name. Amen.”