Is position everything in life? We position or posture ourselves to be ready. We take a stance or a certain disposition on an issue. That’s positioning ourselves.
Some folks desire to have a high position, status, or title. Why? It validates them and may make them feel important. I’ve seen folks strive, or push through crowds to be first, to be heard, and to be exalted above. This kind of positioning is not what I am alluding to nor the kind God wants.
God has a position for us, to stand in faith and believe God to move on our behalf.
How do we do that? By the Spirit of God.
King Jehoshaphat defeated his enemies because of a man named Jahaziel, who had “The Spirit of the Lord come upon him.” (2 Chronicles 20: 14) He spoke prophetically to the king and said, “You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem.” (2 Chronicles 20: 17)
- God is positioning His church to new levels of faith and trust.
- This may not look like what we thought.
An attribute of a kingdom-minded believer is taking a firm stand.
They resolve in their hearts to stand, no matter what. Their position and their faith is strong, as a soldier and warrior. In battle, one of the positions they stand strong in is worship.
In the story of Jehoshaphat, the men went out at the head of the army saying, “Give thanks to the Lord for His love endures forever.” As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against their enemies.
What were these ambushes? “The men of Ammon and Moab rose up against the men from Mt. Seir to destroy and annihilate them.” (2 Chronicles 20: 23) The enemies coming against Israel destroyed each other in the confusion of the battle, and never touched nor fought Israel’s army.
The battle started and ended with praise.
Kingdom-minded Jesus followers take up a position of worship and praise.
King Jehoshaphat’s army went straight into the temple after the battle that they never fought in.
How did this affect the other countries? “The fear of God came upon all the kingdoms of the countries when they heard how the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel.” (2 Chronicles 20: 29)
- God displays His victories in unusual ways, at times.
- Position yourself in worship and watch rest come.
That’s exactly what happened; it brought rest to the kingdom. “The kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for His God had given him rest on every side.” (2 Chronicles 20: 30)
Learn to fight from a place of rest.
Worship will enable you to position and stand in that place. Rest on every side means we have God’s surrounding peace.
Folks, we are in a spiritual war every day of our life. Worship shall prove faithful to provide what we need–peace and rest in times of battle and attacks.
KINGDOM PRINCIPLE: Godly and righteous kings have victory in warfare. As sons and daughters of our Righteous King, Jesus, we are recipients of walking in victory.
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