Open Heaven Monday 16th November 2020 Devotional Message was written by Pastor E.A. He Encountered a Problem (2 Chronicles 20:1-2) Jehoshaphat encountered a big problem. - The Lord heard their cry and promised them victory. Praise the Lord.--Give thanks unto Jehovah The refrain of the singers. 1 Chronicles 16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. My beloved, it doesn’t matter how you feel at any point in time, don’t let the devil take the praise of God away from your lips. Jehoshaphat Defeats Moab and Ammon 20 After this, the Moabites(A)and Ammonites with some of the Meunites[a](B)came to wage war against Jehoshaphat. Let’s set the scene. In fact, there was so much it took three days to haul it away. His prayer and worship activated the Lord to smite his enemies. They are already at Hazazon-tamar!” (that is, En-gedi). Jehoshaphat Victory Through Prayer and Fasting A great example of victory through prayer and fasting is the life of Jehoshaphat. 35 Sometime later, Judah’s King Jehoshaphat formed an alliance with Israel’s King Ahaziah, which caused him to sin. 4 People from all of Judah’s cities came to ask the Lord for help. However, Jehoshaphat’s commandment was different. It took them three days to remove all the loot. If he had been proud, he would have said, “Wait a minute! And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the LORD, worshiping the LORD. When they were about to go out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and every inhabitant of Jerusalem! 2 Chronicles 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; 2 Chronicles 7:3,6 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever…, 1 Chronicles 16:34,41 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever…. Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there … Psalm 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. They were to march out before the warriors, saying, “Give thanks to the Lord because his faithful love lasts forever!” 22 As they broke into joyful song and praise, the Lord launched a surprise attack against the Ammonites, the Moabites, and those from Mount Seir who were invading Judah, so that they were defeated. 2 Jehoshaphat was told, “A large army from beyond the sea, from Edom, [] is coming to attack you. 20 Some time later, the Moabites and the Ammonites, along with some of the Meunites,[a] attacked Jehoshaphat. 6 “Lord, the God of our ancestors, you alone are God in heaven. i.e., Levitical vestments (1Chronicles 16:29; Psalm 29:2). 2 Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army(C)is coming against you from Edom,[b]from the other side of the Dead Sea. THEME : VICTORY THROUGH PRAISE Memorise : And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. As they sang and praised God, the power of God was activated, and their enemies were discomfited! We go through difficult situations in life every now and then. Therefore, he proclaimed a fast and sought the Lord with all his people. The generation that fled Egypt has perished in the wilderness. “I will praise the Lord at all times. His mother’s name was Azubah; she was Shilhi’s daughter. 2 Chronicles 30:21 And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness: and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by day, singing with loud instruments unto the LORD. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr). On the fourth day they gathered in the valley and praised the Lord for the great victory. This sermon focuses on responding to a difficult situation from the life of Jehoshaphat. Total Victory through Praise and Worship. Go out tomorrow and face them. 24 When Judah arrived at the point overlooking the wilderness, all they could see were corpses lying all over the ground. VICTORY THROUGH PRAISE – Monday November 16 th 2020. 2 Chronicles 20:18-22Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. How do we praise our way to victory: psalm 34:1-4. 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Ezra 3:10,11 And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel…. Memorise: And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. Jehoshaphat’s army sacked the enemies’ camp and found precious jewels, clothes, weapons, animals and food in abundance. And when he had consulted with the people, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular, A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular, Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular, LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural, Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct, Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct, Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct, Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular, To pull off, to strip, to depart, to deliver, equip, present, strengthen, Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural, Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural, To throw, at, away, to revere, worship, to bemoan, Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular, Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, OT History: 2 Chronicles 20:21 When he had taken counsel (2 Chron. You rule all the kingdoms of the nations. It is already in Hazezon Tamar(D)” (that is, En Gedi). 16:11 We don’t know what to do, and so we are looking to you for help.”. Several strong armies joined forces against Judah, hearing this, Jehoshaphat goes straight to … 1. We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. Bowed before the LORD, worshiping the LORD: Both king and people knew that the prophetic word through Jahaziel was true from God. Looked at another way, though, Jehoshaphat and jumping go hand in hand. Praise God for the victory we have through Christ! He proclaimed a fast. 8 They have lived in it and have built a sanctuary in honor of your name in it, saying, 9 ‘If calamity, sword, flood,[c] plague, or famine comes upon us, we will stand before this temple, before you, because your name is in this temple. Once they had finished off the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy each other! 29 The fear of God came on all the surrounding kingdoms when they heard how the Lord had fought against Israel’s enemies. 31 Jehoshaphat ruled over Judah. 32 Jehoshaphat walked in the way of his father Asa and didn’t turn aside from it, doing what was right in the Lord’s eyes, 33 with the exception that he didn’t remove the shrines. “This is what the Lord says to you: Don’t be afraid or discouraged by this great army because the battle isn’t yours. Praise defeats our enemy and grant us victory through Divine interventions. If our hearts are set to win victories for Christ now, we shall have praise and joy too, as we see souls won for Christ. 16 March out against them tomorrow. And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endures for ever. 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