|Praise Precedes Victory!
Scripture Meditation: 2 Chronicles 20:21
“And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto 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 endureth forever”!
It’s in this passage, that we see an indisputable example of this principle. A multitude of forces were marching against the children of Israel. The enemy was so massive, that the people were sent into a state of confusion. In response the people embarked on a period of fasting and prayer, until they received direction from God. The Word of God came forth, encouraging the people …”Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude, for the battle is not yours…but God’s”!
In response to this Word, and in preparation for their encounter with the enemy, the people assembled a praise team! That’s right…not a group of warriors, but they appointed singers…and sent them out in front of the masses. And when the praise began, the Bible says “that the Lord set an ambush against the men who had come against Judah, and they were slaughtered”!
When it was all over, not one Israelite had fallen and not one of their enemies had escaped. In addition, when they came into the camp of the enemy, the found so much cattle, goods, garments and other precious things, that it took them three whole days to haul it all away!
New Normal: Are you looking for that kind of victory? Be the Praise Team! In the midst of whatever may be coming against you…open your mouth and shout Praises unto God! “For the Lord He is Good, and His Mercy Endures Forever”! Speak your praise, sing your praise and declare your praise, in the midst of your situation. Once the enemy hears you…he’ll know he doesn’t stand a chance against you! Go into battle knowing “THE VICTORY ALREADY BELONGS TO YOU”!
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