A friend of mine recently told me to read 2 Chronicles 20 and see if it didn’t sound EXACTLY like the time we are in right now in our country.
I did, and WOW is all I can say!
Have you ever read it?
It’s not one of the most well-known Bible stories.
Here’s the 30 second summary but then I would encourage you to take 5 minutes out of your day and read it in full (I have copied it below)…
So King Jehoshaphat was King of Judah and was in a bad spot. His enemies had him surrounded and all looked lost.
Sound familiar at all?
It’s another Red Sea Moment which God seems so fond of using.
So King Jehoshaphat is surrounded by his enemies and he inquires of God what he should do.
Always a good thing to do….
The LORD tells him: “Do not be afraid or discouraged…the battle is not yours, but God’s…stand FIRM and see the deliverance the LORD will give you!”
Does that sound familiar?
Does that sound like basically what I’ve been telling you ever since November?
We are in a Red Sea Moment right now….a 2 Chronicles 20 Moment.
God does not want the credit going to the Supreme Court or to Mike Pence or to Congress or even to Donald Trump himself….no, he wants to eliminate all other options so that when we are surrounded and he delivers the victory, there will be absolutely NO DOUBT that the victory came from Him and from Him alone!
I love it.
I believe we’ve been in that moment, growing worse and worse since November.
And I believe we are extremely close to the victory being delivered.
In fact, my friend Bo Polny tells me that according to the cycles he studies (directly from the Bible) the deliverance moment is coming within the next 7-10 days.
The “suddenly” moment is coming, Bo says!
So with that summary, please read the entire story from 2 Chronicles 20 for yourself and just see what God shows you as you read it.
Leave a comment below about which part stood out the most to you.
Jehoshaphat Defeats Moab and Ammon
20 After this, the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites[a] came to wage war against Jehoshaphat.
2 Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom,[b] from the other side of the Dead Sea. It is already in Hazezon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi). 3 Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. 4 The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him.
5 Then Jehoshaphat stood up in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem at the temple of the Lord in the front of the new courtyard 6 and said:
“Lord, the God of our ancestors, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you. 7 Our God, did you not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? 8 They have lived in it and have built in it a sanctuary for your Name, saying, 9 ‘If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.’
10 “But now here are men from Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, whose territory you would not allow Israel to invade when they came from Egypt; so they turned away from them and did not destroy them. 11 See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us as an inheritance. 12 Our God, will you not judge them? 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 on you.”
13 All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the Lord.
14 Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jahaziel son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite and descendant of Asaph, as he stood in the assembly.
15 He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.16 Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. 17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’”
18 Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the Lord. 19 Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.
20 Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” 21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his[c] holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:
“Give thanks to the Lord,
for his love endures forever.”
22 As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. 23 The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
24 When the men of Judah came to the place that overlooks the desert and looked toward the vast army, they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground; no one had escaped. 25 So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their plunder, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing[d] and also articles of value—more than they could take away. There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it. 26 On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berakah, where they praised the Lord. This is why it is called the Valley of Berakah[e] to this day.
27 Then, led by Jehoshaphat, all the men of Judah and Jerusalem returned joyfully to Jerusalem, for the Lordhad given them cause to rejoice over their enemies. 28 They entered Jerusalem and went to the temple of the Lord with harps and lyres and trumpets.
29 The fear of God came on all the surrounding kingdoms when they heard how the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel. 30 And the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side.
And for more on my story “A Call For Worship as Warfare”, please read this:
Hi, Noah here.
This is going to be a little different than the hard news articles we typically bring you here at WeLoveTrump.
This is a call to battle.
But probably unlike any you have seen before.
We’re in a battle in America right now and across the world.
Yes, it’s a battle against a virus called the ‘Rona.
But that’s just the surface level.
It’s really a spiritual battle being waged in heavenly places.
This is a battle for America’s soul.
A battle of good vs. evil.
If you’ve read your Bible, you know it’s a very supernatural book.
We’ve tried to take all supernatural aspects out of the Bible in modern America.
We want to boil things down to hard facts and things we can see.
The problem is, the Bible tells a very different story.
In fact, Ephesians 6:12 tells us very specifically the real battle is not against other humans and it’s not one we can see with our eyes:
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
So what to do?
The answer is WORSHIP.
Did you know that’s how the LORD Almighty fought most battles in the Bible?
Did you know that whenever YHWH instructed Israel on how to fight a battle he would tell them to send the worshippers out on the front lines?
That makes no sense.
You’re gonna send a guy with a flute and a guy with a guitar out on the most dangerous front line?
No shield. No sword. No weapons.
Check this out from 2 Chronicles 21-24:
21 After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang:
“Give thanks to the Lord;
his faithful love endures forever!”
22 At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lord caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. 23 The armies of Moab and Ammon turned against their allies from Mount Seir and killed every one of them. After they had destroyed the army of Seir, they began attacking each other. 24 So when the army of Judah arrived at the lookout point in the wilderness, all they saw were dead bodies lying on the ground as far as they could see. Not a single one of the enemy had escaped.
Interesting battle tactic!
And they won without lifting a single sword.
Remember Joshua at Jehrico?
Do you remember how the walls fell?
With praise and worship and a loud shout.
20 When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city.
And backing up a little bit earlier from Joshua 6:6, who was on the front of the army?
The TRUMPet players:
6 So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.” 7 And he ordered the army, “Advance! March around the city, with an armed guard going ahead of the ark of the Lord.”
From Acts 16:25-26, what did Paul and Silas do when they were locked up in prison?
Worship as warfare.
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.
Maybe the reason the power is in the worshippers is explained in Psalm 22:3:
Yet You are holy,
O You who <sup data-fn=”#fen-NASB-14208a” data-link='[a]’>are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
And Pslam 121:
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
So….isn’t it interesting in a moment of crisis in America, what are the far-left Democrat mayors trying to do all across the country?
Stop the worship.
Do you see it now?
It’s so obvious.
This is a spiritual battle.
I am calling on all pastors across America to immediately OPEN your churches to in person worship!
Gavin Newsom is not in charge of your church.
Lori Lightfoot is not in charge of your church.
Andrew Cuomo is not in charge of your church.
Open the churches and lift up worship and praise all across America!
The time is now.
I also want you to join me in worship online….right now.
Wherever you are, please take a moment to play this next song.
I couldn’t think of a better song for the occassion and I think you’re gonna love this.
The lyrics are so simple but so powerful.
Just turn off all other distractions around you.
Play this video, turn the sound up, and worship with other Christians all across America right now:
And here is one more that is also perfect for the occasion.
Worship as warfare:
And listen to this pastor who is leading by example.
Meet Jack Hibbs, who opened up his church in California and now has 14,500 people coming each week, with revival spilling out the doors like he has never seen before.
Thank you for reading.
Please share this article with your family, friends and anyone else you know.
It’s time to raise up worship all across America and open the churches now!