“And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. So, Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord” (2 Chronicles 20:3-4, NKJV).
As a house of prayer for all nations, Jubilee will lead a weekly prayer and fasting every Wednesday throughout January. We will open our Sanctuary for prayer each Wednesday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, with pastors and leaders present throughout the day. We will also dedicate Wednesday services throughout all of January to Worship and Prayer, and open the Sanctuary for all to come.
We will gather socially distanced and spiritually united all over the world. Both in the Spirit wherever you are, and in the Spirit in His Sanctuary. Ask the Lord when you are to pray? Fasting is abstaining from something the Lord shows you, food (a meal), or strife and control. It can be in forgiving and releasing yokes of bondage (see Isaiah 58 for ideas and a description of the fast that the Lord has chosen).
We will begin with 2 Chronicles 20 as our pattern for seeking the Lord this month. To hear my teaching from Sunday, January 3rd, “The Lord is My Helper”, please click here.
Here are six things they did that changed the course of everything:
- They gathered together to seek the Lord and ask for His help.
- They exalted the Lord in His majesty, omnipotence, and sovereignty.
- They reminded God of His covenant and provision.
- They rehearsed His promise to bring deliverance through His name in His temple.
- They stated the problem, their history with the problem, and the current attempt to displace them from God’s possession that He gave them to inherit.
- God, will you not judge them? We have no power, nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.
Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel and gave them these five things:
- Listen to the Lord, “Do not be afraid or dismayed, for the battle is not yours but God’s.”
- Go forward and face your enemy. Here is where you will find them.
- To fight in this battle, you will need to position yourself, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord.
- Do not fear or be dismayed.
- The Lord is with you.
Jehoshaphat and all of Judah bowed before the Lord and worshipped.
Here is what they did:
- Jehoshaphat appointed singers to sing to the Lord, as well as those who should praise the beauty of holiness.
- They went before the army saying, “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.”
- When they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against their enemies.
I believe the Lord has called us to seek His face, ask for His help, rehearse His inheritance, and remember our help is in the name of the Lord.
It doesn’t matter who our enemy is when we know who our Lord is. Thanks for listening. I look forward to our praying together.