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Thursday, December 08, 2005

2 Chronicles 20

God wins the battle

Summary:
The Moabites and Ammonites teamed up and attacked Jehoshaphat. When Jehoshaphat found out, he inquired of God, and got everyone to fast. He reminded God of his promise to Solomon that he would hear when people call out to him at his temple. He asked to God to save them.

The Spirit came on a man, Jahaziel, a Levite from Asaph. He told them not to fear, because God would fight this battle. They wouldn't have to fight. So they worshipped and praised. When they went out to battle, Ammon and Moab were ambushed, and fought each other and Seir, and were defeated.

Jehoshaphat's men found the armies dead, and so they nicked their stuff.

Jehoshaphat reigned 25 years. He built a fleet with Israel's evil king, Ahaziah, but God destroyed the fleet because of Ahaziah's sin.

Key verse:
15. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's.

My thoughts:
Notice how this amazing miracle had almost nothing 'supernatural' happen. God didn't strike them down with fire from heaven. A skeptic could say that this 'miracle' was nothing. That door is always open, even in biblical times. God does not force faith.

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