Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday Morning, June 20
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
FIGHTING YOUR BATTLES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD
2 Chronicles 14:11 ERV "Asa called out to the Lord his God and said, “Lord, only you can help weak people against those who are strong! Help us, Lord our God! We depend on you. We fight against this large army in your name. Lord, you are our God! Don’t let anyone defeat you!”
Asa had an army of 580,000 men who carried swords and spears; Zerah the king of Ethiopia came against them with an army of 1,000,000 men and 300 chariots. But Asa was not moved by their number and skills and strength, he went out to meet them in the battle field.
A lot of times we are confronted by oppositions that seem greater than us. Hear me, it's a lie! There's no opposition greater than us because greater is He that is in us than he that's in the world! Asa knew this, and he prayed, "Help us, Lord our God! We depend on you. We fight against this large army in your name. Lord, you are our God! Don’t let anyone defeat you!”
Asa didn’t say, "Don't let anyone defeat us," he said to God, "Don't let anyone defeat you!" I don't care how big your opposition is, don't look at your size, see the greatness of your God! Never fight an enemy in your own name, you'd fail! Fight your battles in the name of Jesus! That's what David did: he said to Goliath, “You come to me using sword, spear, and javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord All-Powerful, the God of the armies of Israel. You have said bad things about him. Today the Lord will let me defeat you. I will kill you. I will cut off your head and feed your body to the birds and wild animals. And we will do the same thing to all the other Philistines too. Then all the world will know there is a God in Israel." Hallelujah!