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1 Chronicles 20: 12 & 15

“Our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”

15 “Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude for the battle is not yours but God’s.”

I have written on this passage before, but I wonder how many of us appreciate the significance of it. I realize I don’t. It’s too big for my current level of revelation so, I need to up my game. More about that in a minute, but first . . .

Let’s look at the basics of this passage. The Israelites cried out to God knowing they were not up to the task before them. Haven’t we all felt that way at one time or another? Do you have something you are dealing with right now that feels bigger than you? There is another scenario which is even more dangerous though. That is when we think we can handle the situation on our own, in our own strength. I know something about this too, and let me tell you, there is not a more dangerous place to be than thinking, “I’ve got this.” Far too often the next moment finds us drowning.

Most of us don’t have actually armies or enemies facing us down. On the other hand, all of us have challenges that are staring us right in the face. The Israelites were smart. They laid it all down at the feet of God. They knew they didn’t have the answers and didn’t know what to do, but they also knew who did have the answers, so they said, “God, our eyes are on you to take care of us and this mess.” God responded to their plea and His words must have been sweet to their ears. I want to say to you today that these are words of God to you today. Fear not nor be dismayed for whatever your task is God is up to the challenge.

Don’t think these challenges are always problems. They are not. Some of the best challenges come from growth and from achieving new levels. Maybe you are an athlete and want to reach new heights of athletic achievement. Maybe you want to start a business, take on a new project or accept a promotion at work. All of these aspirations come with hurdles, but we need not be dismayed. The obstacles often define the achievement and the fun. We can take them on by first laying them down. Of course, we have something the Israelites didn’t. We have the cross. Can you take your mountain and lay it at the foot of the cross? Can you see it crumble beneath Jesus’ feet?

So, here is the part I said we would come back to. If you, like me, need a bigger revelation of God fighting your battles for you, winning your races with you or in understanding how His hand can create success for you in every aspect of life, then you are going to have to up your game. Your part in this is to exercise your believer so that you can fully believe that God will handle your circumstances while you stand and watch. First you have to understand that God meant this literally. The Israelites took Him at His word, and they did stand and watch God overcome on their behalf. We have to understand that God means this just as the words say. This is not figurative language, but you need a big revelation. You’ve got to be a believer. So, how are you and I going to go from reading words on a page about some people thousands of years ago like it is a fairy tale to believing in our hearts of fire that God is speaking these words of faith and encouragement to us today? This level of blessing, this level of revelation does not fall out of the sky. It comes from meditating on the Word and talking with your Dad about it. You’ve got to hang out in some quiet space with Yahweh and talk with Him.

Second, spend some visual time with God. Picture yourself laying your goals, ambitions and challenges at His feet or at the foot of the cross. See Him pick up the challenge in His own hands. Picture yourself sitting at a table talking with Him about the situation you have in mind and it’s alright to speak aloud as you visualize sitting together.

Also, you might want to read the rest of this chapter. The results were amazing, but nothing we can’t have. Ask Father questions. Ask Him if this passage is for you today. Let Him encourage you. I’m telling you; I know that we can have more, and we can have more with greater ease if we will spend some time getting a revelation of this chapter and others like it.

I want to encourage you today. You can have all you want. You can have the Father speaking into your life daily and working in your business with you and on every project or challenge.

Can you talk with Him like He is in the room with you? If you can’t, contact me and I can teach you how.

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