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Believe His Prophets

“…Hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall you be established; believe his prophets, so shall you prosper.” – 2 Chronicles 20:20

When King Jehoshaphat faced the greatest crisis of his life – an enormous invading army from Moab and Ammon – he turned to God in an exemplary manner. He led his people to prayer and fasting, as we all should do under seemingly impossible circumstances.

God then spoke through the prophet Jahaziel. The man of God encouraged the people and said:

“You shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand you still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.” – 2 Chronicles 20:17

The next morning, the LORD God gave them a miraculous victory – just as the prophet had predicted.

The assembled men of Judah marched in accordance with the words of the prophet to the wilderness of Tekoa. As they marched forth, Jehoshaphat stood and called upon them to trust firmly in the Lord and His prophets. He ordered them to march, not for battle, but to assure themselves in faith, of the wonderful help of the LORD. He placed the singers of the Lord in front singing praise in holy array, marching forth before the army and thanking the Lord in advance for the help He would deliver.

Matthew Henry comments: “Jehoshaphat exhorted his troops to firm faith in God. Faith inspires a man with true courage; nor will anything help more to the establishing of the heart in shaking times, than a firm belief of the power, and mercy, and promise of God. In all our trust in the Lord, and our praises of him, let us especially look at his everlasting mercy to sinners through Jesus Christ. Never was an army so destroyed as that of the enemy. Thus God often makes wicked people destroy one another. And never was a victory celebrated with more solemn thanksgivings.”

When they began to sing and praise the LORD, their enemies were discomfited and began to fight among themselves. They were smitten by God without Judah having to lift a hand against them.

In times of crisis we should also fast and pray, believe upon His Word, and seek out God’s true prophets for understanding.

In addition to His written Word, Jesus has appointed prophets in the New Testament church to give us special revelation from God during troubling events, as well as day-to-day guidance for our spiritual lives. Contrary to what dispensational churches falsely teach, the Eternal God is still speaking today through His true prophets. They are men and women of God who He has raised to preach, teach, and prophesy under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Only when we listen and obey God’s prophets shall our Christian lives be firmly established, and everything we do shall prosper and succeed.

– Luis Josephus

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Jesus will calm your storm

Jesus will calm your storm.

Jesus will calm your storm.

Early this morning as I was studying the Bible and trying to pray I became momentarily overwhelmed by the pressing circumstances in my life. I will be honest with you, it was really hard to focus on God’s goodness and trustworthiness. But as I read Matthew 8:25-26 the Lord encouraged me to believe Him, once again, to do a miracle in my life. He has done it so many times before; but sometimes I still doubt for a moment.

When the disciples were traveling with Jesus in a boat one day, a great storm arose which caused them to fear for their lives. They cried out to Jesus who was peacefully sleeping in the boat, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” But Jesus said to them, “Why are you so fearful, O you of little faith.” Afterward Jesus rebuked the winds and sea and they became calm again.

Are you fearful or distraught today?

Are you going through some kind of storm – mental, physical, or financial? Are you doubting the love of God for you and His ability to deliver you? Don’t be of “little faith” like the disciples in the boat. Cry out to Jesus. Believe that our Heavenly Father is a big God; is there anything too hard for Him to handle? Of course not.

Pray in faith, never doubting that God can provide the miracle you need today, and rebuke the storm in your life. Let His peace (shalom) that surpasses all understanding guard your heart and mind through Messiah Jesus.

–         Luis Yosefus

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A Sure Foundation

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”  – Matthew 7:24-25

Jesus Is A Sure Foundation

Jesus Is A Sure Foundation

The parable of the wise builder illustrates the importance of following the teachings of Jesus and doing the will of God. When we do what God tells us to do, He gives us the added grace we need to endure. Our Christian faith is steadily built up strong enough to withstand the trials and difficulties we face in life because no matter what storms we may have to face, our faith will not fail.

Keep your faith planted on the sure foundation of Jesus the Messiah. Through Him we become “more than conquerors” and inseparable from the love of God (Romans 8:35-37).

–  Luis Yosefus

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