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2017 is the year of victories!

Today in my devotions I was reading about Jehoshaphat, who was the king of Judah, and he was in a very critical situation. This God fearing king who found himself surrounded by a powerful enemy army knew that without the Lord's intervention he was in trouble!
Scripture records that,"Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaim a fast throughout all of Judah. They came together to ask help from the Lord; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord….Now all Judah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children, stood before the Lord!!
2 chronicles 20:3 -4,13
All of Judah fasted, even the women and the children. They desperately needed to know the Lord's plan to defeat this great enemy army. In the midst of that assembly of fasting people, God spoke to his people through a prophet, who encouraged them, saying,"do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but Gods….You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, standstill and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, oh Judah and Jerusalem! Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you!(vs 15,17)
In the midst of the whole assembly, God told them exactly how that enemy would approach and exactly what they were to do in that response. They gave tremendous praise the Lord, and he set ambushes against the enemy army and defeated them. None escaped! When the people of Judah arrived, it took them three whole days to carry away the spoils!
So I say to you today….Be still and see the salvation of the Lord!
We don't even have to fight because God is for us! The battle only took one day, and God not only deliver them, but he also prospered them! It took three whole days to carry off all the riches!
2017 is the year of victories where it will take us longer to bring the victory home then it took us to fight the battle! Press in in the moments of great distress! God will deliver you!

Sarah Holsapple