WHAT’S IN A NAME? EVERYTHING (2) 2 Chronicles 10:15
“So the king hearkened not unto the people: for the cause was of God, that the LORD might perform his word, which he spake by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.” (v15)
When Israel was threatened by the mighty forces of Amalekat Rephidim, God gave them a supernatural victory.
Realizing that God was fighting the battle for them. Moses built an altar to (2) Jehovah – Nisi: The Lord my banner. Hear His words: “The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:14 NKJV) “Be not afraid nor dismayed … for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” Why then do you discourage yourself into defeat, trying to win the battle in your own strength? You engage in a fruitless cycle of repentance, resolutions, struggles, defeat, and discouragement, which leads to more repenting. The only sort of spiritual conflict that’s ever successfully won, is the one God fights for you. He doesn’t expect you to win the battle, only to surrender to Him and let Him win it for you. “So am I not supposed to fight at all? You ask, yes, you’re to “fight the good fight of faith.” (1 Timothy 6:12 KJV) Yours isn’t a battle of exhausting effort, it’s the battle of believing. “But am I not to wrestle like Jacob did?” Observe two things. First, Jacob didn’t win by wrestling; he won by being rendered too weak to continue wrestling. Paul said, “When I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:10) Second, Jacob’s victory lay in his surrender. Are you worn out from the battle – at the end of your rope? You maybe just where God wants you. Let go and trust your Jehovah – Nisis to prevail for you, because “the battle is not yours but God’s (TWFT)
PRAYER LINE: Father, thank You for the knowledge that You will fight my battles. Help me to have the faith I need to know when I am weak and the wisdom to surrender to You. Amen.
Surrender to God and praise His holy Name.