FACING THE IMPOSSIBLE
Sermon shared by Randy Bataanon
Summary: What are the impossible situations that you are facing today? I have good news for you my friend. You don’t have to panic. You don’t have to give up. You don’t have to close your eyes to ignore the problem and pretend that they do not exist.
Audience: General adults
• POWER OF GOD
• PRAISE AND WORSHIP
When the impossible situation struck the people of God, the Prophet of God reveal the specific things to do.
I. DON’T PANIC BUT BRING THE PROBLEM TO GOD IN PRAYER (“Do not be afraid”)
I.I. DO NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM BY YOUR SELF BUT TRUST IN THE POWER OF GOD.(Stand still”)
III. DO NOT COMPLAIN BUT VISUALIZE THE VICTORY THROUGH PRAISE AND WORSHIP (“See the salvation of the Lord”)
Pray, Trust in the power of God, Praise and Worship Him. These are simple things to do. But are these things proven to work to solve the most complicated situations in life?
To answer this question, let us put these three weapons in a true to life acid test. Let us use the national danger that Israel had faced during the reign of Jehoshaphat.
THE NATIONAL DANGER:
2Ch 20:1 After this, the armies of the Moabites, Ammonites, and some of the Meunites declared war on Jehoshaphat.
2Ch 20:2 Messengers came and told Jehoshaphat, "A vast army from Edom is marching against you from beyond the Dead Sea. They are already at Hazazon-tamar." (This was another name for En-gedi.)
In the above scripture text, we found once again Israel on national danger. They are actually facing three different groups of people: The Moabites, the Ammonites and the Meunites. Here we will see if the Threefold weapon that we mention above is going to work on them.
FACING THE IMPOSSIBLE: THEY USE THE WEAPON OF PRAYER
2Ch 20:3 Jehoshaphat was alarmed by this news and sought the LORD for guidance. He also gave orders that everyone throughout Judah should observe a fast.
2Ch 20:4 So people from all the towns of Judah came to Jerusalem to seek the LORD.
2Ch 20:5 Jehoshaphat stood before the people of Judah and Jerusalem in front of the new courtyard at the Temple of the LORD.
2Ch 20:6 He prayed, "O LORD, God of our ancestors, you alone are the God who is in heaven. You are ruler of all the kingdoms of the earth. You are powerful and mighty; no one can stand against you!
2Ch 20:12 O our God, won’t you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help."
2Ch 20:13 As all the men of Judah stood before the LORD with their little ones, wives, and children,
FACING THE IMPOSSIBLE: THEY STAND STILL AND TRUST ON THE POWER OF GOD
2Ch 20:14 the Spirit of the LORD came upon one of the men standing there. His name was Jahaziel son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite who was a descendant of Asaph.
2Ch 20:15 He said, "Listen, King Jehoshaphat! Listen, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2Ch 20:16 Tomorrow, march out against them. You will find them coming up through the ascent of Ziz at the end of the valley that opens into the wilderness of Jeruel.
2Ch 20:17 But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the LORD’S victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out there tomorrow, for the LORD is with you!"
FACING THE IMPOSSIBLE: THEY PRAISE AND WORSHIP GOD
2Ch 20:18 Then King Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground. And all the
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