Summary: It give you a Biblical pattern for praying
A Pattern For Praying & Receiving
TEXT: II Chr. 20:1-5 (KJV)
1 It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Am-mon, and with them other beside the Am-mon-ites, came against Je-hosh-a-phat to battle.
2 Then there came some that told Je-hosh-a-phat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syr-I-a; and, behold, they be in Haz-a-zon--ta-mar, which is
3 And Je-hosh-a-phat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
4 And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.
5 And Je-hosh-a-phat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,
But I believe that God is still very much God.
I believe that God is AS MUCH God today as He was back in the days that our text.
I believe that our text this morning offers to us; a pattern for praying for and receiving miracles.
ABOUT OUR TEXT:
(1) It describes a unique Israelite Victory
(2) On other occasions God had enabled the Israelite
forces to be Victorious.
(3) But here the credit is due entirely to God while
the army of Israel Is reduced to the level of
I believe that you can have a miracle by following the pattern set here by Judah’s King Je-hash-a-phat; As you begin the pray;
I. Remind Yourself Who God Is
2 Chron 20:6-9 (KJV)
“O LORD God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You? 7Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever? 8And they dwell in it, and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your name, saying, 9‘If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.’
[A] Je-hosh-a-phat had done a pretty good job serving
as King, He did make one mistake, that of forming
an alliance with King Ahab. But Jehoshaphat
learned from his past mistake, and turned to God
for forgiveness and led Israel to revival.
Now faced with a new threat that man of Godly reform, stands and declares inn prayer that God is;
(1) “You are the God of our fathers”
(2) “You are the God of heaven”
(3) “You rule over all the kingdoms of the heathen
(4) “You have all power and might”
(5) “ NO ENEMY can withstand You.”
(6) “You are God”
(7) “You drove the Canaanites before Israel.”
(8) “You gave their land to the seed of Abraham.”
(9) “You are the God who hears us in our times of
famines and pestilence, and wars and when evil
tempts us you are the one We cry to and you
deliver us from them all.”
We know who you are;
(10) “You are the God who hears us and helps us.”
To receive a miracle, you have to know who God is and be convinced that what He has done for others, He will do for you! What He has done in the past, He can do NOW!
1. We need political leaders who know who God is and
who are not ashamed to stand up and proclaim it to
Leaders who will lead our nation in a prayer of repentance and a time of seeking God’s wisdom as well as the intervention of His Mighty Hand.
We need religious leaders who know who God is and who are not afraid to stand up before the assemblies of God’s people and declare it!
II. Remind God Who You Are Vv. 10-13
2 Chron 20:10-13 (KJV)
10And now, here are the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir—whom You would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them and did not destroy them—
11here they are, rewarding us by coming to throw us out of Your possession which You have given us to inherit.
12O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”
13Now all Judah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children, stood before the LORD.