Subtitle: The battle is not yours God's
This very well known scripture is found in many places of the bible namely 2 Chronicles 20:15 and a variation of it in Exodus 14:13 ‘Stand still and see the salvation of the LORD.
So in the time of King Jehoshaphat he hears that the surrounding nations have decided to invade Judah. So in fear he seeks the face of the LORD, and calls for the nation of Judah to fast and pray to find the mind of the LORD for the situation. God speaks through Jahaziel and tells the people what to do. He gives insight to where the enemy would be ‘you will find them at the end of the valley in front of the wilderness of Jeruel.…'station yourself (Be Still) and see the salvation of the LORD’
The only action they're to take is to appoint singers and began to worship and praise God.
‘Be Still’ is an interesting phase used both in Chronicles and Exodus. He’s telling them two things; Firstly, to quieten and still the soul: the will, intellect and emotion. It’s one thing to stand, but I can be standing but my soul is disquiet. The soul must be quiet because what is about to happen does not make sense to the natural soulish realm – it is illogical, but the walk of faith never makes logical sense.
Secondly, ‘Be still’ is a position of observation i.e. like going into the stand at a football match. God is saying ‘I don’t want you on the playing field, I want you to watch the match. The battle is not yours but the LORD's. It is between the enemy and God not you. You don’t need to fight.
The other reason why God is saying the battle is not yours but it's HIS battle because if you try to fight the enemy..…well you can’t. The LORD is the deliverer, it is His Salvation.
When the battle is God’s it is not a fair fight. It’s like a fight between Anthony Joshua and a Light Minimum Weight fighter. Anthony Joshua is a 6ft 6in 18 stones heavy weight world champion, the opponent is 5ft 5in and 7st 4 pounds In the natural most people would say…NO WAY!!! You can’t put those two in the same ring….It’s an unfair fight. They would say Anthony Joshua has already won the fight BEFORE the fight. It is a done deal!!#
Well….that is exactly what the LORD is saying. The fight is over before it starts…Praise NOW and shout NOW for the victory the battle is the LORD’s not yours and has already been won. SELAH