CURSES AND STRONGHOLDS
The powerful enemy that Jehoshaphat faced was not only defeated by God's people, but they
were spoiled by a complete conquest. The Bible declares:
RESPOND IN OBEDIENCE
It is not enough to just receive a Word from the Lord, you must obey it if you are to be victorious
in the face of defeat. When you take God's Word literally for wha
POSITIONED FOR VICTORY
What does it mean to "position" yourself for victory? The answer is given in this passage:
"...he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who
THE TURNING POINT
The turning point in Jehoshaphat's dilemma came when God's people acted upon the divine
revelation they were given. Faith is a fact that always involves an act.
REJECT REASON FOR REVELATION
His name was Jahaziel. He appears on the pages of Scripture but once--and that briefly--yet his
message impacts the destiny of an entire nation.
REFOCUS YOUR ATTENTION
When Jehoshaphat stood up in the place where God commanded, there was no divine light from
heaven. There were no angels, no audible voice from God.
CALLED TO ARISE
Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus continually called men and women to rise up in faith
despite their circumstances...
-He said “Arise” to the man at
STANDING IN FAITH
Replacing fear with faith is the first step when you are facing impending defeat. The second step is to rise up to confront the enemy and seize your destiny:
STEPS TO FAITH
Here are three steps to take to replace fear with faith:
Hear God’s Word. "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"
FILLING THE VOID
The Bible says “Jehoshaphat feared” (2 Chronicles 20:3). But the narrative does not stop there. Although he was apprehensive about the forces
REPLACING FEAR WITH FAITH
And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. (2 Chronicles 20:3)
Jehoshaphat received a bad
MEETING THE MULTITUDE
“Your enemy is coming,” the messengers warned Jehoshaphat. “They have already forded the waters and are encamped nearby.” What do you think
AN ENEMY ALLIANCE
The great multitude Jehoshaphat faced was not only composed of Moabites. Joining them were the Ammonites, a nomadic race descended from Lot’s son,
FACING A MULTITUDE
Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, "A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the seas, from Syria; and they are in Hazazon Tamar"...(2 Chronicles 20:2)
AT YOUR WIT'S END
Facing such a massive army that could so easily defeat his meager forces, Jehoshaphat was at his wit’s end, which means he came to the end
IT HAPPENED AFTER THIS
When a man chooses God’s way, it will not be long until his commitment is challenged. This is exactly what happened in the account recorded in 2 Chronicles 20 which
RECEIVING A BAD REPORT
Have you received a bad report? Did the doctor say your illness is terminal? Are you being sued for divorce or battling for custody of your children?
Rather than experiencing setbacks and having to take steps to recover, it is better to learn how to face impending failure victoriously and not lose the battle in the first place.
PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
God did not promise that you would never know pain and sickness, never face persecution or suffer hardships. On the contrary, we know that “…all that
13 reveals four steps to recover from defeat. We have dealt with revelation,
repentance, and restoration. Today we focus on return.
13 reveals four steps that will lead to recovery from defeat. We have dealt with
revelation and repentance. Today we focus on restoration.
13 reveals four steps to recover from defeat. Yesterday we dealt with the importance
of revelation. You must identify a problem in order to deal
There is a remedy for every failure. If you are defeated and have been taken captive by the enemy, you can recover: "And that they may recover
RESULTS OF DEFEAT
When you violate the principles of God, act in pride without spiritual perception, and do not pray about your battles, there are always results--and they usually