The Year 2021 & 2 Chronicles 20:21 Connection by Teri Johnson
" . . . . he appointed who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of His Holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: "Praise the Lord, for His Mercy endures forever!"
2 Chronicles 20:21
The Year 2020 was filled with Great & Fearful Attacks
In 2 Chronicles 20; Great Battles were raging against Jehoshaphat & God’s people, from every direction. And Fear caused Jehoshaphat to fast and ask the Lord for help as he gathered the people of Judah to seek God.
Out of the TUNNEL into the LIGHT
This year we will connect to the many levels of God’s Manifold Presence by agreeing with Him through:
In the midst of our great trials, tribulations, we will approach the Lord in prayer with a heart of gratitude & praise; for Who God is.
PRAYER & PROCLAMATION
Like Jehoshaphat, Remember & Remind God
Remember Whom God is & Remind God that He alone is Almighty.
Remember God’s Might & Constant Faithfulness in our Past.
Dare to Hope against Hope.
Remind God of His Promises & His Faithfulness.
Discern the External & the Internal Enemy
Jehoshaphat was not oblivious to the reality of the magnitude of the attack, nor the internal problem. He admits to God: “we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do”.
Remember the Truth of Jesus’s words in John 15:15: “apart from our Lord’s intervention, we are powerless.” BUT GOD! With His Joy, we are strengthened & we can do ALL Things!
Neh. 8:10 & Phil.4:13
Ask for Help from our Helper with Faith
God loves to pour out blessings through our Holy Spirit inspired prayer. He loves prayer that asks Him in faith, prayer that magnifies Him, lifts Him up, with our focus on Him, not the problem.
We have not for we ask not, & we get what we are believing for.
John 16:24, Matthew 7:7, Matthew 21:22
ASKING GOD, THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
As the enemy sets out to rob God’s People of their Inheritance, Jehoshaphat continued to ask God the ‘Right Questions’
“Oh God, will You not judge them, or we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us?”
FOCUS ON & MAGNIFY GOD
Jehoshaphat tells God:
“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”
2 Chronicles 20:12
“Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but Mine, & I am with you. Position yourselves, stand still and see My Salvation!”
THE 2 CHRONICLES 20:21 CONNECTION OF WORSHIP
Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord.
DEEP WORSHIP RELEASES HIGH PRAISE
The Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with voices loud and high.
FAITH RELEASES PROSPERITY
“Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”
2 Chronicles 20
NEW SOUND SONG STRATEGY RELEASES GOD’S MERCY
“ . . . . he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the Lord, For His mercy endures forever.”
2 Chronicles 20:21
THE PROMISE OF THE VALLEY
2021 will launch The Valley of ‘Jehoshaphat-Blessings’ well into the future years.
And on the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berachah, for there they blessed the Lord; therefore the name of that place was called The Valley of Berachah until this day. Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat in front of them, to go back to Jerusalem with joy, for the Lord had made them rejoice over their enemies. So, they came to Jerusalem, with stringed instruments and harps and trumpets, to the house of the Lord. And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel. Then the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet, for his God gave him rest all around.
2 Chronicles 20:26-30
BASK IN THE LIGHT OF THE SON
There’s a whole lot of Light at the end of the Tunnel of 2020. Let us Arise & Shine, as we partner with our Creator, by speaking into existence the Days of 2021.
Let’s connect on a deeper level with God through an attitude of gratitude through
Praise, Prayer, & Proclamation
Asking God the ‘Right Questions’
Focusing & Magnifying Him
Releasing the New Sound of the New Songs of the New Thing that God is doing in 2021
Releasing deep worship & high praise that will change the atmosphere.
Trusting & obeying God with ALL your heart.
Opening up wide our Ancient Gates to receive ALL of the Abundant Life, our King of Glory has already given.
Believing for the Best & EXPECTING the Best for a Happy & Exceedingly Joyful 2021!