Reading through 2 Chronicles yields access to assets that we tend to forget because the doctrines of men told us the Old Testament is without purpose for New Testament believers. But for those who love the word of God, they love all the words both old and new and find treasures untold throughout. I found some treasures today in 2 Chronicles 14 I want to share with you, I think you will like them.
The Ethiopians were coming to attack Judah and they had a 1 million man strong army along with 300 chariots, while Judah and Benjamin only had just over 500,00 strong. Numberically the odds were against them, but as my husband always says, “One with God is the majority.” This was truly the case for Judah and Benjamin. King Asa, the king of Judah saw the odds against him and so he prayed, “LORD, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O LORD our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; let not man prevail against You.” King Asa partnered with God for victory over an imposing army. The Bible says, they pursued, the enemy could not recover for they were shattered and they carried away very much plunder. With God we can do exploits.
As I read this story, I thought of people that feel like they are outnumbered. Maybe the army coming against you is a diagnosis from the doctor, a financial number that is bigger than you, a relationship, a work environment, whatever it is, join Asa and pray, for one with God is majority. And for the nations, who are in a war with an invisible enemy that seems bigger than us, pray what Asa prayed, for our army is pursuing, the Lord is shattering the enemy and we are going to see much plunder. God is still in the business of fighting wars with the enemy and winning.