VERSE OF THE DAY: ~2 Chronicles 20:5-9 “Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, and said: “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? Are 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? And they dwell in it, and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your name, saying, ‘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.’
About 110 years or 3 generations have passed since Solomon’s famous prayer at the dedication of the temple. It was in answer to this prayer of Jehoshaphat’s great, great grandfather that God Himself spoke in 2 Chr. 7:14 those wonderful words “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, turn from their wicked ways and pray then I will hear from Heaven forgive their sins and heal their land..” And now king Jehoshaphat is standing before the assembly to pray and bring God’s people before the Lord. In our verse of the day above, we see Jehoshaphat calls before God the very things that Solomon prayed in the same temple at it’s dedication. And like so many times throughout all of history God Himself comes through on His Word for His people! God is so good, we can stand on His promises, and we need His presence.
In a moment when you read the verse for fearless living, note that God speaks through a prophet and answers Jehoshaphat’s prayer an accordance with how the LORD answered Solomon in 2Chr 7:14. One of His promises for us today is that whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. He is still God almighty and He is waiting with outstretched arms of love for His people to turn to Him and away from the influences of worldly knowledge, turn to Him and ask Him to take you deeper into His presence for healing, salvation and restoration of your life and for our land! You can experience Him today or any other day if you seek you will find.
PRAYER: “God I come to You today with a humble heart and spirit, asking You Lord to cleanse me, and transform me. I call on You for a deeper revelation of Your love and for fulfillment of Your purpose for my life. I wait for You Lord to come and meet with me today with a deeper blessing of Your presence…..I pray for my nation that Your enemies be removed from before us and that a great awakening of Your salvation springs for throughout our great land” Amen
VERSE FOR FEARLESS LIVING! ~ 2 Chronicles 20:14-15 – Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.