As a believer, you may experience hardships in your walk with God. This should not discourage you because the battle is not yours but God’s.
Problems may come knocking at your door; right, left and center. Because, accepting Christ as Lord and saviour of your life declares war with satan and his kingdom of darkness.
Definitely, the devil and his demons come after you with guns blazing.
Their mission clear; to steal, kill and destroy.
Scripture states, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
The devil is out to no good. He has nothing good to offer. Only Christ gives good things and restores what the evil one destroys.
What does God Mean When He Says The Battle Is Not Yours
This earth is full of trouble which anyone may encounter, because it is a fallen world. “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” Romans 8:22 reveals.
But God assures to be with you during trials and tribulations. He promises,” ‘When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you'” (Isaiah 43:2). Therefore, hold on to these promises and let Him fight for you since the battle is not yours but God’s.
As a child of God, you have assured victory over all demonic powers through Jesus Christ who has overcome the world.
In John 16:33 Jesus says, “‘These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.'”
Thus, cast all your problems unto God. Trust Him to give you peace and grace in the midst of any storm you may be going through.
All those battles, He already won on the cross and made you more than a conqueror.
The Christ in you is greater than all your pursuers.
1 John 4:4 reveals, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
Always carry Christ who gives you power over all forces of darkness.
When faced with challenges in life, don’t fear as God told Joshua, ‘”Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.'” (Joshua 1:9)
Therefore, be courageous and believe that God is with you and that He will never leave nor forsake you.
lift your eyes to the Lord, your help.
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help? my help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalms 121:1-2)
In Psalms 121, God assures to help those that seek Him.
He promises to watch over them, day and night because, He never sleeps nor slumbers.
What Does 2 Chronicles 20 Teach Us?
King Jehoshaphat, of Judah, turned to God for help when the Moabites, Ammonites and people of Mount Seir conspired to fight him and his people.
He declared a fast in the land to consult God who had brought their forefathers from Egypt and promised to save them when they cried out to Him.
This is recorded in 2 Chronicles 20:4, “So Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord.”
He acknowledged that without God they couldn’t fight the mighty armies that waged war against them.
God, being a covenant keeping God, heard them and told them, “‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s'” (2 Chronicles 20:15). Confidently, they went into the battlefield singing praises to the Lord for His everlasting mercies.
This moved the heart of God and he stirred confusion in the camps of the enemies that caused them to fight amongst themselves.
When the king and his army arrived, the enemies had completely destroyed and killed each other.
That’s what God requires of you when faced with trouble. To confidently trust in His power and His promises. And He will go ahead of you, roll over the stones and destroy all your enemies. You emerge victorious through revelation of; who God is, who you are in Christ and who the enemy is.
Who is God?
The Lord strong and mighty in battle who has never lost any battle. “Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.” (Psalms 24:8)
Able to fight for you because the battle is not yours but God’s.
His power is above every power, dominion and principalities.
Who Are You In Christ?
A Child of the most high God. Through Him, you have power and authority over every forces of darkness.
Who is The Enemy?
He is a thief, who wants to steal your blessings, joy and peace.
A killer, who wants to kill your dreams and ambitions.
A destroyer, who wants to destroy your marriage, career, education and everything good in your lives.
Therefore, always seek the face of God for direction with humility. Seek His will in every matter. Pray for His protection.
Praise and worship Him in truth and in spirit both in good and in bad times.
John 4:23-24 tells us, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Get rid of any sort of hypocrisy and humbly come before His throne of grace with a broken and concrete spirit.
Remind Him of His promises. Understand the promises of God and declare them over your lives everyday by faith. Whatever you may be going through, speak life over yourself. Whether its sickness, declare that by the stripes of Christ you are healed. (Isiah 53:5). If it’s financial difficulties declare that God will supply all your needs according to His riches through Jesus Christ (Philippians 4:19), because all silver and gold belong to Him. (Haggai 2:8)
Surrender everything to Him and trust that He will help you. Acknowledge that He is your only God and the only one able to help you.
And God, being faithful, will fight your battles and make you triumph over all your advarsaries.
May the Lord of hosts fight and contend with all that fight and contend with you. For the battle is not yours but God’s.